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[Dublin Bay Sailing Club burgee] image located by Jan Mertens, 17 June 2011

The burgee is shown as a drawing on the webpage, a white horizontal stripe traversing a red field. Rather than attaching this a photo detail is sent instead: see ‘Gallery / 2003 / Wag Downhill 2003’, fourth photo of third row, clickable.
Located by Jan Mertens, 17 June 2011

This page bids us welcome to the Dublin Bay Water Wags, “the oldest one design racing class in the world” (Ireland): From the ‘History’ section, left menu: founded in 1887, the club pioneered in adopting yachts of the same design in contrast to existing practice. In this way, “yacht racing [was placed] within the reach of many who could not otherwise have enjoyed the sport”. The ‘Design’ section (left menu) shows designs dating from 1887 and 1900.
Jan Mertens, 17 June 2011

[Dublin Bay Sailing Club burgee] image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 25 February 2012

From the drawing, I estimated a stripe width of 1/6th of the hoist, and I took a common 2:3 ratio for the whole flag. I'm not sure whether we're seeing the class burgee here or the yacht club burgee. Then again, I don't know whether in the special circumstances, there is such a distinction.

This burgee design is quite similar to that of the North Shore YC, a club of a similar age. (I can't say for certain how similar, as the history page of the club and class concentrates rather heavily on the concept of a one design class, and as a consequence lacks the When, Where and Whom about the start of the club, that I usually rely on.)
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 25 February 2012