BURGEE (bur' jee): triangular or swallowtail-shaped identification flag, esp. as flown by yachts (definition from Random House Collegiate Dictionary).
According to the LYC By-laws, section III:
The Club Burgee shall bear a silhouette of the former Cape Henlopen Lighthouse in white, with a red beam showing between the lens and the hoist, a white beam showing from the lens to the tip; all against a background of blue. The letter “L” is to be shown approximately half way between the lighthouse and the tip of the burgee in blue on the
white beam. The lighthouse on a 10 x 15 inch burgee shall be about 2 ½ inches from the hoist. Larger sized burgees shall follow the sameproportionate dimensions. The
burgee shape shall be three sided.
LYC U.S.A. Burgee List
LYC International Burgee List
Our collection of burgees has increased dramatically during the last few years with domestic as well as international burgees. This collection can be viewed throughout the club facilities. The entry foyer is designated as “The International Burgee Gallery” and all new regional pennants are placed directly into the active collection.
Members who travel, please check the LYC list of acquired burgees, to reduce duplicating those we already display. Remember to look for new burgees to add to our collection. It can be an enjoyable experience. There is an unwritten understanding that we (LYC) will exchange "one-of-ours-for-one-of-yours."
Burgees for "trading" can be obtained from the Burgeemeisters. Many of our acquisitions have been purchased from other Yacht Clubs and donated to our club by LYC members.
When you receive a new burgee, please contact the Burgeemeisters for display and recognition.
The Lewes Yacht Club is a member of the Yachting Club of America which allows reciprocity between member yacht clubs.
Lyc Burgeemeisters - Joan and Bill Reader
December 2016 - Thank you Bob and Barbara Petterson for years of service organizing and maintaining the Burgee list as well as arranging for our beautiful club display. LYC has gained wonderful notoriety with other clubs, as well as a beauty and interesting topics of conversation. Happy Retirement! We also welcome Bill and Joan Reader as the new Burgee aficionados.
2701 Cedar Street
P.O. Box 2
Lewes, DE 19958-0002
Roosevelt Inlet Coordinates: 38 47.94 N, 75 09.29 W