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Rag & Famish Hotel 18ft Skiff Racing

The Rag & Famish Hotel has been sponsoring an 18 foot skiff, Rag & Famish Hotel, for well over a decade. The skiff races out of the Australian 18 Footers League at Double Bay, competing in the clubs annual regattas and championships from October through April.
Co sponsored by Coopers,
The Rag skiff racing team has been highly successful, winning and placing in the top 3 in numerous championships including taking out the highly coveted JJ Giltinan Trophy in 2001 and finishing 3rd in 2007 and 2nd in 2013.

This season sees a new boat and very different look for newly named Coopers 62 Rag & Famish skiff and skipper Jack Macartney is very excited about the prospects for the team.
After gaining a lot of confidence and knowledge from last season, Jack says they are setting themselves up for a big year 

This season Mark Kennedy returns as does Peter Harris after a season on another boat.
2013 to 2014 Season Calendar/Results

Oct 13 3 Buoys Challenge R1 Watt Trophy Rag DNS

Oct 20 3 Buoys R2 Maj FrizelleTrophy Rag DNS

Oct 27 3 Buoys R3 Chris Webb Trophy Rag DNS

Nov 3 3 Buoys R4 Mick Scully Trophy ABANDONED

Nov 10 NSW Champs R1, Club Champs R1, Rag 9th

Nov 17 3 Buoys R5 Rag 6th

Nov 24 3 Buoys R6 Rag DNF

Dec 1 3 Buoys R7 Rag 1st

Dec 8 3 Buoys R8, Yandoo Trophy Rag 3rd

Dec 15 NSW R2, Club R2, Barnett Trophy Rag 5th

Jan 12 Aust Championship R1, Club R3 Rag 7th

Jan 19 Aust R2, Club R4, Cordukes Trophy Rag 4th

Jan 26 Aust R3,NSW R3,Club R5, Lord Mayor Trophy Rag 3rd

Feb 2 Aust R4,Club R6, Commodore Cup Rag 4th

Feb 9 Aust R5,Club R7 Rag 2nd

Feb 16 NSW 4, Club R8, President Trophy Rag 4th

Feb 23 NSW 5, Club R9

Feb 28 to Mar 9 Giltinan Championship Rag 7th

Fri Feb 28 Invitation, Eric Bowen Trophy Rag 8th

Sat Mar 1 4pm R1, George Calligeros Trophy Rag 8th

Sun Mar 2 R2, Cliff Monkhouse Trophy Rag 4th

Tues Mar 4 R3, Alan Cole Trophy Rag 7th

Weds Mar 5 R4, AJ Reynolds Trophy Rag 9th

Thurs Mar 6 R5, Bill Miller Trophy  Rag 11th

Sat Mar 8 4pm R6, Big Kite Trophy Rag 4th

Sun Mar 9 R7, Alf Beashel Trophy Rag 10th

Mar 16 3b Ferry Patrons Trophy, Club R10 Rag 1st

Mar 23 Queen of the Harbour Rag 7th

Mar 30 Club Championship R11, Burton Trophy Rag 2nd

Unless indicated otherwise, races start 2.30pm/3pm Ferry departs approx 30 mins prior to race start

Go The Rag
Text Box: Close Finish to Close the Season
In great sailing conditions of 8 to 10 knot breeze, the season came to a great finish with Thulow Fisher just pipping The Rag by 1 second in Race 11 of the Club Championship. The two boats were close racing all afternoon giving spectators a great display.
The 2nd placing means The Rag finished 3rd overall in the Club Championship, thanks to Jack & the crew for a great season.
Now the boats and dreams are packed away until October when another season gets underway.
We thank and commend the Australian 18 Footers League for running yet another sensational season of racing and keeping us all in touch with results and great photos from Frank.
Podium competition check out details at
Video coverage of the race can be seen on 
The general public are welcome to board the spectator ferries which follow the races on most days departing 2.15pm for 3pm races and  3.15pm for 4pm starts. Purchase ferry tickets at the Clubhouse on Double Bay Wharf
More information on everything at or or phone Club 9363 2995

Photo Gallery 2013 2014 Season

Archive Photo Gallery

Thurlow pips The Rag on the line 30 March