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Marianas Yacht Club, Guam

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[flag of Marianas Yacht Club] image by Rob Raeside, 6 May 2019


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The Marianas Yacht Club is located in Agana Harbor, Guam (1330'N, 14440'E). Agana is the capital city of Guam.

The burgee of the yacht club is white with a blue grey border. On the white field are placed a blue grey latte stone representing Chamorro culture (similar to the one shown on the Northern Marianas flag) charged with a white palm tree, and the letters MYC in grey blue.

The source [now dead] is the yacht club website: http://www.guam-online.com/myc/
Ivan Sache, 28 June 2002

The flag of the Marianas Yacht Club, Guam, can be seen at www.marianasyachtclub.org. While the letterhead and logo of the club shows the letter MYC in the pennant, the actual pennant flown by members is shown in the photo below. The club was founded in 1969. I was a member from 1970-1974.

Guam is a tropical island therefore the palm tree superimposed on a latte stone. Latte stones were made by the ancient Chomorros as a foundation for their lodges. It is one the island's symbols. I do not know why blue and white were chosen as the colors for the pennant.

Guam is a unincorporated territory of the United States. It was acquired from Spain in 1898. Civilian control of the island dates from 1950 when the inhabitants of Guam Were awarded US citizenship. During World War II Japan controlled Guam from 1941-1944. The native inhabitants of the island are called Chamorros, however the island population consists of a mix of people from the mainland USA, people from other Micronesian islands, US military personnel, Filipinos, and people from other nations.

Some club members with larger boat have sailed to other islands of the Marianas Islands. For example, there is an annual race to the neighboring island of Rota (US Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Island) about 60 miles to the north.
Mark Wallig, 5 May 2019