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2018-19 Season Opener

And so the sailing season has begun. Saturday saw the 12’ skiffs commence the season at the 18footers opening day hosted by RQYS. Two of 12’s rocked up ready to rumble; Giddy Up and Carbon Chandlery.  The 18s were not completely without representation as Steve and Paul plus Jack and Josh put an 18footer on […]

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2017-18 Season Opener – Racing Roundup

Another glamour day on the bay clear blue sky, 15 knots NE, incoming tide and flat water. I think God is shining on the Qld 12s.!! Race 1 Wind was steady and a foot of main was eased. Super speed time with the second rigs on Waterloo Bay. Craig on the newly rechristened “Scum and […]

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57th Inters – Final Results

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12s – Qld State Titles 1&2 – 12th November 2016

Skinny said 1.5 rig, Ghetto pre-tensioned 2nd. Wayne had the little gear out. Tankers went 4th…… Forecast was 15-20, with ominous storm brewing in the west… There was much debate about rig choice, with only 10kts on the rigging lawn.       Race 1: Pretty gusty on the way to the start line. Was […]

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12s – Jack Reid Memorial – 5th November 2016

  The forecast was good at 18 to 22 knots northerly with outgoing tide…maybe a bit lumpy. The previous week had a similar forecast and all went 3rd rig except Giddy Up whom put in the 4th.  That day Giddy up had a 2, 1, score card.  So the fleet thought “last week we went […]

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2016 Qld 18ft State Titles

The 2016 Queensland State titles for 18 foot skiffs has been won by Team Ullman skippered by Laurie Williamson, with current  i14 national champion David Hayter and Skiff-gun for hire Elliott Mahar with a result card of 1,2,2,1,1.  Second was Smit Lamnalco sailed by current 12 foot skiff Queensland champion team of Paul O’Malley-Jones and […]

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