Last modified: 2017-11-30 by rob raeside
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Location: Melville Island, Northwest Arm, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Burgee: Pennant 2:3. Blue field, with Blue fowled anchor superimposed on a Yellow isosceles triangle based on hoist with vertex 1 unit from hoist.
Note: The burgee image is taken from Wikipedia and is confirmed as being correct (email 10 October, 2017) despite the club's website showing the anchor sloping bend-wise.
Refs: http://www.armdaleyachtclub.ns.ca/%c2%a0 and Wikipedia.
Peter Edwards, 10 October 2017
The Bylaws of the AYC (9 November 2010) tell us:
(1) The Ensign of the Club shall be THE NOVA SCOTIA FLAG.
(2) The Burgee of the Club shall be a royal blue pennant, with a yellow triangular insert having a blue fouled anchor surmounted on it. These shall be of two sizes, one eighteen inches from hoist to fly with a yellow insert twelve inches at the hoist and eight inches from the centre of the base to the tip of the insert; the second one, thirty inches from the hoist to the fly with a yellow insert twenty inches at the hoist and twelve inches from the centre of the base to the tip of the insert.
(3) The Commodores flag shall be the club burgee, swallow tailed; the Vice Commodores a similar burgee, with one blue ball on the yellow field, the Rear Commodores a similar burgee with two blue balls on the yellow field.
1 The ensign would be the provincial flag - The bylaws don't mention anything definite on the ratio of the Nova Scotia
2 Since the height of the hoist triangle is the entire hoist, the small size is 18x12, and the large 30x20, both of which are, as Peter Edwards reported, 2:3. Interestingly, the hoist triangle doesn't resize the same way: It's 12x8 for the smaller size, yet 20x12 for the larger one - 2:3 resp. 3:5.
Considering that the image by User:Banderas is not even 2:3, I would assume the confirmation by the club indicates that the image recognisably represents the AYC burgee, rather than that the images is exactly right. Peter Edwards may be able to check with the wording in his correspondence. And indeed, an upright anchor is correct, in that the by-laws don't specify a direction for the anchor at all. Still, the Boating Flags site already pictured the flag this way. Though both images are probably more than 19 years old by now, the anchor would seem likely to be correct, even if the club's logo shows it differently.
3 The officers' flags are of the same design, but it will now need to accommodate two balls, on the yellow, and I'm not sure this would work with this size of anchor. I also wonder whether these flags too shall be of two sizes.
Unfortunately, the only flag I could find a picture of is the club flag hoisted in the club mast. It's apparently blue with a yellow hoist triangle, but I can't make out the details of the anchor. I assume it's either a version 2 burgee, or an extra large flag of that design, possibly longer as club flags often are.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 14 October 2017