18 Foot Skiff

18 Foot Skiff

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The 18 ft Skiff is considered the fastest class of sailing skiffs. The class has a long history beginning with races on Sydney Harbour, Australia in 1892 and later in New Zealand. The boat has changed significantly since the early days, bringing in new technology as it became available. Because of the need of strength, agility and skill, the class is considered to be the top level of small boat sailing. In Australia this boat is called the “Aussie 18” due to its inherent connections to Australia. It is the fastest conventional non-foiling monohull on the yardstick rating, with a score of 675, coming only third after the Tornado and Inter 20 (both multihulls).

The original extreme sport in sailing that has moved with the times and represents one of the ultimate on the water challenges for team and machine! Get closer to the action: The latest and fastest insight into the on-the-water thrills and spills that is 18ft Skiff Racing.

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18 Foot Skiff
  • 2017 18 Foot Skiff New Zealand Nationals - Day 1

    Episode 1

    Early February and the 2017 18 Foot Skiff New Zealand Skiff Champs got off to a spectacular start in Auckland. Hosted by the Royal Akarana Yacht Club and stunning close boat contact footage.

    Video Producer: Live Sail Die - Brad Davies

  • 2017 18 Foot Skiff New Zealand Nationals - Day 2

    Episode 2

    Day Two of 2017 18 Foot Skiff New Zealand Skiff Champs with the boats flying around Auckland Harbour. Hosted by the Royal Akarana Yacht Club with Dave McDiarmid and Yamaha crew crowned Champions. Looking good for the JJ's...

    Video Producer: Live Sail Die - Brad Davies

  • JJ Giltinan Trophy 2017 New Zealand Fleet - Invitation Race

    Episode 3

    Live Sail Die are following the New Zealand 18 Footer fleet at the iconic JJ Giltinan Trophy in Sydney with strong chances for the front of the fleet with Yamaha, C-Tech, Knight Frank and Maersk Line. Today is the Invitational Race where the skiffs get a chance to rev their engines...

    Video Pr...

  • JJ Giltinan Trophy 2017 New Zealand Fleet - Race 1

    Episode 4

    Live Sail Die are following the New Zealand 18 Footer fleet at the iconic JJ Giltinan Trophy in Sydney with strong chances for the front of the fleet with Yamaha, C-Tech, Knight Frank and Maersk Line. Today is the George Calligeros Trophy - Day One and Yamaha putting their marker down to the loca...

  • JJ Giltinan Trophy 2017 New Zealand Fleet - Race 2

    Episode 5

    Live Sail Die are following the New Zealand 18 Footer fleet at the iconic JJ Giltinan Trophy in Sydney with strong chances for the front of the fleet with Yamaha, C-Tech, Knight Frank and Maersk Line. Race Two and Yahama hammering the locals...

    Video Producer: Live Sail Die

  • JJ Giltinan Trophy 2017 - Invitational Race - Full Coverage

    Episode 6

    The 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship regatta began on Sydney Harbour when the Australian 18 Footers League conducted the traditional Invitation Race for all 26 regatta entrants. Unfortunately for the crews, there was little, or no, wind for the duration of the race and the course had to b...

  • JJ Giltinan Trophy 2017 - Race 1 - Full Coverage

    Episode 7

    New Zealand champion Yamaha came from behind to score a brilliant win in Race 1 of the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, sponsored by The Winning Group, on Sydney Harbour.

    Video Producer: 18 Footers TV

  • JJ Giltinan Trophy 2017 - Race 2 - Full Coverage

    Episode 8

    New Zealand champion Yamaha team tightened the grip on the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, sponsored by The Winning Group, with another stunning victory in Race 2 of the championship on Sydney Harbour.

    Video Producer: 18 Footers TV

  • JJ Giltinan Trophy 2017 - Race 3 - Full Coverage

    Episode 9

    Australia finally broke the New Zealand dominance so far in the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, sponsored by The Winning Group, when Appliancesonline.com won an incident packed Race 3 of the championship on Sydney Harbour.

    Video Producer: 18 Footers TV

  • JJ Giltinan Trophy 2017 New Zealand Fleet - Race 3

    Episode 10

    Live Sail Die are following the New Zealand 18 Footer fleet at the iconic JJ Giltinan Trophy in Sydney with strong chances for the front of the fleet with Yamaha, C-Tech, Knight Frank and Maersk Line. Race Three - Alan Cole Memorial Trophy - Not a great day for Yamaha with some gear damage but Kn...

