Any chance of someone designing Jeanneau Owners pennant. I've met a few of thew owners from this web site but only by chance. There must be a design that we could have made/printed independently. Which one of you is a designer and who can suggest a cheap way of making a pennant?
I have considered this several times over the years, and agree it would be very nice to have. The reason I have personally have not gone ahead (but that certainly doesn't exclude others taking it up...) is whilst you can get one-offs made - the price will obviously reduce with volume, but then holding such a stock has issues plus the carriage costs to send out to our very widespread a worldwide membership. Then there is the issue of payment (although that is now much easier with things like PayPal)
A couple of years ago I redesigned and had produced burgees/pennants for my own yacht club
These we sell for £20 which is close to actual cost.
These are made by www.hampshireflag.co.uk/Yacht-Club-Burgees.htm and are well made and look pretty good - the price on their website is for quite a small one - our £20 ones are 18" in the fly which works for most boats from say 25 -45 foot and we had an initial order of 20 units. I suspect that for one off 18" flags direct would be at least £30 plus carriage. But maybe there are members with links to cheaper suppliers elsewhere in the World?
If someone wants to design a pennant and/or logo they would be great. The current "three stars" purple white blue is a reworking - as some already know - of the Jeanneau One Design logo - which I used rather than simply plagerising the main Jeanneau star logo - we might now be able to get approval to use that - but they are strict on their corporate colours etc and I have always felt there is an important distinction that we are a fully independent group, unlike some other "Owners Associations" that get active support from the manufacturers.
The problem usually is the quality and lack of UV stability. Maybe in Northern Europe they last a while, here in the Med they are "eaten" by the sun in a matter of months, as usually you leave these things hanging under your port spreader all the time.
For an organization like the forum, where members are scattered around the world, I think the best thing would be to have a detailed design that could be downloaded and taken to any shop for production. This would avoid issues of inventory, shipping, taxes, etc. It would also leave details like materials (stitched vs silk screened, for instance) and size up to the purchaser.
looks like you have stared something here ;-) maybe we run a competition if we get lots of options...
Like Don think the code flags rather than wingdings would be better. The Jeanneau star itself is not copyright and the basic compass rose has many options for example: compass rose images Think we should at least stick with a 8 point star
I agree that the red/yellow colors of the "O" aren't very appealing. One solution might be to change the "O" to the colors of the other letters. Not traditional, but at least it wouldn't change it to another letter.
I like Malcom's idea of using a graphic suggesting a group. I've looked at some icon collections and haven't found anything outstanding. But I'm no graphic artist.
Perhaps a graphic indicating that we have members around the world?
Last Edit: Apr 24, 2016 16:33:54 GMT by Don Reaves
The project for the worldwide pennant burgee is still progressing, albeit at a slower rate than I would have hoped. I am currently awaiting a confirmation from Jeanneau corporate team but am hopeful to have the final design ready for roll out in next few months. Thanks for your patience. Malcolm
Well it has been a long time in the making, but the new logo has at last now been finalised ;-) Many thanks to all those who helped in the design and selection phases. And to Ian of course for raising the idea in the first place. The design has also been approved by Jeanneau, which I think is really important.
It should now be simple to individually have a pennant made up, or indeed the logo might be used for clothing, embroidery or even vinyl decals etc.
I will be away sailing quite a lot this summer ;-) but in the Autumn/Fall will have a look at options to have some pennants made up, although cost of shipping worldwide might be an issue. It was also suggested some badges/lapels might appeal?