Will 18ft skiffs get wing sails?

I’ve been following Thomas Jundt’s development of a foiling 18ft “skiff” with interest over a number of years.  The aims for development in 2011 are pointing to use of a “solid” wing sail, similar to those used on the C Class catamarans and that seen on the BMW Oracle America’s Cup trimaran earlier in 2010.  […]

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Brisbane 18 foot Skiffs in 30 knots

1st Club Heat in 30 knots

Leaving for the race today took longer than expected. I couldn’t find my car. It had blown away. It was a wild day down at the club and t­he bay was empty except for the white caps and some windsurfers with goofy grins. The only skiffs game enough to sail were Darryl and the boys […]

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Winged 18’s, G-Cats and Michael Glancy in a Bikini

I won’t go into too much detail about crashing into the marina because Mark has already kindly described it here for me. (At least you know you are getting an unbiased account of events.) The breeze was blowing straight down the channel, requiring much tacking and swearing to escape the labyrinth of moored boats and […]

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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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Welcome aboard the new Brisbane 18 Footers website!

Well, here we are – a shiny new look website for all to enjoy, and just in time for the 2010-11 sailing season – well, sort of. [singlepic id=5 w=320 h=240 float=] We’ll be encouraging our skippers and crews to provide input into site content by form of blog style posts, and will also have […]

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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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