Gearing up for 2015 Skiff Intergalactics
Published on February 9th, 2015
Twenty-five teams are set to compete in the 2015 J.J. Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on February 14-22.
In 1937. Mr. James J. Giltinan, Secretary of the Australian 18 Footers League, planned a world’s championship for 18-foot open boats and the League presented a trophy (popularly known as the JJ Giltinan Trophy) to celebrate the event.
Since the first regatta on Sydney Harbour in 1938, the championship has always been regarded as the world’s premier 18 Footer championship and many of its competitors have become world, Olympic and national champions in a variety of yachting classes.
The Giltinan Championship regatta is held annually on Sydney Harbour and provides spectators (both on the water and along the harbour foreshores) with the world’s most spectacular racing.
Photos by Frank Quealey, Australian 18 Footers League