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.
Since the first regatta on Sydney Harbour in 1938, the championship has always been regarded as the world's premier 18 Footer championship and many of its competitors have become world, Olympic and national champions in a variety of yachting classes.
The Giltinan Championship regatta is held annually on Sydney Harbour and provides spectators (both on the water and along the harbour foreshores) with the world's most spectacular racing.
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