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image by Ivan Sache, 24 May 2000
The page at www.well.com/user/pk/yachtclubs.html gives a list of links towards the homepages of the Yacht Clubs of the Bay of San Francisco, and most of them show their flag on their respective homepage.
Ivan Sache, 24 May 2000
Stockton Sailing Club - www.stocktonsc.org:
"The club was started in about 1933 by a few youngsters who went to Stockton High School and hung around the Stephens Brothers Boat Works. They built their own boats and kept them tied to the bank just west of the boat yard. Meetings were held in a loft over the garage at the Stephen's home on Baker Street. ... The original name was Ionic Sailing Club, named for early Greek sailors in the yacht club traditions of names like Aeolian and Corinthian. The club officially incorporated in 1940. The name was changed to Stockton Sailing Club in 1952. By this time members were entering regattas in the Bay area. The Stockton Sailing Club won their share of races, but the question was always: Ionic Sailing Club, where is that? The solution was to change the I on the burgee to S to identify with Stockton. In 1965 the articles of incorporation were finely amended."
The current burgee is shown as a graphic on their website, in a somewhat fatter version than the one we show.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 2 March 2010