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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 Hugh Treharne, a great Australian sailing talent
Renowned 16ft and 18ft Skiff sailor, tactician on Australia II in 1983
Posted on 12 Jul
18ft Skiffs: Dave Porter, the unluckiest champion
Fortune didn't always smile on the great sailor
Posted on 4 Jul
In Conversation with Tristan Walker-Hutt
New projects during lockdown for the East Coast sailor
Posted on 2 Jul
TraveLodge's 18ft Skiff sponsorship
A world championship-winning association with Bob Holmes
Posted on 28 Jun
How Len Heffernan changed the Sydney 18ft Skiffs
Taking up the challenge to transition to three-handers in the 1960s
Posted on 25 Jun
Sailing is freedom
We can all mess about in or on any type of boat or board
Posted on 22 Jun
New 18ft Skiff teams wanted for 2020 - Apply Now
An amazing opportunity to sail and learn from some of the best sailors around
Posted on 21 Jun
New Zealand's 18ft Skiff Racing Record
Three consecutive victories just the latest chapter of an 82-year-old story
Posted on 18 Jun
18ft Skiffs: Patrick Corrigan, AM
30 years of 18ft Skiff sponsorship
Posted on 14 Jun
18ft Skiffs: The Kulmar Family
Their unique achievement at the 1976 JJ Giltinan World Championship
Posted on 11 Jun
18ft Skiffs: Sponsoring 'Formula One on water'
Sailing demographic excellent for corporate strategies
Posted on 7 Jun
'The league' is keeping JJ Giltinan's dream alive
Always at the forefront of the sport's worldwide promotion and development
Posted on 4 Jun
James Joseph Giltinan
The man behind the name on the trophy
Posted on 28 May
The day the winds blew on Sydney Harbour
A look back at the events on Sunday February 24th, 2013
Posted on 11 May
Archive Video: 2006 18ft Skiff Europeans
Perfect Lake Garda sailing conditions
Posted on 6 May
2003 San Fran International Regatta video
Some great archive 18ft Skiff action, including the famous Bridge to Bridge race
Posted on 3 May
2001 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship videos
A great event for the team on Rag and Famish Hotel
Posted on 26 Apr
1984 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship video
Great footage as 29 skiffs from 5 nations took part in the event on Sydney Harbour
Posted on 26 Apr
1999 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship videos
The trophy goes to the Northern Hemisphere for the first time in its history
Posted on 24 Apr
18 footer archives: Sydney skiff sailing in 1967
An original documentary that went all the way to the front of the fleet at the Cannes Film Festival
Posted on 21 Apr
2005 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship video
One of the closest battles for the trophy ever with six different race winners
Posted on 19 Apr
The best of the last 10 years at Looe SC part 2
Mark-rounding chaoes, missed toe-straps and capsizes galore!
Posted on 29 Mar
Sailing adjusts to a Coronavirus world
Andy Rice & Mark Jardine discuss worldwide sailing events
Posted on 20 Mar
Honda take third JJ's in a row
Nic Douglass talks to the team on Sydney Harbour today
Posted on 19 Mar
18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship race 8 & 9
Honda Marine team wrap up third consecutive win
Posted on 19 Mar
18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship race 6 & 7
Defending champion go into the final two races with a slim lead
Posted on 18 Mar
18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship race 3, 4 & 5
Three different winners in the light SE breeze on Sydney Harbour
Posted on 17 Mar
18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship race 2
Another race win for the Honda Marine team
Posted on 15 Mar
18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship race 1
Defending champions start their campaign well on Sydne Harbour
Posted on 14 Mar
18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Invitational Race
Tech2 leads the Australian 18ft Skiff challenge
Posted on 13 Mar


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19-year-old Hugh Treharne at the helm of The Fox in the 1963 Giltinan world Championship
© Frank Quealey
The Fox originally won the Australian Championship for Vic Robinson in the 1960-1961 season
© Frank Quealey
Thomas Cameron under her big spinnaker on Sydney Harbour
© Frank Quealey
1970 Giltinan champion
© Frank Quealey
Booth Holden and Century Battery work into Rose Bay
© Frank Quealey
The Fox chases series winner Schemer at the 1963 Giltinan world Championship in Auckland
© Frank Quealey
The Fox on Sydney Harbour
© Frank Quealey
Booth Holden under construction
© Frank Quealey
Aussie (maltese cross logo) in typical spinnaker action
© Frank Quealey
KB plows through the chop on Sydney Harbour
© Frank Quealey
Hard driving by Dave Porter and his team
© Frank Quealey
Two familiar sights on Sydney Harbour during the 1970s, KB and the Manly Ferry
© Frank Quealey
Porter's KB was dominant under spinnaker through most of the 1970s
© Frank Quealey
KB in action during a Giltinan Championship race
© Frank Quealey
1960s TraveLodge
© Archive
Bob Holmes' TraveLodge on the Brisbane River in the 1960s
© Archive
1960s TraveLodge under spinnaker
© Archive
TraveLodge International, the first US team at the Giltinan Championship in 1970
© Archive
One of League President John Winning's early TraveLodge boats
© Archive
TraveLodge International (USA) in 1973, was a brand new Bruce Farr boat
© Archive
TraveLodge New Zealand on Sydney Harbour
© Archive
Two champions, Don Barnett (left) and Bob Holmes with the JJ Giltinan Trophy
© Archive
1974 Giltinan world champion TraveLodge New Zealand
© Archive
Bob Holmes' final TraveLodge on Waitemata Harbour, Auckland in 1974
© Archive
John Winning's first 18 Footer in action on Sydney Harbour
© Archive
John Winning's Pacific Harbour Fiji
© Archive
Neville Buckley's TraveLodge Queensland in the 1970s
© Archive
TraveLodge crew of the 1960s accepting one of the many championship winners ribbons
© Archive
TraveLodge defeated Willie B in a 1969 Sail-off for the Giltinan Championship on the Brisbane River
© Archive
Schemer leads The Fox at the 1963 Giltinan Championship in Auckland
© Archive
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