Back in action
The Championship is sponsored by SP-HighModulus, the marine business of Gurit and will be known as the SP-High Modulus Australian 18ft Skiff Championship.
A fleet of 23 teams will line up in the five-race championship, which is also the final lead in to the Giltinan Championship, which takes place on Sydney Harbour next month.
Race dates for the SP-High Modulus Australian 18ft Skiff Championship are: 10, 17, 24, 26 and 31 January.
Recently crowned NSW champions Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Trent Barnabas are likely to start the championship as favourites in Thurlow Fisher-City, however the defending champions Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Tom Clout will be more than up to the challenge in their Gotta Love It 7 skiff.
Past Australian champions John Winning ( Yandoo) and John Harris ( Rag & Famish Hotel) are always at the sharp end of the fleet and will also be strong challengers to take the title.
A spectator ferry will follow each race (with the exception of 26 January) leaving Double Bay Wharf, alongside the clubhouse, at 2.15pm (1415 hours).