Australia Day Regatta

Australia Day 2022

186th Australia Day Regatta

The Australia Day Regatta, the oldest continuously-conducted annual sailing regatta in the world, has been conducted each year since 1837. From its beginnings, the regatta has been about equality and opportunity.

Lane Cove 12ft Sailing Skiff Club invites sabot sailors and their families to celebrate the 186th Australia Day Regatta on Sunday January 23, 2022. We have a day of serious fun and some not so serious racing planned.

Proudly supported by SYDNEY SAILMAKERS

On the day

LC12ftSSC will be running three races for 1-Up and 2-Up sabots. Members and friends are encouraged to join in the spirit of the day.

The day is also for family and friends - please register your interest to join in the fun. Cost $25/head for sailors (includes race entry and sausage sizzle). Food and drinks available for family and friends to purchase.

10:30am - 11:30am Registration
11:30am Sausage sizzle
12:00pm Competitor briefing
1:00pm First warning signal (Racing)
Presentation will be as early as possible after racing concludes

No warning signal after 1600hrs.

After presentation families are encouraged to stay and enjoy a BBQ on the deck. BYO meat and salads.

On the Day

Prizes will be awarded for best dressed sailors, most helpful and courteous sailors. Second and third place getters on both Scratch and Handicap will be presented with Australia Day Regatta medallions.

Winners at Town Hall

Winners on both Handicap and Scratch are invited to a presentation at Sydney Town Hall in March.

Australia Day 2020

LC12ftSSC hosted the 184th Australia Day Regatta in the Sabot division with a fantastic turnout of both junior sailors and their families. A total of 31 boats raced on the day, 9 boats travelled down from Northern NSW including a family from Port Macquarie and 3 boats came from Drummoyne.

The BBQ was fired up early so all could enjoy Bacon and Egg Rolls followed by Chicken wraps and Lamb wraps with mint yoghurt sauce for lunch and Lamingtons for afternoon tea.

There was some competitive racing and overall the kids had a great day on the water sailing and then playing on the 'LillyPad' post lunch.

A big thank you to John Wotherspoon our Race Officer, Claudette Rones who assisted John and operated the radio and Jodie Coates, Cindy Reid and Anna Cullinane who did the registration, flags and scoring. Also a big thank you to all the parents who pitched in and helped on the day in a variety of ways, thank you!, Without your assistance the day could not happen.

Proudly supported by

Dyson & Tatham Plumbers

Chapman High Performance Sails

Australia Day 2019

A selection of photos from the day.

Proudly supported by

Dyson & Tatham Plumbers

Australia Day 2018

A selection of photos from the day. As well as the racing we have 'Best Dressed Sailors' and much more.