Classic Skiffs to line up for an Australian Championship

Five “Classic” 18 footers are set to battle it out for the inaugural Australian Classic 18ft Skiff title over the Anzac Day long weekend. The Classic 18s have been a mainstay of senior sailing at the Brisbane 18 Footers for some years now, and will be joined by “Bottle Mart” from Sydney to compete for […]

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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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Winged 18 footers return to Brisbane

Winged 18 foot skiffs have returned to sail from the home of 18 foot skiff sailing in Brisbane, the Brisbane 18 Footers Sailing Club.  During the off-season, a deal was struck with the Australian 18 Footers League to have two of the “retired” boats head north of the border. These boats were picked up over […]

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