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over 9 years ago by Hugh Styles

Sydney Harbour skiff sailing

Sydney Harbour and sailing just go hand in hand, so whilst here for a while over the European winter i've had the chance to do plenty of different types of sailing. From 70 ft yachts racing twilight series round the harbour. To sailing Formula 18 catamarans offshore from Sydney in the Southern Ocean, then racing 18ft skiffs in and out of all the weekend pleasure craft traffic in front of the harbour brigde for the last few Sunday afternoons.

Sailing here is pretty hectic on a weekly basis this is the flow of events:
Sunday afternoon, skiff sailing with the Fisher and Pykel team in preparations for the JJ Giltnan (worlds) in 2 weeks.
Monday evening I steer a yacht called Kiribilli, a lovely 40 footer for twilight racing from the CYCA (Cruising Yacht Club Australia) with a load of the skiff sailing boys.
Tuesday is skiff training on Fisher and Pykel with the Seven skiff sailing team.
Wednesday can be more yacht racing from the CYCA this is the booze cruise round the harbour.
Thursday more skiff training and then this Friday is the Skiff leagues twilight race starting at 1745.
Saturday off and then Sunday skiff sailing again.

I am mainsheet hand on the Fisher and Pykel boat and its going well so far. We have steadily improved over the last couple of weeks and on current results i think we will be a bit of a dark horse for the worlds which start on the 14 feb in double bay. Watch this space.

All the best for now.


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