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Whitstable Yacht Club (United Kingdom)

Last modified: 2019-11-11 by rob raeside
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[Whitstable Yacht Club] image by Rob Raeside, 25 June 2018

Estb: 1904. Location: Whitstable, Kent.
Burgee: Pennant 1:2 (image). Blue field superimposed by a red Canterbury Cross upon a white shield outlined with a thin blue line
fimbriated white.
Source: More images for Whitstable Yacht Club.

"The burgee of the club shall be the Canterbury Cross in red on a white shield with a blue background. The burgee may be flown by any member."

"Originally called the Whitstable Yacht Racing Committee, it was set up by Fred Goldfinch, a wealthy local grocer and ship owner, and Alf Bates who had a Cycle Agency in Canterbury. . . . it was not until 1904 that they decided to form a club, called the Kent Yacht Club . . . . In 1906 the name was changed to Whitstable Yacht Club as the original title was felt to be too presumptuous. . . . In the 1980s the Club was one of the few established Yacht Clubs in the country to encourage windsurfing. "
Source: A brief history, Ian Wilde.

Burgee circa 1925

[Whitstable Yacht Club] image located by Peter Edwards, 18 June 2018

Source: Lloyd’s Register of Yachts. London: 1925.
Peter Edwards, 18 June 2018