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Black and white photograph of a skiff sailing close to the shoreline, with a Union Jack flag on the sail

Date: 1919-1939
Dimensions:
Overall: 165 x 217 mm
Medium: Cardboard
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Faye Magner
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS1377[041]

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    Description
    This photograph of BRITANNIA, captured sailing close to shore amid a weekly race. The skiff is leaning toward the right, water is crashing against the the front of the vessel making the water white in colour.
    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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