Largs Bay Sailing Club
Australia Day Regatta
"The Red Ensign Trophy"


Presented to the winner of the Australia Day Regatta conducted at LBSC
This annual regatta is open to sailors from all clubs and classes.
The Australia Day Regatta is sponsored by Flinders Ports.

Year Winner - Skipper & Crew Class of Boat Sail Num. Boat Name Club
2018 Regatta abandoned due to light winds N/A - - -
2017 Jalina Kambas-Thompson
& Jack Fletcher
International Fireball 15011 Ballbreaker ASC
2016 Matthew Carter
& Matthew Neale
International Fireball  15101 Sunsets  LBSC
2015  Glen Emery
& Grant Edwards
Cherub Class  3148 Cunning Ling.   LBSC
Rob Gayle Sabre Class 1389 Piccolo BSYC
Mark Soulsby Sabre Class  1856 Therapeutic  ASC
2012 Matthew Carter
& Matthew Neale
International Fireball 14811 Mini Mee LBSC
  New Trophy - January 2012        


Australian Red Ensign

Why does Largs Bay Sailing Club fly the Red Ensign
instead of the current Australian Flag.

The Australian Red Ensign arose from the 1901 Commonwealth Government Federal Flag Design Competition.  From 1901 to 1954 the red ensign was used by state governments, private organisations and individuals. 

The Flags Act 1953 lifted the restrictions on use of the Blue Ensign, which then became the Australian National flag used for official and other events.

The Shipping Registration Act of 1981 confirmed that the Red Ensign was the proper "colours" for Australian registered ships and that private boats could fly either the Red Ensign or the Australian National Flag.  After that time flying of the red ensign became a rarity on land.

Largs Bay Sailing Club had flown the Red Ensign since the club's foundation in 1926-1927 and therefore the club officers decided to continue as a tradition to use the Red Ensign as the club's official Australian flag.


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Sailing Events at LBSC

2017/18 LBSC Sailing Program
Day .. Sat, 7th Oct 2017
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Major Regattas scheduled at LBSC
NS14 Natl Champ Dec 17- Jan 18 .. More Info
2018 Aust Day Regatta .. View Info & Results
Tasar Aust Champ Dec 18- Jan 19 .. TBA
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