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Postcard featuring a photograph of three skiffs sailing

Date: 1919-1939
Overall: 84 x 135 mm
Medium: Cardboard
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Faye Magner
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS1377[025]
Related Place:Sydney Harbour,

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    This photograph of three skiffs in a close race on Sydney Harbour, captured on the right is BRITANNIA and to the left is MASCOTTE.
    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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