australia4Australia IV

Skipper: David Swales

Original
1943
Sail Insignia
Union Jack

Replica
2007
Builder
Billy Fisher Jnr 

Beam
7ft
Jumpers
Red – so as not to show the blood! Also:  White with emblem

Original built in 1943 by Bill Fisher Snr and his sons Tom and Jimmy.  It was club champion in 1944 and 1945 and  State Champion in 1945 and 1946.

Replica built by Bill Fisher Jnr as a tribute to his family, from a model owned and passed down through the generations.

Historically the sail insignia for Australia IV is the Union Jack (the British national flag).

So we have “Britannia” with a red Australian Ensign (since 1912 the official flag for merchant ships registered in Australia), and “Australia IV” with the Union Jack!

Dedication text on boat: “To The Fisher Family of La Perouse”