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.
16ft SKIFF ARTICLE IN "AFLOAT" MAGAZINE
UPDATED INFORMATION ON AUSTRALIAN 16FT SKIFF CHAMPIONSHIPS - 2013/14 SEASON
A reminder that entries for the upcoming Australian 16ft (and 13ft) Skiff Championships close on Wednesday 11th December 2013. The entry fee is $350 (for 16’s) and $100 (for 13’s). Late entries will be accepted up to 28th December 2013, however, there is an additional $100 late entry fee.
The series is being sailed at Drummoyne between 5th and 11th January 2014.
Click Here for the Notice of Race
Click Here for 16ft Skiff Entry Form
Click Here for 13ft Skiff Entry Form
The Championships are one of the key activities for the Drummoyne Club’s 100th year anniversary celebrations and they are keen to get as many skiffs as possible to attend.
The Club is putting up a total of $25,480 in prizemoney for the series. Click Here for a copy of the full prizemoney schedule.
Click Here for a copy of the social activities for the week. There are activities planned for every day of the series.
Two points that the Club would like to highlight at this stage are the "Back to Drummoyne" event planned for the double header race on Tuesday 7th January and the Presentation Night on Saturday 11th January.
The Club would like to see as many of the old skiffies as possible for the reunion day on 7th January. They hope to have a good collection of memorabilia from bygone years (to that end if anyone has some pictures they would be prepared to lend for the display they would be very welcome). They are also planning to dedicate the new Frank Bonnitcha Boardroom late in the afternoon. A lot of the old salts would know Frank very well and it would be a nice tribute to his memory if there was a strong turnout for this event.
Tickets to the presentation night (a sit down 3 course dinner) are now on sale for $40 each and can be obtained by contacting the Drummoyne reception desk on 02 97198199. They have a credit card facility so tickets can be secured over the phone. There is a limit on the venue seating, so if competitors don't book tickets by the regatta closing date (11 December 2013), there is a strong chance they may miss out and it's extremely unlikely that last minute requests can be accommodated given the caterers need leeway at this time of year to get the food and staffing etc locked in.......so don't say you haven't been warned!
The Drummoyne Sailing Club has also released a range of information in relation to the Championships (eg. accommodation, rigging, trailers, etc...) and details can be found on their website (http://drummoynesailingclub.com.au/2014-16ft-skiff-nationals.html ).
NSW STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS - 2013/14 SEASON
The 2013/14 NSW 16ft Skiff State Championship concluded on the weekend of 23rd/24th November 2013 with the final two heats being sailed at Gosford.
NSW ASSOCIATION SAILING INSTRUCTIONS for 2013/14 SEASON
The NSW 16ft Skiff Association has released the Sailing Instructions for its 2013/14 season interclub events.
- 16ft SKIFF ARTICLE IN "AFLOAT" MAGAZINE
- NSW STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS - 2013/14 SEASON
- NSW ASSOCIATION SAILING INSTRUCTIONS for 2013/14 SEASON
- QLD ASSOCIATION INFORMATION for 2013/14 SEASON
- UPDATED INFORMATION ON AUSTRALIAN 16FT SKIFF CHAMPIONSHIPS - 2013/14 SEASON
- NSW ASSOCIATION NOTICE OF RACE for 2013/14 SEASON
- CARBON MASTS - Purchasing and Measuring