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H10s – To finish first, first you must finish

Avro’s “A” team was back together to dust cobwebs off long forgotten sailing flannels, gloves and trusty Volleys as a “practice” run for the upcoming Australian Championships.  It certainly looked to be a tame race day from Vic Lucas Park, but as the four Tens and two Corsairs found out, being in the lee of […]

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Calling old salts – Historical 10s and book launch

It's been now over two years since the Historical 10ft Skiffs have done battle on the Brisbane River for the Bob Lundie Trophy, the Australian Championship for the class.  While the usual timing of the regatta should have seen us sail here in Brisbane last season, the devastating 2011 Floods in South East Queensland left […]

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Notice of Race – 2012 AHSSA Interstate Historical 10 Foot Skiff Championships “Bob Lundie Trophy”

1. Dates, Venue and Organising Authority Saturday 24th March to Monday 26th March 2012. The organising authority is: Brisbane Eighteen Footers Sailing Club Inc. 5/59 Riverside Place MORNINGSIDE, Qld 4170 TEL: 07 3399 1302 FAX: 07 3899 2365 The venue is: Brisbane Sailing Squadron End of Quay Street, BULIMBA (adjacent Vic Lucas Park) 2. Rules […]

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H10s Club Championship Ht 1 – No party for birthday boy

It may have been Hughie’s 70th birthday, but neither L’il Imp III/Venture* or Jessie gave Avro any gifts in the first heat of the Historical 10ft Skiff Club Championship. Just the three starters fronted for Heat 1, held in a light (8-10kt) N-NE breeze.  Due to the reduced fleet and light breeze, the regular NE […]

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Historical 10ft Skiffs Info

The Historical 10 Foot skiffs are sailed at the Brisbane Sailing Squadron, Bulimba on the Brisbane River.   The class is also sailed regularly in Sydney out of Drummoyne Sailing Club.  The Australian Historical Sailing Skiff Association (AHSSA) oversees the sailing of Historical skiff classes in Australia, including the Historical 10s, and Historical 18 foot Skiffs […]

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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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