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Pas-de-Calais (Department, France): Yacht clubs

Last modified: 2003-07-12 by ivan sache
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Cercle Nautique du Touquet

[CN Le Touquet]by Ivan Sache

Le Touquet is a seaside resort of c. 6,000 inhabitants located on the Channel and the estuary of the river Canche, called Bay of Canche. The resort was created in the XIXth century and rapidly attracted English tourists. In 1912, the resort was renamed Le Touquet-Paris-Plage. The sand beach of Le Touquet stretches over 12 km southwards until the estuary of the river Authie and over 1 km westwards at lower tide. A mixed forest (800 ha of maritime pines, poplars, birches, alders) was planted in 1855 to protect from the wind several posh villas of Anglo-Normand or modern style. In the same area are located the racetrack, the Casino, the Congress Hall and the Catering School of Le Touquet.

The yacht-club Cercle Nautique du Touquet has its club house at the southern end of the promenade. Its burgee is horizontally divided green-white-green with the club logo in the middle, an arrangement of the red letters C N T.

Source: CNT website

Ivan Sache, 14 February 2003

Club Nautique de Wimereux

[CN Wimereux]by Ivan Sache

Wimereux is a sea resort of 7,000 inhabitants located on the Côte d'Opale, the portion of the coast of Pas-de-Calais between Calais and Boulogne-sur-Mer.
The Pointe des Oies (Geese Point) is located close to Wimereux. In August 1840, Prince Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte (later Emperor Napoléon III) landed there in an aborted attempt to uprise the Boulogne garrison againt King Louis-Philippe. After the failure of the attempt, the Prince was jailed in the fort of Ham (destroyed in 1917 during the First World War), from which he escaped on 25 May 1846, using the clothes of a mason named Badinguet. During the Second Empire, Victor Hugo, Napoléon III's main opponent, nicknamed him Napoléon le Petit (the Small), as opposed to Napoléon I le Grand (the Great) or Badinguet.

The burgee of the Club Nautique de Wimereux is a white triangle with a blue border all around and two white triangles with a blue border placed vertically along the hoist and a blue W in the middle.

Source: CNW website

Ivan Sache, 17 July 2002

Société des Régates de Calais

[SR Calais]by Ivan Sache

The Sociéte des Régates de Calais (SRC) was founded in 1951 as the Yacht Club du Nord de la France and took its actual name in 1988.

The burgee of the SRC reproduces the pattern of the municipal (andhistorical) flag of Calais, i.e. a white Scandinavian cross on a blue field. The charge shows a red shield with two yellow keys placed horizontally head to tail, surrounded by yellow leaves. I guess the keys are from the municipal arms and refer to the surrender of the city in 1347, when the famous 'Bourgeois de Calais' presented the city keys to King Edward III.

Source: SRC website

Ivan Sache, 12 May 2001

Yacht Club de Calais

[YC Calais]by Ivan Sache

The Yacht Club de Calais was founded in 1952.

The burgee of the YCC reproduces the pattern of the municipal (and historical) flag of Calais, i.e. a white Scandinavian cross on a blue field. Two yellow sails in a white disc are placed in the first quarter.

Source: YCC website

Ivan Sache, 20 May 2001

Yacht Club de Boulogne-sur-Mer

[YC Boulogne]by Ivan Sache

The Yacht Club de Boulogne-sur-Mer, established in 1997, has a burgee made of two light blue triangles along the hoist and a red lozenge in the rest of the flag. The lozenge is separated from the triangle by a white fimbriation. The letters Y, C and B, in dark blue are placed in the two triangles and the lozenge, respectively.

Source: YCB website