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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 Bob Holmes, a truly great champion
Five times JJ Giltinan world champion and five times Australian champion
Posted on 8 Apr
Ian Humphries views on 18ft Skiff
Still the most spectacular fleet on the Harbour
Posted on 2 Apr
Whispering Jack
Unabashedly, this title does refer to the Aussie singing icon, John Farnham
Posted on 22 Mar
18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour
Tatiana Cardoso crowned in the annual event on Sydney Harbour
Posted on 21 Mar
18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour preview
One of the most important events for the Australian 18 Footers League
Posted on 17 Mar
2021 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship overall
More than enough interest to entertain the spectators on the final day
Posted on 14 Mar
2021 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship day 6
Smeg team of Michael Coxon, Ricky Bridge and Trent Barnabas wrap up the win
Posted on 13 Mar
2021 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship day 5
Smeg team score their third race win of the event
Posted on 11 Mar
2021 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship day 4
What a difference a day makes
Posted on 10 Mar
2021 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship day 3
tech2's race 2 disqualification puts pressure on the favourites
Posted on 9 Mar
2021 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship day 2
An epic, race long battle for tech2 and Yandoo Winning Group
Posted on 7 Mar
2021 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship day 1
An impressive start for the tech2 team
Posted on 6 Mar
2021 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship preview
Jack Macartney's tech2 team go into the event as favourites
Posted on 5 Mar
18ft Skiff Club Championship race 15
tech2 team add another title to their already impressive 2020-2021 list
Posted on 28 Feb
18ft Skiff Supercup
Several past champions and legends return to the class on Sydney Harbour
Posted on 26 Feb
18ft Skiffs: Supercup Series preview
Three races on specially-designed courses this Friday
Posted on 24 Feb
18ft Skiff Australian Championship overall
Jack Macartney, Charlie Wyatt and Lewis Brake retain the title
Posted on 21 Feb
18ft Skiffs: Rookie team takes on the big guns
A surprise to many casual observers
Posted on 17 Feb
18ft Skiff Australian Championship race 8
A remarkable comeback by the defending champions on the final two legs
Posted on 14 Feb
2021 Historical 18 Footer Australian Championship
Racing for the Galloping Ghost Trophy held over 3 races on Sydney Harbour
Posted on 11 Feb
Australian Historical 18s Championship
Kiwi sailor skippers Yendys to victory on Sydney Harbour
Posted on 10 Feb
18ft Skiff Australian Championship races 6 & 7
Defending champions produce a last-minute victory on Sydney Harbour
Posted on 7 Feb
18ft Skiffs: Family Rivalry on the Race Track
Strong family influence over the generations in the 18 Footers
Posted on 5 Feb
18ft Skiff Australian Championship races 4 & 5
tech2 holds a slender lead after an incredible day of racing
Posted on 31 Jan
18ft Skiff Racing livestream moves to a new era
Transitioning to a new production and camera set up
Posted on 29 Jan
18ft Skiff Australian Championship races 2 & 3
Recently crowned NSW champion team totally dominates
Posted on 24 Jan
Change of fortune needed for rookie 18' Skiff team
Birkenhead Point Marina campaign suffers from bad luck
Posted on 22 Jan
18ft Skiff NSW Championship Final Race
Re-sail of Race 2 decides the title on Sydney Harbour
Posted on 17 Jan
2020-21 NSW 18ft Skiff Championship Final preview
Sunday's final race on Sydney Harbour will decide who wins the title
Posted on 15 Jan
18ft Skiff NSW Championship Race 5
Racing resumes after the Christmas-New Year annual break
Posted on 10 Jan
Links
18ft Skiff UK Nationals Attendance
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Bob Holmes-led Travelodge plows through a Nor'Easter on Sydney Harbour in the 1960s
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Travelodge crew of the 1960s accepting one of many championship winners ribbons
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1960s Travelodge under spinnaker
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Travelodge crew
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Travelodge sailing in the United States in 1969
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Typical style of Travelodge on Sydney Harbour
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Willie B and Travelodge on Sydney Harbour
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1966 Travelodge
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A familiar sight, Travelodge flying the victor's ribbons
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1968 18ft Skiff Worlds in Auckland
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1965 18ft Skiff World Champions (l-r) Bob Holmes, Bob Sheridan, Hugh Cooke, Bob Hagley
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Aerial view of the Travelodge crew in action
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The Holmes family off to the USA in 1969
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TraveLodge and Willie B on the Brisbane River in 1969
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Travelodge at the 1974 JJ Giltinan world Championship in Auckland, New Zealand
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18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour
© Jessica Crisp
18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour - Skipper Jim Colley's mother Sally was the queen on Shaw and Partners
© Jessica Crisp
18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour - Katie Richardson on Birkenhead Point Marina
© Frank Quealey
18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour - Lazarus Capital Partners with Adele Phillips on board
© Jessica Crisp
18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour - Sandra Garlie joined skipper Yvette Heritage for a 2-female crew on Noakes Blue
© Jessica Crisp
18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour - The Queens
© Stephen Quigley
18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour - The Kitchen Maker-Caesarstone team before today's race
© Stephen Quigley
18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour - Yandoo led the fleet for much of the race
© Jessica Crisp
18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour - The winning Kitchen Maker team
© Stephen Quigley
18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour - Yandoo Winning Group in action with Ashleigh McDonald as the queen
© Frank Quealey
18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour: 2012 Queens
© Frank Quealey
18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour: 1971 Queen
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18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour: A happy winner
© Frank Quealey
18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour: Celebrating the victory
© Frank Quealey
18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour: 2016 Queens
© Frank Quealey