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Spectator boat for Bay skiff racing

As part of our plans to boost interest in our local skiff racing scene, the Brisbane 18 Footers are proud to announce our spectator boat will commence this Saturday (November 12th) to follow the 12 & 18ft skiff action. [singlepic id=200 w=320 h=240 float=left]   Watch the sailing action from the comfort of a spectator […]

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Classic 18ft Skiffs

In 1993, a group of our veteran 18 Foot Skiff sailors decided to revive the class at the old Bulimba clubhouse.  Two years earlier 18ft skiff sailing folded due to the increasing costs of the high performance winged boats, and the ever shrinking sponsorship funds to keep them on the water.  A decision was made […]

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Season opening races this weekend!

It’s that time of year when the dust, leaves and cobwebs are hosed off the boats, skippers and crews try to find those lost gloves or booties, and rock up to the rigging area scratching their heads trying to remember just which rope goes where, and trying not to have too many bits left over […]

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AGM – this weekend!

Current financial members are invited to attend the AGM this coming Saturday (27 August) starting promptly at 10am, at the Clubhouse at Morningside. Historical 10ft Skiff skippers and owners are invited to attend a meeting at 8:45am sharp to discuss some proposed changes to the class rules around buoyancy tanks (mainly driven by the Sydney-siders requiring deep-water […]

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Onboard video from Sailtech - Brisbane 18 Footers

Sailtech Sails shows how it’s done

Onboard video from the Queensland Champions. Not to be outdone, the lads on Pure Blonde Qld enjoy the ride home after Heat 4…

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Moreton Bay’s Wildlife on Show for the 18s

Light to moderate NE winds 8-13 knots welcomed the three 18s for a warm but enjoyable day on Moreton Bay – Boat Mate, Bulimba Fire Truck and Red Claw Wines Qld. Unfortunately Queenslander never made it out of the rigging park due to the lack of one crew member while Asko Appliances Qld and Queensland […]

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