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Charente-Maritime (Department, France): Yacht clubs

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Cercle Nautique d'Ars-en-Ré


Burgee of CNA - Image by Ivan Sache, 20 December 2004

The burgee of Cercle Nautique d'Ars-en-Ré (image), a club founded in 1953, is horizontally divided yellow-light blue-yellow (1:2:1). In the middle of the light blue stripe is shown the Whales' Lighthouse, flanked by two mirrored blue anchors.
The Whales' Lighthouse, built in 1854 on the westernmost point of the island to replace an older lighttower, is 55 m high and served by an helicoidal stair with 257 steps. The lighthouse is named for the Whales' Cove, located east of the lighthouse, where hundreds of whales are said to have beached in the Roman times.

Ivan Sache, 28 December 2004

Nauzan Yacht Club


Burgee of NYC - Image by Ivan Sache, 4 February 2018

Nauzan Yacht Club (NYC; website) was established on 4 September 2010 in Saint-Palais-sur-Mer (3,875 inhabitants in 2015; 1,569 ha), a sea resort located 5 km north-west west of Royan, on the Atlantic Ocean. The Nauzan beach, located at the end of the Bay of Nauzan, is shared between the municipalities of Saint-Palais-sur-Mer and Vaux-sur-Mer.

The burgee of NYC is white with a blue border, the blue letters "NYC", in a slightly lighter shade, and the representation of the rocky point that limits the beach in north-west (photo), filled in black.
[ NYC website]

Ivan Sache, 4 February 2018

Yacht Club de l'Océan


Burgee of YCO - Image by Ivan Sache, 17 July 2002

Yacht Club de l'Océan (YCO, website), founded in 1959, is based in Saint-Denis-d'Oléron, a port located on the northern point of Oléron island.
The burgee of YCO is a 1:2 blue triangle with a yellow triangle placed along the hoist and charged with the letters "YCO" in blue.

Ivan Sache, 17 July 2002

Régates de Royan


Burgee of Régates de Royan - Image by Ivan Sache, 28 December 2004

Régates de Royan (website), founded in 1851, is the third oldest French yacht club after Société des Régates du Havre (1838) and Société Nautique de la Baie de Saint-Malo (1848).
Its burgee is vertically divided blue-white-red with a black anchor in the white stripe and a black "R" in the blue and red stripes.

Ivan Sache, 28 December 2004

Yacht Club de Saint-Martin-de-Ré

[YC St Martin]

Burgee of YCSM - Image by Ivan Sache, 1 May 2010

THe YCSM (website), founded in 1965, is based in the fortified town of Saint-Martin-de-Ré (2,588 inhabitants in 2007).
The burgee of the YCSM is red with a white cross and the red letters "Y.C.S.M." placed in the horizontal arm of the cross.

Ivan Sache, 1 May 2010