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Flag of YCC - Image by Ivan Sache, 23 July 2006
The municipality of Carolles (711 inhabitants; much more in summer) is located on the north-eastern end of the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel, 10 km south of Granville and 20 km north-west of Avranches. The sea resort of Carolles, later known as Carolles-Plage, was founded in 1860 by people from Avranches and developed mostly after 1870, due to the building of the Paris-Avranches railway and the exile of people from Paris because of the Prussian invasion. From 1908 to 1935, Carolles-Plage was served by the Granville-Sourdeval tramway, which increased the popularity of the resort.
Yacht Club de Carolles (YCC), one of the
oldest yacht clubs in Normandy, was founded in 1931 by the friends of the
painter Simon (who built a house on the cliffs of Carolles in 1882)
oversummering in Carolles. The group of painters who enjoyed the
picturesque landscape of Carolles is recalled by the so-called
Painters' Valley (Vallée des Peintres), surmounted by the tramway
viaduct often portrayed by the painters.
The flag of YCC is blue with the emblem of the club, which is a nice composition of the letters YCC forming a sailboat. The website of the YCC shows also the former emblems of the club, which are much less interesting.
The burgee of YCC is probably the triangular version of the flag.
Ivan Sache, 23 July 2006