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Postcard featuring a photograph of two skiffs sailing near land, with a masted vessel beside them

Date: 1919-1939
Dimensions:
Overall: 85 x 134 mm
Medium: Cardboard
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Faye Magner
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS1377[026]
Related Place:Sydney Harbour,

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    Description
    This photograph of a weekly 18ft yacht sailing race close to the shores of Sydney Harbour. Captured on the left is BRITANNIA and on the right is KISMET. Behind is a small vessel carrying spectators.
    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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