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Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club (United Kingdom)

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[Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club] image by Clay Moss, 26 July 2014
 

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Flag of Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club

The ensign of the Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club (and granted in 1929, Victorian crown notwithstanding).
Ian Sumner, 25 June 2002

The special ensign of the Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club was granted in 1879, but transferred from the Red Ensign to the Blue Ensign in 1929.
David Prothero, 26 June 2002

That is the blue ensign of the Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club. The white rose is the emblem of Yorkshire, while the red rose is the emblem of Lancashire. When the House of Lancaster fought the House of York for the crown of England it was called the War of the Roses. The Tudors combined both the red rose and white rose to make the Tudor rose (red petals on the outside, white on the inside) and ever since the Tudor rose has been used for Royal Heraldry when a general rose is required. The separate white and red roses are still used by their respective counties and by state official especially connected with them. For example York Herald's emblem is a sun with a white rose in the centre, a "Rose en soleil".
Graham Bartram, 15 August 2000


Burgee

[Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club] image by Clay Moss, 26 July 2014

The Dumpy Book of Ships and the Sea (1957) shows the burgee as a crown over a white rose on a blue field.
James Dignan, 12 February 2008

When the special ensign of the RYYC was red, so was their burgee.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 2 May 2019