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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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Argus Tuft, Queenslander and Pacemaker

Some Potential Found

Been a while since my last blog entry. Someone make the days a bit longer. We had our second crack at sailing the “Fire Truck” during the Club Point Score race on the 5th of January.  We lined up with one Lightweight Sharpie “Lumpy Deck”, One Classic 18, the “Clockwork Orange” and a GP rules […]

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First Time Fumbles

Well, We had an interesting introduction to sailing an 18 foot skiff during the second race of the Moreton Bay Championships. The race was sailed over the old 18 footers course on Waterloo Bay. Mark 1 was between Green Island and St Helena Island. Mark 2 close to the Huybers Beacon and the start line […]

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Intro to “From the Tiller”

Welcome to “From the Tiller”.  The skipper of the “Red Rocket”, Laurie, has volunteered to document his time on the boss-stick as he learns to pilot a modern 18ft skiff.  Hopefuly we can also publish some photos and data as he progresses from “L” to “P” plates for all to enjoy.  Site back and enjoy […]

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