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Basler Segelclub

[Pennant of the Basler Segelclub] image by Ivan Sache

Basler Segelclub (BSC) was established on 21 January 1943.
The club's colors are prescribed in Article 3 of the club's Statutes, last amended on 26 January 2001, as black / white / blue. The burgee of BSC is blue with three horizontal white, black and white stripes. (BSC website)
Ivan Sache, 20 April 2018

Cercle de la Voile de Grandson

[Pennant of the Cercle de la Voile de Grandson] image by Ivan Sache

Cercle de la Voile de Grandson (CVG) was originally established in 1898 in Grandson (Vaud), on the southwestern end of Lake Neuchâtel. The first club was a rescue society, which also organized water jousts, rowing races, boat regatta and water-polo competitions. Close to extinction, the club was re founded in 1923, focusing on the organization of sailing regattas and of a famous summer festival. In 1939, CVG acquired its first boat from the Staempfli shipyard. The establishment of the port (1971) and the building of the clubhouse (1976) allowed CVG to organize national and international competitions.

The burgee of CVG is triangular with a blue star and the blue letters "CVG" placed vertically along the hoist.
Ivan Sache, 12 April 2018

Cercle de la Voile de Neuchâtel

[Pennant of the Cercle de la Voile de Neuchâtel] image by Ivan Sache

The Cercle de la Voile de Neuchâtel (CVN) was established in 1936.
The burgee of CVN is quartered blue-white. (CVN website)
Ivan Sache, 13 April 2018

Club de Voile de Lausanne

[Pennant of the Club de Voile de Lausanne] image by Ivan Sache

The burgee of Club de Voile de Lausanne (CVL) is blue with a white cross and the black letters "CVL" in the center. (CVL website)
Ivan Sache, 6 March 2018

Cruising Club of Switzerland

[Pennant of the Cruising Club of Switzerland] image by Jorge Candeias

Red pennant with a white cross voided throughout and a Swiss cross in canton.
Ivan Sache, 5 August 2000

The flag of the CCS, introduced in 1956, is the Swiss ensign defaced with a golden anchor and the cyphers CCS in the upper hoist. Prior to the 1971 law which allowed yacht clubs to deface the Swiss ensign, this flag was illegal, although tolerated.
Emil Dreyer, 23 May 2002

The flag of the Cruising Club Schweiz, which according to, was created in 1955 in Bern, is a red
triangular flag with a red cross fimbriated white shifted to the hoist and a white Greek (or, in this case, Swiss) cross in the canton.
Jorge Candeias, 28 May 2006

[Pennant of the Cruising Club of Switzerland] image by Jose C. Alegria

Besides the club's burgee, club members are allowed to fly a special ensign. I attach picture of the ensign based on the one on sale at the club's shop.
Jose C. Alegria, 29 May 2006

Smith (1976) shows both the burgee and the ensign with a thinner cross.
Ivan Sache, 31 May 2006

Davoser Segel und Surfclub

[Pennant of the Davoser Segel und Surfclub] image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg

The Davoser Segel und Surfclub statutes only mention that the club burgee is blue-yellow. It can, however, be seen on the website, as part of the club logo. It's shown as a 10:19 triangular flag, quartered blue and yellow, charged over the divisions with a cross counterchanged. This is the pattern of the flag of Davos.

Davoser Segel und Surfclub (DSSC), Davos' Sailing and Surf Club, was founded 30 June 1967 in Davos, to give a more formal basis to the sailing on the lake. This lake, Lake Davos is not very big, but it's one that will rarely be without wind. I expect that at that time, the club was the "Davoser Segelclub" (DSC). In the eighties, with the advent of windsurfing, the new sport became part of club-life as well, which at some point must have lead to a name change. Only about 15% of the club surf, but they have given the club a steady stream of national windsurf champions.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg
, 23 October 2013

Gstaad Yacht Club

[Pennant of the Gstaad Yacht Club] image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg

 The burgee of the Gstaad Yacht Club can be found on the club website as a variety of illustration. A real flag, but maybe of a larger size than a yacht burgee, can be seen at, where it serves as a cloth to put trophies on. Each illustration seems to show a slightly different burgee. I've settled on a 2:3 red burgee, with a dark blue stripe 1/3 the length of the hoist in width, with on that stripe two five-pointed then the outline of a crane and then two more stars. I assume the the red and the crane are taken from the flag of Saanen, but I don't know what the stars and the blue represent.

[Pennant of the Gstaad Yacht Club] image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg

So many of the illustrations show a silhouette of crane instead, that I wonder whether this version may exist in the cloth as well. It may be that the large, outline version is actually the club flag, and the silhouette version the burgee, but I was not able to confirm that.

Gstaad Yacht Club (GYC) was founded in 1998. Though its founders had strong ties to Gstaad in Saanen, and though the club has its own facilities in Gstaad, it aims for a global membership, no doubt inspired by the international crowd that visits Gstaad. It currently has over 400 members from more than 20 countries.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 28 October 2013

Obersee Segelclub Arth

[Pennant of the Obersee Segelclub Arth] image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg

The burgee of the Obersee Segelclub Arth can be found as a small logo photograph on the website, and as various small drawings on the website and elsewhere. Using all of these, I've settled for a blue 3:5 triangle with partly an off-set yellow border, and in yellow the capital letters O, S, C, and A, representing the name of the club. The letters are apparently in a serif font, and they may also have been intended as italic but the images are too small to be sure. The upper part of the border ends further from the hoist than the lower one, and in a shape suggesting that it's ended by the O placed there.

Obersee Segelclub Arth (OSCA), Arth Upper Lake Sailing Club,, is a small sailing club in Arth on the south shore of the upper lake of Lake Zug. Some of the members harbour in the nearby Aazopf, others moor in Arth itself.

On the Internet, the club is generally known as "Obersee Club Arth", and this is indeed how they presented themselves on their old website, up to 2009. It may be that there has been a recent name change, but I received no confirmation for that.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 21 October 2013

Regattaclub Oberhofen

[Pennant of the Obersee Segelclub Arth] image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg

 The only clear image of the burgee of the Regattaclub Oberhofen is a logo on the website, where the burgee is shown flowing and rippling. I've drawn what that might look like flat. It looks like a 1:2 blue triangle bearing a white pentagon, with one edge along the hoist, bearing a red vertical lozenge. I've no idea of its significance, though.

Regattaclub Oberhofen (RCO), Oberhofen Regatta Club,, is located at Oberhofen on Lake Thun, on the east shore of Lake Thun, just South-east of Thun.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 1 November 2013

Regatta-Verein Brunnen

[Pennant of the Obersee Segelclub Arth] image by Ivan Sache

Regatta-Verein Brunnen (RVB) was established on 3 May 1963 in Brunnen (municipality of Ingenbohl, Schwyz), on Lake Lucerne.

The flag of RVB is described in Article 3 of the club's Statutes, as follows:
Rectangular, in length, 20 units, in width, 11 units.
From left to right:
Blue 4 units
White 1 unit
Red 3 units
White 1 unit
Blue 11 units [square] (RVB Statutes)
Ivan Sache, 18 April 2018