The Hey Charger 12 foot skiff is getting tidied up hopefully back in the water for tgis weekends Upper Harbour Championship at Lane Cove 12 Foot Skiff Sailing Club.
Sailing out of Dana Point this afternoon.
Bigfoot Trapeze Harness and Bag
Picked up a new custom made Bigfoot Trapeze Harness and gear bag today ready for my trip to Melbourne this weekend to race I14s in the Black Rock Skiff Regatta 2016.
Have a look at this video if you want more info about the Bigfoot tacking trapeze harness. Thanks to Christophe Favreau for the video.
Adrienne Cahalan and Cameron McDonald won the 2016 Australian 12 Foot Skiff Championship sailing Panadol Rapid, a 26 year old Nash3 design skiff.
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!).
Heavy duty trapeze rings
Binks Marine Custom made Heavy Duty Trapeze Rings.
After years of dealing with trapeze ring failure risk, I discovered that Binks Marine gave up trying to get various manufactures of dinghy fitting to make trapeze rings stronger and started making their own.
Pretty hard to break these ones sailing as they are made from 1/4″ stainless steel rod, rather than the standard 3/16′”.
Used by the big boys Pete, Darren and Dave on 18 foot skiffs and Flying Dutchman.
Spinnaker sheets heading North
New spinnaker sheets for a Sydney 36, spliced up and ready to race North. Southport. Keepel Island then Hamilton Island.
Waving to the race officer
Beautiful week sail 18 foot skiffs with a couple of top blokes and a great bunch of people on tour.
Fantastic venue, will have to race here again.
Thanks to Alessandra, President of the Race Committee for filming the finish to the last race.
The Kitchen Maker sponsors last race of the JJ Giltinan Championship
Thanks to Darren at The Kitchen Maker for sponsoring the last race of the JJ Giltinan Championship with prizes from Allen, LIROS and Gill.
An thanks a lot to Mel, Robyn and Phil at DeckHardware for their generous support of The Kitchen Maker 18 foot skiff racing team and for supplying the Allen blocks and LIROS rope for prizes.
Spinlock Safety Cutters for the New Zealand 18 foot skiff fleet.
Please see our Safety Cutter page for more info.
Flying Dutchman Side Stay Covers
Allwood Sails sells Flying Dutchman Side Stay Covers for $65 each.
The tubes are made from CST Composites Carbon / Aramid tube and a nylon end fitting from Allen Brothers.