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Black and white photograph showing several men sitting in a skiff, which is sailing close to land

Date: 1926
Dimensions:
Overall: 120 x 165 mm
Medium: Cardboard
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Faye Magner
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS1377[034]
Related Place:Balmain,

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    Description
    This photograph captures BRITANNIA and nine crew members sailing on Sydney Harbour. Four crew members are looking at the photograph, the others are looking in different directions. Visible above them are many tense sail ropes.
    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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