LYC Sailing Burgee. Our collection of burgees is on display throughout the club.
BURGEE (bur' jee): triangular or swallowtail-shaped identification flag, esp. as flown by yachts (definition from Random House Collegiate Dictionary).
According to the LYC By-laws, section III:
The Club Burgee shall bear a silhouette of the former Cape Henlopen Lighthouse in white, with a red beam showing between the lens and the hoist, a white beam showing from the lens to the tip; all against a background of blue. The letter “L” is to be shown approximately half way between the lighthouse and the tip of the burgee in blue on the white beam. The lighthouse on a 10 x 15 inch burgee shall be about 2 ½ inches from the hoist. Larger sized burgees shall follow the same proportionate dimensions. The burgee shape shall be three sided.
Our Burgee Collection Our collection of burgees has increased dramatically during the last few years with domestic as well as international burgees. This collection can be viewed throughout the club facilities. The entry foyer is designated as “The International Burgee Gallery” and all new regional pennants are placed directly into the active collection.
Members who travel, please remember to look for new burgees to add to our collection. It can be an enjoyable experience. There is an unwritten understanding that we (LYC) will exchange "one-of-ours-for-one-of-yours." Burgees for "trading" can be obtained from the Quarter Deck Shop Manager or our Burgeemeister. Many of our acquisitions have been purchased from other Yacht Clubs and donated to our club by LYC members.
When you receive a new burgee, leave it with our Club Manager who will get it to the Burgeemeister for display and recognition.