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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.



NSW 16ft Skiff Association Point Scores

The NSW 16ft Skiff Association Point Scores have now been finalised for the 2014/15 season following the sailing of the Botany Bay Championship on Saturday 14th February.

Whilst the Manly Club dominated the overall Club Scratch Point Score, the overall Handicap Point Score for the Chas Wood Trophy was closely fought throughout the season. The Handicap Point Score was eventually taken out by the Middle Harbour Club on 2,757 points followed by the Drummoyne Club on 2,452 points.  

The Individual Handicap Point Score resulted in a narrow win for "Hubble Cleaning Solutions" sailed by James Ward from the Middle Harbour Club on 40 points. Runner up went to "BrandCents Consultancy" sailed by Alex Deakin also from the Middle Harbour Club on 41 points.  The Middle Harbour Club took out the trifecta with "Eric's Removals" (Harry West) in third place on 42 points. 

"Brydens Compensation Lawyers" with a couple of different skippers over the season, but primarily Lee Knapton, from the Manly Club comfortably won the Individual Scratch Point Score on 7 points.  Runner-up went to "Fire Stopping" sailed by Joe Turner also from the Manly Club on 23 points. 

Click Here for full details of the placings.




The 2014-15 Australian 16ft (and 13ft) Skiff Championships were sailed at Belmont (Lake Macquarie) between 28th December 2014 and 4th January 2015.

The final race on Sunday 4th January 2015 resulted in a convincing win for "ATB Morton" sailed by Ben Bruniges from the Belmont Club.  They raced off to an early lead in the 14-22 knot  East-North-East breeze and were never headed.  Second place went to "Fire Stopping" (Joe Turner) from the Manly Club from "Sutech Building Consultants" (Daniel Turner) also from the Manly Club.  Both boats had a close dual for most of the race. 

Overall winner of the series "Brydens Lawyers" sailed by Lee Knapton and crewed by Peter Mackie and Ricky Bridge from the Manly Club, were running 4th in the race when they set their spinnaker around the top mark the last time only to have the top of their mast break.  Luckily, they already had the series won after race 6 and were able to use race 7 as their drop heat.  They finished on 16 points with placings of 1-4-1-3-4-3-DNF.

Runner-up in the series went to "AB Window Fashions" sailed by Ben Bruniges, David Hickey and Troy Dobinson from the Belmont Club on 21 points with placings of 7-3-5-1-6-2-4.  Third place went to "ATB Morton" sailed by Danny Anderson, Brett Davis and Matt Waters who finished on 24 points with placings of 13-7-7-4-1-4-1.

For full results click on the "Events & Results" tab.




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:

  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)

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

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

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

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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