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Racing gaff-rigged skiffs by Su_G  fabric by su_g on Spoonflower - custom fabric

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By Su Schaefer

Featuring: 'Engaged' from my new tea towel. Thank you to everyone favoriting, commenting, purchasing & sharing project pictures of my designs - so very much appreciated! All designs © Su Schaefer, All Rights Reserved

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Description:

Racing gaff-rigged skiffs. These boats have fascinated me since I saw my first one on the brag wall of a local sailing club. © Su Schaefer 2013.

See more sailing designs by Su_G.

Racing gaff-rigged skiffs on a light colored grunge-style sea. I've been fascinated by the shape of these boats ever since I saw one in a 1930s picture on the brag wall of the Sydney Flying Squadron (Australia's oldest open boat sailing club). Modern racing skiffs are a wonderful sight on the harbour - from the distance they look like a flight of water-borne butterflies.

The 18 ft Skiff is considered the fastest class of sailing skiffs and has a long racing history, beginning on Sydney Harbour, Australia in 1892 and a bit later in New Zealand. Although the boat has changed significantly since then, with many technological innovations, the class is popular with sailors of modern 18 ft skiffs looking for a challenge because "modern boats have become too easy to sail" (quoting John Winning, a class champion [Wikipedia]).

A coordinating stripe is 'Grunge sailor's jersey stripes', and another version of this design is 'Racing gaff-rigged skiffs on sparkly blue' - on a sparkly blue sea.

See more sailing designs by Su_G.

Hand drawn & line art, half-brick repeat.
[Currently set @ Fabric: 188 ppi, Wallpaper: 220, Gift wrap: 251 ppi].

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su_g

su_g says: Very very belated thanks for your lovely comment Tina, really do appreciate your great feedback on so many aspects of this design - very encouraging!!

Posted about 2 years ago.

ottoman...

ottomanbrim says: I've noticed this design many times and just realized I never commented. There's something so peaceful about it! Beautiful composition and colors! I love the texture of the water!

Posted about 2 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thanks Motyka and Shirley for your nice comments and feedback, especially the reassurance on the color of the water Shirley! And sorry to say, we do get gray days - today is one :(

Posted over 3 years ago.

motyka

motyka says: I love the sailing formation! It is an beautifully balanced composition.

Posted over 3 years ago.

koalalady

koalalady says: Comes under the heading (for me) of things I haven't seen for a long time. Magnificent colors and on a grey day the sea could be THAT color! OOops you don't have grey days- that's here.

Posted over 3 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Swatch on basic combed cotton at the same scale. I'm very pleased with how the background canvas printed - unlikely colors for a sea but I like it!

su_g uploaded a fabric image for su_g's design Racing gaff-rigged skiffs by Su_G :

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Posted over 3 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thanks so much Rhonda - I can see it in my mind's eye!

Posted over 3 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: The aerial perspective of your design makes me think of a bird's eye view over Sydney Harbour during the exciting moments when the skiffs are racing for the finishing line! Another wonderful sailing theme design, Su!

Posted over 3 years ago.