Please select your home edition
Edition
Marine Resource 2016

Australian 18ft Skiff League Club Championship 2013 - Clean Sweep

by Frank Quealey on 24 Mar 2013
Australian 18ft Skiff League Club Championship 2013 - Gotta Love It 7 heads for the finish 157 Frank Quealey /Australian 18 Footers League http://www.18footers.com.au
Australian 18ft Skiff League Club Championship 2013. Gotta Love It 7 made a clean sweep of the 2012-2013 Season championships when she took out the final race and the Australian 18 Footers League Club Championship on Sydney Harbour today.

There was quite a reshuffle on the boat, with regular skipper Seve Jarvin moving to bow today with regular forward hand crewman Peter Harris missing from the team, World Moth champion Josh McKnight joined the Gotta Love It 7 crew for the race as sheet hand.



The skiff’s regular sheet hand Scott Babbage, who was defeated in the World Moth Championship by McKnight, skippered Gotta Love It 7 to an all the way victory today.

Gotta Love It 7 grabbed the lead soon after the start in the 8-12-knot NE wind and took out the race by 2m57s from Appliancesonline.com.au (John Sweeny, Paul Montague, Tom Anderson).



Asko Appliances (Marcus Ashley-Jones, Ash Rooklyn, Geronimo Harrison) was a further 40s back in third place.

Gotta Love It 7 finished on 39 points in the championship, followed by Smeg (Nick Press, Dan Phillips, Dave Ewings) on 52.



Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon) and Yandoo (John Winning) finished on 62 points each, Coopers-Rag and Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney) 68 and Mojo Wine (James Dorron) on 90.



Asko Appliances took out the Alice Burton Memorial Trophy handicap section and De’Longhi-Rabbitohs (Simon Nearn) won the Club’s Season Point Score series.



Babbage had Gotta Love It 7 1m ahead at the first windward mark, with today’s placegetters Appliancesonline.com.au and Asko Appliances heading the rest of the fleet.



It was a lead ‘7’ never looked likely to lose, but the race for the next six placings remained in doubt throughout.

Today’s race produced a first in the 120 years old class when three generations of one family comprised the entire crew of an 18 Footer.



Trevor Barnabas, a five times Giltinan champion, his son Trent, also a Giltinan champion, and Trent’s two sons Zac and Jake, sailed Thurlow Fisher Lawyers into ninth place.



Today’s race is the final race of the 2012-2013 Season.

The Australian 18 Footers League thanks all sponsors, ferry patrons and media for their support and advises that the 2013-2014 Season is due to commence on Sunday, 13 18ft Skiff League Club Championship

PredictWind.comProtector - 660 x 82Pantaenius - Fixed Value

Related Articles

Nations' Cup - Overall report
This colourful race sees crews turn out for racing in their national dress or theatric costumes. Often referred to as sailing’s answer to the (Hong Kong) Rugby Sevens, one of the Club’s most patriotic events is taking place this Sunday 30 April. This colourful race sees crews turn out for racing in their national dress or theatric costumes. The Club has already received 35 entries from ten nations including: Hong Kong, England, New Zealand, China, Japan, Netherlands, Sweden, Singapore Wales
Posted today at 5:04 am
World Cup Series in Hyères – Racing needs to be fast, not the food
Spanish sisters, Carla and Marta Munté Carrasco, sail together in the 49erFX and know they have a problem. Many sailors will be brimming with confidence after browsing the weather forecast and will be striving for gold in Hyères. But it is a team small in stature that know exactly where they stand in terms of performance that intrigues.
Posted on 24 Apr
New addition to North Sail for Volvo Ocean 65 racing machines
Their sails have powered eight out of nine Volvo Ocean Race winners since 1989-90, with Steinlager 2. Instead of assembling cloth panels into a particular sail shape, the Volvo Ocean Race sails are composites. This means that 3Di material 'tapes' are laid in a specific arrangement, offering stable structure to the sail where it is needed most.
Posted on 24 Apr
Experience is key as Team Oman Air prepare for Extreme Sailing Series
Team Oman Air skipper Phil Robertson says his crew's unrivalled experience could prove vital to victory in second round Known worldwide for hosting sailing at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Qingdao is notorious for its ability to catch crews off guard with a fickle breeze that can go from next to nothing to gale force in a matter of minutes.
Posted on 24 Apr
FAST40+ Spring Regatta - Preview
The second event in a busy FAST40+ season will be the FAST40+ Spring Regatta, hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club. The second event in a busy FAST40+ season will be the FAST40+ Spring Regatta, hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club. FAST40+ Race Director, Stuart Childerley, sets the scene for the event.
Posted on 24 Apr
Collinson FX Market Commentary - Apr 22 - Trump's action sparks rally
Markets rallied to close the week with Trump signing executive orders for tax reform and financial deregulation. Markets rallied to close the week with Trump signing executive orders for tax reform and financial deregulation. Tax reform is likely to come next week and financial deregulation is likely to come in the form of repeal of the Dodd/Frank legislation. This will release markets and fuel the rally. France hold the first round of the Presidential elections this weekend with the possibilities ensuri
Posted on 24 Apr
Wonderful sailing weather for finals of Javelin Skiff Champs
Brilliant sunshine and light to moderate winds along with some close racing made for very enjoyable sailing at Evans Bay David Brown and Craig Gilberd had to sail Trailblazer around the course by themselves in the first race until Hot Gossip had gone back to shore to sort out the battens in their mainsail.
Posted on 23 Apr
Masters Games - Slater off to a flying start on Day 1
Dan Slater, who competed in three Olympic Games, had a perfect start to the 2017 Masters Games Dan Slater, who competed in three Olympic Games, had a perfect start to the 2017 Masters Games with two first-placed finishes in today’s two races in the Laser fleet. It has been more than four years since Slater finished top-level racing following the London Olympics and it’s fair to say he let standards slip.
Posted on 23 Apr
World class duo join the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron Coaching Team
The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has announced two new coaches to join their current staff. The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has announced two new coaches to join their current staff. Reuben Corbett will join as the new Training Manager and Greg Dair as assistant coach. This dynamic duo will oversee the RNZYS world-renowned Youth Training Programme (YTP).
Posted on 22 Apr
The Vendée Globe skippers hosted at the Elysée Palace
The Elysée Palace yesterday hosted a grand ceremony where the Head of State honoured the heroes of offshore racing. The Elysée Palace yesterday hosted a grand ceremony where the Head of State honoured the heroes of offshore racing. Twenty-three of the twenty-nine Vendée Globe skippers attended the event, gathering around winner Armel Le Cléac’h, appointed Knight of the Legion of Honour.
Posted on 22 Apr