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, […]
The 18ft skiff fleet is looking for crews for a number of skiffs this season. Are you up to the task of sailing in one of the most challenging high performance monohulls? Crews should be experienced in senior skiff or other similar high performance ...
No time to get the feel of the boat again for the Brisbanites on the weekend, who had to stand up to 4th rig, and what a battle it was. The start of the 2014-15 12ft skiff season started with a bang in 20-25kts and ...
via Dennis Kenna and the 18 Footers – The Classic Years group. Post by Brisbane 18 Footers Sailing Club.
Post by Brisbane 18 Footers Sailing Club.
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 […]
The season has come to a close for most Australian sailing clubs, and presentation nights will be being organised or run over the next few weeks (ours is on Saturday 31st May for that matter – contact Christine for details if you haven’t heard). The Eighteens usually give some votes of thanks to our volunteers […]
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