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JJ Giltinan Trophy 18ft skiffs: Clean race win to Gotta Love It 7

'Tight racing down the first spinnaker run - Race 1 JJ Giltinan Trophy'    Frank Quealey © /Australian 18 Footers League

An incident free race for the defending champion Gotta Love It 7 team proved a winning factor in a wonderful finish to Race 1 of the Winning Group 2013 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship sailed on Sydney Harbour today.

Seve Jarvin, Scott Babbage and Peter Harris were always near the lead and managed to manouvre their way around the south-east course without the dramas of their three main challengers.

Gotta Love It 7 home a winner just 4s ahead of Coopers-Rag & Famish Hotel - Race 1 JJ Giltinan Trophy -  Frank Quealey_©_-Australian 18 Footers League  
UK’s Pica with two local teams on the first spinnaker run - Race 1 JJ Giltinan Trophy -  Frank Quealey_©_-Australian 18 Footers League  
At the end, Gotta Love It 7 finished just 4s ahead of Coopers-Rag & Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney, David Witt, Mark Kennedy), with Pure Blonde (Tom Clout, Rob Bell, Matt Wark) only 20s back in third place.

Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon), Mojo Wine (James Dorron) and C-Tech (Alex Vallings) completed the top six placings.

Smeg (Nick Press) won the start, while Thurlow Fisher, Mojo Wine and De’Longhi-Rabbitohs (Simon Nearn) were nearby on the eastern side of the course.

When Gotta Love It 7 tacked to go o the west, Thurlow Fisher covered and the two favourites went to the east of Shark Island.

The move was a winner as Thurlow Fisher Lawyers won the race to the windward mark to lead Coopers-Rag & Famish Hotel by 35s.

Gotta Love It 7 was third, followed by Appliancesonline.com.au (Micah Lane), Pure Blonde, Smeg, De’Longhi-Rabbitohs, Yamaha (David McDiarmid) and C-Tech.

First spinnaker run - Race 1 JJ Giltinan Trophy -  Frank Quealey_©_-Australian 18 Footers League  
Thurlow Fisher Lawyers maintained her lead over the next two legs of the course and still held a 25s margin at the Clarke Island mark for the second spinnaker run into Chowder Bay.

Disaster struck the leader off Bradley Head when the wind disturbance off a passing Many Ferry caused a near capsize for Thurlow Fisher and gave Gotta Love It 7 the lead.

From that point ‘7’ was never headed but serious challengers by Coopers-Rag & Famish Hotel and Pure Blonde were hampered by separate incidents to those teams.

Skipper Jack Macartney fell overboard off ‘The Rag’ , while a port-and-starboard incident forced Pure Blonde to do a 360degree penalty turn at the final windward mark in Rose Bay.

Gotta Love It 7 home a winner just 4s ahead of Coopers-Rag & Famish Hotel - Race 1 JJ Giltinan Trophy -  Frank Quealey_©_-Australian 18 Footers League  

Gotta Love It 7 certainly held a downwind speed advantage over ‘The Rag’ but was being pushed to the limit upwind.

A large ship leaving the harbour as the fleet made its way to the finish had a dramatic affect on many skiffs and changed the final placing throughout the fleet.

Despite a shifting wind which faded during the race, the spectacle was engrossing for spectators with so many close finishes.

NZ’s Yamaha led the visiting teams before a ship took a heavy toll - Race 1 JJ Giltinan Trophy -  Frank Quealey_©_-Australian 18 Footers League  
A record was also set today when Alexandra South, Saskis Tidey and Lizzi Rountree became the first all girl crew in the 74 year history of the championship to complete the course.

The trio finished 28th in the 31-boat fleet in their Lomax Financial Group skiff.

Spectator ferries will follow each of the races in the championship, leaving Double Bay Wharf at 2.30pm, with the exception of Race 6 (Saturday 23 February), when the ferry will leave at 3.30pm.

Race 2 will be sailed tomorrow with further races on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 24 February.

For those who can’t make it onto the spectator ferry, there are many ways to follow the championship:

Live Tracking Click here

Video Coverage and ‘Pick-the-Podium’ click here

For all official race results, race reports and photographs click here

A great race behind the winner - Race 1 JJ Giltinan Trophy -  Frank Quealey_©_-Australian 18 Footers League  

More spinnaker action with Mojo Wine and Appliancesonline - Race 1 JJ Giltinan Trophy -  Frank Quealey_©_-Australian 18 Footers League  

Thurlow Fisher Lawyers loses the lead in an incident with the Manly ferry - Race 1 JJ Giltinan Trophy -  Frank Quealey_©_-Australian 18 Footers League  

Race for second place on the run into Chowder Bay - Race 1 JJ Giltinan Trophy -  Frank Quealey_©_-Australian 18 Footers League  



JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff trophy - Day 1 Results -     Click Here to view large photo


by Frank Quealey

  

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