Gaffers Day


Gaffers Day was scheduled for Sunday 18 October this year. The Gaffers Day committee chaired by Maurie Evans has been planning the event for some time, and Sir James Hardy has agreed to again be Patron of the event. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has intervened and it has been decided that Gaffers Day must be postponed indefinitely.

Meanwhile, Australia’s premier marine artist, Ian Hansen, has contributed a striking pen-and-ink design for the Gaffers Day poster and merchandise. Featuring his elegant 1952 Alan Payne cutter Karalee, the images are in line and wash.

First hosted by The Amateurs in 1972, Gaffers Day is a spectacular celebration of the tradition of classic yachting on Sydney Harbour.

Gaffers Day is a renowned rally for all classic boats and “vessels that hoist a spar”.  Previous Gaffers Days have seen upwards of 90 vessels on parade, with entrants from NSW, Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania.

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If you’d like to see what Gaffers Day is all about, you can watch video highlights from Gaffers Day 2017

Or view more photos in our Gaffers Day Gallery

2017 Gaffers Day Results – Coutas, Rangers and Historicals

2017 Gaffers Day Results – Gaff, Bermudian and Metre Boats