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Port Cygnet Sailing Club (Australia)

Cygnet, Tasmania

Last modified: 2019-02-04 by ian macdonald
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[Port Cygnet Sailing Club burgee]image by Rob Raeside, 23 December 2018

Estb: 1863. Location: Lymington Road, Cygnet, TAS.
Burgee: Pennant 5:11 (web image). Black field charged with a black swan, facing hoist, on a white disk centred 3 units from hoist and the white letters PCSC on the fly.
"Formed in May 1863 on the shores at Robley’s Point, the first functions of the Port Cygnet Sailing Club were held in a tent with the first racing being in dinghies. . . .
"Breaking news [2018] is that Australian Sailing has approved a trimaran as an approved vessel for keelboat sailtraining. This will be a pilot program and is an Australian first.
"On the long weekend in March the club conducts the Cygnet Regatta with in excess of 50 boats competing and many more visiting boats enjoying the hospitality that the club provides. This Regatta is the biggest keel boat regatta in Tasmania. It also includes a night race from Hobart to Kettering as one of the feeder races for the main race from Kettering to Cygnet. In 2014 we celebrated the 150th Anniversary of Regattas in Cygnet with a major week-long series of events and it was one of the biggest regattas in southern Tasmania with lots of tall ships accompanying the fleet down from Hobart and Kettering.
"Port Cygnet Sailing Club has a very enthusiastic group of rowing members, with two St Ayles skiffs, . . .
"There is also a very active radio controlled sailing boat group affiliated with the sailing club."
Source: accessed 19 December 2018,
With the assistance of the PCSC’s Commodore John Devereau.
Peter Edwards, 23 December 2018

Rules of the Port Cygnet Sailing Club Inc. (June 2018):
"21(5) By-laws ...
Burgee and Club Newsletter
(e) the Club shall have a burgee to be selected by the Committee and the Club’s newsletter shall be known as “On the Right Tack”"

A rather limited coverage, but the By-Laws do confirm the existence of at least a burgee. There are also some mentions of flag officers, but I see no reference to them actually having flags.

Most web images seem to have a white swimming swan on black, e.g. the rules and the newsletters have it that way. Google shows that one of the newsletters does have a photograph off a burgee collection, including an actual burgee with a black swimming swan on a white disk on a black burgee, but without lettering. Unfortunately, access to the newsletters has changed and Google has not yet caught up, making it difficult to find the newsletter in question. The photograph can currently be found on the club's Facebook page as well, though:
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 12 January 2019