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H10s Club Championship Ht 1 – No party for birthday boy

It may have been Hughie’s 70th birthday, but neither L’il Imp III/Venture* or Jessie gave Avro any gifts in the first heat of the Historical 10ft Skiff Club Championship. Just the three starters fronted for Heat 1, held in a light (8-10kt) N-NE breeze.  Due to the reduced fleet and light breeze, the regular NE […]

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Historical 10ft Skiffs Info

The Historical 10 Foot skiffs are sailed at the Brisbane Sailing Squadron, Bulimba on the Brisbane River.   The class is also sailed regularly in Sydney out of Drummoyne Sailing Club.  The Australian Historical Sailing Skiff Association (AHSSA) oversees the sailing of Historical skiff classes in Australia, including the Historical 10s, and Historical 18 foot Skiffs […]

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How to set and retrieve a Historical Skiff spinnaker

It’s more of a challenge than you may believe.  Let’s look at the scenario and why it’s a little different to hoisting the spinnaker on a modern boat. The Spinnaker Pole For starters, the spinnaker pole comes in 3 or 4 pieces, so you are assembling it as you pole out.  Also, there’s no topping […]

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