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Postcard featuring a photograph of two skiffs sailing on the water, with passenger vessels visible on the far right hand side, and land in the background

Date: 1919-1939
Overall: 87 x 137 mm
Medium: Cardboard
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Faye Magner
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS1377[015]
Related Place:Sydney Harbour,

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    This photograph captured BRITANNIA on the right and her competitor H.C PRESS on the left in a weekly race on Sydney Harbour. Behind the skiffs is a steam vessel enabling spectators to watch the race from the water.
    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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