Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wingman sees Red

Tristan has put in some long hours to sand, fair and paint the Wingman for the new season. A striking red over grey makes it look almost as good as the Juicer. Looking forward to big things from these guys this season.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Skiffbuild 09/2

The irreverent Paul O'Malley-Jones sent me this photo set of him building his new boat "Giddy Up!" last winter. This is the newest boat in the fleet and showed some promise at the Interdominions in Brisbane 09. Now Paulo has decided to up and live in GTown (Geelong) for a year, there is word of a new helmsman on this boat.

Monday, August 10, 2009

DPSS Winter Series 23/08/2009

Should be a few boats heading down for the last winter series race of the year. Sailing out of Darling Point Sailing Squadron (Trafalgar St, Manly, QLD)

Racing start at 2pm, so we'll be rigging from 12 onwards.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Island Style

A shot from the Samui trip in May 2009.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009


Old Yellow getting a long overdue upgrade to carbon tube framework..!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

For Sail

This will be updated with local stuff for sale in Brisbane. For NSW or NZ boats and gear, see

SOLD!!!! Hull For Sale: Ultimate Sails (formerly Half-Ripe Banana Boat)
Nash III hull
Carbon/Kevlar hybrid.
Solid hull
3 Carbon bowsprits
Aluminium boom
Carbon stern racks and rudder assembly
2 centreboards, 1 rudder
Needs some new hull fittings and rigs. Can source some aluminium masts
I've got some sails that will go with it. 1, 2, 3 mains 3, 4 jibs
Custom made boat cover
Trailer if wanted (extra $500) needs a bit of work but roadworthy
Location: Manly, Qld
SOLD !!!!! $500

Club Details and New Season

Members of the Queensland 12ft Skiff Association currently sail out of 2 clubs in Brisbane. The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (RQYS) and Darling Point Sailing Squadron (DPSS). Both clubs sail on Moreton Bay, RQYS on Saturdays and DPSS on Sundays.
Club Links:
DPSS and BSS (members of BSS run DPSS)
The 2009/2010 seasons start on Saturday, the 5th of September for RQYS and Sunday the 13th of September for DPSS. This should be an exciting season with 4 modern boats on the water and a couple of older models getting facelifts.
Club Contacts:
RQYS: Richard Billett - 0433 262 245
DPSS: Tristan Hamilton

Wingman at 2008/2009 Interdomions

50th Interdominions - Sailworld Article