18ft Skiffs Australian Championship Race 1
by Bob Killick on 16 Jan 2012
Thurlow Fisher Lawyers was very impressive in taking Heat 1 of the 18ft Skiffs Australian Championship 2012.
18ft Skiffs Australian Championship - Race 1 Frank Quealey © /Australian 18 Footers League http://www.18footers.com.au
After trailing the early leaders Gotta Luv it 7 and Rag & Famish Hotel, Michael Coxon and his crack team forged into the lead on the second beat by playing the middle to left side which payed off, to cross Seve Jarvin's team 7. Appliances on Line also benefited on the left side and also crossed Gotta Luv it 7 in what turned out to be a tricky and shifty affair up into the Rose Bay weather mark. Triple Interdominion 12ft champion Nick Press steered Smeg into a well earned third place for valuable points.
The second heat of the Series will be held next Sunday 22nd January.
Video by Simon Brown
Pick the Podium was won by David Bayly with his first closest entry of Thurlow Fisher Lawyers and Smeg. David wins the www.barzoptics.com Floater sunnies, and www.slamonline.com.au Cap, T Shirt
and belt. David will now enter the winners draw for the www.bigbrownbox.com.au Flat Screen TV and the Caiso G Shock wrist watch.
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