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Corinthian Yacht Club (U.S.)


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[Corinthian Yacht Club] image by Ivan Sache, 18 July 2010

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Corinthian Yacht Club

The Corinthian Yacht Club (CYC) was founded on 7 July 1885 in Marblehead. Famous visitors of the club were the presidential yacht "Mayflower", 1925-1926, and USS "Constitution", 1997. CYC originally had "males only" membership, but this slowly evolved: "In 1891 Corinthian established races for women and by 1910 Corinthian women were able to use the dining room. It was not until after World War II that women were permitted to enter the Club bar, and not until 1985 that they were admitted to full membership. Today Corinthian women participate in all activities and chair a number of committees."

The burgee of CYC, flown over the clubhouse, is diagonally divided from the lower left corner white-red-blue, with a blue star in canton.

Ivan Sache, 18 July 2010