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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 Skiff Australian Championship day 4
Two spectacular wins by Tech2 on Sydney Harbour
Posted on 16 Feb
18ft Skiff Australian Championship day 3
Race 5 abandoned
Posted on 9 Feb
Historic 18 Footer Australian Championship overall
Nine skiffs contest the Galloping Ghost Trophy
Posted on 8 Feb
18ft Skiff Australian Championship day 2
Smeg team record a double victory on Sydney Harbour
Posted on 2 Feb
18ft Skiff Australian Championship day 1
Finport Finance team totally dominate the racing
Posted on 19 Jan
18ft Skiff NSW Championship overall
Tech2 showed that the Winning Group may have a tougher battle ahead
Posted on 12 Jan
18ft Skiffs: 'The Ocean Challenge'
One of the most spectacular 18ft Skiff races in the sport's more than 125-year history
Posted on 8 Jan
18ft Skiff NSW Championship Race 4
Smeg sailed beautifully in 12-16 knot NE wind to take the win
Posted on 15 Dec 2019
18ft Skiff Supercup on Sydney Harbour
Eight former JJ Giltinan champions and other top 'guest' skippers race
Posted on 13 Dec 2019
Vaikobi and the 18 footers
Vaikobi have just launched new 18 foot skiff
Posted on 11 Dec 2019
18ft Skiff NSW Championship Race 3
Winning Group went into today's race on Sydney Harbour as a hot favourite
Posted on 8 Dec 2019
Winning Group setting the standard
18ft Skiff NSW Championship Race 3 taking place this Sunday
Posted on 6 Dec 2019
18ft Skiff NSW Championship Race 2
The Winning Group team of John Winning Jr. take the win
Posted on 1 Dec 2019
18ft Skiff NSW Championship continues on Sunday
Jack Macartney returns to the class after a two-year break
Posted on 29 Nov 2019
18ft Skiff NSW Championship race 1
Last minute crew change brings JJ Giltinan Championship-winning team back together
Posted on 24 Nov 2019
NSW 18ft Skiff Championship begins on Sunday
To date, early season racing has been confined to the League's Spring Championship
Posted on 22 Nov 2019
18ft Skiff Spring Championship overall
Appliancesonline.com.au team wrap up the win
Posted on 17 Nov 2019
Appliancesonline set for victory
In the 18ft Skiff Spring Championship
Posted on 15 Nov 2019
18ft Skiff Spring Championship Race 5 & 6
Dominant performance by the Appliancesonline.com.au team
Posted on 10 Nov 2019
Weekend warriors lead the Spring Championship
Series wide open with the consistent Appliancesonline.co.au team leading
Posted on 8 Nov 2019
18ft Skiff Spring Championship Race 4
Smeg team survive an incredible day of survival racing
Posted on 3 Nov 2019
18ft Skiffs: Sean Langman's wide world of sailing
Another wide-ranging program in the 2019-2020 Australian summer
Posted on 1 Nov 2019
18ft Skiff Club Championship Race 1
One of the closest and best 18ft Skiff races seen for a few years
Posted on 27 Oct 2019
Enthusiasm & determination make Jack a winner
Jack Sprague wanted to sail an 18ft Skiff each weekend on Sydney Harbour
Posted on 25 Oct 2019
18ft Skiff Spring Championship Race 2
Another brilliant exhibition from the Noakesailing 18ft Skiff team
Posted on 20 Oct 2019
The Kitchen Maker-Caesarstone set for big season
Off to an impressive start in Sydney Harbour
Posted on 18 Oct 2019
Latest high performance sailing film
The 18ft Skiff class has always been a passion for Hartas Productions
Posted on 15 Oct 2019
18ft Skiff Spring Championship Race 1
The Noakesailing team come from behind over the final lap
Posted on 13 Oct 2019
Livestreaming 18ft Skiff Racing on Sydney Harbour
Viewers around the world taken up close to the racing
Posted on 11 Oct 2019
18ft Skiffs: New Noakes Blue Team
Noakes Blue becomes Sean Langman's latest team in the 18s
Posted on 7 Oct 2019
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Little between Birkenhead Point Marina and Smeg as the pair chase the leaders in Race 7 on day 4 of the 18ft Skiff Australian Championship
© Frank Quealey
It looked like a comfortable win for Winning Group in Race 7 before a collision put the team out of contention on day 4 of the 18ft Skiff Australian Championship
© Frank Quealey
