• 12s – Reid Memorial Handicap

    They are calling it Big Saturday and even typing this two days later hurts my forearms..!! The scene was set for an epic day of racing.. The forecast was for 15-20kts out of the South with an incoming tide.. We all knew it was going ...

Brace yourselves – 2014-15 Season is coming

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, […]

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More Classic 18ft Skiff photos

via Dennis Kenna and the 18 Footers – The Classic Years group.   Post by Brisbane 18 Footers Sailing Club.

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Would this catch on?

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.        

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H10s 2014 Aust Champs Race 3

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 […]

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H10s 2014 Aust Champs Race 2

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 […]

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H10s 2014 Aust Champs Race 1

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 […]

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2014 Australian 12ft Skiff Championship Wrap-up

[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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