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Postcard featuring a photograph of two skiffs sailing

Date: 1919-1939
Dimensions:
Overall: 87 x 138 mm
Medium: Cardboard
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Faye Magner
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS1377[022]
Related Place:Sydney Harbour,

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    Description
    This photograph captured two of BRITANNIA's competitors, in a weekly race on Sydney Harbour, sailing close to shore and in close proximity.
    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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