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18ft Skiffs Queen of the Harbour Race – Winner decided

'Yandoo too good in light air - 18ft Skiffs Queen of the Harbour Race'    Australian 18 Footers League ©

18ft Skiffs Queen of the Harbour Race - Annika Rose became the 18ft Skiffs’ Queen of the Harbour when she teamed with John Winning Jr., Andrew Hay and Tom Slingsby on Yandoo to take out the annual race on Sydney Harbour today.

Yandoo leads the fleet to the bottom mark - 18ft Skiffs Queen of the Harbour Race -  Australian 18 Footers League ©  

Yandoo led from the first set of 3-buoy windward marks but had to withstand a race long challenge from Asko Appliances (James Dorron, Marcus Ashley-Jones, Jeronimo Harrison and Odette Rushton) before taking the victory by just six seconds.

Fisher ad Paykel - 18ft Skiffs Queen of the Harbour Race -  Australian 18 Footers League ©  

Third place went to Fisher and Paykel (Grant Rollerson, Peter Nicholson, Niall Kinch and Sonya Hagarty), which was a further 3 minutes 16 seconds back.

Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Dave O’Connor) was fourth, followed by Smeg (Nick Press) and De’Longhi-Rabbitohs (Jonathan Whitty).

The race was sailed in a light North East breeze which faded during the race.

Appliancesonline.com.au - 18ft Skiffs Queen of the Harbour Race -  Australian 18 Footers League ©  

Appliancesonline.com.au (Nathan Wilmot) and Thurlow Fisher Lawyers won the start at the pin end of the line then shared the battle for the lead with Yandoo, Asko Appliances and Mojo Wine (Andrew Divola) in the early stages of the race.

Yandoo edged away from the rest of the fleet down the first spinnaker run and held a 30 seconds margin over Asko Appliances at the bottom mark.

Fisher and Paykel had established a clear third place at the point ahead of Pure Blonde (Nick Daly), Appliancesonline.com.au, Thurlow Fisher Lawyers and De’Longhi-Rabbitohs.

Asko Appliances matched Yandoo up the next windward beat but Yandoo edged away again due to the difference in the 3-buoys rounding.

The three leaders had clearly established their positions by the end of the second lap where Yandoo was 1 minute 35 seconds ahead of Asko with Fisher and Paykel another 35 seconds back behind Asko.

As the breeze continued to drop it was a tough day for all teams.

Yandoo still held a 30 seconds lead at the final mark so Asko Appliances gybed inside the leader.

Spectators were compensated for the lack of speed with a really tight finish as Asko Appliances almost nailed Yandoo near the finish.

Next Sunday’s Race 11 of the Club Championship is the last race of the 2013-2014 Season.


Australian 18 Footers League

Starters and Judges Report

 

Name of Race: Queen of the Harbour                  Entrants:       19             Date: 23-Mar-14                        


 
 

Course:                          6                               Wind: 8-10kts             Tide: Ebbing        

 


Race Start Time: 14:40:00                                       Race Finish Time : 16:31:01                                          


 Start Mode: HANDICAP


 

Non Starters:                         1                          Non Finishers: 1            

 

Race Officer: Doug Cameron

 

Finish

Placings

 

Recall #

 

Boat Name

Finish

Time

Elapsed

Time

 

Handicap

Corrected

Time

Scratch

Position

1

2

Yandoo

16:31:01

1:51:01

7

1:51:01

1

2

3

Asko Appliances

16:31:07

1:51:07

4

1:51:07

2

3

10

Fisher and Paykel

16:34:23

1:54:23

7

1:54:23

3

4

1

Thurlow Fisher Lawyers

16:34:29

1:54:29

3

1:54:29

4

5

8

Smeg

16:35:14

1:55:14

4

1:55:14

5

6

4

De’longhi-Rabbitohs

16:36:11

1:56:11

9

1:56:11

6

7

6

Coopers 62-Rag and Famish Hotel

16:36:16

1:56:16

1

1:56:16

7

8

5

Appliancesonline.Com.Au

16:36:36

1:56:36

5

1:56:36

8

9

9

Pure Blonde

16:37:00

1:57:00

10

1:57:00

9

10

13

Rabbitohs-Kenwood

16:38:11

1:58:11

7

1:58:11

10

11

15

Haier Appliances

16:39:19

1:59:19

10

1:59:19

11

12

7

Gotta Love It 7

16:39:25

1:59:25

0

1:59:25

12

13

17

Compassforex.Com.Au

16:39:37

1:59:37

10

1:59:37

13

14

18

Viagogo

16:40:35

2:00:35

10

2:00:35

14

15

11

Mojo Wine

16:43:54

2:03:54

3

2:03:54

15

16

14

The Kitchen Maker

16:51:24

2:11:24

10

2:11:24

16

17

19

Ilve

16:59:12

2:19:12

10

2:19:12

17

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

19

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

22

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

23

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

24

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

25

26

 

 

 

 

 

 

26

27

 

 

 

 

 

 

27

28

 

 

 

 

 

 

28

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

Visitor

 

CST

 

 

 

 

30

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

31

 






Non Starters

Non Finishers

Lumix

Sydney City Marine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sailing Time: 1:51:01

Fastest Time: YANDOO

Margins:  1st - 2nd  0:00:06

2nd - 3rd  0:03:16


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Smeg - 18ft Skiffs Queen of the Harbour Race -  Australian 18 Footers League ©  


De’longhi-Arbbitohs - 18ft Skiffs Queen of the Harbour Race -  Australian 18 Footers League ©  


Early battle for second place - 18ft Skiffs Queen of the Harbour Race -  Australian 18 Footers League ©  


Gotta Love It 7 - 18ft Skiffs Queen of the Harbour Race -  Australian 18 Footers League ©  


Asko Appliances - 18ft Skiffs Queen of the Harbour Race -  Australian 18 Footers League ©  


Asko Appliances challenged hard all day - 18ft Skiffs Queen of the Harbour Race -  Australian 18 Footers League ©  


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