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Republic of Singapore Yacht Club

[Republic of Singapore Yacht Club Burgee] image located by Herman Felani M.Y., 13 May 2004

Source: http://www.rsyc.org.sg/membership/memorabilia.htm

The current burgee, as can seen at the above website, seems to have replaced the royal crown with a red merlion* and the Straits Settlements badge has been replaced with a white lozenge with a map of Singapore rendered in red.

* The merlion is a creature that has a fish's body and a lion head, created by the Singapore Tourism Board. A statue of this creature is placed at the mouth of the Singapore River, and is quite a tourist attraction here in Singapore"
"Part-fish, part lion, the Merlion is a fitting icon of Singapore as legend has it that the Singa, or lion, which Indonesian Prince Sang Nila Utama first caught a glimpse of on the island was seen near this  very spot. The Prince then decided to name the island 'Singapura' which in Sanskrit means Lion (Singa) City (Pura).

Integrating the lion head with the body of a fish was a way to pay tribute to Singapore's history as Temasek - the ancient sea town." From http://www.tourismsingapore.com/Discover/whatLandmarkMerlion.asp
Herman Felani M.Y., 13 May 2004

This burgee has been used for "The Republic of Singapore Yacht Club" since 1967.
Sharon Lee, Assistant Marketing & PR Manager of the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club
, 10 March 2011


Royal Singapore Yacht Club

Image with Tudor Crown

[Republic of Singapore Yacht Club Burgee]image by Clay Moss, 12 July 2014

Image with St. Edwards Crown

[Republic of Singapore Yacht Club Burgee] image located by Herman Ferani, 13 May 2004

Source: http://www.rsyc.org.sg/history/photos_burgees.htm#

It seems that from the above site, the former burgee of the Singapore Yacht Club was a blue pennant with a white cross throughout. It had the royal crown in the canton and the lozenge badge of the Straits Settlements is defaced on the lower hoist.
Herman Felani M.Y., 13 May 2004

The old burgee with the "crown" was used from 1924 to 1966. At that point in time, we are called "The Royal Singapore Yacht Club".
Sharon Lee, Assistant Marketing & PR Manager of the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club, 10 March 2011