Book those ferry tickets

Sydney Harbour's Australian 18ft Skiff Championship commences this Sunday

Wednesday January 3rd 2007, Author: Frank Quealey, Location: United Kingdom
The Australian 18ft Skiff Championship commences on Sydney Harbour this Sunday and will continue each Sunday and Australia Day (26 January) until 4 February.

A spectator ferry will follow each of the Sunday races (excluding Australia Day), leaving Double Bay Wharf (alongside the clubhouse) at 2.15pm.

Costs are: Adults - $15, with children accompanied by an adult are free.

The skiffs rig in the adjacent park and offer spectators an excellent opportunity to see them and the crews close up both before and after each race. Ferry patrons are also welcome in the clubhouse.

Hugh Stodart will be defending his championship in Asko Appliances but will face stiff opposition from a number of experienced and young teams in the 24 boat fleet.

Among those expected to throw out the major challenges are Giltinan (world) champion Michael Coxon (Fiat), NSW champion John Winning (Ssangyong Yandoo), as well as former world champions Euan Mc Nicol (Club Marine) and John Harris (Rag & Famish Hotel).

For further information about the racing or clubhouse facilities, contact either Rosemary Barrett or Frank Quealey on (02) 9363 2995.

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