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Black and white photograph of a skiff sailing in the water, with several crew members, and a flag on the sail

Date: 1919-1939
Dimensions:
Overall: 120 x 164 mm
Medium: Cardboard
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Faye Magner
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS1377[037]

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    Description
    This blurry photograph captures BRITANNIA sailing in a weekly race on Sydney Harbour. Aboard is a large crew who face away from the photographer. Visible in the background is a small vessel and land.
    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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