Australian 18 Footers
Local Clubs - Double Bay, NSW
Australian 18 Footers is located at Double Bay and has a bar, restaurant and outdoor deck on the waterfront location of Sydney Harbour.
Australian 18 Footers were formed by a group of 18 Footer sailors in 1935 and our first Secretary James J. Giltinan was the founder of the first world championship regatta in 1938. The 18foot skiff class was born in Sydney in the 1890's.
Australian 18 Footers continue to lead and support the evolution of the boats to the present standard of technology and help promote 18ft Skiff racing throughout the world. The iconic 18ft Skiffs are world famous for their spectacular speed and the level of difficulty they require from the competitors. They represent some of the most challenging and competitive racing anywhere in the world today.
Here at the Australian 18 Footers we boast a spectacular location and venue on the world's most famous harbour. Drink in the views and let us help you plan, prepare and cater your next function.
The purpose of the club today is unchanged since its inception decades ago –
• Support the growth of 18 foot skiffs in Sydney, interstate and globally
• Showcase some of Australia's best sailing talent in the racing on Sydney Harbour each week during the summer
• Provide a welcoming club for members, guests and any visitors
• To be helpful and active in the local community where possible