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Association Nautique de Bourgenay

[AN Bourgenay]by Ivan Sache

Port-Bourgenay is the marina of the village of Bourgenay, located near the small city of Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, 13 km south-east of Les Sables-d'Olonne.

The Association Nautique de Bourgenay was created in 1977 and the marina of Port-Bourgenay in 1985. In 1988, the ANB supported the yachting French Open (Open de France).

The burgee of the ANB is horizontally divided yellow blue with a very stylized black ANB in the middle.

Source: ANB website

Ivan Sache, 19 July 2003


Cercle Voile du Bois de la Chaize

[CV Bois de la Chaize]by Ivan Sache

Bois de la Chaize is a forest extending over 60 ha on the island of Noirmoutier. The forest is famous for its pinetrees, ilex, and mimosas, which are rather rare on the Atlantic coast.
Noirmoutier Island, reputed for potato growing, is separated from mainland by a narrow strait locally called the Gois. Until 1971 when a bridge was built, the island could be reached only at low tide by a submersible road. The road is 'decorated' with towers on which people who took the road a bit too late could climb and wait for the next low tide. The Tour de France took that slippery road a few years ago, with, as could have been expected, a general fall off of the bikers.

The Cercle Voile du Bois de la Chaize has a white burgee with initials C (big, in red), V B C (small, in black)

Source: CVBC website

Ivan Sache, 17 May 2001

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