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Sydney Sailing Club 1899-1900 Presented by Messrs J Fogg & J Talbot won by Jas McMurtrie EFFIE

Date: 1900
Overall: 65 x 105 mm, 55.18 g
Medium: Silver, cardboard, fabric
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Trophy plaque
Object No: 00044782

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    HistoryIn nineteenth century Sydney yachting developed as an expression of colonial pride, reflecting the increasing prosperity of the free immigrant and Australian born population. The pageantry of regattas gave the Australian colonies an opportunity to reinforce their local identity and celebrate local achievements while distancing themselves from their convict origins.

    Sailing regattas were an important part of the local sporting scene and were held regularly on Sydney Harbour and widely reported in the local press.

    Yachting became fashionable and numerous clubs were established in Sydney including the Sydney Yacht Club (1856), the Australian Yacht Club (1863 later known as the Royal Australian Yacht Squadron), The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (1868 formerly known as the Mosquito Yacht Club), Sydney Amateur Sailing club (1872), Double Bay Sailing Club (active 1880s), Balmain Sailing Club, (active 1880s), Canvas Dinghy Sailing Club(active 1880s) Botany Bay Sailing Club (active 1880s), Neutral Bay Sailing Club (active 1890s), Johnstons Bay Sailing Club (active 1891-1902) and the Sydney Flying Squadron (est 1891).

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