by Bob Killick
Gotta Love It 7 on her way to dominant win - Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship 2012
18ft Skiffs Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan - Race 5.
What goes 1,1,2,1,1? Gotta Love It 7's score sheet after five races, that's what!
And it gets better for Seve Jarvin, Scott Babbage, Sam Newton because after 5 heats all skiffs can drop their worst performance which gives them 4 x first = 4 points.
appliancesonline, Mica Lane, Paul Montegue, Tom Anderson came home in second, and Alex Valling's C-Tech (NZ) third, thanks to Thurlow Fisher Lawyers capsizing on the last approach to Shark Island on a transiting motor vessel's huge wash.
With two races left to sail, 7 is unbackable to take this year's JJ Giltinan. However the fight for second and third on the final podium come Sunday is heating up, with at least six teams in that fight. This where the spectator interest is now that 7 cannot be toppled.
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Pick the Podium for race 5 was won by Davey Longworth with Gotta Love It 7 and www.appliancesonline.com.au being the first entered closest with two boats correct. Davey wins the www.barzoptics.com Floater Sunnies, and the www.salamonline.com.au Cap, T Shirt and Cap, and will go into Sunday's JJ winner's draw for the www.sailingbits.com Velocitek Pro Start, the Slam Jacket and Caiso G Shock Sport Watch. Plus Davey Longworth will join all our P t P winners at the end of the season in the draw for the www.bigbrownbox.com.au Flat Screen TV. Congratulations!
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