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image by Jorge Candeias, 28 May 2006
Red pennant with a white cross voided throughout and a Swiss cross in canton.
Ivan Sache, 5 August 2000
The flag of the CCS, introduced in 1956, is the Swiss ensign defaced with a golden anchor and the cyphers CCS in the upper hoist. Prior to the 1971 law which allowed yacht clubs to deface the Swiss ensign, this flag was illegal, although tolerated.
Emil Dreyer, 23 May 2002
The flag of the Cruising Club Schweiz, which according to
http://www.ccs-cruising.ch, was created
in 1955 in Bern, is a red
triangular flag with a red cross fimbriated white shifted to the hoist and a white Greek (or, in this case, Swiss) cross in the canton.
Jorge Candeias, 28 May 2006
image by Jose C. Alegria, 29 May 2006
Besides the club´s burgee, club members are allowed to fly a special ensign.
I attach picture of the ensign based on the one on sale at the club's shop.
Jose C. Alegria, 29 May 2006
Smith (1976) shows both the burgee
and the ensign with a thinner cross.
Ivan Sache, 31 May 2006
The SNG was founded in 1872 by local and foreign members of the upper classes who enjoyed sailing on the Lake LÃ©man. In 1876, Baronness of Rotschild registered by the SNG her steamship "Gitana I". In 1907, the International Yachting Racing Union (IYRU) was created, and the SNG, then the only Swiss yacht club of international reputation, was appointed "the National Authority for Racing Yachting in Switzerland". Due to the development of yachting in Switzerland, the SNG dropped its title in 1939 and founded with other yacht clubs the Swiss Yachting Union.
The SNG is now the biggest Swiss yacht club. It has more than 3,000 members and its private port, located close to the famous Geneva fountain, has more than 600 moorings. The SNG is divided into four sections:
by Ivan Sache
The SNG has one "generic" burgee, which is the base for the burgee specific of each section. This burgee is horizontally divided in seven horizontal blue and white stripes. Two vertical yellow and red stripes are placed in canton, and stretch out vertically over the first two horizontal stripes. Yellow and red are the colours of Geneva.