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Freie Vereinigung der Tourensegler Grünau 1898 e.V. (Germany)

Last modified: 2021-01-09 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Freie Vereinigung der Tourensegler Grünau 1898 e.V. (German YC)] image by Ivan Sache, 8 May 2002 See also:

Introduction of Freie Vereinigung der Tourensegler Grünau 1898 e.V.

The club was established in 1898 as "Segel-Club 1898 e.V." and was originally based in Köpenick. Probably due to change of its base to Grünau it was renamed to "Freie Vereinigung der Tourensegler Grünau 1898 e.V." shortly after. In 1933 the club was enforced by the NS-government to rename itself to "Touren-Segler Grünau von 1898" (TSG 1898). Club and fleet survived WW2 more or less without serious losses. Racing was restarted in 1946. In 1949 the club was registered by the communist authorities. In 1952 the club merged with two other sailing groups and other water sports clubs, among those at least one rowing club. The new entity was called "Sportgemeinschaft Grünau" (SGG). The community was not powered by any GDR company and survived alone by the diligence and enterprise of its members. It was dissolved after the end of the GDR in 1990. The rowing section became Rudergemeinschft Grünau, the sailing section re-adopted its old name "Freie Vereinigung der Tourensegler Grünau 1898 e.V.". Grünau is located on the Dahme Langer See ("the long lake of the river Dahme"), in the former East Berlin.
Klaus-Michael Schneider and Ivan Sache, 5 Jan 2021

Current Pennant

The pennant is white with a black off-centred cross cotised white and black (2:1), also called Balkenkreuz with a green canton.
Source: yacht club website.
Ivan Sache, 8 May 2002

This burgee - and a few others - are clearly inspired in the Imperial war ensign. I assume that all those clubs were established at least before WW2.
Željko Heimer, 8 May 2002

Pennant of Sportgemeinschaft Grünau (1952 - 1990)

[Sportgemeinschaft Grünau (1952 - 1990) (German YC)] image by Santiago Dotor, 15 Sep 2005

The yacht club website also showed (editorial note: in 2005) a pennant similar to the Israeli flag. The white pennant was parted by two blue horizontal lines with a blue 6-point star in its centre.
Santiago Dotor, 14 Sep 2005

(editorial note: information couldn't be verified, looks like pennant version of the flag of , a rowing club, kms 9 Oct 2012)

Pennant of Segel-Club 1898 e.V.

[Segel-Club 1898 e.V. (German YC)] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Jan 2021

The pennant was white, parted by two embowed red chevrons, pointing to hoist.
Source: The yacht club website, information confirmed per phone by Dörte Kuring, member of the club board
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Jan 2021

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