JJ Giltinan 18ft Trophy- Double Bay boatpark decision decides Race 5

Race for fourth - JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship 2013, Race 5

A rig choice in the park at Double Bay was critical to the Coopers-Rag & Famish Hotel’s victory in Race 5 of the Winning Group 2013 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, sailed on Sydney Harbour on Wednesday afternoon.

With the ESE breeze on the edge of the #1 and #2 rigs, the teams electing to go for the bigger rigs won the day, filling four of the top five placings.

Jack Macartney, David Witt and Mark Kennedy took the honours in Coopers-Rag & Famish Hotel by just 18s from Smeg (Nick Press, Dan Phillips, Dave Ewings).

The Rag shows winning style - JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship 2013, Race 5
John Winning, Andrew Hay and Jim Beck had their best result of the championship when they brought Yandoo home in third place, 1m16s behind Smeg.

Allowing for each skiff discarding her worst performance in the regatta, Coopers-Rag & Famish Hotel joins Gotta Love It 7 (Seve Jarvin), which was placed fourth today using the smaller #2 rig.

Top visitor in today’s race was New Zealand’s Yamaha (David McDiarmid) in fifth place, followed by Sydney boat, Appliancesonline.com.au (Micah Lane).

Gotta Love It 7 and Coopers-Rag & Famish Hotel each have a total of 8 points after discard, followed by Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon) on 14, Smeg 17 and New Zealand’s C-Tech (Alex Vallings), also on 17. C-Tech was forced out of today's race after a collision on the first beat.

Thurlow Fisher Lawyers got a ‘flyer’ at the start and was 22s ahead of Coopers-Rag & Famish at the windward mark.

Brisbane 18 Footers (Daniel Jack) was in third spot, at Mark 1, ahead of Lumix (Jonathan Whitty), ASCC (Murray England, New Zealand) and Appliancesonline.com.au.

After a bad start Gotta Love It 7 was well back in the fleet.

Thurlow Fisher and ‘The Rag’ had a great battle downwind, then on the work back to Clarke Island, where Thurlow Fisher had increased her lead to 30s.

Appliancesonline was now third but Smeg was beginning to move up ahead of Asko Appliances (Marcus Ashley-Jones), Gotta Love It 7, Yandoo and Pica (James Mears, UK).

The Rag’s bigger sail again came to the fore on the reach into Chowder Bay where the two boats rounded together for the beat across the harbour into Rose Bay.

With Coopers-Rag & Famish Hotel holding a narrow lead over Thurlow Fisher Lawyers as the pair set spinnakers for the run back across the harbour to Taylor Bay, Thurlow’s race fell apart when skipper Michael Coxon fell overboard.

The incident is a massive setback to the team, which was previously only two points from the lead going into today’s race.

Over the final legs of the course, Smeg put out a strong challenge to The Rag but the experience on board the Rag covered Smeg’s every move in a great finish.

The Rag’s for’ard hand David Witt, who is one of the sport’s great characters, wasn’t short of a comment after the race.

'Did you notice how the top three teams were all the older guys in the fleet'.

'The younger generation will have to toughen up', he quipped tongue in cheek.

Race 6 on Saturday starts at 4pm and Race 7 on Sunday at 3pm.

The spectator ferry leaves Double Bay Wharf 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each race. There will also be two ferries for Race 7 on Sunday.

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Coverage is also available at www.18skiff.com

Today’s race sponsored by Smeg.

Results Race 5:

Finish

Placings

 

Recall#

 

BoatName

Finish

Time

Elapsed

Time

 

