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Winning Appliances takes on Sydney Fleet.

On the weekend of 1st/ 2nd December Shane Smith, Shane Dickson and Jake Restall took their 18’ skiff on a road trip down to Sydney to measure their progress against the best in the country. This weekend was the first of a few major steps in the preparations to compete in their first attempt at […]

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2012 QLD State Titles – Heat 1 & 2

A mild day and flat bay set the stage for the first two heats of the Queensland State Titles 2012. Four boats rigged up on the lawn for the 3.5 lap windward return course. There was much frenzied stealing borrowing of gear from Bluewave and KND Digital as they struggled to make the start. KND […]

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When the Schmitt Hits the Fan

Five boats turned out for Heat 4 of the Three Buoys Race Series on February 4th 2012. The sun was out and the wind was below 25 knots for the first time in a month. A perfect day for racing. The fleet was looking tidy after some newly acquired sponsors, signage, rigs, sails and wetsuits […]

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Carnage on the Bay

Ben talks about their new primary sponsor, APC Logistics and preparing the boat and team for the World Title in Sydney in February. He also covers up his nervousness for the conditions reasonably well.     How Low Can She Go? It was a new moon and the tide was so low you could almost […]

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3 18 footers and a Moth collide

Brisbane 18 Footers in Warwick

Warwick. What a superb weekend! We drove west, found a dam, camped on the bank, ate like kings, had a few drinks, met some great people, broke a tiller extension, had a few drinks, sacrificed a boat, tipped one upside-down, drenched a newspaper reporter, had a few drinks and relaxed around the campfire with a […]

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Spring Racing

Spring Racing is on again and there’s not a smelly, cantankerous horse to be seen. No, our steeds are made of carbon fibre and high-tech sail cloth. Our jockeys aren’t midgets with squeaky voices. And, we don’t attract once-a-year-wannabe-racing-fans that just turn up to get drunk and wear stupid hats … although, that’s not to […]

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