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1988 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race souvenir board shorts

Date: c 1988
Dimensions:
Overall: 575 mm
Medium: Cotton, polyester
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Crusing Yacht Club Of Australia
Object Name: Boardshorts
Object No: 00018527
Place Manufactured:Australia

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    Description
    These boardshorts are made from screen printed cotton, and have a drawstring waist and a single back pocket. Manufactured by Okkaroos as a souvenir commemorating the 1988 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 1988, the fabric design features red and white stylised silhouettes of yachts against a background of blue strips and the legs are decorated with the text `AWA SYDNEY-HOBART YACHT RACE 1988'.
    SignificanceThese boardshorts are an important example of merchandise produced by an Australian company for the 1988 Sydney to Hobart race.


    HistoryDuring the 1960s and 1970s boardshorts were generally associated with beach sports, like surfing and wakeboarding. Designed to be durable and quick drying, and are commonly made from polyester or nylon and are now worn as casual everyday wear in Australia and North America.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: 1988 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race souvenir board shorts

    Primary title: SYDNEY - HOBART 1988 YACHT RACE SOUVENIR BOARDSHORTS

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