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Brisbane Sailing Club Complimentary Regatta at Milton Beach

Date: 1896
Overall: 125 x 80 mm, 8.24 g
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Michael Cross
Object Name: Program
Object No: 00045173
Place Manufactured:Sydney

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    This program for the Brisbane Sailing Club's Complimentary Regatta at Milton Beach was held in 1896. In this event William H Golding raced his own yacht YVONNE for the Sydney Flying Squadron. Competitive sailing in the 19th century provided a means of social and sporting recreation for the Australian public. Golding was a pioneer in Sydney boat building and well known for his competitive sailing.
    SignificanceThis program documents the activities of regattas in Brisbane, Australia during the late 19th century. It provides valuable information on local and interstate regattas of the same era as well as vessels that Golding sailed, designed and built.
    HistoryRegattas were central to competitive boating in the 19th century and functioned as a social and sporting event, often marking official anniversaries in a public aquatic spectacle. Civic leaders, politicians and merchants offered patronage and sponsorship and their attendance at the races generated great public interest.

    William H Golding was a Balmain, Sydney based boat builder and designer active from the 1880s to the 1920s. He constructed yachts and skiffs including ITONIA, FLORRIE, MISCHIEF, BETTY, EILEEN, GOLDIE, BROTHERS and SENGA. He was also actively involved in racing the vessels he designed. Golding also took part in competitive sailing races at the time.

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    Primary title: Brisbane Sailing Club Complimentary Regatta at Milton Beach

    Web title: Brisbane Sailing Club Complimentary Regatta at Milton Beach

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