Please select your home edition
Edition
Helm Events 728x90

18 Footers Giltinan International Championship

by Frank Quealey on 15 Feb 2008
Gotta Love it 7 Frank Quealey © /Australian 18 Footers League http://www.18footers.com.au
The Australian and NSW champions Seve Jarvin, Robert Bell and Sam Newton have shown other competitors what to expect in the 2008 Giltinan International Championship, the World 18 footer titles, when they sailed Gotta Love It 7 to victory in the Invitation Race on Sydney Harbour today.

Gotta Love It 7 grabbed the lead on the third leg of the course and were never seriously challenged before taking victory by 43secs from the defending champions Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Nathan Ellis in Fiat.

Third placing went to Omega Smeg (Trevor Barnabas, Daniel Phillips and Jim Beck), a further 35secs behind Fiat.

The race was sailed in a moderate south-east breeze with all teams electing to use their bigger #1 rigs.

SX Projects, sailed by the young American crew led by Joey Pascali, led the fleet at the windward mark by 20secs and the US made it a double with Howie Hamlin's Wild Oats Chardonnay in second place.

Wild Oats Chardonnay held a narrow lead after the long spinnaker run but Gotta Love It 7 was already flexing her muscles to be close behind in second place.

Fisher & Paykel, Kinder Caring Home Nursing and Thurlow Fisher headed the next group closely followed by a majority of the fleet.

Gotta Love It 7 was ahead after the next windward leg but there were several changes among the leading group.

Kinder Caring Home Nursing (Brett Van Munster) was in second place followed by New Zealand's Maersk Mainfreight Owens (Graham Catley), Wild Oats, Omega Smeg, Asko Appliances (Hugh Stodart) and SX Projects.

Gotta Love It 7 held off a challenge by Omega Smeg at the Rose Bay mark and then withstood a late move by Fiat.


Most interest centred on the battle for minor placings as Fiat, Asko Appliances and Rag & Famish Hotel (John Harris) charged through the fleet after being way back in the fleet at the first windward mark.

Race 1 of the championship will be sailed tomorrow (Saturday 16 February) with Race 2 on Sunday.

Finish Placings
1 Gotta Love It 7
2 Fiat
3 Omega Smeg
4 Asko Appliances
5 Rag & Famish Hotel
6 Kinder Caring Home Nursing
7 Maersk Mainfreight Owens
8 Pure Blonde
9 Club Marine
10 Fisher & Paykel
11 CST Composites
12 SX Projects
13 Macquarie Real Estate
14 Maytag
15 Ssangyong Yandoo
16 Thurlow Fisher
17 Wild Oats Chardonnay
18 Active Air-2UE
19 Southern Cross Constructions
20 Panasonic
21 appliancesonline.com.au
22 Keith Piggin Estate Agents

Giltinan International Championship Sponsored by SLAM and Winning Appliances
Today's race sponsor: Red Bottle

Ancasta Ker 33 660x82PredictWind.com 2014Southern Spars - 100

Related Articles

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 today at 12:02 pm
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 today at 10:38 am
Tom Squires 'dab's' while skydiving at Sailing World Cup - Melbourne
Tom Squires from the British Sailing Team is in Melbourne jumped out of a plane as part of the event earlier this week. Tom Squires from the British Sailing Team is in Melbourne for the Sailing World Cup Final sailing on the RS:X jumped out of a plane as part of the event earlier this week. He took the opportunity to do his first 'dab' and managed to hurt his shoulder.
Posted today at 7:25 am
SWC Final – Nacra sailors react to Olympic foiling announcement
Last month the World Sailing Council met in Barcelona, Spain, and confirmed the Nacra 17 will convert to foiling Last month the World Sailing Council met in Barcelona, Spain, and confirmed the Nacra 17 will convert to foiling for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the only foiling class among the 10 Olympic sailing classes.
Posted on 8 Dec
Sailing World Cup Melbourne pays tribute to Paul Elvstrom
Sixty years ago, Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron welcomed legendary Paul Elvstrom for the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games. Sixty years ago, the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron welcomed the legendary Paul Elvstrom for the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games. At the time the Danish sailor was carving a legacy that included four consecutive Olympic gold medals, numerous world championships and sporting innovations that are now the norm within the sport.
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
Sailing World Cup Final - Finn racers put to the test
The top Finn racers at the Sailing World Cup Final presented by Land Rover are putting each other to the test The top Finn racers at the Sailing World Cup Final presented by Land Rover are putting each other to the test and for Rio 2016 Olympians Jake Lilley (AUS) and Caleb Paine (USA), it's business as usual after a period of rest.
Posted on 7 Dec
Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Volunteers, the source of energy
Energy is not something that can always be measured, but strength that volunteers in sailing bring is critical to events Energy is not something that can always be measured, but the strength and vitality that so many volunteers in sailing bring to the events that and clubs that they help out is an amazing resource that is critical to events such as Sailing World Cup Melbourne.
Posted on 7 Dec
SWC Final - Melbourne - Nicholas Heiner follows famous dad into Finn
Former Laser world champion Nicholas Heiner is competing at his first international event in a new class he hopes Former Laser world champion Nicholas Heiner is competing at his first international event in a new class he hopes to medal in for the Netherlands at the Olympic Games, just like his father did 20 years ago in Atlanta, USA.
Posted on 7 Dec
Clipper Race skipper given special honour at French Sailing Awards
Olivier Cardin was recognised with a special award at last night’s French Sailing Federation’s flagship award ceremony. Olivier Cardin was recognised with a special award at last night’s French Sailing Federation’s flagship award ceremony, the Soiree des Champions.
Posted on 6 Dec