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Athletic Nautical Club of Rhodos

[Burgee of ANC Rhodos]

Burgee of ANC Rhodos - Image by Ivan Sache, 19 July 2005

The burgee of the Athletic Nautical Club of Rhodos is quartered light blue-yellow with a yellow disk bordered white and charged with a light blue sailboat.
Athletic Nautical Club of Rhodos is the organizer of the Rhodos Cup.

Source: Greek Sailing Federation

Ivan Sache, 19 July 2005


Hellenic Offshore Racing Club

[Burgee of Hellenic Offshore RC]

Burgee of Hellenic Offshore Racing Club - Image by Ivan Sache, 19 July 2005

Hellenic Offshore Racing Club (HORC, Πανελλήνιος Όμιλος Ιστιοπλοΐας Ανοικτής Θαλάσσης) was established in 1961 in Piraeus. For many years, it was the only Greek sailing club involved only in offshore sailing. HORC organizes the most important sailing race in Greece, the Aegean Rally. HORC is operating an offshore racing school since 1969, with more than 15,000 graduates to date, and is representing Greece at the International Offshore Committee in Mediterranean for 25 years.

The burgee of HORC is quartered red-blue with a white disc charged with a blue fouled anchor.

Source: HORC website

Ivan Sache, 19 July 2005


Mykonos Yacht Club

[Mykonos YC]

Burgee of Mykonos YC - Image by Ivan Sache, 27 September 2003

MYC was founded on 30 July 2002 by Kestrel Trading Corporation, a company based in Mauritius. The club is located at Ornos Bay (37° 25' 25" N / 25° 19' 33" E) on the island of Mykonos (Cyclades archipelago).

The burgee of MYC is red with a blue triangle placied along the hoist but not reaching the top and the bottom of the flag, charged with MYK in white. MYK represents the international letters for Mykonos.

Source: MYC website

Ivan Sache, 27 September 2003


Nautical Club of Kalamaki

[NC Kalamaki]

Burgee of NC Kalamaki - Image by Ivan Sache, 17 July 2002

Kalamaki is located in the south-eastern outskirts of Athens, close to the international airport.

The burgee of Nautical Club of Kalamaki (NOK) has an unusual shape, being not exactly triangular but ending with a roundish point. It has five horizontal blue-white-blue-white-blue stripes merging in a single blue field near the hoist and a white disk with NOK above 1947 in red letters.

Source: NOK website

Ivan Sache, 17 July 2002


Nautical Club of Palaion Faliron

[NC Palaion Faliron]

Burgee of NC Palaion Faliron - Image by Ivan Sache, 27 January 2002

Palaios Faliron is located south of Athens and east of Piraeus, on a bay called 'Ormos Falirou'. Palaios Faliron is located on the eastern part of the bay whereas Neon Faliron is located on the western part of the bay. I guess that Palaios and Neon stand for Old and New, respectively.

Nautical Club of Palaion Faliron has a dark blue burgee with a white chevron placed along the hoist.

Source: NCPF website

Ivan Sache, 27 January 2002


Tzitzifies Kallithea Yacht Club (NOTK)

[NOTK burgee]

Burgee of NOTK - Image by Ivan Sache, 14 March 2010

The Tzitzifies Kallithea Yacht Club (NOTK) was founded in 1958 in Kallithea, Attica, as the Tzitzifies Kallithea Nautic Club. Tzitzifies is a beach famous for its fish taverns. Based in the Nautical Sports Port built for the 2004 Olympic Games, NOTK is involved today in sailing, canoe-kayak, swimming and fishing. In 2000, NOTK had the largest sporting yacht fleet among the clubs registered with the Hellenic Sailing Federation.

NOTK member Sofia Bekatorou (b. 1977), won the gold medal in the women's 470 class, pairing with Aimilia Tsoulfa, in the 2004 Olympic Games (Athens); the two sailors extinguished the Olympic flame during the closure ceremony. They were honoured with the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award in 2002 and 2004.
In the 2008 Olympics (Beijing), Sofia Bekatorou, teaming with Virginia Kravarioti and Sofia Papdopoulou, won the bronze medal in the Yngling class.
Sofia Bekatorou also won the 470 European Championship in 2001 and 2002, and the 470 World Championships in 2001, 2002 and 2003.

The burgee of NOTK, as shown graphicaly on the club's website, is horizontally divided blue-white-blue with the blue letters "NOTK" in the white stripe.

Ivan Sache, 14 March 2010

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