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Out in anger – well, sort of.

[singlepic id=40 w=320 h=240 float=right]I guess I am pre-empting Chris here in his next blog, but then I guess I have some rights to post up a bit about his day on the boss-stick given my role in the story below. My intent was only to head down and grab a few pics of the […]

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18ft Skiffs – Sat 23rd October

The 18ft Skiffs are looking to catch up on abandoned races due to the recent wild weather, and use the scheduled “spare” weekend this Saturday 23rd October. Please get in touch with Paul C for details.

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“Prestige Cup” postponed

All Historical 10ft Skiff skippers and crew are advised that the Prestige Cup races at Sandgate will be postponed to a future date.  Racing will occur at Bulimba as usual in an attempt to catch up on the race programme. A revised programme will be advised in due course.

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Capsize sequence

18 Feet of WTF

We had Practise Session Number Two on the weekend and I think we’ve nearly got it. Darryl says it’s just a matter of keeping the bottom of the mast under the top of the mast. That way, the top of the mast can’t touch the water. Makes sense. Not sure what’s wrong with our mast, […]

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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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