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Saefthinghe-haven Paal

[Saefthinghe burgee] by Jarig Bakker, 1 Dec 2004

Watersportvereniging Saefthinghe-haven Paal, near Graauw, along the Westerschelde, in Hulst municipality, Zeeuws-Vlaanderen, after image on this site: a yellow burgee, bordered blue, charged with red letter "S".
Jarig Bakker, 1 Dec 2004


Scharendijke ZV

[Scharendijke ZV burgee] by Jarig Bakker, 8 Dec 2004

Watersportvereniging Scharendijke, Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland province, after image on this website - yellow burgee
with at the hoist vertically placed blue letters wv; at the fly a lying letter S.
This club was founded 21 Oct 1972, along the Grevelingenmeer, the largest saltwater lake of Europe. This place has room for 850 ships (barring tankers and the Mozart :-)
Jarig Bakker, 8 Dec 2004


Schelde WV

[Schelde burgee] by Jarig Bakker, 1 Dec 2004

Watersportvereniging De Schelde, Bergen op Zoom, Noord-Brabant, after image on this site: burgee red over green; in the center a yellow crab.
The club is the result of the merger between the canoeing club "De Schelde", and the yachting club "De Krab" on 20 Dec 1938; the burgee was also a merger of green/red of the canoeing Schelders and the crab of the Krabbers.
Jarig Bakker, 1 Dec 2004


Schie, Rotterdam

[Schie burgee] by Jarig Bakker, 14 Aug 2004

The Yearbook of the "Rotterdamsch Nieuwsblad" - Wie, Wat, Waar 1941 has two pages with burgees.
Watersport Vereeniging "De Schie", Rotterdam - a green flag with a white disk in the center, charged with a black S.
According to this website this club merged on 20 Sep 2001 with WSV De Kolk and Piet Heyn to form the new Watersport Vereniging Blijdorp. (Piet Heyn was born in Delfshaven; he was a famous 17th century seaman, who conquered the Spanish "Zilvervloot" in the Caribbean; Blijdorp is the Rotterdam Zoo and now harbours also yachtsmen and -women)..
Jarig Bakker, 14 Aug 2004


Schiedam WV

[Schiedam burgee] by Jarig Bakker, 14 Aug 2004

The Yearbook of the "Rotterdamsch Nieuwsblad" - Wie, Wat, Waar 1941 has two pages with burgees.
Watersport Vereniging "Schiedam", Schiedam (near Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland) - a white burgee with a green Scandinavian cross; at the intersection of the cross-arms a white diamond charged with a black capital S...
Jarig Bakker, 14 Aug 2004


Schiphol WV

[Schiphol burgee] by Jarig Bakker, 1 Dec 2004

Watersportvereniging Schiphol, after image on this site - yellow with at 1/3 length a blue disk, charged with a white seabird; on blue and yellow two waves countercharged.
This yachting club was founded 7 Jun 1951 as "K.L.M.-Zeilvereniging Schiphol". Since 8 juni 1954 is the name is "Watersportvereniging "Schiphol", abbreviated to W.V.S. Its location is in Aalsmeer.
Jarig Bakker, 1 Dec 2004

Those of you not familiar with Dutch domestic affairs may not know that Schiphol is not a hole for ships but the place where the international airport of Amsterdam is located; and KLM is of course the Dutch national career, which once had a flag, went down in history, being swallowed by a big French firm.
Ivan Sache, 2 Dec 2004


Sint Annaland WV

[Sint Annaland burgee] by Jarig Bakker, 1 Dec 2004

Watersportvereniging Sint Annaland, Tholen municipality, Zeeland province. After image at this website: a burgee with 5 red and 4 white horizontal stripes, at the hoist a yellow lion passant, armed black. The yachtclub was founded in 1963.
Jarig Bakker, 1 Dec 2004


