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Paris (Department and Municipality, France): Yacht clubs

Last modified: 2003-01-18 by ivan sache
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Cercle de la Voile de Paris

[Flag of CV Paris]by Ivan Sache

The Cercle de la Voile de Paris (CVP) was founded in 1868, when Cercle des Voiliers de la Basse-Seine merged with Cercle des Yachts de Paris.

CVP was initially located in Argenteuil, a port on the Seine downriver from Paris which was a main center of recreational and sport boating at that time, and has been very often illustrated by the Impressionnist painters. In 1893, the yacht club moved further downstream to Les Mureaux, where it is still located. Les Mureaux is now a main center of aerospace science.

The most important success of the CVP was the gold medal won by its member Jacques Lebrun in the Olympic Gamers of Los Angeles (1932).

The CVP includes now more than 300 members, and has kept its social seat in Paris.

The flag is red with a white lozenge touching the edges of the flag and a blue star in the middle. It was designed at the end of the XIXth century by the painter Morel-Fatio, who was the Curator of the Marine Museum in Paris.

Source: CVP website

[Burgee of CV Paris]by Ivan Sache

The burgee of the CVP can be seen for instance in the Grand Larousse du XXe Siècle (1928).

Ivan Sache, 12 May 2001