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

Date: 1919-1939
Dimensions:
Overall: 121 x 183 mm
Medium: Cardboard
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Faye Magner
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS1377[038]
Related Place:Shark Island,

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    Description
    This photograph of BRITANNIA, easily identified with the red ensign design, sailing close to shore. Waves are breaking at the front of the 18 ft. skiff making the water white in color.
    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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