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Sailing and Yacht Clubs of Switzerland (S - part 1)

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St. Gallischer Yacht Club

[Pennant of the St. Gallischer Yacht Club]image by Ivan Sache, 19 April 2018

St. Gallischer Yacht Club (SGYC) is based in Rohrschach, on the southern share of Lake Constance.

The burgee of SGYC is red with a green pairle outlined in white. SGYC website
Ivan Sache, 19 April 2018

Segelclub Brienzersee

[Pennant of the Segelclub Brienzersee ]image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 1 November 2013

 The burgee of the Segelclub Brienzersee can be found as a large scale drawing on the pages of the club's websites, and It's a blue triangular burgee, 4:7, with a narrow yellow border and an even more narrow flywise yellow centre line, the latter interrupted by a blue disk fimbriated yellow bearing a yellow emblem. The emblem consists of the letters "scb", forming the body of a sailing boat, with the "b" forming the mast, with on it a sail, and the bow, and the "s" forming the stern, from which the lower line continues as the boat's wake.

Segelclub Brienzersee (SCB), Lake Brienz Sailing Club, is a sailing club that probably has Lake Brienz as its home waters, and as the entire lake is in Canton Bern, I expect the club is in that canton as well. The club's webpages are very short on general information.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 1 November 2013

Segel Club Cham

[Pennant of the Segel Club Cham]image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 21 October 2013

A photograph of the burgee of the Segel Club Cham can be seen in the club's shop,, and the site includes various graphics as well. The club's statutes ( describe it as:
"Farben § 4
Die Farben des SCC sind: blauer Wappenmantel mit rotem Balken und einem weissen fünfzackigen Stern im ersten Drittel der Basis."
Something like:
(Colours $ 4
The colours of the SCC are: Blue coat with red stripe an a white five-pointed star in the first third of the base.)

I can't match "in the first third of the base" with any of the images, so I've mostly followed the photograph instead. I made it a triangular 3:5 blue burgee with a lengthwise red stripe, with over all a white five-pointed star, pointing towards the hoist. I used a stripe, 1/6th the height of the hoist in width, and a star constructed within a circle half the height of the flag in diameter. I placed the star with its centre half the height of the hoist from the hoist. As a logo, the burgee is also used with an upright star.

The description in the statutes might tell us more, if understood correctly. It might be that the intention is that the star is much closer to the hoist, but an older illustration would be needed to verify that.

The Segel Club Cham (SCC), Cham Sailing Club, started its life as the Cham Group of the Segelgilde Zugersee, the latter having been founded in 1942 in Cham and the two groups having been formed in 1943. As the groups grew larger, in 1947 they became independent. Thus 22 March 1947 the Segel Club Cham came into existence. The club has always been located at Cham, in the northwest corner of Lake Zug. The SCC aims for sailors to actively sail their boats. For this they educate young and old, and since moorings are limited the club also encourages joint use of boats.

Their predecessor, the Segelgilde Zugersee, had a burgee as well. It may be this was the burgee used today by the Segel Club Cham, but so far I've not heard from either club to confirm or deny that. I've not been able to find other information on the SGZ so far either. Considering the burgees of the two clubs, it would seem likely that the burgee of the SGZ contained a five-pointed star.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 21 October 2013

Segel-Club Enge

[Pennant of the Segel-Club Enge]image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 26 September 2013

The burgee of Segel-Club Enge can be found as drawings at several pages of the club website, like and A photograph can be found in the club shop: As all these differ, I've tried to find a middle ground: A triangular 3:5 blue field with a red and yellow lying T, with the width of the arms of the T being 1/3rd of the length of the hoist, and the yellow making up the centre half of each arm. What the meaning of these yellow crossing lines fimbriated red on a blue field is, I don't know, but at least three other clubs on the Zürichsee have such a design. The burgee was designed by Walter Frey, and probably adopted on 9 April 1937 as the club was founded.

A text on the 75 year jubilee ( shows quite a different flag as club house flag. It's a high flag, at least 5:1, white, with at the top a depiction of the burgee, and along the fly edge "SCE Segel-club Enge" in sans all caps, the first three letters black and almost half as high as the flag is deep, the rest in smaller grey letters.

The Segel-Club Enge (SCE) is, as the name indicates, located in Enge, on the west coast of the Zürichsee. In the Spring 1937 almost all sailing members of the Segel-und Motorbootclub Zürich left that club because they felt the club was obstructing them. On 9 April 1937 22 members founded the Segelclub Enge. The membership has since grown to more than 400, making the SCE one of the larger clubs in Switzerland.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 26 September 2013

Segel Club Männedorf

[Pennant of the Segel Club Männedorf]image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 21 September 2013

In the first year of the existence of Segel Club Männedorf, the club's burgee was designed by W. Pfister jr.. No formal adoption is mentioned, but the burgee is described in the statutes. It's shown as a graphic on the club website (, is visible on a photograph (, and is in use as a logo on the club documents ( The burgee is a triangular 2:3 flag, with 9 black and yellow tapering stripes, the outer ones half the width of the others, charged with a counter-changed silhouette of a main sail and spinnaker.

