by Frank Quealy
Gotta Love It 7
A lack of wind forced officials to abandon Race 6 of the Australian 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour Sunday.
Under the sailing instructions for the regatta each skiff will count her best four placings from the five races sailed and consequently the points after last Sunday’s Race 5 will stand as the final placings.
Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Robert Bell had already won the championship (regardless of Race 6) in Gotta Love It 7 with a total of six points, followed by Fiat (Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Nathan Ellis) on 11 points and defending champion Macquarie Real Estate (Micah Lane, Jack Macartney and Drewe Waller) third on 14 points.
Friday (8 February) will see the fleet line up for a Twilight Race , followed by another race in the Club Championship on Sunday (10 February).
These will give all crews a final opportunity to tune up for the Giltinan International Championship, which starts on Sydney Harbour on Friday 15 February.
Leading point in the Australian Championship were:
1 Gotta Love It 7 Seve Jarvin
2 Fiat Michael Coxon
3 Macquarie Real Estate Micah Lane
4 Rag & Famish Hotel John Harris
5 Club Marine Adam Beashel
6 Omega Smeg Trevor Barnabas