sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : 18ft Skiffs Australian Championship final race
18ft Skiffs Australian Championship final race


'Gotta Love It 7 - Winning action - 18ft Skiffs Australian Championship 2013-14'    Australian 18 Footers League ©


Gotta Love It 7 became the 2013-2014 Australian 18ft Skiff champion after another brilliant win in the final race of the championship on Sydney Harbour today.


Seve Jarvin, Scott Babbage and Ed Smythe (replacing the regular for’ard hand Sam Newton, who was married yesterday) again proved their dominance with the 2 rig on the North-East course to win by 53 seconds.

Coopers 62-Rag and Famish Hotel off Nielsen Park - 18ft Skiffs Australian Championship 2013-14 -  Australian 18 Footers League ©  

Coopers 62-Rag and Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney, Mark Kennedy, Peter Harris) also sailed superbly as the team pushed the 7 crew all the way.

The gap back to third was two minutes and forty eight seconds but the race for that position produced the highlight of the day as three boats crossed the finishing line just nine seconds apart.

Fisher and Paykel continues to improve - 18ft Skiffs Australian Championship 2013-14 -  Australian 18 Footers League ©  

Fisher and Paykel (Grant Rollerson) and Mojo Wine (Chris Nicholson) fought hard and looked to have that position between them until Asko Appliances (Marcus Ashley-Jones, Jeronimo Harrison, James Dorron) flashed in on the port gybe to take third by two seconds from Fisher and Paykel.

Five teams went into today’s final race with just four points separating them.

Race for third at the finish - 18ft Skiffs Australian Championship 2013-14 -  Australian 18 Footers League ©  

Mojo Wine and Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon) were equal leaders one point ahead of Gotta Love It 7, but 7’s win gave the team a final pointscore of nine points, one ahead of Thurlow Fisher Lawyers, with Mojo Wine finishing third on 12 points.

It was a great finish to a closely-fought championship and makes the upcoming 2014 JJ Giltinan Championship, supported by Sydney City Marine, a must see event.

Today’s race was sailed in a moderate North East wind which didn’t reach the strength predicted earlier in the day.

After an even start it wasn’t long before Gotta Love It 7 had taken the lead narrowly from Coopers 62-Rag and Famish Hotel.

(Micah Lane), De’Longhi-Rabbitohs (Simon Nearn), Thurlow Fisher Lawyers, Mojo Wine, Fisher and Paykel, Lumix (Jonathan Whitty) and Sydney City Marine (David Witt) were leading the next group.

Gotta Love It 7’s lead was 15s from Coopers 62-Rag and Famish at the Beashel (windward) Buoy, followed by Appliancesonline, Fisher and Paykel, Thurlow Fisher Lawyers, Mojo Wine, Asko Appliances and De’Longhi-Rabbitohs.

The downwind speed of the red machine is unmatched with the number 2 rig and 7’s lead at the bottom mark off Clarke Island was out to one minute and five seconds.

Thurlow Fisher’s chances of winning the title also vanished when she capsized as the crew was endeavouring to effect a penalty turn.

The second windward beat saw Coopers 62-Rag and Famish get to within a couple of boat lengths of Gotta Love It 7 and was only twelve seconds behind the leader at the Beashel Buoy.

The 7 team gybed early and once again extended the lead over Coopers-Rag to 35s at the Clarke Island mark.

The final lap of the course saw the positions remained unchanged between the two leaders, while the group behind them were providing all the action.

