Burgees Collection

The next time you are in the Clubhouse, look up at the ceiling and see our collection of burgees.

One of the traditions of sailing is the exchange of burgees with other sailing clubs. NSC has over 70 burgees from many parts of the world. Most of these have come via a burgee exchange involving members who in their travels visit a sailing club and exchange an NSC burgee for the one from the visited club. As a result, we have burgees from Canada, the U.S.A., several countries in Europe, Thailand, and Australia. In addition we have a number that we don’t recognize.

Consequently, if you plan to visit another sailing club on your travels, contact the Director of Public Relations at publicrelations at nsc dot ca to acquire a burgee to exchange. Bring back a new one for our collection and we will proudly hang it in the clubhouse.

Here are pictures of our current collection. If you know which club is represented in some of our mystery burgees, drop a note to publicrelations naming the group and burgee number and we’ll put the record straight.

Special thanks to Robert Lang, Fleet Captain, Qantico YC, for identifying most of our unknowns in April and May ’08, as well as updating burgees pictures with the updated club names. Can you help Robert with some of his own unknowns?


  • The following table is updated as new burgees are identified. The captions in the group pictures themselves may not always be in sync.
  • Burgees pictures are organized in 17 groups. The are also available in a Slide Show Format.
  • Click on a Group Number below to view to burgees listed under that group.
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Group 6
Pointe Claire YC, PQ Dartmouth YC, NS Darwin Sailing Club, Australia Royal Hamilton YC, ON Royal Vancouver YC, BC Eastern YC Marblehead, MA
Club Nautique Deux Montagnes, PQ Unknown Port Hope YC, ON Oakville YS, ON Unknown Poughkeepsie YC, NY
Whitsunday YC, Australia Sheboygan YC, WN Cottage Park Yacht Club, MA Royal Newfoundland YC Royal St. Lawrence YC, Dorval, PQ Rockcliffe YC, ON
Royal New Zealand YC, Auckland Britannia YC, ON Royal NS YS Royal Vancouver YC, BC Bronte Harbour YC, Oakville, ON Royal Western NS YC
Unknown Bayview YC, Detroit, MI San Joacin YC, Bethel Island CA Unknown Lac Deschenes SC, Ottawa, ON Cruising YC of South Australia
Port Douglass YC, Australia   Royal Hamilton YC Royal St. Lawrence YC Alamitos Bay YC, CA Barrie YC, ON
Group 7 Group 8 Group 9 Group 10 Group 11 Group 12
Club Nautique Port Haliquen, Quiberon, FR Corinthian YC Marblehead, MA Golden Gate YC, San Francisco, CA Baie-Durfé YC (BDYC), Mtrl, PQ Royal Hong Kong YC, PRC Boston YC
Bedford Basin YC, NS Whitby YC, ON Unknown Prince Edward YC, Picton, ON Royal Victoria YC, BC Royal Swedish YC, Stockholm
Rockcliffe YC, ON Miami YC, FL Montego Bay YC, Jamaica Royal Sydney YS, Australia Armdale YC, Halifax, NS Alexandra YC, Toronto, ON
Club Nautique Deux Montagnes, PQ Club Nautique Port Haliquen,Quiberon, FR Waikiki YC, Oahu, Hawai Australian America’s Cup Pennant   Beaconsfield Yacht Club, PQ
Folsom Lake YC, CA          
Group 13 Group 14 Group 15 Group 16 Group 17  
Pelican Lake YC, Ninette, MB Sarasota SS, FL Barbados YC, Bridgetown Bedford Basin YC, Halifax, NS Phuket YC, Thailand  
  Dubai ? Cruising YC of Australia Frenchman’s Bay YC, Pickering, ON Isle of Wight Pennant, England  
  Frenchman’s Bay YC, Pickering, ON Club de Voile Grande Rivière, Gatineau, PQ Chelsea YC, NY Hamilton I. CYC, Queensland, Australia  
  Barbados YC, Bridgetown False Creek YC, Vancouver, BC Queen City YC, Toronto, ON Bedford Basin YC, Halifax, NS  
  Cruising YC of Australia Barrie YC, ON      

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