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Calgary Yacht Club (Alberta, Canada)

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[Calgary Yacht Club pennant] image located by Peter Edwards, 4 May 2019

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Estb: 1933. Location: 635 East Chestermere Drive, Chestermere, AB.
Burgee since early 1980ís: Pennant circa 1:2 (web image). Red field charged with a white silhouette of two yachts on white waves.
Source: accessed accessed 23 April 2019,
https://www.sailing.ca/files/CYC_Club_Coach_Ad.pdf

"The story of the present burgee probably starts in the early 1980s when Peter White was Commodore. . . . We were talking about needing a design for a new burgee and he (Peter White) quickly pulled out a bar napkin and drew the design on it. We all loved it. It was two boats sailing upwind with a wake behind them. I think that over time the line between the boats and wake has gotten thicker and/or longer and it sometimes looks like a flying goose."
Peter Edwards, 4 May 2019


First burgee 1933

[Calgary Yacht Club pennant] image located by Peter Edwards, 4 May 2019

Pennant circa 9:16 (web image). Blue field fimbriated yellow on two sides with fly point rounded and charged with the yellow letters C.Y.C.
"As far as we know, there have been three burgees for the Calgary Yacht Club. The first was a banner with the initials C.Y.C"
Peter Edwards, 4 May 2019


Second Burgee circa 1978

[Calgary Yacht Club pennant] image located by Peter Edwards, 4 May 2019

Pennant circa 9:14 (web image). Horizontally divided red and white charged with the black letters CYC within a white disk fimbriated black.
"In 1978 the club mounted a contest . . . however no actual burgees with that chosen design have surfaced"
Source: accessed 2 May 2019, https://calgaryyachtclub.wildapricot.org/History-of-the-Burgee

With the assistance of Jen Peddlesden, CYC Member, and President Chestermere Historical Foundation.
Peter Edwards, 4 May 2019