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Flag of the CNP - Image by Ivan Sache, 25 May 2010
The Cercle Nautique de Piriac (CNP) is based in Piriac-sur-Mer, a port located at the end of the Guérande Penisula, 25 km west of Saint-Nazaire.
The flag of the CNP, as hoisted on the club's moorings in the port of Piriac, is white with a yellow border, the old arms of Piriac and the black writing "Cercle Nautique de Piriac" placed in an arched pattern under the arms.
The modern arms of Piriac, De sable à la bande d'or ("Sable a bend or"), are a simplification of the older arms, De sable à la bande d'or broché sur une ancre de marine d'or (Sable a bend or, the shield over a naval anchor or).
Ivan Sache, 25 May 2010
Burgee of the CNSM - Image by Ivan Sache, 4 April 2010
Sainte-Marguerite is one of the beaches of Pornichet, located not far from Saint-Marc, world-famous as Mr. Hulot's summer
The Guide Bleu Bains de mer de Bretagne (1925) presents Sainte- Marguerite as "a small aristocratic resort, with beautiful villas surrounded by gardens and a good hotel; golf course".
The beach and the villas are still there, but the old Hôtel de la plage de Sainte-Marguerite seems to have been replaced by bigger, modern buildings.
A website presenting old postcards from the region of Pornichet and La Baule shows a photo of the burgee of Club Nautique de Sainte- Marguerite (CNSM), a yacht club which seems to have dispappeared since then. The burgee is white with a light blue cross voided through, the vertical arm filled in red and the horizontal arm charged with the black letters "CNSM" flanked by two black ermine spots.
Ivan Sache, 4 April 2010
Burgee of the CNBPP, current (left) and prevous version (right) - Images by Ivan Sache, 13 June 2010
In 1872, the three yacht clubs Cercle Nautique de La Baule, Sociét&ecute; des Régates du Pouliguen and Centre de Voile et de Plaisance du Pouliguen were founded under the patronage of the municipal
administrations of the neighbour sea resorts of La Baule and Le
Pouliguen. They merged in 1970 to form the Cercle Nautique La Baule -
Le Pouliguen (CNBP), renamed in 1979 Cercle Nautique La Baule - Le
Pouliguen - Pornichet (CNBPP) following the involvement of the
municipality of Pornichet in the yacht club.
Among several competitions, the CNBPP organized the transatlantic race La Baule - Dakar, won in 1980 by Marc Pajot, in 1983 by Pierre Follenfant, in 1987 by Loïc Peyron, and in 1991 by Laurent Bourgnon. Club member Yves Loday (b. 1955), together with Nicolas Hénard, won the gold medal in the Tornado class in the 1992 Olympic Games, held in Barcelona, and designed the Extreme40 catamaran.
The burgee of the CNBPP, shown graphically on the club's website, is horizontally divided blue-light blue-blue with a yellow fimbriation between the blue stripes. The central light blue stripe is charged with the letters "CNBPP" in blue.
An earlier version of the club's website (no longer online) shows the burgee of the CNBPP as horizontally divided blue-light blue-blue with a white fimbriation between the blue stripes. The central light blue stripe is charged with the letters "CNBPP" in blue and a blue ermine, recalling that the area is part of historical Brittany.
Ivan Sache, 13 June 2010
Burgee of the CNP - Image by Ivan Sache, 16 July 2002
Pornic is a village of 2,000 inhabitants located on the Atlantic Ocean on the Côte de Jade, in Pays de Retz.
The Club Nautique de Pornic (CNP) was founded in 1886 as
the Société des Régates de Pornic and
refounded in 1947. It has now a membership of 1,300.
The burgee of the CNP is horizontally divided light blue-light green with big "C" and "N" letters placed vertically along the hoist and the word "Pornic" placed horizontally in the middle, all in white.
Source: CNP website
Ivan Sache, 16 July 2002
Burgee of the SRP - Image by Ivan Sache, 16 October 2001
The burgee of the SRP is a triangular red flag with a blue border on the free edges, and a blue diamond with a white fimbriation, charged with a white star.
Source: Guide Vert Michelin Bretagne, edition 2001, showing a colour plate originally released by the SHOM (Service Hydrographique et Océanographique de la Marine), undated.
Ivan Sache, 16 October 2001
Flags of the YCB
From left to right, club's flag, club's burgee, and board member's burgee - Images by Ivan Sache, 25 December 2005
The flag of the YCLB is made of five horizontal alternating blue and yellow stripes with the yellow letters "Y.C.L.B". in the median blue stripe. The burgee is triangular, in proportions 1:2. The members of the board of the club (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer) can use a swallow-tail burgee. The rectangular flag of the club can be hoisted on board during a yachting event.
Source: YCLB website
Ivan Sache, 25 December 2005