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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.

© Frank Quealey © Frank Quealey
Show news Harris Brothers, World 18ft Skiff Champions
Two brothers, both winners but on different boats
Posted on 5 Jul
UK 18ft Skiff Solent Grand Prix Series Round 3
The fleet were expecting two days of 8 knots... and they got half of that
Posted on 23 Jun
A look at top 18ft sailor and legend John Winning
Foresight, positive thinking and financial wisdom
Posted on 14 Jun
18ft Skiffs Golden Era
The 1970s produced large, competitive fleets
Posted on 29 May
18ft Skiff Solent Grand Prix Series at Calshot
Fleet keener than ever to get stuck into racing on the Solent
Posted on 26 May
Highs and Lows action for an 18ft Skiff Champion
Michael Coxon has been sailing 18s for around 20 seasons
Posted on 22 May
Record Breaking Boat, Record Breaking Team
Michael Walsh, Phil Barnett and Neil Paton: an intriguing story of boat and skipper
Posted on 6 May
Smeg: 25 Years of Champion Sponsorship
2021 JJ Giltinan win a fitting reward to another long-term sponsor
Posted on 2 May
Live the dream - Sail an 18 Footer
Now more than ever is the time to get involved in sailing an 18' skiff
Posted on 1 May
18ft Skiffs: Julian Bethwaite, Did It All
An incredible record of achievement as a designer, builder and competitor
Posted on 21 Apr
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
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Photos

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2001 Giltinan World champion Rag and Famish Hotel
© Frank Quealey
2013 JJ Giltinan Championship winning Gotta Love It 7 team accept the trophy (from left Peter Harris, Seve Jarvin, Scott Babbage)
© Frank Quealey
John Harris, Peter Harris and Scott Babbage in action on Rag and Famish Hotel on Sydney Harbour
© Frank Quealey
John, Scott and Peter on Rag and Famish Hotel
© Frank Quealey
John Harris is alert at this tight mark rounding
© Frank Quealey
Gotta Love It 7 on the way to victory in the 2013 JJ Giltinan world Championship on Sydney Harbour
© Frank Quealey
Close up view for spectator ferry patrons
© Frank Quealey
Bing Lee leads the fleet during the 2019-2020 Australian 18ft Skiff Championship
© Frank Quealey
John Harris, his wife Alex, Charlotte (12), William (9) and Sam (5)
© Frank Quealey
UK 18ft Skiff Solent Grand Prix Series Round 3
© Kate Sullivan
UK 18ft Skiff Solent Grand Prix Series Round 3
© Kate Sullivan
UK 18ft Skiff Solent Grand Prix Series Round 3
© Kate Sullivan
UK 18ft Skiff Solent Grand Prix Series Round 3
© Kate Sullivan
UK 18ft Skiff Solent Grand Prix Series Round 3
© Kate Sullivan
UK 18ft Skiff Solent Grand Prix Series Round 3
© Kate Sullivan
UK 18ft Skiff Solent Grand Prix Series Round 3
© Kate Sullivan
UK 18ft Skiff Solent Grand Prix Series Round 3
© Kate Sullivan
UK 18ft Skiff Solent Grand Prix Series Round 3
© Kate Sullivan
UK 18ft Skiff Solent Grand Prix Series Round 3
© Brad Fry
UK 18ft Skiff Solent Grand Prix Series Round 3
© Brad Fry
'Woody' drives Travelodge through huge seas at Auckland in 1977
© 18ft skiff Archive
'Woody' with his son John, who now heads the family business and competes against his father in the League's fleet
© Frank Quealey
John, as League Club President, congratulates Seve Jarvin on winning the 2013 JJ Giltinan world Championship
© Frank Quealey
John, Jay Harrison and Grant Pollitt on Flora-MMM in the 1980s
© 18ft skiff Archive
Typical Yandoo spinnaker action
© Frank Quealey
John was runner-up in the Travelodge Hotels sponsored Pacific Harbour Fiji in the late 1970s
© 18ft skiff Archive
Yandoo leads Winning Group during a race on Sydney Harbour in the 2020 season
© Frank Quealey
Yandoo on a southerly spinnaker run in 1980 (archive)
© 18ft skiff Archive
AMP Centrepoint gave John Winning his 2000 JJ Giltinan world Championship victory
© Bob Ross
John Winning's Yandoo skiff at the Australian 18 Footers league
© Frank Quealey
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