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Start of the Champion 22-footers Race at the Intercolonial Sailing Carnival, Sydney Harbour

Date: 21 January 1899
Dimensions:
Overall: 164 x 251 mm, 1 mm, 0.15 kg
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Transfer from the Mitchell Library
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00013854
Place Manufactured:Sydney

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    SignificanceThe Hall photographic collection provides an important pictorial record of recreational boating in Sydney Harbour from the 1890s to the 1930s. The collection documents the lively sailing scene in Sydney during this period and features images of vessels ranging from large racing and cruising yachts to the great array of skiffs and the emerging technologies of motorboats. Images of the many spectators and crowds who supported and followed the sailing races are also included in this visual record.
    HistoryThe champion 22-footers race held on Saturday 21 January 1899 was the principal event of the Intercolonial Sailing Carnival and organised by the Johnstone's Bay Sailing Club. The course began near Fort Denison, moved up around the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron buoy at Manly, around Shark Island and then finished back at the starting line. The four Queensland entries were ETTIE, CANEEBIE, VICTORIA and STANLEY while the New South Wales vessels consisted of KERIKI, PLOVER, EFFIE, VIGILANT and WONGA. EFFIE was the reigning champion, however the event was cancelled mid-race due to a lack of breeze.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Start of the Champion 22-footers Race at the Intercolonial Sailing Carnival, Sydney Harbour

    Primary title: START CHAMPION 22 FOOTER RACE

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