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Classic Wooden Sailboat Rendezvous & Race

2017 Classic - Skipper's Meeting & Social Photos
2017 Classic - Race Photos
2017 Classic - Rendezvous Photos
2017 Classic - Awards Photos

The 8th Annual "Classic"provided an informal opportunity for boats of all different sizes and designs to compete together Historical Aussie 18-Foot Skiff - photo by Bruce Kerridgein a low-key race against other wooden vessels. The event has grown each year, with boats ranging in size from 8-feet to 65-feet. Typically traveling from as far away as Canada to participate, this record was broken during this 2017 event, when sailors from the Sydney Flying Squadron, Australia's oldest open boat sailing club, visited Annapolis to participate using their own fleet of historical 18-foot skiffs, which they shipped here from Australia specifically for this event.

18-foot skiffs, called "Aussie 18s" by their owners, are considered by many to be the fastest class of sailing skiffs, began racing on Australia's Sydney Harbor in 1892 and later in New Zealand. 

Australian Historical 18-Foot Skiff AUSTRALIA IV - photo by Bruce Kerridge
All other photos by Kate Gahs

8TH ANNUAL (2017) RACE RESULTS:

Position Boat Finish Time

CRUISING DIVISION
1 Silent Maid 1:32:09
2 Spellbound 2:13:34
3 Lacerta 2:14:34
4 Myrtea 2:18:17
5 Winsome 2:19:10
6 Whitecap 2:29:22
7 Witchcraft 3:07:10
8 Howard Blackburn 3:07:15
9 Lena N/A
DAYBOAT DIVISION
1 Conflict 1:41:47
2 Hope 1:44:47
3 High Cotton 1:50:53
4 Bull 1:54:08
5 Bear 2:12:39
     
SPIRIT OF TRADITION DIVISION
1 Woodwind I 2:03:26
2 Woodwind II 2:03:37
     
SYDNEY HISTORICAL 18-FOOT SKIFF DIVISION
1 Aberdare 1:58:52
2 Alruth 2:08:57
3 Australia IV DNF
     
DINGHY DIVISION
1 Albatross 2:31:42
2 Morgaine N/A
     

2017 NOR (Notice of Race) - Click here for PDF
2017 SIs (Sailing Instructions) - Click here for PDF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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