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Ballyholme Yacht Club, Northern Ireland

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[Ballyholme Yacht Club] image located by Jan Mertens, 13 April 2010

The burgee is navy blue, an upright yellow anchor, on which is superimposed a white Maltese cross. It can be seen on the club website at
Located by Jan Mertens, 30 March 2010

“Ballyholme Yacht Club is located on Ballyholme Bay within the town of Bangor, and at the entrance to Belfast Lough”, operates a training centre and has a diving section as well. Website of this Northern Ireland (UK) club:

We learn that BYC was founded in 1900 to provide yachting to the less wealthy. Due to members’ absence while serving during WWI, the club had to be refounded in 1919; during WWII on the other hand racing was suspended in 1940 only. Mention is made of a bar opening, finally, in 1971. Much of the club history (rightly) concerns the clubhouses and other amenities, how various classes of boats were adopted or abandoned, etc.

The 2008 Club Rules describe the burgee as follows: “ 3. Club Burgee. The Club Burgee shall have a blue background on which is superimposed the Club Device consisting of a Gold Anchor running through a White Maltese Cross.” Quoted from:

A very large, clickable drawing however is found here:

Instead of the anchor “running through” - as the official phrase has it - I would say that the Maltese cross is placed before the anchor. This “device” then is placed near the hoist.
Jan Mertens, 13 April 2010