Finish

Placings

 Recall #

 Boat Name

Finish Time

Elapsed

Time

 Handicap

Corrected

Time

H/cap

Position

1

7

GOTTA LOVE IT 7

15:52:53

1:13:53

0

1:13:53

6

2

6

COOPERS 62-RAG & FAMISH HOTEL

15:53:46

1:14:46

2

1:12:46

2

3

3

ASKO APPLIANCES

15:56:34

1:17:34

4

1:13:34

4

4

10

FISHER & PAYKEL

15:56:36

1:17:36

4

1:13:36

5

5

11

MOJO WINE

15:56:43

1:17:43

0

1:17:43

11

6

5

APPLIANCESONLINE.COM.AU

15:57:11

1:18:11

3

1:15:11

9

7

8

SMEG

15:57:14

1:18:14

3

1:15:14

10

8

12

LUMIX

15:58:03

1:19:03

5

1:14:03

7

9

1

THURLOW FISHER LAWYERS

15:58:08

1:19:08

1

1:18:08

13

10

2

YANDOO

15:58:25

1:19:25

8

1:11:25

1

11

4

DE’LONGHI-RABBITOHS

15:58:52

1:19:52

7

1:12:52

3

12

13

RABBITOHS-KENWOOD

16:00:51

1:21:51

7

1:14:51

8

13

14

THE KITCHEN MAKER

16:04:03

1:25:03

7

1:18:03

12

14

17

COMPASSFOREX.COM.AU

16:08:07

1:29:07

10

1:19:07

14

15

18

VIAGOGO

16:08:58

1:29:58

10

1:19:58

15

16

9

PURE BLONDE

16:17:13

1:38:13

8

1:30:13

16

17

15

HAIER APPLIANCES

16:20:58

1:41:58

7

1:34:58

17



Charge down the first spinnaker run - 18ft Skiffs Australian Championship 2013-14 -  Australian 18 Footers League ©  


Close racing - 18ft Skiffs Australian Championship 2013-14 -  Australian 18 Footers League ©  


Race for third at the finish - 18ft Skiffs Australian Championship 2013-14 -  Australian 18 Footers League ©  


De’Longhi-Rabbitohs was strong all day - 18ft Skiffs Australian Championship 2013-14 -  Australian 18 Footers League ©  

Event website: click here


by Frank Quealey

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=119130

9:40 AM Sun 9 Feb 2014GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2014 JJ Giltinan and Australian 18ft Skiff Nationals

Related News Stories:

07 Feb 2014  JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs - Sydney City Marine to support event
05 Feb 2014  Fiji and the JJ Giltinan 18 footer championship
02 Feb 2014  18ft Skiffs Australian Champs: Gotta Love It 7 dominates Race 4
31 Jan 2014  JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship 2014 – Four weeks to event
29 Jan 2014  18ft Skiffs: Full video replay of Race 2 and 3 of Australian Nationals






News - USA and the World























Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,










Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club? by Dan Ibsen & the Sail-World team, Copenhagen


Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta by Bruce Fleming, Santa Barbara
















J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe! by Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight












2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins by Dobbs Davis, Detroit




IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final report: USA qualifies for Rio 2016
Extreme Sailing Series: Absent With-Out Leave – Ben Ainslie Racing
2014 IFDS World Championship - New champions claim medals
2014 IFDS World Championships - Sunday’s race images by Tim Wilkes
Shark World Championships underway in Toronto
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi second o'all - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3
Formula Kite World Championships - Nocher and Bridge crowned Champions
Emirates Team NZ: Frustrating Day 3 in Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff
Extreme Sailing Series: Light winds help The Wave Muscat - Day 3
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act five - Absent without leave – the wind
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Images: Race day five
Herreshoff Classic Regatta 2014 - Images by Ingrid Abery
Youth Olympics - Gold to Argentinean and Chinese Techno 293 racers
Youth Olympics Games Nanjing - Double Youth Olympic Gold for Singapore
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Two Handers celebrate
Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship 2014 - Brazilian dance party
IFDS Disabled Sailing Worlds Day 5 - USA fighting for Rio 2016 Berths
J/111 World Championship 2014 - Day 4: Shmokin Joe consolidates lead
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi on top - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 2
2014 IFDS World Championships - Breezy frustrations
2014 Detroit Cup - Down to the final four   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Every finisher's a winner   
2014 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship - Day 2   
J/24 US National Championship - Will Welles leaps into lead   
J/111 World Championships - Day 3   
Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 – Day 2   
Light wind and a freak storm at Youth Olympic Sailing Competition   
31st Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Declared 'best ever'   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Aussies on fire   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Saturday’s racing images by Tim Wilkes   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Day 5 images by Jude Robertson   
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Champ - Day 3 images by Joy Dunigan   
Holt’s 25-year dream comes true with 505 Worlds Victor   
Emirates Team NZ: Collision puts an end to bid for a better day at ESS   
Extreme Sailing Series: Ben Ainslie Racing - mixed results on Day 2   
America's Cup: New brand and image partnership announced with SME   
Extreme Sailing: Tough and testing day on Cardiff Bay - Day 2 + Video   
2014 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship - Day 1   
2014 J/111 World Championship - Bigger breeze arrives on day 2!   
2014 Detroit Cup - Quarter-finalists determined   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT