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located by Jan Mertens, 1 March 2011
The burgee is blue with a yellow outlined Celtic cross and circle. It can be seen on the club website at http://www.cayc.freeserve.co.uk/.
Located by Jan Mertens, 30 March 2010
The County Antrim Yacht Club at Whitehead, Antrim, N. Ireland (UK), maintains
a website at http://www.cayc.co.uk.
Highlights taken from the ‘About Us / History of the Club’ section, upper menu:
- Founded in 1902 as Whitehead Sailing Club “to encourage and promote amateur sailing” flying a red burgee bearing a white initial “W”.
- After building new Club House, name change to current one as many members live in Belfast and burgee changed accordingly: blue bearing a yellow Celtic cross (1909).
- Regattas held, prizes (cups, bowls) instituted, club life enhanced by various purchases, etc.
- Duke of York becomes Royal Patron (1991) and about the same time, RYA training courses start.
- Centenary festivities, 2002.
Besides sailing, members engage in rambling, snooker, cycling, and reading. On hand is the restoration of the late 19c boathouse.
The club burgee may be seen here with the cross in filigrane:
http://www.cayc.freeserve.co.uk/CAYC%20Burgee%20jpg%20small.JPG and here, as
I suppose, in the cloth (dark blue field, no filigrane):
Jan Mertens, 1 March 2011