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Pettipaug Yacht Club (U.S.)

Connecticut

Last modified: 2018-10-24 by rick wyatt
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[Pettipaug Yacht Club] image by Rob Raeside, 3 September 2018



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Estb: 1950. Location: Essex, CT.
Burgee: Pennant 12"x 18. Red field superimposed by a white isosceles trapezoid (1 unit at hoist side) within a black isosceles trapezoid (8 units at hoist side), both centred 6 units from the hoist.
Source: accessed 15 August 2028, http://www.pettipaug.com/PYC-shipStore.html

"Private Yacht Club founded 1934 as the Hi and Dry Yacht Club, later Essex Open Yacht Racing Association, which became the Pettipaug Yacht Club in 1950. In 1970 the club purchased the tract of land running back from the old property to the creek. Floats and clubhouse were refurbished in 1985."
Source: accessed 3 September 2018,
http://wikimapia.org/6772762/Pettipaug-Yacht-Club

"The club was established as Pettipaug Yacht Club in 1950, but I unfortunately have no information about the origin or design of the burgee."
With thanks to Kathryn Ryan, Commodore PYC. Email 3 September 2018.
Peter Edwards, 3 September 2018

Lloyd's Register of American Yachts of 1963 lists the club, describing it as Formerly Essex Open Class Association, and adds Est. 1938. Indeed, that name is used in the obituary at http://www.bigbluehistory.net/bb/statistics/Officials/Wright_McCallip.html, which also mentions the relationship between the two clubs.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 4 September 2018