Please select your home edition
Edition
Naiad

NSW 18ft Skiffs Championship - Close racing on Sydney Harbour

by Frank Quealey on 10 Mar 2013
7 grabs the lead on the first downwind leg - NSW 18ft Skiff Championship 2013 - Race 5 Frank Quealey © /Australian 18 Footers League http://www.18footers.com.au
NSW 18ft Skiffs Championship fifth race was held today, Sunday 10 March 2013, on Sydney Harbour. Gotta Love It 7 became the 2012-2013 champion when Euan McNicol (replacing regular skipper Seve Jarvin), Scott Babbage and Peter Harris took out the last race of the championship.

After trailing Pure Blonde (Tom Clout, Rob Bell, Matt Wark) by two boat lengths at the first windward mark, Gotta Love It 7 edged away to a 30s lead downwind, then from that point were never likely to lose.

Smeg (Nick Press, Dan Phillips, Dave Ewings) stayed in touch with ‘7’ over the first two laps of the NE course but couldn’t match the Giltinan champions over the final lap to go down by 2m52s.


Pure Blonde were consistent all day after their early lead and finished a further 46s back in third place.


Jonathan Whitty’s Lumix was fourth, followed by De’Longhi-Rabbitohs (Andrew Cuddihy), Yandoo (John Winning), Coopers-Rag & Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney) and Mojo Wine (James Dorron).


Final pointscores in the championship were: Gotta Love It 7 on 10 points, Smeg 11 points, Thurlow Fisher Lawyers 15, Yandoo 16, Pure Blonde 17 and Coopers-Rag & Famish Hotel on 23.


The fleet was divided in rig choice with the NE breeze around 12-15-knots.

Results proved that the smaller number 2 rig was the correct choice.

While Gotta Love It 7 had the edge over the rest of the fleet, there was plenty of close racing throughout the fleet.


There was little between Smeg, Pure Blonde and Thurlow Fisher Lawyers for most of the journey while Lumix, De’Longhi-Rabbitohs and Yandoo were always in close contention.

The club’s regular spectator ferry will follow next Sunday’s annual Queen of the Harbour race, leaving Double Bay Wharf at 2.15pm.





Results:

Finish

Placings

 

Recall #

 

Boat Name

Finish

Time

Elapsed

Time

 

Handicap

Corrected

Time

H/cap

Position

1

7

Gotta Love It 7

16:00:08

1:15:08

4

1:11:08

1

2

8

Smeg

16:03:00

1:18:00

0

1:18:00

7

3

9

Pure Blonde

16:03:46

1:18:46

5

1:13:46

3

4

1

Thurlow Fisher Lawyers

16:04:50

1:19:50

0

1:19:50

12

5

12

Lumix

16:05:56

1:20:56

7

1:13:56

4

6

4

De’longhi-Rabbitohs

16:05:57

1:20:57

8

1:12:57

2

7

2

Yandoo

16:06:10

1:21:10

7

1:14:10

5

8

6

Coopers-Rag & Famish Hotel

16:06:56

1:21:56

3

1:18:56

10

9

11

Mojo Wine

16:07:09

1:22:09

4

1:18:09

8

10

13

Rabbitohs-Kenwood

16:10:14

1:25:14

7

1:18:14

9

11

17

Haier Appliances

16:10:25

1:25:25

10

1:15:25

6

12

3

Asko Appliances

16:11:43

1:26:43

7

1:19:43

11

13

10

Fisher & Paykel

16:15:12

1:30:12

10

1:20:12

13

14

15

Team Daly

16:18:57

1:33:57

9

1:24:57

14

15

18

Lomax Financial Group

16:20:46

1:35:46

10

1:25:46

15

Protector - 660 x 82Mackay BoatsBakewell-White Yacht Design

Related Articles

More winners announced in RORC Caribbean 600
As dawn broke on day five, crews who had finished the race were beginning to arrive back in Antigua. At Dawn on the fifth day, the leading Class40s were approaching the finish. Throughout the race, the battle in the class had been intense, with three yachts taking the lead at various points along the course.
Posted today at 4:50 pm
Conrad Colman finishes Vendée Globe under jury rig for 16th
Colman constructed and stepped a remarkable jury rig which has allowed him to sail the final 740 miles of 27,440nm race New Zealander Conrad Colman wrote a new chapter in the storied history of the Vendée Globe when he crossed the finish line of the eighth edition of the non stop solo round the world race under a makeshift jury rig.
Posted today at 4:37 pm
Vendée Globe – Romain Attanasio takes fifteenth place
French skipper Romain Attanasio, sailing Famille Mary-Etamine du Lys, took 15th place in the solo race around the world French skipper Romain Attanasio, sailing Famille Mary-Etamine du Lys, took 15th place in the non stop solo race around the world this morning (Friday 24th February) when he crossed the finish line at 1006hrs UTC.
Posted today at 4:05 pm
Vendee Globe - Conrad Colman finishes under jury rig - First images
New Zealand solo sailor Conrad Colman has finished the Vendee Globe race under Jury rig. New Zealand solo sailor Conrad Colman has finished the Vendee Globe race under Jury rig. Here are the first images from the finish in Les Sables d'Olonne
Posted today at 3:34 pm
International Maxi Association 2017 program full due to new events
The 2017 calendar, open to owners of all maxi boats (ie 60+ft LOA), features two new events in the Mediterranean. The 2017 calendar, open to owners of all maxi boats (ie 60+ft LOA), features two new events in the Mediterranean.
Posted today at 12:35 pm
Clipper Race Coxswain Training commences
We often tell the stories of the 40 per cent of crew who take on the Clipper Race with no previous sailing experience We often tell the stories of the 40 per cent of crew who take on the Clipper Race with no previous sailing experience, but there are also many talented and experienced sailors amongst the fleet.
Posted today at 11:40 am
JJ Giltinan Trophy - ILVE in action ahead of the JJ's - Video
The ILVE 18ft Skiff Team are back and in a brand new boat. Now see it in action! The ILVE 18ft Skiff Team are back and in a brand new boat. We brought you the video of how they turned it into a silver bullet with a mirror-finish chrome vinyl wrap. Now see it in action!
Posted today at 11:28 am
Tawera Racing joins Extreme Sailing Series line-up in Muscat
Team has been formed to give New Zealand's sailors a launch pad into the cutting-edge world of foiling multihull racing. The seventh challenger for Act one is announced today in the form of New Zealand-flagged Tawera Racing, which will compete as a full season entry.
Posted today at 11:09 am
JJ Giltinan Trophy - Images from the Invitation Race
Michael Chittenden, was on Sydney Harbour this afternoon for the Invitation of the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs Top Sydney skiff photographer, Michael Chittenden, was on Sydney Harbour this afternoon for the Invitation of the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship. Winds were light to non-existent, until a bit of puff appeared out of Rose Bay allowing the fleet to sail a three leg course. Here's the images from the day
Posted today at 10:52 am
EFG Bank Monaco sets sights on rivals in EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour
French sailing star Thierry Douillard says his EFG Bank Monaco (MON) crew will focus firmly on defending their title French sailing star Thierry Douillard says his EFG Bank Monaco (MON) crew will focus firmly on defending their title from arch rivals Team Al Mouj Muscat (OMA) as the Arabian classic approaches its climax.
Posted today at 9:50 am