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Turkey: Burgees of yacht clubs

Last modified: 2003-12-05 by ivan sache
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Istanbul Sailing Club (Istanbul Yelken Külübü)

[IstanbulSailing Club]by Ivan Sache

The Istanbul Sailing Club was founded on 2 February 1952. It is the oldest and biggest yacht club in Turkey, with more than 3,000 members. The club was appointed as a "society of public interests". Among its founding members was Captain Ruhi Sarialp, who won with his crew a bronze medal in the London Olympics (1948), in the Triple Jump series. More recently, club member Enver Adakan ranked 8th in the Sydney Olympics (2000), in the Finn series.

The burgee of the IYK is a white flag divided by a blue horizontal Y-like cross. A white star inside a red disc is placed over the cross.

Source: IYK website

Ivan Sache, 22 June 2002

Turkish Offshore Racing-Club of Istanbul

[Turkish Offshore RC of Istanbul]by Ivan Sache

Source: Yacht club website

Marmara Saling Club (Marmara Yelken Külübü)

[Marmara Sailing Club]by Ivan Sache

The burgee of the MSC is a red flag with a black triangle with a white fimbriation, placed along the hoist.

Source: Partner page of Istanbul Sailing Club website

Ivan Sache, 22 June 2002

Marmaris International Yacht Club

[Marmaris International Yacht Club]by Ivan Sache

Marmaris is located on the south-west coast of Anatolia, the Asian part of Turkey, not far from Rhodes. Administratively, Marmaris is in the departement of Mugla.

The Marmaris International Yacht Club was founded in 1992 and has now about 80 members.
The burgee of the MIYC is blue with a white traditional sailboat and the inscription M.I.Y.C. in white, with letters of slightly decreasing size from M to C, placed horizontally beside the boat.

Source: MIYC website