Port Lincoln Yacht Club

Historical Gallery

Canowie 1883, winner of the 1883 Port Lincoln Regatta. Run by the PL Regatta Club in the 1800's who put on an annual sports day on the town beach. The Club later merged with the Port Lincoln Sailing Club which had a blue and white pennant to become the Port Lincoln Sailing & Regatta Club. The Club went into recess due to a lack of support caused by the first World War and the depression. The Port Lincoln Yacht Club was formed in 1931. It went into recession during the second World War to be reformed by Roy King, the new proprietor of the Flinder's Guest House in Liverpool Street, who met with local foundation member, Jack Randall, and introduced the then new heavy weight Sharpie.

First Juniors to attend Schools Regatta at West Lakes in approximately 1974. Carin Degraff (Haldane) and Ross Haldane (Coaches), Wayne Murphy (Commodore), Barry Hendrickson (Sailing Officer) and the Junior Sailing Team (names unknown).


Coca Cola Interschools  Sailing Regatta West Lakes 1990. Back L to R: David Murphy, MIchael Kammerman, Travis Henson, Anthony Roe, Adam Kemp. Front L to R: Wade Henson, Steven Kammerman, Sam Abbott.

Australian Team Racing 1994 State and National Champions, Port Lincoln High School. Gary Walpole (Manager), Sam Abbott, Alastair Haldane, Tyson Leech, Amy Walpole, Luke Frears, Paul Buckland, Fynn Mueller, Tim Frears (Captain), Daryl Frears (Coach).


Nautilus, a reminder of happy days at Port Lincoln Carnival 11 February 1932. 56'6" Alden designed, built RT Searle, Adelaide 1929. Owned by Frank Verco, father of Brian.

Miss Australia attends an Hawaiian Cabaret in PLYC Boat Shed.

Start of an early Lincoln to Tumby Bay race

Foundation Committee 1939: Back L to R: FW Ives, WG Hurrell, K Midvick (Snow), JT Mortlock (Patron), AA Stenross, MG Henderson. Front L to R: Jim Eglinton, Bob Medwell (Commodore), Allan Payze (Secretary), Byron Johnson.

Start of Division One in 1970's

Club building completed

505 Sailors heading to National circa 1959

A day out on club members boats




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