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Derwent Sailing Squadron (Australia)

Sandy Bay, Tasmania

Last modified: 2019-03-25 by ian macdonald
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[Derwent Sailing Squadron burgee]image by Rob Raeside, 5 February 2019

Estb: 1906. Location: Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay, TAS.
Source: Lloyd’s Register of Yachts. London, 1910.

Burgee: Pennant 4:7 (print image). “As per the current constitution The Squadron Burgee shall be Red, with White Cross and Navy Blue Maltese Cross in the upper inner canton.”
Source: Abbalena Whelan, DSS Administration Manager. Email 29 January 2019.

"The Derwent Sailing Squadron, under the name of the Domain Sailing Squadron, was formed in February 1906 . . ."
"[In] 1907. The Domain Sailing Squadron was renamed Derwent Sailing Squadron following the Derwent Sailing Club receiving Royal Charter and renaming itself the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania."
Source: accessed 25 January 2019,
Peter Edwards, 2 February 2019

Version 2.3 - 3 May 2018:

The Squadron Burgee shall be Red, with White Cross and Navy Blue Maltese Cross in upper inner canton.

The Commodore's Flag shall be the Squadron Burgee with swallow-tail. The Retired Commodore's Flag shall be similar to the Commodore's Flag with the letter "R" in the lower inner canton (their flag to be worn only by members who have held the office of Commodore of the Squadron). The Vice-Commodore's Flag, a similar flag with one navy blue ball in the lower inner canton, and the Rear Commodore's Flag, a similar flag with two navy blue balls in the lower inner canton and placed horizontally."

Photographs showing their 2017/18 Summer Prize Night include the hoist of a prize pennant in two cases:
Though the Maltese Cross looks really black in these, these pennants probably give an impression of the current design of the burgee.

(The source page uses the full-sized photographs as thumbnails, thus loading something like 300 times too much information. Start loading the page at your own risk.

Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 6 February 2019