Handicap

Corrected

Time

Handicap

Position

1

9

Coopers-Rag&FamishHotel

15:23:05

1:16:05

1

1:15:05

4

2

4

Smeg

15:23:23

1:16:23

0

1:16:23

7

3

5

Yandoo

15:24:39

1:17:39

6

1:11:39

1

4

1

GottaLoveIt7

15:25:27

1:18:27

0

1:18:27

15

5

17

Yamaha

15:25:57

1:18:57

4

1:14:57

3

6

3

Appliancesonline.Com.Au

15:25:59

1:18:59

2

1:16:59

9

7

12

TheBlackDog

15:26:19

1:19:19

2

1:17:19

11

8

2

ThurlowFisherLawyers

15:27:28

1:20:28

0

1:20:28

21

9

8

Pica

15:27:37

1:20:37

5

1:15:37

6

10

10

MojoWine

15:28:35

1:21:35

3

1:18:35

17

11

15

Delonghi-Rabbitohs

15:29:08

1:22:08

7

1:15:08

5

12

19

Lumix

15:30:18

1:23:18

5

1:18:18

14

13

7

CstComposites

15:30:22

1:23:22

3

1:20:22

20

14

26

Brisbane18Footers

15:30:48

1:23:48

9

1:14:48

2

15

23

TeamDaly

15:31:10

1:24:10

6

1:18:10

13

16

20

Rabbitohs-Kenwood

15:31:15

1:24:15

7

1:17:15

10

17

13

AskoAppliances

15:31:35

1:24:35

6

1:18:35

16

18

25

MaerskLine

15:33:29

1:26:29

9

1:17:29

12

19

30

EventsClothing

15:33:37

1:26:37

8

1:18:37

18

20

29

Ascc

15:33:46

1:26:46

10

1:16:46

8

21

18

Fisher&Paykel

15:33:56

1:26:56

6

1:20:56

22

22

11

PureBlonde

15:34:13

1:27:13

3

1:24:13

24

23

32

Yamaha2

15:36:44

1:29:44

10

1:19:44

19

24

22

LomaxFinancialGroup

15:38:26

1:31:26

10

1:21:26

23

25

21

HaierAppliances

15:41:54

1:34:54

10

1:24:54

25

26

28

SouthernEngineeringServic

15:44:30

1:37:30

10

1:27:30

26

27

31

BridgeMarinaTravelift

15:46:56

1:39:56

10

1:29:56

27

28

24

SouthernCross

15:48:39

1:41:39

10

1:31:39

28

 

NonStarters

 

NonFinishers

WinningAppliances

C-Tech,TheKitchenMaker

 

 

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Pointscores after Race 5

Name

Nation

Crew

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

Total

Highest
Dropped

POS

GottaLoveIt7

Aust

SeveJarvin, Scott Babbage, Peter Harris

1

2

1

4

4

12

12

1

Coopers-Rag&FamishHotel

Aust

JackMacartney, DavidWitt, MarkKennedy

2

3

2

6

1

14

14

2

Smeg

Aust

NickPress, DanPhillips, DaveEwings

9

4

8

3

2

26

26

3

Appliancesonline.Com.Au

Aust

MicahLane, PaulMontague, TomAnderson

7

8

3

10

6

34

34

4

ThurlowFisherLawyers

Aust

Michael Coxon, DaveOConnor, Trent Barnabas

4

1

32

1

8

46

46

5

CstComposites

USA

HowieHamlin, Matt McKinlay, DaveGibson

8

7

13

7

13

48

48

6

Yamaha

NZ

DavidMcDiarmid, AndrewArchibald, MarkOverington

11

15

9

8

5

48

48

7

C-Tech

NZ

AlexVallings, JoshMcCormack, Peter Burling

6

5

4

2

32

49

49

8

PureBlonde

Aust

TomClout, MatthewWark, RobBell

3

9

11

5

22

50

50

9

Pica

UK

JamesMears, Stewart Mears, TristanHutt

10

16

5

15

9

55

55

10

Yandoo

Aust

JohnWinning, AndrewHay, JimBeck

14

13

10

17

3

57

57

11

Lumix

Aust

JonathanWhitty, JamesHozack, AronEverett

16

17

6

16

12

67

67

12

TheBlackDog

UK

JarrodSimpson, EuanMcNicol, Geoff Bauchop

15

32

7

9

7

70

70

13

De’longhi-Rabbitohs

Aust

SimonNearn, KeeganYork, JamesSmithers

13

12

16

22

11

74

74

14

MojoWine

Aust

JamesDorron, RickyBridges, MikeMcKensey

5

32

14

13

10

74

74

15

Rabbitohs-Kenwood

Aust

Brett VanMunster, KierynCowan, JoelCastle

21

10

12

20

16

79

79

16

AskoAppliances

Aust

MarcusAshley-Jones, AshRooklyn, JeronimoHarrison

18

19

18

14

17

86

86

17

EventsClothing

NZ

RileyDean, JohnLittle, Scott Randell

20

6

23

19

19

87

87

18

Fisher&Paykel

Aust

AndrewChapman, TimBaraclough, EwanDuckworth

24

11

21

12

21

89

89

19

TheKitchenMaker

Aust

MalcolmPage, DarrenMcKavanagh, CameronMcDonald

12

14

15

18

32

91

91

20

TeamDaly

Aust

NickDaly, JohnWalton, Peter Nicholson

17

19

32

11

15

94

94

21

MaerskLine

NZ

GrahamCatley, ChrisDawson, BradCollins

19

20

17

23

18

97

97

22

Brisbane18Footers

Aust

DanielJack, TristanHamilton, BarryFlanagan

22

21

19

21

14

97

97

23

Ascc

NZ

MurrayEngland, RowanSwanson, Matt Randell

25

18

24

28

20

115

115

24

WinningAppliances

Aust

ShaneSmith, JakeRestall,  ShaneDickson

23

22

20

24

32

121

121

25

Yamaha2

NZ

SamMarshall, TomPeet, BenGladwell

25

27

25

26

23

126

126

26

HaierAppliances

Aust

PedroVozone, SamEllis, JamesSlee

27

24

22

29

25

127

127

27

LomaxFinancialGroup

Aust

AlexandraSouth, LizziRountree, SaskiaTidey

28

23

27

25

24

127

127

28

BridgeMarinaTravelift

NZ

KezCameron, AdrianFrance, StephenJones

26

28

26

31

27

138

138

29

SouthernEngineeringServices

USA

KatieLove, ChristineNeville, C.C. Childers

32

25

28

27

26

138

138

30

SouthernCross

Aust

Oliver Hartas, BradGreenrod, OllyJones

28

26

29

30

28

141

141

31

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