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image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 23 September 2011
The RCC, the Rochester Canoe Club (http://rochestercc.org)
is a sailing club in Rochester, New York, USA.
Steven Powers of the Rochester Canoe Club confirmed that this is a correct depiction of the club's burgee. That results in the following description: The burgee of the Rochester Canoe Club is a 3:5 triangle with on a very dark blue field a diamond throughout, hoistwise divided white and dark red.
Steve describes the club thus:
"The Rochester Canoe Club was founded in 1881, and started with canoes, and quickly moved to sailing canoes (which is where we get our name from). They then started racing sailing canoes, and slowly other sailboats started to come down to the club and began racing as well. When this was happening the popularity of sailing canoes dwindled and the sailboats took a larger and larger population of the club. We have always been a club centered on one design sailboat racing (racing against the same kind of boat). Today we continue under this same tradition. We have Sunfish, JY-15, and Thistle sailboats that will race on most Sundays throughout the summer."
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 23 September 2011