February 16, 2020
 South Freeport, ME
11:08 AM / 11:25 PM
04:47 AM / 05:28 PM
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  • HYC Burgee Exchange Program

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    HYC encourages its members to exchange burgees with other yacht clubs they visit.

    1. Prior to the visit the visiting member shall check the Burgee Exchange Log or check with the Flag Officer Ric Quesada to determine that a burgee has not already been exchanged with the club they intend to visit.  Contact Ric Quesada to pick up a medium size burgee (12” x 18”).
    2. The Flag Officer shall maintain a log containing the list of exchange clubs and photographs documenting the exchange.  The log will be kept available in the clubhouse and on the website – Click Here.
    3. During the visit the HYC member shall, with the other clubs permission, conduct the burgee exchange and document the event with a digital photograph and a formal narrative indicating when, where, and with whom the exchange took place as well as a brief description/history of the exchanging yacht club. Scroll below to see a perfect example of an exchange narrative.
    4. Upon exchange completion the member shall present the digital photograph, the narrative describing the exchange, and the exchange Burgee to the Flag Officer. This exchange will be announced on the website and HYC newsletter.
    5. There shall be no charge for exchanged burgees.  The cost of the program will come from HYC general funds.

    The “Perfect” Burgee Exchange with Sundby Sejl-forening (Sundby Sailing Association) in Copenhagen, Denmark

    DSC01241_2A terrific picture of member Al Voskian with Peter Dragsbæk and Jytte Syska (husband and wife) in front of the Sundy Sailing Association’s marina in the outskirts of Copenhagen (about 3 miles from Copenhagen Airport).

    http://www.sundby-sejlforening.dk  (the website is only in Danish. We all will need Peter Gerquest our Scandinavian member to translate!)

    Peter and Jytte are members of the association and Al’s sailing friends. Jytte is also a business partner in Al’s consulting work.   His business trips to Denmark usually include a day sail or two, weather permitting.

    The HYC burgee will go on the wall of the restaurant in the marina, hanging with many other yacht club burgees.

    Al will bring back the Sundby burgee to our club soon!