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British Virgin Islands - Yacht Clubs

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Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Club

image by Clay Moss, 17 March 2006

image by Clay Moss, 17 March 2006
putative ensign

The Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Club flies the BVI red ensign as their yacht ensign along with a burgee. I have just finished reading the history portion of their website. It's really long, but doesn't say that much. It does say that Queen Elizabeth issued the club a Royal Warrant and that it was the first one issued in 20 years, but it doesn't say when that happened exactly. Here is also what an ensign might look like, if they had one.
Clay Moss, 17 March 2006

The distinctive element, the white thing that looks like an "m" with crossed legs, is the astrological/astronomical sign for the constellation Virgo, making this a canting flag (or a canting emblem on a flag).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 19 March 2006

West End Yacht Club

The burgee of this club can be seen at
"known locally as the “Loyal” club, was formed in 1978 by a group of sailors in Sopers Hole, West End, Tortola. Feeling a need to add legitimacy to their races and serious parties they joined together and asked Walter and Inez Hyman of locally owned Walters’s Superete if they could meet there. It was here that The West End Yacht Club elected Morgan Sanger (Margaret Sanger’s grandson) as their first Commodore and took steps to register themselves as an official Yacht Cub."
Dov Gutterman, 11 October 2008