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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 Balmain 18ft Skiff Racing Team
Ambitious young champions aim for the podium
Posted on 24 Sep
18ft Skiffs: New 18s turn 30
The success of the rules which changed the style of 18ft skiff racing thirty years ago
Posted on 3 Sep
18ft Skiffs: The Donnelly name in 18 footers
Honouring a pioneer boat builder in the 18s
Posted on 20 Aug
Grandmaster Flash
The message. Are you with me?
Posted on 13 Aug
Remove AFTER Flight!
Normally that instruction reads Remove BEFORE Flight
Posted on 30 Jul
18-footer quality continues
Line up of champions in the League's 2023-24 fleet
Posted on 30 Jul
Michael Coxon, four times World 18 footer champion
Reflecting on his career now he's decided to hang up his wetsuit
Posted on 23 Jul
Tony Russell, controversial World champion
The world of 18 footer sailing in the early years was far-removed from what it is today
Posted on 19 Jul
18ft Skiff Racing Sponsorships
Long history of partnerships in an iconic Australian sport
Posted on 16 Jul
Iain Murray AM: The 18-footer legend continues
A winner who keeps on winning
Posted on 9 Jul
18ft Skiff Mark Foy Trophy 2023
Australian 18ft Skiff champion wins at Lake Garda, Italy
Posted on 2 Jul
18ft Skiffs: Female 18 footer opportunity
The Australian 18 Footers League is looking to recruit new female talent
Posted on 18 Jun
18ft Skiff Mark Foy Trophy 2023 Preview
Four top Australian 18ft skiff teams are set for Lake Garda later this month
Posted on 11 Jun
Sydney Harbour Marathon - Reviving a classic
Long distance dinghy races have been popular for eons
Posted on 30 May
18ft Skiffs: The Beashels
An incredible sailing family
Posted on 28 May
Mark Foy, More than just the father of 18 footers
Retail businessman, entrepreneur, and a keen sportsman
Posted on 14 May
18ft Skiffs: Team Barnabas
Father & son, champions together
Posted on 1 May
Patrick Corrigan: Long-time 18ft Skiff sponsorship
Patrick's love of the sport benefited the 18s many years
Posted on 19 Apr
Chris Webb, the first great 18 footer champion
The most famous skipper during the early period of the class
Posted on 12 Apr
Black Knight: Team Germany's JJ Giltinan challenge
Since the first regatta in 1938, twenty one countries have been represented at the event
Posted on 29 Mar
18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour
Karly Zinga teams up with the Yandoo team for the win
Posted on 19 Mar
18ft Skiffs: Winning by name, a winner by nature
High achieving individual from a high achieving family
Posted on 15 Mar
Winning Group JJ Giltinan Championship overall
The defending champion Andoo team retain the trophy
Posted on 12 Mar
Winning Group JJ Giltinan Championship Day 6
Andoo team lead from the start
Posted on 11 Mar
2023 Historical 18 Footer Australian Championship
Nine classics competed for the Galloping Ghost Trophy
Posted on 11 Mar
Winning Group JJ Giltinan Championship Day 5
Defending champion Andoo team hold off a final charge
Posted on 9 Mar
Winning Group JJ Giltinan Championship Day 4
A double victory for the Winning family
Posted on 8 Mar
Winning Group JJ Giltinan Championship Day 3
Close racing over two short course races
Posted on 7 Mar
Winning Group JJ Giltinan Championship Day 2
Some of the best and most spectacular racing action for the spectators
Posted on 5 Mar
Winning Group JJ Giltinan Championship Day 1
Finport Finance team totally dominate the first race
Posted on 4 Mar


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Balmain - Spinnaker speed
© Frank Quealey
Balmain - Making it look easy as the crew race to the finish line in a Nor'Easter
© Frank Quealey
Balmain - North East spinnaker run
© Frank Quealey
Balmain racing against Shaw and Partners in their first season
© Frank Quealey
Balmain - Heading across Sydney Harbour in an Easterly breeze
© Frank Quealey
JJ Giltinan Championship spinnaker action
© Michael Chittenden
Balmain challenges the champion Andoo at the JJs
© Frank Quealey
Balmain's team race to the finish line in a NE breeze
© Frank Quealey
The team's (Balmain ) first season spinnaker action
© Frank Quealey
The fleet and the bridge
© Michael Chittenden
Balmain - Struggling to make the bottom mark
© Frank Quealey
Team Balmain loves the close spinnaker action
© Frank Quealey
2023-24 Spring Championship Poster
© Frank Quealey
new 18s racing in the 1990s
© Bob Ross
The original 'new 18'
© Frank Quealey
Lazarus on the way to winning the 2022 Mark Foy Trophy at Lake Garda, Italy
© M A-J
Thurlow Fisher Lawyers leads Gotta Love It 7 downwind in a Nor'Easter
© Frank Quealey
Honda Marine
© Frank Quealey
Rag and Famish Hotel, 2001
© Bob Ross
Brochure announcing the new season in 1996-97
© Frank Quealey
Action as the new 18s fleet race to the finish in a typical North East wind
© Frank Quealey
Rockport, 1999
© Frank Quealey
USA and UK racing on Sydney Harbour
© Frank Quealey
RMW Marine, 2004
© Frank Quealey
Fred Eaton's Team Canada on Sydney Harbour in 2004
© Frank Quealey
Andoo crossing the line to win the Giltinan world Championship
© Frank Quealey
San Francisco action
© Archive
Flags for the 2006 competing teams at the JJs
© Frank Quealey
Bill Miller tribute poster
© Ian Smith / John Steamer Stanley OAM / Robert Chapman
Donnelly, 1912
© Ian Smith / John Steamer Stanley OAM / Robert Chapman
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