  • JJ Giltinan Trophy 2017 New Zealand Fleet - Race 4

    Episode 11

    Live Sail Die are following the New Zealand 18 Footer fleet at the iconic JJ Giltinan Trophy in Sydney with strong chances for the front of the fleet with Yamaha, C-Tech, Knight Frank and Maersk Line. Race Four - A.J. Reynolds Trophy - Bad day with Knight Frank OCS and Yamaha picking themselves b...

  • JJ Giltinan Trophy 2017 New Zealand Fleet - Race 5

    Episode 12

    Live Sail Die are following the New Zealand 18 Footer fleet at the iconic JJ Giltinan Trophy in Sydney with strong chances for the front of the fleet with Yamaha, C-Tech, Knight Frank and Maersk Line. Race Five - Bill Miller Memorial - C-Tech gets into top 3 with a third, Knight Frank pick up a 9...

  • JJ Giltinan Trophy 2017 New Zealand Fleet - Race 6

    Episode 13

    Live Sail Die are following the New Zealand 18 Footer fleet at the iconic JJ Giltinan Trophy in Sydney with strong chances for the front of the fleet with Yamaha, C-Tech, Knight Frank and Maersk Line. Race Six - 'Big Kite' Memorial - It's the weekend and wind has increased so Director of Fizz, St...

  • JJ Giltinan Trophy 2017 - Race 4 - Full Coverage

    Episode 14

    The recently crowned Australian champion Thurlow Fisher Lawyers continued the excellent form the team have shown recently with an outstanding victory in Race 4 of the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour.

    Video Producer: 18 Footers TV

  • JJ Giltinan Trophy 2017 - Race 5 - Full Coverage

    Episode 15

    The Asko Appliances team totally dominated the international fleet with a brilliant victory in Race 5 of the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour.

    Video Producer: 18 Footers TV

  • JJ Giltinan Trophy 2017 - Race 6 - Full Coverage

    Episode 16

    New Zealand’s Yamaha 18ft Skiff team responded brilliantly to a dramatic week when they dominated the high class fleet in Race 6 of the 2017 JJ Giltinan Championship on Sydney Harbour in Race Six. Despite the domination by David McDiarmid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins on Yamaha, the 2017 title ha...

  • JJ Giltinan Trophy 2017 - Final Race - Full Coverage

    Episode 17

    The Thurlow Fisher Lawyers team of Michael Coxon, Dave O’Connor and Trent Barnabas were already declared 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff champions before the final race but there was tremendous interest on the result as only five points separated the next six boats.

    Video Producer: 18 Footers TV

  • JJ Giltinan Trophy 2017 New Zealand Fleet - Final 7 Wrap Up

    Episode 18

    Live Sail Die are following the New Zealand 18 Footer fleet at the iconic JJ Giltinan Trophy in Sydney. Director of Fizz, Stephen Jones, picks up the mic and chats with Graham Catley "GC" or Godfather of Kiwi 18's - three boats in the top ten and Yamaha third overall with four out of seven race w...

  • Hanz & Franz - Franz Likes 18 Footers

    Episode 19

    Hanz & Franz Show - This time Franz went solo and took a trip to Auckland, New Zealand. He discovered a passion for the 18 Foot Skiffs - is this the end of a beautiful International 14 relationship with Hanz...?

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • 18ft Skiff Hungary Grand Prix 2017 - Day 1

    Episode 20

    The European 18 Foot Skiffs are out in force competing at the Hungarian leg of the Euro Grand Prix. Hosted by the Spartacus V.E. on Lake Balaton - conditions look perfect for the flying gladiators.

    Video Producer: Flowvisuals

  • 18ft Skiff Hungary Grand Prix 2017 - Day 2

    Episode 21

    Second day of the 18ft Skiffs Hungary Grand Prix at Spartacus VE. Majestic conditions for the gladiators on Lake Balaton with local Be Light dominating the international fleet.

    Video Producer: Flowvisuals

  • 18ft Skiff Hungary Grand Prix 2017 - Final Day

    Episode 22

    Final Day at Spartacus VE and the breeze came in - racing was called off so local boat, Be Light, took the honours with Steve McLean's LED (GBR) taking top foreign boat. Excellent footage and the boats are now off to Lake Garda to compete with the Southern Hemisphere teams in July.

    Video Prod...

  • 18ft Skiff European Championship 2017

    Episode 23

    The 2017 18ft Skiff Europeans Champs hosted by Circolo Vela Arco on Lake Garda. Simply said Yamaha won it - 14 races, 13 bullets and a DNF - the rest were playing catch up in the most stunning conditions so not too bad for topping up the tan. C-Tech (NZL) and Line-7 (AUS) took the other podium pl...