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Ely Sailing Club (United Kingdom)

Last modified: 2014-07-16 by rob raeside
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[Ely Sailing Club] image by Ivan Sache, 15 July 2006

Ely Sailing Club (ESC) was founded in 1946 on the banks of a disused clay pit.
The burgee of ESC is red with three yellow keys. I am not sure of the real placement of the keys since the source shows the burgee drawn "floating".
I guess that the three yellow keys on the red background allude to the arms of the See of Ely. "Gules, three crowns Or", is first found being used by Bishop William of Louth (or William de Luda), the twelfth Bishop of Ely, in 1290. They are the arms attributed to Saint Etheldreda, who died long before heraldry began, and are a differenced version of the arms attributed to the Kings of East Anglia (azure three crowns Or).Ivan Sache, 15 July 2006

Their web pages show a burgee logo with the middle key higher; their pdf documents show a burgee logo with the middle key lower.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 17 October 2007