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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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First 18 Footer Kite Run with Darryl and Michael. Woo Hoo!

18s Back Again in 2010

Firstly, congratulations to Laurie on a brilliant job in starting this blog. It has documented the fun and games of learning to sail a winged 18. Laurie has since moved on and Queenslander, one of Brisbane’s two winged boats has sat dormant in the sheds for a season along with his blog … until now. […]

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HYC Humpy Bash

The Fire Truck is back again for another season of punishment from the 18’s. We must be crazy.

Our first race was the Bias Boating Warehouse Humpy Bash, hosted by the Humpybong Yacht Club over the weekend of the 20th and 21st of September. Six races were held over the weekend.

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The old and the newish skiffs

We’re back! 2008-09 Season Kicks Off

Well, we’re back and sailing from a new venue! The two winged 18s and our fleet of Classic 18s will be sailing from Darling Point at Manly this coming season, with a handful of races only being staged from Bulimba (Brisbane River Championship).  The first race will be held on Saturday 13th September from Manly.  […]

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Blown Out

Our next race was intended to be the Bias Boating Warehouse Humpybong Bash on the 16th and 17th of February. Unfortunately the regatta was abandoned with “Fire Truck” not making it out on the water once. Our next race will be in 2 weeks time at Bulimba

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How Good Is This?

What a fantastic day on the Brisbane River! The race was the third and final race of the Brisbane River Championship. The course was: Start at the club, Round the Red Lightship at Pinkenba to port, and return to the club. The wind was about 10 to 15 knots out of the south east. We […]

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