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Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club ensign image by Clay Moss, 17 April 2009
Source: photos of the club ensign

Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club variant
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club ensign image by Clay Moss, 17 April 2009
Source: flag as manufactured

Burgee
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club ensign image by Clay Moss, 18 April 2009


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Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club

The image of the variant looks nothing like any illustration that I have ever seen. However, I traced this image directly off of a Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club ensign that came directly from the club. I have seen photos of the badge displayed mid fly and lower fly quarter.
Clay Moss, 17 April 2009

About the emblem shown on the RHKYC: Was it used in the ensign/burgee previously - the design shown must be of latter more modern design. Beside the dragon, that older badge includes a ribbon with RHKYC name inscribed and five hills.
Željko Heimer, 18 April 2009

I think the emblem at the website is/was used only for other purposes. I think that it once graced the entrance of the club and it has certainly been used on letterheads, websites etc.

With that said, I'm under the impression that the image that I have sumitted was the ensign/burgee badge for some time. However, I do not know that for certain.

This arrangement though would not be unique among British yacht clubs. I have seen maybe 3 or 4 other instances where a club's ensign badge and its badge used for other purposes were a bit different.

I'm still researching the 2 flags in the old picture. I think the one on the viewers right is simply an undefaced British.
Clay Moss, 18 April 2009

Estb: 1889 as the Hong Kong Corinthian Sailing Club. "At the General Meeting of the [club] held in October 1893 a resolution was passed that application should be made to the Admiralty for permission to call the club 'The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club' and fly the blue ensign with a distinctive mark on the flag. A warrant was granted by the Lords of the Admiralty on 15th. May 1894."
Sources: Quote: http://www.rhkyc.org.hk/History.aspx
Image: Lloyd's Register of Yachts 1885.


Images from Lloyds Yacht Register

historic Royal Hong Kong Yach Club ensigns image contributed by David Prothero, 18 April 2009
Source: Top image - Lloyds Yacht Register, 1897
Bottom image - Lloyds Yacht Register, 1928

Commodore and Past Commodore Distinguishing Flags

Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Commodore
Swallow Tail 7:10 and 7:9 to crotch (photo image). Blue field superimposed by the Club’s burgee image (white dragon) in centre.

Past Commodore
Swallow Tail circa 3:12 and 3:10 to crotch (photo image). Blue field superimposed by three 1 unit diameter red disks (2 and 1) next to hoist and the Club’s burgee image (white dragon) centred 5 units from hoist.
Source: "Changing Guard.” Ahoy! July/August 2018: 15.
Peter Edwards, 16 July 2018