Some skiffies are madly sanding, fairing and painting into mad hours of the night and all weekend. Others walk past their charges on the way to work, brush leaves off the tarp (those boats lucky enough to have one), and get in their cars and drive off, with nary a thought to going sailing. Yes, […]
Another great turnout in Brisbane with the weather and the skiffs getting acquainted in style. Club champ points were up for grabs and it was a ding dong battle at the front with Tank Girl and Ghetto Sled match racing around 3 laps on the ...
After another long week of crazy forecasts and probably a little too much smack talk among the lads, the QLD 12’s were fired up and raring to go when Saturday finally came..!! The breeze wasn’t quite as strong as the early week forecasts, however a ...
The training will involve on-shore and on-water activities in all aspects of what is required on a race day, i.e. GPS usage for laying courses and the safe rescue of skiffs/ kiteboards. Our Principal Race Officer, John Chiplin, will be conducting the session. ALL ...
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BBQ Donut Boats. As rounding marks on the course. Would these make an awesome top mark, or what? It would be one way to get up close and personal for sponsors…. Of course, it has been done in previous America’s Cup events from memory.
Courtesy of Peter Burgess (with slight correction) By now the breeze was a steady 10 to 12 knots with some larger gusts when the race got underway with a clean start at 1321. For this heat there were only 7 starters, with 4 withdrawals. As can be seen by the photo, Bulimba Point was very […]
Courtesy of Peter Burgess from the NSW 10s By the start of Race 2 breeze had settled into an 8 knot Nor-Wester which was in the sweet range for the big number 1 rigs, with gusts to 10 knots. The start saw the fleet clean away at 1200. Immediately after the start the fleet split […]
Courtesy of Peter Burgess from the NSW 10s. A skippers meeting, held at 0900 agreed to do 3 races back to back, in order to get a result for the titles. The breeze at this meeting was reaching up to 5 knots, which was unusual after the last two days. Most skiffs rigged with their […]
[singlepic id=1303 w=350 h= float=left] Experienced campaigners Brett Hobson and Brad Phillips aboard “Garde” take out the 79th 12ft Skiff Australian Championships. The light conditions continued for the last three races at Waterloo Bay, Brisbane. A warm seabreeze came in Sunday which made for a relaxing afternoon sail. Garde continued their winning streak, winning the […]
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