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18ft Skiff

18ft Skiff

The ultimate three-man, winged & trapeze flying machine. Developed in Australia over the last two decades to what it is today, the 18ft Skiff now has a good UK circuit.

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Show news 18ft Skiffs: The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines
Outstanding 2023-24 performance by the young rookie team
Posted on 19 May
International 18s in the 1950s
A period of New Zealand-led design & innovation
Posted on 5 May
Victorian team reflect on "bucket list experience"
Team Vic's crew of Scott Cunningham, Brody Riley and David Cunningham took part in the JJ Giltinans
Posted on 21 Apr
Positive future looms for coveted world title
The recent JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship had so many positive aspects
Posted on 7 Apr
18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour 2024
Lucy Copeland becomes the first winner as part of an all-female crew to win the award
Posted on 17 Mar
18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour Preview
A tradition in Australian 18 footers sailing
Posted on 13 Mar
The Maiden. A Triple. Four Bullets
I kind of like our Managing Editor's name for 18-footers: The Kings of the Lowriding World
Posted on 11 Mar
Winning 2024 JJ Giltinan Championship overall
The Yandoo team of Micah Lane, Fang Warren and Lewis Brake win the title in style
Posted on 10 Mar
JJ Giltinan Championship Day 6
All set for a fantastic duel in the final race on Sunday
Posted on 9 Mar
JJ Giltinan Championship Day 5
An outstanding all-the-way victory to the Rag & Famish Hotel 18ft Skiff team
Posted on 7 Mar
JJ Giltinan Championship Day 4
Shaping up for an epic battle with Yandoo and Andoo tied for the lead
Posted on 6 Mar
JJ Giltinan Championship Day 3
Two, three-lap, short-course races on a sunny Sydney Harbour
Posted on 5 Mar
JJ Giltinan Championship Day 2
Another cracking race on Sydney Harbour
Posted on 3 Mar
JJ Giltinan Championship Day 1
One of the best 18ft skiff races seen on the harbour for several seasons
Posted on 2 Mar
JJ Giltinan Championship Invitation Race
75th regatta for the world's premier 18 footer championship gets under way on Sydney Harbour
Posted on 1 Mar
Lazarus, one to watch in JJ Giltinan Championship
The JJs will be the first time the crew have all sailed together in the 18s
Posted on 28 Feb
Two 18ft Skiff series conclude on Sydney Harbour
Club Championship and Season Point Score titles decided
Posted on 25 Feb
Oldest video footage of 18ft Skiffs
A look back into our video archive, from 1939 to 1987
Posted on 23 Feb
18ft Skiffs: Team Vic is coming to the JJs
'Growing the game' at the 2024 Giltinan Championship
Posted on 21 Feb
18ft Skiff Australian Championship Race 6
Yandoo officially became the champions despite finishing in fourth place today
Posted on 18 Feb
3 skippers share Yandoo's national title victory
It's been a great effort by these sailors to achieve such an 'unusual' victory
Posted on 14 Feb
18ft Skiff Australian Championship Race 5
Yandoo team added another title to its 2023-24 season triumphs
Posted on 11 Feb
18fters: The Kiwis are coming in 2024
New Zealand 18ft skiff teams return to the JJ Giltinan Trophy after a four year break
Posted on 7 Feb
18ft Skiff Australian Championship Race 4
Yandoo team tighten their grip on the title
Posted on 4 Feb
18ft Skiffs: Bec Hancock
Tough times don't last – tough people do!
Posted on 31 Jan
18ft Skiff Australian Championship Race 3
NSW champion Yandoo increases her lead with a brilliant win
Posted on 28 Jan
The Kings of the Lowriding World
And exciting projects at boot Düsseldorf
Posted on 24 Jan
Young sailing talent on display in the 18ft Skiffs
In the Balmain Cup Sprint Series and Australian Championship
Posted on 24 Jan
18ft Skiff Australian Championship Race 2
Stand-in skipper James Dorron shows his skills
Posted on 21 Jan
NSW 18ft Skiff champion out of action
Woody's painful hip problem has deteriorated over the past few months
Posted on 17 Jan
Links
18ft Skiff UK Nationals Attendance
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All eyes of The Oak crew focused on the bottom mark
© SailMedia
Racing to the finish line
© SailMedia
Jacob Marks and Ben Crafoordwere taken for a ride on Vintec by Alex and Hugo Leeming in 2021
© Beau Junk
Chasing tyhe 2023 world champion crew in Andoo
© SailMedia
Crew in action during their Spring Championship victory
© SailMedia
The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines at speed
© SailMedia
The Oak, skippered by Alex Marinelli in 2022-23
© Frank Quealey
Lazarus and The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines racing to the wing mark at Rose Bay during the Spring Championship
© Frank Quealey
Jacob Marks skippering Noakes Blue 16 footer at the 2022 NSW Championship
© Michael Chittenden
Sixt and The Oak at speed on a north-east spinnaker run
© Frank Quealey
The Oak in second place on the spinnaker run in the final race of the JJs
© SailMedia
Series leader The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines during the Spring Championship
© SailMedia
Appliancesonline, skippered by Alex Marinelli in 2021-22 season
© Frank Quealey
1951 champion, Myra Too
© Archive
Tarua leads Alstar at the 1951 worlds on Sydney Harebour
© Archive
1952 and 1954 champion, Intrigue
© Graham Mander collection
Controversial design, Taipan 1959-60
© Archive
1950 World champion, Komutu
© Archive
Jack Logan's 1950 Komutu
© Archive
Daniel Boone, 1952
© Robin Elliott
Controversial design, Taipan 1959-60
© Archive
Start of race 2 at the 1954 Worlds
© Robin Elliott
Jenny V (Q) at the 1954 Worlds in NZ
© Archive
1951 champion, Myra Too
© Archive
Rhythm (NZ) 1958, had a beam less than 6ft
© Robin Elliott
Jantzen Girl on Sydney Harbour
© Archive
Race start at the 1950 Worlds in NZ
© Robin Elliott
Scene at the Royal Suva YC
© Archive
Jantzen Girl III, the 1958 champion
© Archive
Intrigue and her men on the trapeze
© Wayne Pascoe Collection