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Sailing and Yacht Clubs of Switzerland (A-R)

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Cruising Club of Switzerland

[Pennant of the Cruising Club of Switzerland]image by Jorge Candeias, 28 May 2006

Red pennant with a white cross voided throughout and a Swiss cross in canton.
Ivan Sache, 5 August 2000

The flag of the CCS, introduced in 1956, is the Swiss ensign defaced with a golden anchor and the cyphers CCS in the upper hoist. Prior to the 1971 law which allowed yacht clubs to deface the Swiss ensign, this flag was illegal, although tolerated.
Emil Dreyer, 23 May 2002

The flag of the Cruising Club Schweiz, which according to, was created in 1955 in Bern, is a red
triangular flag with a red cross fimbriated white shifted to the hoist and a white Greek (or, in this case, Swiss) cross in the canton.
Jorge Candeias, 28 May 2006

[Pennant of the Cruising Club of Switzerland] image by Jose C. Alegria, 29 May 2006

Besides the club´s burgee, club members are allowed to fly a special ensign. I attach picture of the ensign based on the one on sale at the club's shop.
Jose C. Alegria, 29 May 2006

Smith (1976) shows both the burgee and the ensign with a thinner cross.
Ivan Sache, 31 May 2006

Davoser Segel und Surfclub

[Pennant of the Davoser Segel und Surfclub]image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 23 October 2013

The Davoser Segel und Surfclub statutes only mention that the club burgee is blue-yellow. It can, however, be seen on the website, as part of the club logo. It's shown as a 10:19 triangular flag, quartered blue and yellow, charged over the divisions with a cross counterchanged. This is the pattern of the flag of Davos.

Davoser Segel und Surfclub (DSSC), Davos' Sailing and Surf Club, was founded 30 June 1967 in Davos, to give a more formal basis to the sailing on the lake. This lake, Lake Davos is not very big, but it's one that will rarely be without wind. I expect that at that time, the club was the "Davoser Segelclub" (DSC). In the eighties, with the advent of windsurfing, the new sport became part of club-life as well, which at some point must have lead to a name change. Only about 15% of the club surf, but they have given the club a steady stream of national windsurf champions.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg
, 23 October 2013

Gstaad Yacht Club

[Pennant of the Gstaad Yacht Club]image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 28 October 2013

 The burgee of the Gstaad Yacht Club can be found on the club website as a variety of illustration. A real flag, but maybe of a larger size than a yacht burgee, can be seen at, where it serves as a cloth to put trophies on. Each illustration seems to show a slightly different burgee. I've settled on a 2:3 red burgee, with a dark blue stripe 1/3rd the length of the hoist in width, with on that stripe two five-pointed then the outline of a crane and then two more stars. I assume the the red and the crane are taken from the flag of Saanen, but I don't know what the stars and the blue represent.

[Pennant of the Gstaad Yacht Club]image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 28 October 2013

So many of the illustrations show a silhouette of crane instead, that I wonder whether this version may exist in the cloth as well. It may be that the large, outline version is actually the club flag, and the silhouette version the burgee, but I was not able to confirm that.

Gstaad Yacht Club (GYC) was founded in 1998. Though its founders had strong ties to Gstaad in Saanen, and though the club has its own facilities in Gstaad, it aims for a global membership, no doubt inspired by the international crowd that visits Gstaad. It currently has over 400 members from more than 20 countries.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 28 October 2013


[Pennant of the Küsnachter-Segelclub]image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 22 September 2013

 The burgee of the Küsnachter-Segelclub, as seen on the web-page of the club,, is a triangular flag with a ratio of approximately 4:7, with a yellow field with a red off-set cross, the width of the arms of the cross 1/9th of the height of the hoist. The image is not very clear though and no specification is available, so apart from there being a triangular flag with a cross I'm not sure of any of the details. Apart from the colours matching those of the Küsnacht flag, there's nothing else I can say about it.

The Küsnachter-Segelclub (KSC), was founded on 5 February 2005 in the community that had grown around the sailing school that started some six years earlier at the Strandbad of Küsnacht, on the east coast of the Zürichsee. The KSC aims to be an open club, without any obstructions to membership, where everyone is welcome. Having grown to a club of some 90 members, its relation to the sailing school apparently still gives it a certain focus on training groups. In 2012, the owner of the sailing school was fed up with the ad hoc rules for combining strandbad and sailing school that he had to endure each year, and intended to take his school elsewhere. Whether this has happened, and whether this possibly has brought the existence of the club to an end, I don't know. The web-page makes no mention of the reason for connecting the two words in the name by way of a hyphen.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 22 September 2013

Obersee Segelclub Arth

[Pennant of the Obersee Segelclub Arth]image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 21 October 2013

The burgee of the Obersee Segelclub Arth can be found as a small logo photograph on the website, and as various small drawings on the website and elsewhere. Using all of these, I've settled for a blue 3:5 triangle with partly an off-set yellow border, and in yellow the capital letters O, S, C, and A, representing the name of the club. The letters are apparently in a serif font, and they may also have been intended as italic but the images are too small to be sure. The upper part of the border ends further from the hoist than the lower one, and in a shape suggesting that it's ended by the O placed there.

Obersee Segelclub Arth (OSCA), Arth Upper Lake Sailing Club,, is a small sailing club in Arth on the south shore of the upper lake of Lake Zug. Some of the members harbour in the nearby Aazopf, others moor in Arth itself.

On the Internet, the club is generally known as "Obersee Club Arth", and this is indeed how they presented themselves on their old website, up to 2009. It may be that there has been a recent name change, but I received no confirmation for that.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 21 October 2013

Regattaclub Oberhofen

[Pennant of the Obersee Segelclub Arth]image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 1 November 2013

 The only clear image of the burgee of the Regattaclub Oberhofen is a logo on the website, where the burgee is shown flowing and rippling. I've drawn what that might look like flat. It looks like a 1:2 blue triangle bearing a white pentagon, with one edge along the hoist, bearing a red vertical lozenge. I've no idea of its significance, though.

Regattaclub Oberhofen (RCO), Oberhofen Regatta Club,, is located at Oberhofen on Lake Thun, on the east shore of Lake Thun, just South-east of Thun.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 1 November 2013