Please select your home edition
Edition
Southern Spars - North Technology

AUS v NZ in 12ft Skiff battle in Brisbane

by Richard Billett on 15 Nov 2012
Last years winners - Nick Press and Andrew Stevenson - 52nd 12ft Skiff Interdominion Championship Richard Billett
The Harsco Infrastructure 53rd 12ft Skiff Interdominions on Moreton Bay will be proudly hosted by the Brisbane 18 footers in January. Up to 40 skiffs from Queensland, New South Wales and New Zealand are expected to attend this year’s regatta. It will be high performance sailing at its best, with current Interdominion Champion Nick Press of Australia looking to win it three years in a row.

The world's leading access, formwork and industrial maintenance service provider, Harsco Infrastructure is proudly supporting the event.

Racing in Queensland and New South Wales has been close this season with a number of competitive crews on the water in the lead up to the event looking forward to taking on the New Zealand crews. All the skiffs will be looking forward to stretching their legs in the consistent breeze and open space of the bay in what will be a strongly contested regatta.

The trophies up for grabs include the Silasec Trophy for the overall champion, the Don Brooke Trophy for the winning Australian or New Zealand team and the Miner’s Trophy for the Underall champion, who demonstrates the most spectacular and consistent capsizing through the event.

Starting from humble beginnings, the 12ft skiff has grown and endured to become one of the last true development classes racing today. With only nine class rules limiting hull size and weight at 45kgs, sailors are free to create and race the boat that they want. The result of this is an extreme 12ft boat that regularly becomes airborne under the power of its massive spinnaker.

The racing will start on the fourth of January from the Darling Point Sailing Squadron at Manly Boat Harbour so if you are interested in checking out the skiffs, the competition or the competitors then come Brisbane 18 Footers website

http://www.facebook.com/groups/139106252792011!Or_on_Facebook

About Harsco Infrastructure Harsco Infrastructure is the world’s leading access, formwork and industrial maintenance service provider. Harsco Infrastructure is the combination of five long established Harsco companies: SGB and Hunnebeck in Europe, the Middle and Far East, Bell Scaffolding in Australia, Patent in North America and Esco in South America. Together they offer almost 300 years of combined specialist experience. With 140 branches in 32 countries, they have gained vast reservoirs of expertise on construction sites and industrial facilities around the world, allowing them to develop a range of services tailored to the needs of today’s construction and process industry clients.
Barz Optics - FloatersSouthern Spars - 100PredictWind.com 2014

Related Articles

JJ Giltinan Trophy - ILVE in action ahead of the JJ's - Video
The ILVE 18ft Skiff Team are back and in a brand new boat. Now see it in action! The ILVE 18ft Skiff Team are back and in a brand new boat. We brought you the video of how they turned it into a silver bullet with a mirror-finish chrome vinyl wrap. Now see it in action!
Posted on 24 Feb
18ft Skiffs - JJ Giltinan Trophy - Invitation Race runs out off puff
2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship began on Sydney Harbour when Australian 18Ft League conducted Invitation Race The 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship regatta began on Sydney Harbour today when the Australian 18 Footers League conducted the traditional Invitation Race for all 26 regatta entrants. Unfortunately for the crews, there was little, or no, wind for the duration of the race and the course had to be shortened to just three legs as the fleet was almost becalmed.
Posted on 24 Feb
Spectacular new self-catering villas in Vassiliki
Now Wildwind not only provide top spec equipment but can also offer luxury villa accommodation. Now Wildwind not only provide top spec equipment, highly experienced RYA qualified instructors and a location with one of the most reliable wind patterns in the sailing world, but can also offer luxury villa accommodation.
Posted on 23 Feb
RS Aeros at the Frigid Digit Regatta, Seattle, USA
This year the event featured Lasers, Opti's and RS Aeros hosted by the Seattle Laser Fleet, Seattle's Frigid Digit regatta started as the major midwinter Laser event back 1974. This year the event featured Lasers, Opti's and RS Aeros hosted by the Seattle Laser Fleet, Corinthian YC and West Coast Sailing.
Posted on 23 Feb
Sanya awarded Youth Sailing World Championships
World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport is pleased to announce that Sanya, China will host the 2017 edition The 2017 selection process opened in November 2016 after the Israeli Sailing Association exercised the right to withdraw from hosting the 2017 edition as a final contract had not been concluded.
Posted on 22 Feb
UK Flying 15 celebrates 70th anniversary at RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show
To kick start their 70th Anniversary year the UK Flying Fifteen Association are asking everyone to join them To kick start their 70th Anniversary year the UK Flying Fifteen Association are asking everyone who sails an International Flying Fifteen or keelboat, to join them at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 04-05 March (Alexandra Palace, London), to get the celebrations under way.
Posted on 20 Feb
Have you tried foiling yet? Top tips from Marko at Wildwind
Wildwind invested in foiling kits for some of their Laser fleet, converting the standard Laser in to a flying machine. In 2016 Wildwind invested in foiling kits for some of their Laser fleet, converting the standard everyday Laser in to a flying machine. ‘Can it be that easy?’ we here you cry, well you’re right but fortunately the Wildwind staff are not ones for turning down a challenge and have put a lot of time in to finding the optimum techniques so that you can be flying as soon as possible.
Posted on 19 Feb
18ft Skiffs - Thurlow Fisher take another win as JJ's loom
Today’s Race 11 of Australian 18 Footers League’s Club Championship on Sydney Harbour took on even greater importance With the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship just six days away, today’s Race 11 of the Australian 18 Footers League’s Club Championship on Sydney Harbour took on even greater importance than usual for the 19 teams contesting the event. A 10-15 knots ESE wind allowed all teams to set their big number one rigs.
Posted on 19 Feb
A great excuse for FINNtastic racing – Finn Masters Magazine
It must be close to the start of the European Finn season, with the publication of the Finn Masters Magazine this week. It must be close to the start of the European Finn season, with the publication of fourth edition the Finn Masters Magazine and Yearbook this week.
Posted on 17 Feb
RS Aero Florida State Championships at Martin County US Sailing Center
The setting proved spectacular in terms of facility, race management, hospitality, location and weather for 18 racers The setting proved spectacular in terms of facility, race management, hospitality, location and weather for the eighteen racers that signed up for this second largest US East Coast RS Aero event.
Posted on 16 Feb