Manly 16 Foot Skiff Club
Manly’s 16-foot Skiff Club has been active since the early 1920s, and its clubhouse is a familiar feature of Manly Cove. An excellent history of the Club, The Sailos, by David Hooley, came out in 1997, which tells that in season 1954-55, a works programme saw the Clubhouse fully refurbished, and a timber jetty constructed. This photograph, which Mr Don Douglas recently allowed me to copy, shows a group of members of the club enjoying the new sundeck in the summer of 1955. The Club President that season, Mr A A Marshall, was honoured with Life Membership at the AGM in August 1954.