Skadi Rotterdam

[Skadi burgee] by Jarig Bakker, 24 Apr 2005

A unique and vexillological correct design is owned by the Rotterdam Rowing club "Skadi". The origin of that flag is not known. Since 1928 "Skadi" used a green shifted cross on white with a golden emblem in top hoist (two rowing oars in saltire with an arrow). A design like that is not unusual for Rotterdam, see the Rotterdamse Zeilvereniging. The flag, which is used nowadays, is of the Rotterdam Rowing- and Yachting Club "Hades", founded in 1961, which merged into "Skadi" in 1976, on condition that the colors were taken over. In the statutes of "Hades" was written that the flag was striped blue - white - black - white - blue. The origin of those colors is unknown. As well as who made the changes in it. The flag seems to have been like that since
the beginning. There is a photo taken on the Mont Blanc at this website with the Skadi flag.
Jeroen van Leeuwen, 24 Apr 2005


Sneek Z.V.

[Sneek Z.V. burgee] by Jarig Bakker, 7 Sep 2004

The Yearbook of the "Rotterdamsch Nieuwsblad" - Wie, Wat, Waar 1941 has two pages with burgees.
Koninklijke Zeil Vereniging "Sneek", Sneek (Fryslân) - a burgee vertically divided yellow - black; in the center a white disk
charged with a yachting scene; in the canton on black a yellow crown.
On this webpage are several flags, none of them looking like the WWW41 burgee. The club has merged into the Koninklijk Watersportvereniging Sneek, which was founded 1 Jun 1851, and is the organizer of the "Sneekweek", a famous summer-event. The Sneekweek was first organized in 1935, and found its origin in the "Hardzeildag" (fast-sailing day), which was first held in 1814 when it was discovered that the French had discharged Jacob Sjoukes Visser from military service, and all Snitsers sailed to Joure to welcome JS. This trip was very much to the liking of the Snitsers, and they decided to have every year a Hardzeilersdag.
Jarig Bakker, 7 Sep 2004


Spaarne, Heemstede

[Het Spaarne burgee] by Jarig Bakker, 14 Aug 2004

The Yearbook of the "Rotterdamsch Nieuwsblad" - Wie, Wat, Waar 1941 has two pages with burgees.
Roei en Zeilvereniging "Het Spaarne", Heemstede (Row- and Sailing club), near Haarlem, Noord-Holland. A white burgee bordered red on top and bottom, in the center a yellow "S". Het Spaarne is a river. This club is now "De Koninklijke Roei- en Zeilvereniging Het Spaarne" - it has become royal, see the club's website - the modern burgee is white, with top and bottom bordered red; in the center a red diamond charged with a white crown.
Jarig Bakker, 14 Aug 2004


Spaarne new burgee

[Spaarne new burgee] by Jarig Bakker, 14 Aug 2004, after the club's website.

Steenwijk WV

[Steenwijk burgee] by Jarig Bakker, 11 Dec 2004

Watersport Vereniging Steenwijk, Overijssel province, after image on this website: burgee yellow over blue; in the center a white diamond, fimbriated black, charged with a stylized anchor; on top of the diamond left and right a black saltire.
Club founded 31 Jan 1989.
The charge is a stylized version of the Steenwijk arms. It took Mr. Bontekoe, the municipal council, the High Council of Nobility, the Council of State (Raad van State), and Home Minister Wiegel over 6 years to design, approve, disapprove, etc, that Coat of Arms - Ralf Hartemink has written juicily about it and about dear old St. Clemens, who was thrown in the water with an anchor and miraculously reappeared with the anchor floating upsidedown.
Jarig Bakker, 11 Dec 2004


Strijen-Sas

[Strijen-Sas burgee] by Jarig Bakker, 11 Dec 2004

Watersportvereniging Strijen-Sas, Strijen, Zuid-Holland province, after image on this website: white burgee with a wavy blue horizontal stripe, charged with two red drawbridges facing, surrounding a white S.
This is in the "Hoekschewaard", southwest of the city of Dordrecht, opposite the big planned port of Moerdijk. The club was founded 1 Jan 1962, on the place where Prince Johan Willem Friso of Orange drowned in 1711.
Jarig Bakker, 11 Dec 2004