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Baltimore Sailing Club, Ireland

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[Baltimore Sailing Club burgee] image located by Jan Mertens, 16 January 2011

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The Baltimore Sailing Club of Baltimore, Co. Cork in the South of Ireland was founded in the 1950s (exact year uncertain, for practical reasons 1952 is maintained), at first as a move to help the local boat industry. Family oriented, BSC counts about 200 members. Much of the club’s website is restricted to members: but luckily the burgee is shown – as a drawing – and there is a pointer to a characteristic design element as well.

Horizontally divided light blue above black, near the hoist a stylized rendition of a local monument, the Baltimore Beacon, vertically divided white and red.

[Baltimore Sailing Club burgee] image located by Jan Mertens, 16 January 2011

A variant flag, a swallowtail with straight edges, may be seen here:, function or status unknown.

Information about the Beacon, photo about halfway down:

“The Baltimore Beacon / Lot’s Wife, one of the most notable navigational landmarks on this magnificent coastline, was constructed c.1799. This large stone structure resembling an inverted milk bottle symbolises Baltimore for many homecoming...”


The white-and-red colours may refer to the county sports colours.
Jan Mertens, 16 January 2011