Sailing News

Sailing History – 18 Footer – the JJ Giltinan Trophy


The Australian James Joseph Giltinan was a sports promoter from the early days. After having launched the Australian Rugby Championship, he initiated professionalism in sailing, and donated a perpetual recognition price: the JJ Giltinan Trophy. The annual regatta sailed for the first time in 1938 on Sydney Harbour on 18-Foot Skiffs had a unique concept with betting shops and spectator boats, becoming an integral part of the Australian sports program. Taree (see photo) was the first winner. —–This event is considered the unofficial World Championship the 18-Footer Class, and as in previous years, we followed the competition this March livestream on our website. —– A report.