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Sailing and Yacht Clubs of Switzerland (S - part 2)

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Segelclub Schloss Greifensee

[Pennant of the Segelclub Schloss Greifensee]image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 12 October 2013

The burgee of the Segelclub Schloss Greifensee can be found on the front page of the club website, http://www.segelclub-scsg.ch. A photograph
of it can be seen in a list of Zürichsee-Segelverbandes (1976) burgees (http://www.scoz.ch/index.jsp?nodeId=11483). Though these don't match precisely, it appears to be a 3:5 triangular yellow field with a red tricross, with arms with a width of 1/5th the length of the hoist. A graphic where the burgee bears the letters SCSG can be found on a website page as well. Until I learn otherwise, I'll assume this is only a graphic, whatever the purpose of adding lettering to the burgee may be.

The colours of the burgee are those of the community Greifensee.

Segelclub Schloss Greifensee (SCSG) was founded on 14 May 1949, by a group of only 5 charter members. It has grown to a club of more than 200 members. Greifensee is the club's home, and the lake of the same name are its home waters. The club is proud of its national, European and world championship medal-winners, but stresses that recreational sailing is as important as competitive sailing. The SCSG also stresses fellowship and teaching youth. Exactly why the club is named after Greifensee Castle, is not mentioned on their website.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 12 October 2013


Segelclub Sihlsee

[Pennant of the Segelclub Schloss Greifensee]image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 31 October 2013

The burgee of the Segelclub Sihlsee is only visible as a logo on the club's website and documents (http://www.segelclub-sihlsee.ch). It's a blue triangle of approximately 5:8, with a charge in white. The charge looks like three images of film, but I would not know why such a charge would be on a burgee, so I expect it's something else.

Segelclub Sihlsee (SCS), Sihlsee Sailing Club, is located in Einsiedeln. Its home water is the Sihlsee, Switzerland's largest artificial lake. It may be that the character of the lake means that cruising is not very interesting, but in any case the club seems to focus an competitive sailing and training children and youngsters.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 31 October 2013


Segelclub Stäfa

[Pennant of the Segelclub Stäfa]image by Ivan Sache, 19 April 2018

Segelclub Stäfa (SCStä) was established on 18 October 1967 in Stäfa, on the northern shore of Lake Zurich.

The burgee of SCStä is made of a blue vertical stripe placed along the hoist and a white half disc emitting eight white and seven red rays.

http://www.scsta.ch/
Ivan Sache, 19 April 2018


Segelclub Tribschenhorn

[Pennant of the Segelclub Tribschenhorn]image by Ivan Sache, 18 April 2018

Segelclub Tribschenhorn (SCT) was established in 1978 in Lucerne.

The burgee of SCT is white with a blue border, a vertical blue stripe placed along the hoist and charged with the blue letter "SCT" and three blue triangular sails.

http://www.sct.ch/
Ivan Sache, 18 April 2018


Segelclub vom Greifensee

[Pennant of the Segelclub vom Greifensee]image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 12 October 2013

The burgee of the Segelclub vom Greifensee can be seen as a graphic on, among other places, the front page of the club, and as a photograph in a list of Zürichsee-Segelverbandes (1976) burgees (http://www.scoz.ch/index.jsp?nodeId=11483). Following the photograph, I'd say it's a blue triangular flag in a ratio of 6:11, with a white line with a width of slightly more than 1/11th of the length of the hoist through the middle. Parallel to it, above it, the last one slightly overlapping it, five stripes of the same width, red and white, so long that the top stripe is cut diagonally by the flag's edge.

Exact design: No formal description found. Though the photograph shows overlapping, it may be that this is not part of the design. Also, the ratio may in reality be different.
Meaning: The five red over white stripes obviously come from the municipal flag of Uster.

It took the people of Uster a while to realise that the Greifensee could be used for sailing. After the Segelclub vom Greifensee (SCvG) was founded in 1943, their next problem was to convince the rest of Switzerland that sailing on such a puddle was indeed possible. Where in the first year, regattas were sailed with shore start, in the years since then it turned out that the puddle could even be used to organise Swiss Championships on. Nowadays the club supports both recreational and competitive sailing, even if they are justifiably proud of the club members who sail competitively in the Olympic Games.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 12 October 2013


Segelclub Wendelsee

[Pennant of the Segelclub Wendelsee]image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 18 October 2013

[Pennant of the Segelclub Wendelsee]image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 24 October 2013

 The burgee of Segelclub Wendelsee can be found as a logo on the club website, http://www.scwe.ch, and the documents on it. It's a triangular flag with a black hoist and red fly, the two separated with a shaped W the two outer tips of which form the hoist corners. Presumably the W stands for "Wendelsee". The logos do not all show the exact same design, though, differing in the style of W used, and in the ratio. As I could not find specifications or a photograph, I settled on an average 2:3 burgee, showing one with a W with an sharp inner point and one with a blunt inner tip.

Counter to what the name suggests, the home water of Segelclub Wendelsee, Lake Wendel Sailing Club, is not Lake Wendel, as the club is not old enough for that. "Lake Wendel" was, more than a millennium ago, the name for the combination of Lake Brienz and Lake Thun before the lakes were separated, and may have remained the old name for Lake Thun for a number of centuries afterwards. Segelclub Wendelsee (SCWe) was founded 15 May 1975. Their home water is the lake now named "Lake Thun", where they strive to further both the activeness and cosiness aspects of sailing. As their clubhouse is in the boat house of Ruderclub Thun, the location of the SCWe must be Thun, though they don't seem to mention it anywhere.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 24 October 2013


Segel- und Yachtclub Herrliberg

[Pennant of the Segel- und Yachtclub Herrliberg] [Pennant of the Segel- und Yachtclub Herrliberg]images by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 18 October 2013

The burgee of Segel- und Yachtclub Herrliberg can be seen as a graphic on the pages of the club's website, where it appears to be 2:3. A photograph of an actual burgee in the club shop, however, shows that it really has a 3:4 ratio. It's a triangular blue field with three yellow wavy lines of two waves. Though the charges are probably indeed meant as waves, they may refer to the three yokes in the municipal flag.

There is a flag for the club house. The terrain rules even require the members to hoist it on longer stays. This might be the flag that we see hanging in the tent during the 40 year celebration. It is similar to the burgee, but 3:5 and with more massive charges.

Club:
Segel- und Yachtclub Herrliberg (SYH), Herrliberg Sail and Yacht Club, celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2013, so they were probably founded in 1973. The club is apparently located in Herrliberg on the east coast of Lake Zurich, though I could find no mention of their location on their current website. Apparently they target the local population, who would know where to find them. To these, the club is "more than sailing", according to their tag.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 18 October 2013


Segel- und Motorbootclub Glarnerland und Walensee

[Pennant of the Segel- und Yachtclub Wollishofen]image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg,  November 2013

A graphic on the website of the Segel- und Motorbootclub Glarnerland und Walensee, http://www.smcgw.ch, shows a waving and rippling burgee. It's a 4:7 red over black over red, 3:4:3 burgee with tapering stripes. Spanning the black is a white compass star, its centre 1/4th of the length of the hoist away from the hoist.

[Pennant of the Segel- und Yachtclub Wollishofen]image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg,  November 2013

The Dumpy Pocket Book of Sailing Dinghies and Yachts [ele60?], shows a similar design, but with a larger star, extending some length into the red. This is also how the SMCGM burgee logo is depicted on at least one shared document on the SCOW website, e.g. http://www.scow.ch/regatta/fairplay_text.gif. What seems to be a more recent document, http://www.scow.ch/regatta/junioren/junioren.htm, shows the logo as it is currently visible on the SMCGW website. It may be the burgee, or at least the flagoid, changed recently to a smaller star version.

Segel- und Motorbootclub Glarnerland und Walensee (SMC GW), Glanerland and Lake Walen Sailing and Motor Boat Club, was founded in 1955. Though originally harboured in Weesen itself on the lower, west end of Lake Walen, over time it transferred to a harbour a kilometre to the south-east. Appropriately, this has moved the club across the canton border into canton Glarus. The club has developed the harbour further, and now offers its members space for both yachts and motor boats.

As the two clubs share the Walensee, the SMC GW organises activities together with the SCOW.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg
,  November 2013


Segel- und Yachtclub Wollishofen

[Pennant of the Segel- und Yachtclub Wollishofen]image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 27 September 2013

The statutes of the Segel- und Yachtclub Wollishofen correctly refer to the often-overlooked point that boats should do their burgee justice: The board can refuse a poorly maintained ship the right to fly the burgee.
http://www.sycw.ch/index.php/de/79-sycw/73-nutzungsbedingungen

The statutes do not, on the other hand, tell us what that burgee looks like. The drawing that is used as a logo on the web site (www.sycw.ch), however, is a yellow triangular field with a black lying T that doesn't reach the hoist. Assuming that the arms are supposed to be equally wide, the flag would have to be approximately 1:2. I couldn't find any other details regarding the burgee, except that maybe the club had different burgees to go with the different names.

Segel- und Yachtclub Wollishofen (SYCW) was founded on 7 January 1948, for the purpose of fellowship and providing winter storage for the boats. Originally, the club was named "Pirat" (Pirate). A mention is made of a "Piraten-Abzeichen" (pirate badge), but I don't know whether that would mean an actual badge, and a burgee showing it. As the name of the club was not understood in the spirit it was chosen in, the club in 1951 changed their name: First to "Neuer Segelclub Zürich", and when the Zürcher Segelclub immediately took legal action against that choice, secondly to "Segel- und Motorbootclub“, as there were some motorboats in the club as well. Their website doesn't say whether that was just "Segel- und Motorbootclub" or rather "Segel- und Motorbootclub Zürich". If the latter, that means the club that of that name that the SCE split off from in 1937 must have ended its existence before then.

Later members began moving their boats to the new harbour in Wollishofen on the west shore of the Zürichsee, and as the "Motorboot" part of their name harmed their image of a sailing club, as their fourth name the club picked "Segel- und Yachtclub Wollishofen". On their website, the club also writes the name as "Segel und Yacht Club Wollishofen". The club may have had earlier burgees that went with the earlier names. Apart from the mention of a "Piraten-Abzeichen", the WVR have a burgee in their club house looking like a yellow burgee with a black lying T on it with on the T the letters SMCZ and what looks like a fouled anchor (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wvrrichti/5003445987). Is this burgee from the "Segel- und Motorbootclub" era, I wonder?
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 27 September 2013 


Segelclub Zürcher Seen (formerly Küsnachter-Segelclub)

[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, http://www.segelschulezwick.ch/segelclub.html, 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

The name of the sailing school and club's founder is Thomas Zwick. The club was renamed to Segelclub Zürcher Seen (SCZS - Lake Zurich Sailing Club) in 2015.
http://www.segelschulezwick.ch/segelclub/
Ivan Sache, 19 April 2018

Clubs are renamed when they want to join the Swiss yachting federation, but find their abbreviation is already taken. Alternatively, it might be that the reference to Küsnacht had become obsolete owing to the school owner indeed moving elsewhere and taking the club with him.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 19 April 2018