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image by Ivan Sache, 24 July 2010
"Pleon is a unique club which emphasizes junior sailing. Since the Club's beginning in 1887, Pleon's flag officers and members have been youngsters under the age of 21. The Pleon Yacht Club, today boasting 388 members, was founded on
June 29, 1887 by a group of boys with boats too small and finances too meager to join the older senior clubs in Marblehead. Their objective was to promote small boat sailing and to encourage sportsmanship. For a name they chose Pleon, which comes from the Greek meaning "sailing"."
The burgee of Pleon Yacht Club, designed at the time of the club's foundation by Howard Whitcomb, is horizontally divided blue-red with a white star in the middle.
Ivan Sache, 24 July 2010