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Welcome to the Australian 16ft Skiff Association website

On this site you will find everything you need to know about skiff racing in Australia - whether you are an experienced sailor, or are looking to get into the sport for the first time.

 

 

UPDATE ON NEW "CHINA" SKIFFS

The Australian 16ft Skiff Association has released the latest update on their initiative to provide a more affordable 16ft skiff.

The prototype of the first of the new skiffs has arrived, been rigged and been sailing.

The Australian Association has put together several packages that buyers can choose from, starting with hull only up to a fully rigged "ready to sail" boat.  In that regard they have obtained the support of several key suppliers of gear and rigging in Australia to enable the "ready to sail" boat to be put on the water. 

Click Here for latest release on viewing or test sailing the boat.
Click Here
for further details on packages available.

 

INFORMATION ON AUSTRALIAN 16FT SKIFF CHAMPIONSHIPS - 2015/16 SEASON

The 2015-16 Australian 16ft (and 13ft) Skiff Championships are scheduled to be sailed at Hervey Bay (Queensland) between 28th December 2015 and 3rd January 2016.

Proposed race schedule is as follows:
*  Monday 28th December 2015 registering and measuring (and possible optional invitation race)
Tuesday 29th December 2015 – 1 race in afternoon start not before 1400 
*  Wednesday 30th December 2015 – 2 races - starts not before 1100 and 1430
Thursday 31th December 2015 – 1 race in afternoon start not before 1400 
*  Friday 1st January 2016 – lay day 
*  Saturday 2nd January 2016 - 2 races - starts not before 1100 and 1430
*  Sunday 3rd January 2016 - 1 race in afternoon start not before 1400 - presentation to follow.

 

CARBON MASTS - Purchasing and Measuring

The Australian 16ft Skiff Association has released details on the procedure for purchasing and also the measuring and registration of carbon masts.
 
Masts may be purchased from any supplier, but the following have been certified by the Association:

APPLIED COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD  -  3 Strzelecki Avenue, Sunshine,  VIC
  Contact:  Pete Kula  +61-3-9311-1501  (mob. +61-0409-012-487)
    

C-TECH Ltd  -  551 Rosebank Road, Avondale, Auckland (NZ)
  Contact:  Alex Vallings  +64-9-810-8406  (mob. +64-21-671-118)
  www.c-tech.co.nz

COMPOSITE CREATIONS Pty Ltd  -  13/5-7 Prosperity Pde, Warriewood  NSW
  Contact:  Ian Duncan   +61-2-9979-3420
  www.compositecreations.com

CST COMPOSITES  -  78-80 Tasman St, Kurnell  NSW
  Contact:  Chris Dixon    +61-2-9668-8488
  www.cstcomposites.com

SOUTHERN SPARS  -  15 Jomac Pl, Rosebank, Auckland (NZ)
  Contact:  John Clinton   +64-9-845-7200  (mob. +64-21-634-070)
  www.southernspars.com 

Click here to view full details of the current list of Certified Suppliers.

Click here to view a copy of the procedure to be followed when purchasing a carbon mast.

Click here to view a copy of the procedure to be followed when measuring a fully rigged carbon mast and must be carried out before a registration sticker can be issued. 

 

 

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