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Black and white photograph showing three men and a woman, wearing a white beanie, sailing on the BRITANNIA, with their backs leaning onto the water

Date: 1919-1939
Dimensions:
Overall: 164 x 214 mm
Medium: Cardboard
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Faye Magner
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS1377[039]

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    Description
    This photograph shows four of BRITANNIA's crew members, including a woman, hanging over the side, during the Queen of the Waves race, an event held once a year to raise funds for charity. It was the one day a year that women sailed on the boats as crew.
    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 in October 1891.

    BRITANNIA and its skipper Georgie Robinson were prominent figures in 18ft. skiff racing between the two world wars.

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