The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines at speed on the spinnaker run in Race 7 on day 4 of the 18ft Skiff Australian Championship
© Frank Quealey
Yvette Heritage brought Noakes Blue home in 7th place in Race 7 on day 4 of the 18ft Skiff Australian Championship
© Frank Quealey
The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines and Noakesailing are both in contention for the Australian Championship title
© Frank Quealey
The new Bird and Bear team finished a good fifth in Race 7 on day 4 of the 18ft Skiff Australian Championship
© Frank Quealey
The fleet approach Shark Island shortly after the start of Race 7 on day 4 of the 18ft Skiff Australian Championship
© Frank Quealey
Another consistent performance keeps defending champion Shaw and Partners team in contention to retain the title on day 4 of the 18ft Skiff Australian Championship
© Frank Quealey
Brett Van Munster drives Appliancesonline.com.au hard as he tries to grab the lead on day 4 of the 18ft Skiff Australian Championship
© Frank Quealey
Disappointing day for the former series leader Finport Finance on day 4 of the 18ft Skiff Australian Championship
© Frank Quealey
Noakesailing crossed the finish line in second place in Race 6 on day 4 of the 18ft Skiff Australian Championship
© Frank Quealey
Problems at the bottom mark on day 4 of the 18ft Skiff Australian Championship
© Frank Quealey
R Marine Pittwater leads Appliancesonline.com.au down the first spinnaker leg of Race 6 on day 4 of the 18ft Skiff Australian Championship
© Frank Quealey
Tech2 heads for victory in Race 7 and takes the championship lead on day 4 of the 18ft Skiff Australian Championship
© Frank Quealey
Tech2's bowman Trent Barnabas checks for possible challengers as the skiff heads for the finish line on day 4 of the 18ft Skiff Australian Championship
© Frank Quealey
Shortly after start of Race 3, Yendys jumps clear of The Mistake (2 2=5), Aberdare (Black Diamond) and Top Weight (numeral 1, obscured).
© Adrienne Jackson
Yendys approach to the wing mark. Great action for those on the spectator ferry, nerve wracking encounter for the crew of Yendys as they negotiate the ferry wash in preparation to gybe at wing mark. Note jib has been lowered in order to swing pole across.
© Adrienne Jackson
The Mistake, small spinnaker on final run to finish off Clark Island - 2020 Historic 18 Footer Australian Championship
© Adrienne Jackson
Yendys approach to the wing mark. Great action for those on the spectator ferry, nerve wracking encounter for the crew of Yendys as they negotiate the ferry wash in preparation to gybe at wing mark. Note jib has been lowered in order to swing pole across.
© Adrienne Jackson
The moment Smeg grabbed the lead in Race 3 on day 2 of the 18ft Skiff Australian Championship
© Frank Quealey
An awkward moment for the Tech2 team at the bottom mark in Race 4 on day 2 of the 18ft Skiff Australian Championship
© Frank Quealey
The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines leads Finport Finance into the bottom mark on day 2 of the 18ft Skiff Australian Championship
© Frank Quealey
The race for second place on the first leg of Race 4 on day 2 of the 18ft Skiff Australian Championship
© Frank Quealey
Typical of the close fleet racing in Race 3 on day 2 of the 18ft Skiff Australian Championship
© Frank Quealey
Finport Finance leads Race 4 at the bottom as Smeg comes hard behind on day 2 of the 18ft Skiff Australian Championship
© Frank Quealey
Sean Langman's Noakesailing holds fifth place in the series after day 2 of the 18ft Skiff Australian Championship
© Frank Quealey
Finport Finance and The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines battle for a place behind the leaders in Race 3 on day 2 of the 18ft Skiff Australian Championship
© Frank Quealey
Rag and Famish Hotel and Shaw and Partners on the first downwind leg of Race 4 on day 2 of the 18ft Skiff Australian Championship
© Frank Quealey
Smeg powering her way to victory on day 2 of the 18ft Skiff Australian Championship
© Frank Quealey
Smeg's crew show the form that led to their two wins on day 2 of the 18ft Skiff Australian Championship
© Frank Quealey