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Club La Pelle

[Club La Pelle]

Burgee of Club La Pelle - Image by Ivan Sache, 19 March 2002

Club La Pelle was initiated in 1918 by a group of friends who met on week-ends in the small port of the Roucas-Blanc to go sea-skiffing. In 1923, they registered the club name with the aim of promoting nautical sport. The skiffers were later joined by yachtmen, windsurfers and catamaran owners. The port of the Roucas-Blanc is located west of the town center, close to the beaches of Marseilles.
The most common meaning of pelle in French is a shovel. Here, however, pelle must be understood as a colloquial world for rame, "an oar".

The burgee of Club La Pelle is red with a white disk near the hoist.

Source: Club La Pelle website

Ivan Sache, 19 March 2002