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Black and white photograph of a skiff sailing in the water, with land in the distance, and a flower shaped symbol on the sail

Date: 1919-1939
Dimensions:
Overall: 108 x 167 mm
Medium: Cardboard
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Faye Magner
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS1377[032]

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    Description
    This photograph captures one of BRITANNIA's competitors sailing 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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