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Postcard featuring a photograph of seven skiffs sailing in a group

Date: 1919-1939
Dimensions:
Overall: 87 x 136 mm
Medium: Cardboard
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Faye Magner
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS1377[009]

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    Description
    This photograph captures several of BRITANNIA's competitors, sailing in a close race on Sydney Harbour. Among them are H.C PRESS, MISSISSIPPI, KISMET and MASCOTTE. Behind them are several vessels of onlookers including one of the three steam vessels enabling spectators to watch the race.
    History18ft. skiff racing was an entertaining sport for spectators. Its origins are attributed to Mark Foy and a group of businessmen who founded the Sydney Flying Yacht Squadron, reportedly established on 19 October 1891.

    BRITANNIA and its skipper Georgie Robinson were prominent figures in 18ft. skiff racing between the two world wars.

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