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18ft Skiffs NSW Championship Race 2 - Easy victory for Gotta Love It 7


'close racing after the start - 18ft Skiffs NSW Championship 2013'    Frank Quealey © /Australian 18 Footers League

18ft Skiffs NSW Championship, Race 2 was held on Sunday 15th December 2013 on Sydney Harbour. A decision made by the Gotta Love It 7 team shortly after the start was a critical factor in the skiff’s easy victory in Race 2.

The Gotta Love It 7 crew of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage sailed brilliantly in very testing conditions to win by 1m43s and establish a clear lead in the championship.

Dave Witt, Tom Clout and Keagan York finished second in Sydney City Marine, with Dan Phillips, Gary Phillips and Dave Ewings third in Smeg, a further 26s behind Sydney City Marine.

7 leads thurlow fisher lawyers midway through the race - 18ft Skiffs NSW Championship 2013 -  Frank Quealey_©_-Australian 18 Footers League  

Gotta Love It 7 heads the pointscore on 2 points, followed by Sydney City Marine on 6, Smeg 6, Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon) 8, Fisher & Paykel (Grant Rollerson) 11 and Lumix (Jonathan Whitty) on 14.

close racing in light air - 18ft Skiffs NSW Championship 2013 -  Frank Quealey_©_-Australian 18 Footers League  

Today’s race was sailed in a fluky 7-knot ENE breeze over a four-lap windward-return course.

After an even start, although Mojo Wine (Chris Nicholson) returned to restart when the skiff hadn’t been recalled, the ‘7’ crew made their successful move.

dan phillips looks anxious on smeg - 18ft Skiffs NSW Championship 2013 -  Frank Quealey_©_-Australian 18 Footers League  

While most of the fleet sailed a middle course or went left, Jarvin and his team elected to go to the RHS of the course where they picked up the best breeze and quickly opened up a 30s break over Smeg at the windward mark.

Sydney City Marine was another 30s back with the rest of the fleet floundering in extremely light air off the buoy.

Once in front the polished crew on Gotta Love It 7 quickly extended the lead to 1m20s at the bottom mark, then to 3m20s at the following windward buoy.

Smeg’s margin over Sydney City Marine was now down to just 10s and the interest was obviously on that battle.

a great race behind the 7 team - 18ft Skiffs NSW Championship 2013 -  Frank Quealey_©_-Australian 18 Footers League  

With the wind changing direction many times, the positions behind 7 were also changing regularly.

By the third windward mark, Thurlow Fisher Lawyers got to within 1m30s of 7, followed by Fisher & Paykel, Sydney City Marine, Coopers 62-Rag & Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney) and Smeg.

thurlow fisher lawyers has to watch the fleet go by on the run home - 18ft Skiffs NSW Championship 2013 -  Frank Quealey_©_-Australian 18 Footers League  

With second place seemingly at her mercy down the final spinnaker run to the finish, Thurlow Fisher Lawyers took a ‘swim’ and the crew had to watch the fleet sail by before she could recover for a disappointing sixth place.

Finish

Placings

 

Recall #

 

Boat Name

Finish

Time

Elapsed

Time

 

Handicap

Corrected

Time

H/cap

Position

1

7

GOTTA LOVE IT 7

16:34:59

1:24:59

1

1:23:59

9

2

16

SYDNEY CITY MARINE

16:36:42

1:26:42

5

1:21:42

1

3

8

SMEG

16:37:08

1:27:08

5

1:22:08

2

4

10

FISHER & PAYKEL

16:38:36

1:28:36

6

1:22:36

3

5

6

COOPERS 62-RAG & FAMISH HOTEL

16:38:56

1:28:56

2

1:26:56

12

6

1

THURLOW FISHER LAWYERS

16:39:04

1:29:04

4

1:25:04

10

7

3

ASKO APPLIANCES

16:40:08

1:30:08

7

1:23:08

7

8

12

LUMIX

16:40:18

1:30:18

7

1:23:18

8

9

2

YANDOO

16:41:39

1:31:39

9

1:22:39

4

11

4

DE’LONGHI-RABBITOHS

16:42:48

1:32:48

10

1:22:48

6

11

14

THE KITCHEN MAKER

16:42:44

1:32:44

10

1:22:44

5

12

11

MOJO WINE

16:42:52

1:32:52

0

1:32:52

13

13

9

PURE BLONDE

16:46:22

1:36:22

10

1:26:22

11

14

17

COMPASSFOREX.COM.AU

16:47:31

1:37:31

10

1:37:31

14

15

15

HAIER APPLIANCES

16:47:44

1:37:44

7

1:37:44

15

16

19

SOUTHERN CROSS

16:49:11

1:39:11

10

1:39:11

16

 

 

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asko at the bottom mark - 18ft Skiffs NSW Championship 2013 -  Frank Quealey_©_-Australian 18 Footers League  

traffic jam at the top mark - 18ft Skiffs NSW Championship 2013 -  Frank Quealey_©_-Australian 18 Footers League  

gotta love it 7’s winning form - 18ft Skiffs NSW Championship 2013 -  Frank Quealey_©_-Australian 18 Footers League  


Australian 18 Footers League website


by Frank Quealey

  

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