Please select your home edition
Edition
upffront 728x90

18ft Skiffs- 3-Buoys Challenge- Thurlow Fisher Lawyers wins race 5

by Frank Quealey on 17 Nov 2013
Winning style of Thurlow Fisher Lawyers Frank Quealey © /Australian 18 Footers League http://www.18footers.com.au
In the 3-Buoys Challenge, Michael Coxon, Dave O’Connor and Daniel Nixon brought Thurlow Fisher Lawyers home as 35 winner of race five on Sydney Harbour Appliancesonline.com.au (Micah Lane, Paul Montague and Tom Anderson) finished in second place, with series leader Lumix (Jonathan Whitty, James Hozack and Aron Everett) a further 1m1s back in third place.

The Kitchen Maker (Josh Mc Knight) was next, followed by Yandoo (John Winning) and Coopers 62-Rag and Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney).

Sydney continued to produce dreadful weather for the event with a heavy rain squall just before the scheduled start, which forced a short postponement.


In a 15-18 knot Southerly, the start was dramatic at both ends of the line as Gotta Love It 7 (Seve Jarvin) was declared OCS at the pin end while Sydney City Marine (David Witt) and Viagogo (Alexandra South) collided near the start boat.

The ‘7’ team either didn’t notice the recall or ignored it as they powered into the lead on the first windward beat to the 3-buoys.

Gotta Love It 7 continued to lead around the course, but the official race behind the skiff was producing some great racing.


Coopers 62-Rag and Famish Hotel led the fleet down a flying spinnaker leg with appliancesonline.com.au, De’Longhi-Rabbitohs (Simon Nearn) and Thurlow Fisher close behind.

Aside from a capsize by De’Longhi-Rabbitohs, the leading three teams held their positions, while The Kitchen Maker led the next group just ahead of Mojo Wine (Chris Nicholson), which was one of the few skiffs carrying the big number one rig.

The UK team, led by Rick Peacock, on Haier Appliances were also showing their potential as they were in sixth place just ahead of Rabbitohs-Kenwood (Brett Van Munster), Yandoo and Lumix.


Thurlow Fisher Lawyers established a narrow lead over the second of the 3-lap course as appliancesonline.com.au moved ahead of Coopers 62-Rag and Famish.

While positions didn’t change too much over the final lap, the racing was a great spectacle as the skiffs showed tremendous speed downwind as they raced past the spectator ferry.

The southerly wind made it more like a mid winter day and all competitors were glad to get back into the warmth of the clubhouse.





Race Officer: Doug Cameron        
Finish Placings Recall # Boat Name Finish Time Elapsed Time Handicap Corrected Time Scratch Position  
1 1 THURLOW FISHER LAWYERS 15:50:33 0:55:33 3 0:55:33 1  
2 5 APPLIANCESONLINE.COM.AU 15:51:08 0:56:08 4 0:56:08 2  
3 12 LUMIX 15:52:09 0:57:09 4 0:57:09 3  
4 14 THE KITCHEN MAKER 15:52:20 0:57:20 9 0:57:20 4  
5 2 YANDOO 15:53:41 0:58:41 5 0:58:41 5  
6 6 COOPERS 62-RAG & FAMISH HOTEL 15:53:51 0:58:51 2 0:58:51 6  
7 10 FISHER & PAYKEL 15:53:55 0:58:55 2 0:58:55 7  
8 11 MOJO WINE 15:54:01 0:59:01 1 0:59:01 8  
9 15 HAIER APPLIANCES 15:55:30 1:00:30 3 1:00:30 9  
10 4 DE’LONGHI-RABBITOHS 15:56:22 1:01:22 8 1:01:22 10  
11 3 ASKO APPLIANCES 15:57:21 1:02:21 5 1:02:21 11  
12 8 SMEG 15:58:12 1:03:12 1 1:03:12 12  
13 13 RABBITOHS-KENWOOD 15:59:09 1:04:09 8 1:04:09 13  
14 19 SOUTHERN CROSS 16:01:50 1:06:50 10 1:06:50 14  
15 17 TEAM PEDRO 16:06:33 1:11:33 10 1:11:33 15  
Naiad/Oracle SupplierZhik Dinghy 660x82Schaefer 2016 Ratchet Block 660x82

