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

Part 3

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Part 3 of this series shall describe the yacht clubs not located on the Vieux-Port.

Ivan Sache, 13 December 2003

Club La Pelle

[Club La Pelle]by Ivan Sache

Club La Pelle started in 1918, when a group of friends met on week-ends in the small port of the Roucas-Blanc to go sea-skiffing. In 1923, they registered the club name with the aim of promoting nautical sport. The skiffers were later joined by yachtmen, windsurfers and catamaran owners. The port of the Roucas-Blanc is located west of the city center, close to the beaches of Marseilles.

The most common meaning of pelle in French is a shovel. Here, however, pelle must be understood as a colloquial world for rame, an oar.

The burgee of Club La Pelle is red with a white disk near the hoist.

Source: Club La Pelle website

Ivan Sache, 19 March 2002

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