According to the statutes:
"15. Stander Der Clubstander des SCMd ist in den Gemeindefarben gelb und schwarz gehalten, in dem gelbe und schwarze Streifen alternierend in der Spitze des Standers zusammenlaufen. Durch Versetzen der Streifen entsteht das Bild eines stilisierten Grosssegels mit Spinnaker."
(15. Burgee The club burgee of the SCMd was kept in the Municipal colours, by having alternating yellow and black stripes converge in the tip of the burgee. Through displacement of the stripes an image of a stylised main sail and spinnaker emerges.)

Segel Club Männedorf (SCMd) is located in Männedorf, directly on the water. This places it more or less in the middle of the Zürichsee, with an superb view of the lake. The club was founded on 24 May 1973, with the obvious intention to take part in competitive sailing. Currently it has approximately 350 members, and competitive sailing is still a large part of the club's activity. (No reason is given for the unusual "Segel Club", rather than "Segelclub".)
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 21 September 2013

Segelclub Neuhaus-Interlaken

[Pennant of the Segelclub Neuhaus-Interlaken]image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 1 November 2013

The burgee of Segelclub Neuhaus-Interlaken is only visible as graphics on their website,, where it is drawn as a 3:5 triangle with a yellow field with a wide blue border around it, and over both shaped black letters "SCNI", and around the entire design a narrow yellow border. There are, however, slight variations between the drawings.

Segelclub Neuhaus-Interlaken (SCNI), Neuhaus-Interlaken Sailing Club, is located in Interlaken though at Neuhaus, which is on the Lake Thun shore. The club was founded 27 April 1972, and makes a point of not targeting a specific type of member, other than people who enjoy sailing.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 1 November 2013

Segelclub Oberer Zürichsee

[Pennant of the Segelclub Oberer Zürichsee]image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 12 October 2013

A graphic of the burgee of the Segelclub Oberer Zürichsee can be found on the pages of the club's website. A photograph of it can be seen in a list of Zürichsee-Segelverbandes (1976) burgees ( Apparently it's a 3:5 triangle, with a white sail-like shape separating the red upper hoist from the blue field. At the foot of the shape a yellow circle.

André Cemin, president of the SCOZ, let me know that 'The flag shows you the "view from the top of the mast" (Yellow dot) dawn on the foresail (jib-white) to the water (blue). The red partition on the top left together with the white sail also resembles the official colors of the Swiss National Flag as well as the colors of the Swiss district (Kanton) where the SCOZ is home based.' (The canton being Schwyz itself.)

The burgee was designed in 1974 by Hans Uster, one of the founders of the SCOZ.

The Segelclub Oberer Zürichsee Name (SCOZ) was founded in 1974. The club has the Obersee as its home waters, and the Yachthafen Kiebitz in Nuolen, in Wangen commune, as its home harbour. Primarily the club members sail recreational on the lake's waters, but they also sail competitive, there and elsewhere in Switzerland, and a growing number also sail the seas.

Other flags:
- Harbour feast photographs show a KIBAG pennant, whatever that is.
- At I encountered a mention that the club's rescue boats are marked with an orange flag. I don't know whether this is club-specific or general for all of Switzerland, though.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 12 October 2013

Segelclub Pfäffikon SZ

[Pennant of the Segelclub Pfäffikon SZ]image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 16 October 2013

With the help of Cornelia Kegele of the SCPF I was able to put together the following report:
A drawing of the Segelclub Pfäffikon SZ burgee at good resolution can be found at the club website at, though I could not find the page it is linked from. It's an approximately 3:7 triangular blue field with a yellow off-set cross fimbriated red.

The Segelclub Pfäffikon SZ (SCPF) was founded on 24 October 1963. The burgee was created shortly after the foundation of the club. The members of the Segler-Vereinigung Thalwil protested against the design, however, as their burgee already had a blue field with a cross and crossing yellow stripes fimbriated red. However, the SCPF decided to keep the design as it was.

The club's home-town is Pfäffikon in Freienbach next to the Seedamm. The SCDF club house is in the former brickworks, and the club built itself a harbour on the south shore of the Zürichsee. There, a club flag flies from a flag mast on the pier, with the same design as the burgee as that's the only flag design the club uses. The SCPF currently has about a hundred members.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 16 October 2013

Segelclub Rietli Goldach

[Pennant of the Segelclub Rietli Goldach]image by Ivan Sache, 19 April 2018

Segelclub Rietli Goldach (SCR) was established on 15 August 1944 in the Rietli restaurant in Goldach (Saint-Gall), on the southern shore of Lake Constance.

The burgee of SCR, adopted in 1944, is horizontally divided into three blue, white and green triangles converging to the flag's point; the blue letter "SCR" are placed in the white triangle.  SCR website
Ivan Sache, 19 April 2018