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Black and white photograph of a skiff, with its sails extended

Date: 1919-1939
Overall: 119 x 164 mm
Medium: Cardboard
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Faye Magner
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS1377[035]

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    This photograph of BRITANNIA and a large crew seated in the vessel, sailing close to shore.
    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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