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Black and white photograph of two skiffs sailing side by side, with land visible behind them

Date: 1919-1939
Dimensions:
Overall: 123 x 165 mm
Medium: Cardboard
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Faye Magner
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS1377[033]

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    Description
    This photograph of BRITANNIA, captured on the left and a competitor on the right, sailing close to shore 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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