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Marseilles (Municipality, France): Flags and burgees of yacht clubs

Part 2

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Introduction

Part 2 of this series shall describe the yacht clubs located on the Quai du Port - north, on right hand when looking at the sea, where the city hall of Marseilles was built.

Ivan Sache, 13 December 2003


Union Nautique du Canal de la Douane

[UN Canal de la Douane]by Ivan Sache

The ancient building of the maritime customs (douane), still in use today, was bordered in the past by a narrow canal.

The burgee of the UNCD is white with a blue cross. A red disc charged with the white letters UN / CD (on two rows) is placed in the middle of the cross.

Ivan Sache, 13 December 2003


Cercle Nautique Phocéen

[CN Phoceen]by Ivan Sache

Phocéen is ofen used as an epithet for the city of Marseilles (la cité phocéenne), as a reference to the early Phocean colons who founded the city of Massilia.

The burgee of the CNP is white with a light blue cross and the blue letters CNP placed on an imaginary diagonal, the N being in the middle of the cross.

Ivan Sache, 13 December 2003


Société des Canotiers Marseillais

[Canotiers Marseillais]by Ivan Sache

Canotiers is a rather old-fashioned word for boaters.

The burgee of the SCM is horizontally divided red-white-red with the blue letters SCM on the white stripe.

[Canotiers Marseillais]by Ivan Sache

The flag of the SCM, a rectangular version of the burgee, is flown over the clubhouse.

Ivan Sache, 13 December 2003


Union Nautique Provençale

[UN Provencale]by Ivan Sache

The burgee of the UNP is vertically divided regular blue-white (seven stripes), with the red letters U, N and P placed in the white stripes, respectively.

[UN Provencale]by Ivan Sache

The flag of the UNP, a rectangular version of the burgee, is flown over the clubhouse.

Ivan Sache, 13 December 2003


Association des Vieux Marins Bateliers du Vieux Port

[Vieux Marins Bateliers]by Ivan Sache

Batelier (from bateau, ship) is another word for seaman.

The burgee of the AVMBVP is white with a light blue cross and a red anchor placed in the middle of the cross.

Ivan Sache, 13 December 2003

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