Please select your home edition
Edition
Sail Exchange 728x90 1

NSW 18ft Skiffs Championship - First race of the season this Sunday

by Frank Quealey on 8 Nov 2013
Thurlow Fisher Lawyers will be a threat again Frank Quealey © /Australian 18 Footers League http://www.18footers.com.au
Sunday will see the first 18ft Skiff championship race of the 2013-2014 Season on Sydney Harbour when the Australian 18 Footers League conducts Race one of the NSW Championship.

Predicting a likely winner is made more difficult than usual due to the lack of racing so far.

Only two teams completed the course in the opening race of the season then last Sunday’s race was abandoned after strong winds swept across the harbour.

For defending champion Seve Jarvin-led Gotta Love It seven team it will be their first race of the season and the first in the new Van Munster built hull.


The skiff was christened last Sunday before the race was abandoned, now the team will have to go into Sunday’s race ‘cold. Seven’s task will be made all the harder with a strong line up of top teams within the 19-boat fleet.

Last year’s runner-up Smeg (Nick Press), third placed Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon) and fourth placed Yandoo (John Winning) have all retained their teams to meet the challenge.

Jack Macartney’s Coopers 62-Rag and Famish Hotel team pushed Gotta Love It seven to finish a close second in the 2013 Giltinan Championship.

This season the team also has a new Van Munster hull and will be among the major contenders, though Sunday will also be the first outing also for this team.


Inclusion of former 18ft Skiff champions Chris Nicholson (Mojo Wine) and David Witt (Sydney City Marine) gives even greater depth to the possible winners list.

Another interesting team to contest the championship is Haier Appliances, which will be sailed by an all-UK team led by Rick Peacock. There are so many chances.

Appliancesonline.com.au (Micah Lane), Fisher and Paykel (Grant Rollerson), Lumix (Jonathan Whitty), The Kitchen Maker (Malcolm Page) and Rabbitohs-Kenwood (Brett Van Munster) just to name a few.

Much will depend on conditions again as the teams struggle to find their form,

The club’s regular spectator ferry will follow the race, leaving Double Bay Public Wharf, alongside the clubhouse, at 2.15pm.



[Sorry, this content could not be displayed]

Wildwind 2016 660x82Musto 2016 660x82 4Mondo Travel - Americas Cup Tour - 5385

Related Articles

Full day of competition at the Sailing World Cup Melbourne
Every class made it out onto Port Phillip Bay on the penultimate day in conditions very different to the last two days. Finally every class made it out onto Port Phillip Bay on the penultimate day in conditions very different to the previous two days. Flat seas and sou’west winds struggling at five knots in fact made the going hard for the Invited and Olympic opening session that began at midday.
Posted today at 12:35 pm
Strong winds continue on Day 4 of Sailing World Cup Melbourne
Matt Wearn enjoyed the strong winds today, winning both races in the Laser fleet. Wearn is currently leading overall. Matt Wearn enjoyed the strong winds today, winning both races in the Laser fleet. Wearn is currently leading overall, three points ahead of Cypriot Pavlos Kontides. Rio Silver medallist, Tonci Stipanovic finished second in both today’s races and is currently lying third overall, while Australia’s Tom Burton is in fourth overall. Burton scored a 12 and a five in today’s two races.
Posted on 9 Dec
SWC Final – Badloe and Squires pick up where their countrymen left off
Badloe holds the lead after nine races and Squires pushed himself into contention after two bullets and a second. Badloe holds the lead in the men's windsurfer after nine races and Squires pushed himself into contention after two bullets and a second. The pair, and the sailors across the ten Olympic and Open Kiteboarding fleets battled against a south westerly wind in excess of 20 knots coupled with a big sea state.
Posted on 9 Dec
Strong fleet entered for the 2016-17 Cherub Nationals
With early entries now in, the fleet for the 2016-17 Cherub National Championships looks like topping 40 boats. With early entries now in, the fleet for the 2016-17 Cherub National Championships looks like topping 40 boats. The regatta, sponsored by Thurlow Fisher Lawyers and Ronstan, will be sailed Drummoyne Sailing Club between 27 December and 4 January. For the first time in the 54 year history of the event it will be contested on Sydney’s Upper Harbour.
Posted on 8 Dec
David Mann takes out Queensland Impulse State Championships
Many new boats and faces appeared at the championship ensuring a record size fleet of 26 boats. Many new boats and faces appeared at the championship ensuring a record size fleet of 26 boats.
Posted on 8 Dec
Sailing World Cup Melbourne – Aussies revel in seabreeze conditions
Another day of good sailing conditions in Melbourne made for a memorable day for Australia’s sailors competing in finals In the 470 Men’s event, Mat Belcher and Will Ryan had another strong day winning both of their two races. They currently lead overall, five points ahead of China’s team of Lan/Wang.
Posted on 7 Dec
Sydney Sailmakers crowned NSW 12ft Skiff Champions
The ‘Sydney Sailmakers’ NSW 12 skiff championships was most hotly contested 12ft Skiff championship in recent history. The ‘Sydney Sailmakers’ NSW 12 skiff championships was the most hotly contested 12ft Skiff championship in recent history. The regatta saw four different winners from the six races and the regatta only decided on a dramatic final run to the finish, with Sydney Sailmakers (Nicholas Press and Andrew Hay) taking the race win and the championship by the narrowest of margins.
Posted on 6 Dec
Good start to Sailing World Cup Melbourne for Aussies
Mat Belcher and Will Ryan won the first race in convincing style and finished the second race of the day in second place The Aussie duo of Mat Belcher and Will Ryan won their first race in convincing style, and finished the second race of the day in second place. They are currently in first place overall, two points ahead of the Japanese pairing of Takayama and Imamura.
Posted on 6 Dec
Kiel to host 2017 Para World Sailing Championships
Kiel's announcement as the host falls less than one month after World Sailing released the Strategic Plan for 2017-2020. The Plan outlines four main priorities as well tactics to achieve the goals, ensuring World Sailing presents a strong bid to the International Paralympic Committee for re-introduction into the 2024 Paralympic Games and future editions.
Posted on 5 Dec
Australian 18Ft League’s Yandoo Trophy action-shots by Beth Morley
Beth Morley provided this gallery of images from Australian 18 Footer League’s Yandoo Trophy. Beth Morley provided this gallery of images from Australian 18 Footer League’s Yandoo Trophy, where Triple M were crowned the winner of the Australian 18 Footer League’s Yandoo Trophy.
Posted on 5 Dec