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. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brisbane-18-Footers-Sailing-Club/170027576373148

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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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Brisbane 18 foot Skiffs in 30 knots

1st Club Heat in 30 knots

Leaving for the race today took longer than expected. I couldn’t find my car. It had blown away. It was a wild day down at the club and t­he bay was empty except for the white caps and some windsurfers with goofy grins. The only skiffs game enough to sail were Darryl and the boys […]

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Winged 18’s, G-Cats and Michael Glancy in a Bikini

I won’t go into too much detail about crashing into the marina because Mark has already kindly described it here for me. (At least you know you are getting an unbiased account of events.) The breeze was blowing straight down the channel, requiring much tacking and swearing to escape the labyrinth of moored boats and […]

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Out in anger – well, sort of.

[singlepic id=40 w=320 h=240 float=right]I guess I am pre-empting Chris here in his next blog, but then I guess I have some rights to post up a bit about his day on the boss-stick given my role in the story below. My intent was only to head down and grab a few pics of the […]

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