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image by Rob Raeside, 7 November 2018
Ford Yacht Club (U.S.)
Estb: 1948. Location: Grosse Ile, MI.
Burgee: Pennant circa 4:7 (web image). Blue field charged with a red horizontal lightning bolt over the white, wide and slightly overlapping, capital letters FYC .
Source: accessed 29 October 2018, https://www.facebook.com/FordYachtClub/
"The Ford Yacht Club was begun by a small group of Ford Engineering employees and presented to the Ford Recreation Department early in 1947. Formal organization took place with fifteen charter members. The objective was to establish a yacht club to foster boating activities for families of moderate means. A constitution was adopted and William C. Vincent elected as our first Commodore.. . . 1948 - The FYC burgee flew atop the Flagstaff masthead for the first time at the dedication ceremony held October 2,1948. The new Club’s first regatta was also held that day with two races. . . . 1953 - A Club for the women was started and the name of “First Mates” chosen. . . . 2013 - The original Lightning fleet 233 was reactivated after 50 years. The FYC Lightning fleet has grown to 10 boats. The original Lightning fleet was responsible for the lightning bolt on the FYC burgee."
Source: accessed 29 October 2018,
Peter Edwards, 7 November 2018