Related Articles

Les Voiles de St Tropez France – Crash sequence images by Ingrid Abery
Photographer Ingrid Abery has provided this gallery of images from crash sequence Photographer Ingrid Abery has provided this gallery of images from crash sequence
Posted on 30 Sep
2017 Annapolis to Newport Race Seminar
Michael Keyworth present on his many years of offshore passage making including serving on Donnybrook as Watch Captain. After a great day at the Show, head to the AYC Clubhouse at its interim location at 12 Dock Street just outside the Boat Show to hear Keynote Speaker, Michael Keyworth present on his many years of offshore passage making including serving on Donnybrook as Watch Captain.
Posted on 30 Sep
Count down to Nassau – All-Time Champions - SSL Finals
The fourth edition in Nassau will feature for the first time a full sailing festival, with junior and traditional racing The VIP skippers are invited for their sailing achievements in different classes, and the Star sailors invited are the ones in the top 12 of the 2016 SSL Rankings. Throughout the year, Star Sailors from across the world gather ranking points at events and the top performers make the trip to Nassau for the SSL Finals.
Posted on 30 Sep
Didac Costa to take part in Vendee Globe despite lightning damage
Dídac Costa has shown today he is absolutely determined to overcome one more obstacle on his way to the start line. The Spanish sailor Didac Costa has reaffirmed that he will be taking part in the Vendee Globe despite lightning damaging part of his boat’s electronics. His team has called for new sponsors to overcome this latest difficulty. Costa will be the fourth Spanish sailor who has attempted to complete this gruelling race
Posted on 30 Sep
J70 Worlds - Paul Cayard reports on two races in a hot fleet - Day 3
Two races were held today on Berkeley Circle for the J70 fleet. The first one was in non-planing conditions Two races were held today on Berkeley Circle for the J70 fleet. The first one was in non-planing conditions of eight - twelve knots and the second had winds of fifteen - twenty knots.
Posted on 30 Sep
2016 Melges 32 World Championship - Newport nor'easter
There are many attractions that Newport offers for sailors around world, iconic sailing venue with rich sailing history There are many attractions that Newport offers for sailors around the world - an iconic sailing venue with a rich sailing history, great entertainment and of course, world renowned clam chowder. One unique Newport characteristic that greeted Melges 32 competitors on the first day of the 2016 Melges 32 World Championship was front edge of a strong nor'easter that brought 20-27 kt winds
Posted on 30 Sep
Alcatel J/70 Worlds - Wind and tide ask hard questions on Day 3
Mother Nature had some surprises in store for the 68 boats on the Berkeley Circle, San Francisco Mother Nature had some surprises in store for the 68 boats on the Berkeley Circle, San Francisco for the third day of racing at the Alcatel J/70 Worlds, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club. Wind and tide combined to ask some hard questions of the crews - on both their light and heavy-air skills, as well as their patience.
Posted on 30 Sep
Groupama Race – The first Caledonians at Home
A beautiful performance for the kiwis on their Eliott 50. Their complete the Groupama Race in four days 10h and 24 min. A beautiful performance for the kiwis on their Eliott 50. Their complete the Groupama Race in four days 10h and 24 min after nearly 300 NM of 'Match Racing' against local sailors.
Posted on 29 Sep
First all-female Extreme Sailing Series™ team to compete in Lisbon
First all-female GC32 team will make its debut at the penultimate event of the year in Lisbon in just one week’s time. The first all-female GC32 team, Thalassa Magenta Racing in partnership with the Magenta Project, will make its debut at the penultimate event of the year in Lisbon in just one week’s time.
Posted on 29 Sep
J70 World Championship – More action shots from Day 2 by Chris Howell
Photographer Christopher Howell has provided this gallery of images from day two Photographer Christopher Howell has provided this gallery of images from day two
Posted on 29 Sep