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Royal Irish Yacht Club, Ireland

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[Royal Irish Yacht Club flag] image by Graham Bartram, 8 February 2011
Source: http://www.flags.net/IREL14.htm

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Royal Irish Yacht Club ensign

Ensign is white, the national flag in the canton, yellow lady harp, crowned, in the lower fly.
Jan Mertens, 8 February 2011


Historical Royal Irish Yacht Club ensign

[Royal Irish Yacht Club flag] image by Martin Grieve, 21 December 2005

Details of the ensign were reproduced in "Papers Relating to Yacht Clubs" published by order of the House of Commons, 22 July 1859.

"By the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, &c.

Whereas we deem it expedient that the vessels belonging to the Royal Irish Yacht Club shall be permitted to wear a burgee and ensign, as described on the diagram opposite, on board their respective vessels : We do therefore by virtue of the power and authority vested in us hereby warrant and authorise a burgee and ensign as described on the diagram to be worn on board the respective vessels belonging to the Royal Irish Yacht Club accordingly.

Given under our hands and the Seal of Office of Admiralty the 17th day of October 1831.
(signed) G.H.L.Dundas. S.J.B.Pechell
By command of their Lordships. (Signed by a Secretary)"

The diagram was an asymmetric cross on a rectangle, as reproduced in the image above. The word 'red' had been printed on each arm of the cross, with the quarters one to four marked 'Union Jack', 'White', Arms of Ireland, and 'White' respectively.
David Prothero, 21 December 2005

This ensign was replaced on 10 August 1846 by a Blue Ensign with yellow crown and harp in the fly. This ensign is still current (or was in 2009) and available for any British registered vessel owned by a member of the Royal Irish Yacht Club.
David Prothero, 9 February 2011


Burgee

[Royal Irish Yacht Club burgee] image by Graham Bartram, 8 February 2011
Source: http://www.flags.net/IREL14.htm

The Dumpy Book of Ships and the Sea (1957) shows the burgee blue with a lady harp surmounted by a crown.
James Dignan, 12 February 2008

A clickable drawing appears on Wikipedia as well: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Irish_Yacht_Club
Jan Mertens, 8 February 2011