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Port Macquarie regatta 1935

Date: 1935
Dimensions:
Overall: 24 mm, 0.003 kg
Medium: Photographic print on paper, mounted on tin backing
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Patricia Lowing
Object Name: Button pin
Object No: 00028920
Place Manufactured:Port Macquarie

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    Description
    This button pin from the Port Macquarie Regatta depicts the 18-foot skiff BRITANNIA .
    SignificanceThis pin represents the 18-foot skiff BRITANNIA which played an active role in open boat racing in Australia between the two world wars.
    HistoryThe 18-foot skiff was designed to reach extreme speeds and provide an exciting and attractive sport for spectators to watch. This was the aim of the vessels when they were first designed in the late 19th century. The origins of the sport are attributed to Mark Foy and a group of businessmen who were the founding members of the Sydney Flying Yacht Squadron, reported to have been established on 19 October 1891 in the 'Sydney Morning Herald'. The club advocated for sailing to be open to all types of vessels and sailors. Their first competitive race is believed to have been held on Sydney Harbour on 26 January 1892.

    BRITANNIA is an 18-foot skiff launched in 1919. The boat, and its skipper, builder and designer 'Wee Georgie' Robinson were both very prominent in the 18-foot skiff class between the two world wars and won many races.

    Additional Titles

    Primary title: Port Macquarie regatta 1935

    Web title: Port Macquarie Regatta

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