18 footer Yandoo was too solid, for the rest in the Alice Burton Memorial Trophy, in Sunday's gusty Southerly 3 Buoy Handicap.
John 'Woody' Winning, David Gibson and Andrew Hay displayed all their fresh air skills on the bouncy spinnaker run to Chowder Bay, sailing fast and importantly upright, to win by over four minutes to Brett Van Munster's Kenwood Rabbitohs crew. Trevor Barnabus helmed Lumix was third.
Yandoo and Kenwood were the only skiffs to avoid capsizing. Matt Wark, bow on Tom Clout's Pure Blonde, broke his thumb in a spectacular gybe crash on the first dash to Chowder Bay.
Next Sunday 25th, is a scratch and the final race of the 18ft League's 2011-12 season.
Video - Simon Brown, Gecko productions.
Pick the Podium was won by David Taylor with his first entered closest Podium entry. David wins the www.barzoptics.com Floater Sunnies and the www.slamonline.com.au Cap, T Shirt and Belt and goes into the Grand Finale draw, with all our Pick the Podium winners this racing season, for the www.bigbrownbox.com.au Flat Screen TV next Sunday.
Can you Pick the Podium for the final race and make it into the Flat Screen TV draw.....simply log on www.18footerstv.com register and enter.....its fun and free to play. by Bob Killick