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Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (New Zealand)

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[ Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron ] image by Jose C. Alegria, 12 February 2000
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New Zealand´s defending Club [for the Louis Vuitton Cup] is the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Auckland, New Zealand. Established in [1859]. In 1902, the Club was granted both the title "Royal" and the right to use the blue Ensign. I don´t know if the use of the blue ensign is still allowed. Their burgee is blue, with a white cross of St. George, and 4 white five-pointed stars in the canton, and a Royal St. Edward´s crown at the arms' intersection.
Jose C. Alegria, 12 February 2000

The R.N.Z.Y.S., which when first formed was known as the Auckland Y.C., still uses the undefaced Blue Ensign.
In 1976 its Flag Officers (only) were authorized to use the White Ensign of the Royal New Zealand Navy.
David Prothero, 13 February 2000

A sketch in the The Dumpy book of ships and the sea [sam57] shows this burgee with the four stars in the upper quadrant arranged differently [each top star to the left of the one below].
James Dignan, 12 February 2008