Sydney Sailboat Expo

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Free splicing lessons and more, today at the Sydney Sailboat Expo.

And another beautiful day at a beautiful place.

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Spinnaker sheet winners

Congratulations to Martin and Ian sailing Citadel Magnus and Terry, Wayne and Don sailing Squid on winning the SkiffRopes.com sponsored spinnakers sheets at the Captain Morgan 2016 12 Foot Skiff Australian Championships.  Get to grips with light weight floatrope, soft shackle clew strops and mid-sheet cockpit joiners!

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Thanks for putting the stickers on your skiffs!

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Handicap Champions

Adrienne Cahalan and Cameron McDonald won the 2016 Australian 12 Foot Skiff Championship sailing Panadol Rapid, a 26 year old Nash3 design skiff.

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The Pandol team steered clear of the Captain Morgans Rum until after the last race, keeping their time penalties low, by not winning any of the races.  Consistent scoring kept them in the game but they went into the final days racing 2 points behind the very well performing Gizmo team of James Birdsall and Ewan Duckworth.  Both skiffs were deep in the fleet but sailed well to get into the top 10 finishers in light testing conditions on Sydney Harbour, with the experienced Panadol Rapid team (having just teamed up for the event) keeping a very loose cover over the Gizmo team throughout the race.

Adrienne had put the Panadol Rapid skiff on the market before winning the Handicap Title.  Get in touch if you are interested in buying a good entry level 12 foot skiff.

Here’s a shot showing how to start when you are not the fastest skiff in the fleet (or it probably works if you are the fastest too!).

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SkiffRopes.com 13 Foot Skiff

Ariane Saroch and Ben Markey having fun racing their 13 foot skiff at the Hervey Bay Easter regatta.  And getting a bit of airtime on the local WIN TV news broadcast.

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Sydney Sailmakers win 12 Foot Skiffs

Congratulations to Nick Press, Andrew Hay and Sydney Sailmakers on winning the 2016 Australian 12 Foot Skiff Championship. Here is the link to the results of the Captain Morgans 2016 12ft Skiff Australian Championships held at the Sydney Flying Squadron at Kirribilli.

 

 

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Day 1 12 foot skiff results

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Here is the link to results from day 1 of the Captain Morgans 2016 12ft Skiff Australian Championships held at the Sydney Flying Squadron at Kirribilli.

It will be a busy day as the club is launching the book ‘Setting Sail for the Great War – Stories of the Sailors Listed on the WW1 Honor Roll of the Sydney Flying Squadron and Sydney Sailing Club’ to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the unveiling of the original World War 1 Honor Roll.

 

 

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Rubber Duck

Thanks to Will and Jimmy for promoting SkiffRopes.com on their rubber duck.

Hopefully we get some good 12 foot skiff racing in today on Sydney Harbour for them to watch.

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12 Foot Skiff Australian Championships

SkiffRopes are at the Captain Morgans 2016 12ft Skiff Australian Championships over the Easter long weekend held at the Sydney Flying Squadron at Kirribilli.

If you need rope, splicing or fittings please see Cam, sailing on Panadol Rapid, in the park or call on 0433 546 356.  Good luck sailing.

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Flying Dutchman tapered spinnaker sheets

Made a couple of sets of tapered spinnaker sheets this week for Flying Dutchman teams preparing for their world championships in January 2015 at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron.

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SkiffRopes.com

SkiffRopes.com is a Cam McDonald website showcasing his custom made tapered halyards and sheets for racing skiffs, dinghies and sportsboats.

Cam races many skiff classes and splices the ropes he sells to many of his sailing competitors.

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