JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs- Strong breeze for Race 6 - PredictWind
by Richard Gladwell on 23 Feb 2013
A strong breeze is forecast for the penultimate race of the 64th JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship being sailed on Sydney Harbour, at the later time of 4.00pm.
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PredictWind is showing a breeze at a 21-22kts average at 4.00pm - much stronger than the previous races in the regatta.
The winds are also predicted to swing north as the day progresses.
As of 12.30pm a weather station of Sydney Harbour was reporting winds averaging 24kts gusting 34kts, gusts of up to 37kts had been recorded earlier in the day.
This prognosis has been based on a reference point in the centre of Sydney Harbour, and will obviously vary on the edges of the course
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Viewing the JJ Giltinan 18 Ft Skiffs:
Spectator ferries will follow each of the seven races in the championship, leaving Double Bay Wharf 30 minutes before the start of each race. Races 1 and 6 (Saturdays 16 and 23 February) start at 4pm while all other races start at 3pm.
Races 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 will be sailed on 17, 19, 20, 21 and 24 February.
For those who can’t make it onto the spectator ferry, there are many ways to follow the championship:
Live Tracking: http://www.tractrac.com/index.php?page=eventpage&id=274!click_here
Video Coverage and ‘Pick-the-Podium’: www.jj18footerstv.com!click_here
For the official leaderboard: http://www.18skiff.com/skiff-results!click_here
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