Historical 10ft Skiffs Teams


Skipper: Ian “Dicko” Dickson.

Started sailing in the early 1960’s in moths and Gwen 12’s at Caloundra All Boats Sailing Club and RQYC on Hamilton Reach. By the early mid seventies he was sailing a Flying Dutchman at Manly, then in the eighties in a 125 at BSS. Since then he has sailed in various dinghies and yachts, including some Gladstone races and cruising in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, and finally into the Historicals in 2017.

Sheet: Peter Hope.

Started sailing on the Hamilton Reach in the early 1960s with RQYC, firstly in Moths and then Lightweight Sharpies. Since then he has sailed and cruised in many & varied boats from Square Riggers to conventional monohulls to offshore multihulls, and finally back to 10ft Skiffs on the Hamilton Reach in 2017.

For’ard hand: Mark Graveson.

Started sailing in 1985 as 4th hand on 16ft skiff “Foster’s Lager” (Terry Lucas). It was then onto 125s for many years at the Brisbane 18 Footers, winning several Club Championships. After driving a rescue boat for the Classic 18s, he finally got his own “Peter’s Gift” in 1996, eventually becoming Queensland Champion in 2002. He has sailed in the Historical 10ft skiffs since 1995, firstly in Unique, then Dynamic and Avro with father Hugh and Bruce Hermann, with a couple of years off for some quality family time. He stepped in as for’ard hand when Peter bought Avro in 2017 initially only for a Championship, but has stuck around ever since.

Boat Manager: Hugh Graveson

Affectionately known as “Life Member #1”, Hughie built and sailed Avro originally, but is now subject to dubious warranty claims whenever something’s not quite right on the boat.

Uncle Fred

Skipper: Alison Early

Sheet: Sue Goodhew

For’ard: Melissa Cavanagh

Alison, Sue and Melissa previously sailed in Classic 18s as part of two different teams. In 2003-4, Alison and Sue started sailing Historical 10 footer Dove, and later Melissa joined the crew.
This team has since sailed Unique, and after a break, started in 2012 sailing in Jessie (ex-Nina).


Truant II

Skipper: vacant

Sheet: Bruce Hermann

Bruce holds the honour of being the Club’s “most capped” Historical 10ft Skiff sailor, having started with Hugh and Mark Graveson on Unique in 1996, then on to Dynamic and Avro. Bruce is a long standing sailor in the Club having sailed 18ft skiffs in the 1960s and 1970s, has served as Commodore several times, is the “refreshments director” on sailing days and is the Club’s “grease monkey” keeping the rescue boats and their trailers in working order. Quiet

For’ard: vacant

Owner: Col McCartney

Shore Manager: Ron Cowan

** as at 19 November 2022, the Truant II is looking for a skipper and for’ard hand! Please contact the Club.Ski

Historical 10ft Skiff

Truant III

Skipper: Dave Miller

Sheet: Russell Holmes

For’ard: Ricky Hoe

This crew is set for a big season, a new mast insalled by our local class whisperer Hughie late last year saw the boat become very competitive. While relatively new to the skiff, Russell has settled in quickly.


Skipper: Bruce Legg


For’ard: Paul Schaffer