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Adelborsten R.Z., Willemsoord

[Adelborsten R.Z. burgee] by Jarig Bakker, 14 Aug 2004

The Yearbook of the "Rotterdamsch Nieuwsblad" - Wie, Wat, Waar 1941 has two pages with burgees.
Adelborsten Roei- en Zeilvereniging, Willemsoord - blue burgee with at top hoist a white crown, and at hoist bottom a white
anchor.
Adelborsten are seacadets, being trained in the marine-estalishment Willemsoord in Den Helder (Noord-Holland) (KIM - Koninklijk Instituut voor de Marine). This club was prohibited by the Germans in 1940.
Jarig Bakker, 14 Aug 2004


Aegir, Groningen

[Aegir, Groningen burgee] by Jarig Bakker, 22 Mar 2005

The Yearbook of the "Rotterdamsch Nieuwsblad" - Wie, Wat, Waar 1941 has two pages with burgees.
Groninger Roei vereniging "Aegir", Groningen. A white burgee with a red five-pointed star.
Aegir is the rowing club of the student society "Vindicat atque Polit", the largest society. It was founded in 1878 and is still going strong.
Jarig Bakker, 7 Sep 2004

Dutch student rowing clubs in general don't use burgees, just the club-flag. For the Groninger "Aegir" student society only a rectangular flag is used.
Jeroen van Leeuwen, 21 Mar 2005


Aegir, Hillegersberg

[Aegir, Hillegersberg] by Jarig Bakker, 14 Aug 2004

The Yearbook of the "Rotterdamsch Nieuwsblad" - Wie, Wat, Waar 1941 has two pages with burgees.
Watersport Vereniging "Aegir", Hillegersberg (Rotterdam) - a red burgee with at the hoist a white saltire.
It has its own homepage. Now named Watersport Vereniging Aegir, Rotterdam, founded 16 Jun 1926 - it still uses the same burgee.
There are several clubs named Aegir, the most notable being in Groningen.
Jarig Bakker, 14 Aug 2004


Alkmaarsche R.Z.

[Alkmaarsche R.Z. burgee] by Jarig Bakker, 14 Aug 2004

The Yearbook of the "Rotterdamsch Nieuwsblad" - Wie, Wat, Waar 1941 has two pages with burgees.
Alkmaarsche Roei- en Zeilvereniging, Alkmaar (Noord-Holland) - white with a red diamond charged with a white castle.
That is still the club's logo - see its homepage - it was founded in 1910 and has at present 900 members. The burgee has remained the same; the castle is the city of Alkmaar's factotum.
Jarig Bakker, 14 Aug 2004


Almere-Haven WSV

[Alphen aan den Rijn burgee] by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 11 October 2017

The WSV Almere-Haven is a watersports club of some 600 members, evenly divided between sail boats and motor boats. Its website is at http://www.wsvalmerehaven.nl. Rather noticeable at those pages is the rectangular image as a logo where most YC have a burgee depiction in that spot.

Indeed, at http://www.wsvalmerehaven.nl/images/pdf/HHR-THR-Tarieven-WSV--2017.pdf we learn:
"Huishoudelijk Reglement
datum 20-6-2017
Artikel 11
De vlag van de WSV Almere-Haven
11.1
De hoofdkleur is geel met als motief een witte duif met een olijftakje in de snavel en een verticale blauw gegolfde lijn. De verhouding tussen hoogte en lengte is 2:3.
11.2
Wat betreft de plaats waar de WSV vlag op een vaartuig moet worden gevoerd, dient men zich te houden aan de bestaande traditie ..."

By-laws
date 20-6-2017
Article 11
The flag of the WSV Almere-Haven
11.1
The main colour is yellow with as motive a white dove with an olive branch in its beak and a vertical blue wavy line. The ratio between height and length is 2:3.
11.2
As for the place where the WSV flag should be carried on a vessel, one ought to adhere to the existing tradition ...

Clearly this is a members flag, but no mention is made of a triangular shape. Considering the depiction, it would seem likely that these really are rectangular.

Curiously, that is not the interpretation of Eredivisie Zeilen (Premier Division Sailing), who do consider the shape to be triangular, and who keep the wavy blue line free from the hoist. 
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 11 October 2017


Alphen aan den Rijn ZV

[Alphen aan den Rijn burgee] by Jarig Bakker, 8 Dec 2004

Watersportvereniging Alphen aan den Rijn, Zuid-Holland province, after image on this website: red burgee with a black compass-rose within a white steering wheel; at the hoist white letters wva.
The club was founded in 1971.
Jarig Bakker, 8 Dec 2004


Amer, Drimmelen

[Amer burgee] by Jarig Bakker, 2 Dec 2004

Watersportvereniging De Amer, after image on this website: triband RWR with in the center a blue diamond. De Amer was founded in 1941, and is situated in Drimmelen (Noord-Brabant).
Jarig Bakker, 2 Dec 2004


Amstel, Amsterdam

[De Amstel burgee] by Jarig Bakker, 14 Aug 2004

The Yearbook of the "Rotterdamsch Nieuwsblad" - Wie, Wat, Waar 1941 has two pages with burgees.
Roei en Zeilvereniging "De Amstel", Amsterdam (Row- and Sailing club). A burgee bright-blue over white with in the center a dark blue diamond charged with a white anchor with in the center two white clubs. The Club does still exist according to
its website - the club building is for hire as a party-center (but on warm summer evenings one has to go inside by 22.00 p.m. as the neighbours will complain!). On that site is a flag, essentially the same but a bit more elaborated: a flag blue over white with in the center the club's emblem: a white anchor on two rowing oars in saltire..
Jarig Bakker, 14 Aug 2004


Amsterdam WV

[Amsterdam burgee] by Jarig Bakker, 2 Dec 2004

Watersportvereniging Amsterdam, after image on this site: blue burgee with in the center, reaching fly and hoist, a red diamond, charged with a blue letter A. This club was founded 27 Jan 1918, and is situated at the entrance to the "Amsterdamsche Bosch", a large forest area where you least expect it.
Jarig Bakker, 2 Dec 2004


Argo, Wageningen

[Argo burgee] by Jarig Bakker, 14 Aug 2004

The Yearbook of the "Rotterdamsch Nieuwsblad" - Wie, Wat, Waar 1941 has two pages with burgees.
Wageningsche Studenten Roei Vereniging "Argo", Wageningen (Gelderland). Flag: horizontal green - white - green, with at top hoist an ancient sail/rowing ship above something (perhaps the golden fleece, perhaps the name???), all white.
At its homepage is a nearly identical flag, with even unclearer device.
Jarig Bakker, 14 Aug 2004

The "thingy" below the ship is indeed nothing else than a name-tag: a rectangle charged with the letters "ARGO".
Jeroen van Leeuwen, 21 Mar 2005