JJ Giltinan World Trophy Championship
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. Read more…
And it is on again in 2022. From 4 -13 March some of the top sailors in the world will be competing for this coveted prize.
Get involved! Racing is most afternoons that week, check the Calendar for details.
And the best way to see it is on the very popular Ferry, tickets available here!
Champion 18 footer skipper, designer and boat builder Bill Barnett won the 1948-49 Australian Championship on Sydney Harbour in a 6ft beam boat he designed
Two months ago, a dejected French photographer, Christophe Favreau believed that he probably wasn’t going to make it to Sydney for the JJ Giltinan 18
William ‘Bill’ Fisher was a foundation member of the League and sailed his boat Australia in the club’s first. After coming to the new League