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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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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Sunday Racing 17 October – potential abandonment

Brisbane CityCat Timetable Cancelled After Rain. With the current releases from the Wivenhoe Dam set to impact the Bulimba Point race area over the weekend, the amount of debris and run in the River could increase.  The safety of crew and skiffs alike is paramount and a decision is likely to be made on Sunday […]

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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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Virtually the same

Nothing can beat the real experience of sailing a skiff, any skiff, be it a modern or Classic 18, or one of the Historical 10s.  Squeezing into a wetsuit that has mysteriously shrunk over the winter months (no, honestly!); gingerly dipping your feet into still cool waters; jumping on board and falling over one too […]

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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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