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image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 13 July 2016
This is the flag of the Chicago Yacht Club.
David Prothero, 18 October 2010
The Chicago Yacht Club (CYC) was organized on 7 August 1875 by 37 founding members. The club was incorporated on 8 January 1882 under the laws of Illinois, " to encourage and promote the sport of yacht sailing and building". The first Chicago-Mackinac race (now Race to Mackinac, colloquially "Mac Race") was held in 1898; that year, club's membership dramatically increased, from six members and two yachts the previous year to 60 members and 16 yachts. The CYC was declared by the Yachting Magazine "one of the country's most distinguished yacht clubs". Club members Robert Halperin (1908-1985) and William Parks (1921-2008) won a bronze medal in the Star class at the 1960 Summer Olympics.
www.chicagoyachtclub.org - Club website
The burgee of the CYC is a triangular blue pennant with a white triangle, charged with a red star, placed along the hoist and extending as a sharp triangle to the burgee's point.
Photos: one, two and three.
The CYC adopted the burgee of the Lincoln Park Yacht Club, following the merger of the two clubs in 1920.
The original burgee of the CYC and the officer's signals are prescribed in Chapter IV, Section I of the club's By Laws, as follows: