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Karachi Yacht Club

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[Karachi Yacht Club] image by Rob Raeside, 12 May 2019

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Estb: 1911. Location: Bunker Island, Manora, Karachi.
Burgee: Pennant circa 6:7 web image (with an additional 7:1 hoist).
Blue field fimbriated yellow on three sides and charged with a yellow dhow (lateen sail) facing fly. Additional hoist: blue fimbriated yellow.

"The Karachi Yacht Club, originally known as the Karachi Sailing Club, was founded in 1911. The prime mover in the formation of the club was the late Mr. Punnett of the Customs Service, the club’s first Commodore. . . . At Partition in August 1947, the Club experienced a minor crisis on the departure of the Hindu staff and many of its Service and I.C.S. members. . . . In September 1978 the club organized a very successful 7th Southern Asian Yachting Regatta in Karachi in which teams from India, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai and Pakistan took part. This was the first international Yachting Regatta in Pakistan and became instrumental in promoting Yachting as a sport in the country."
Source: accessed 9 May 2019.
Peter Edwards, 11 May 2019