by Bob Killick
Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan 2012 race 1 was won by the defending champions Gotta Love It 7.
Gotta Love It 7 team in action
The 18ftrs 'Dream Team'of Seve Jarvin, Scott Babbage and Sam Newton displayed composure and determination to hunt down the early leaders Mojo Wine and Rag & Famish Hotel who finished across the line in that order.
Appliances on Line, DeLonghi and CST Composites (USA) rounded out the top six.
The race was sailed over the south east course 3 with the 15 knot forecast wind strength fading and swinging around so that positioning the skiffs was key on the tricky runs and beats. The Gotta Love It 7 team excelled in that area.
Video by Simon Brown - Gecko Productions®
Pick the Podium was won by Tina Babbage who was the first entered closest podium entry. Tina wins the www.barzoptics.com Floater sunnies, and the www.slamonline.com.au Cap, T Shirt and Belt and will go into the draw with Roger Clout (Ht.1) and other podium heat winners on Sun. 26th for the www.sailingbits.com Velocitek Pro Start, the Slam Jacket and Caiso G Shock Sport Watch. Tina will also join all this race season winners in the final draw for the www.bigbrownbox.com.au Flat Screen TV