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Postcard featuring a photograph of a skiff sailing

Date: 1919-1939
Dimensions:
Overall: 85 x 138 mm
Medium: Cardboard
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Faye Magner
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS1377[024]
Related Place:Sydney Harbour,

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    Description
    18ft skiff BRITANNIA, easily identifiable in this photograph with the red ensign emblem on the sail, leading a few competitors visible in the background in a weekly race on Sydney Harbour.
    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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