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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 at the Sydney Flying Squadron, Kirribilli.
Some quick facts:
- 10 Foot skiffs are basically 10 ft long and carry as much sail area as you are prepared to.
- A minimum crew of three attempt to keep these little boats under control.
- National Titles alternate between Bulimba and Drummoyne each year, genreally at Easter. Due to the floods in 2011, the Brisbane event was changed to Lake Macquarie.
- At the Nationals there is a fierce, but friendly, rivalry for the state team trophy as well as for the championship, handicap title and best performer on scratch from the other state.
The class aims to preserve the history of these wonderful little boat boats and the sailing camaraderie that exists around skiff classes, as well as provide some keen racing.
Visitors are welcome to the rigging areas to see these skiffs up close, and to watch the racing. Please see the calendar for details.