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My Sailing: Fast ferry cuts Flying Dutchman in two

My Sailing: Fast ferry cuts Flying Dutchman in two. Some very scary news coming out of Sydney, thankfully the crew are largely uninjured but this could as easily been very tragic news.  The story also highlights why “quick-release” trapeze harness are a good idea.

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Website downtime and more racing postponed

UPDATE 20/01/11: Confirmed that racing is postponed this weekend.  Please refer to email from Christine, we may look to use the Free weekend and/or have two races in one day. It’s looking likely that the 1st Heat of the Queensland Championship (for the Eddie Smith Memorial) is going to be postponed due to the amount […]

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18 Footers Racing postponed 15 January 2011

Our Rear Commodore Christine has cancelled racing at Manly this weekend for obvious reasons.  The Club hopes all its members are safe and well. We’ve also got a Facebook page for those Facebookers out there, we’ll integrate that page and this site soon.

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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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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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