sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 5 wrap-up

18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 5 wrap-up

'Australia’s Gotta Love It team of (l-r) Tom Clout, Sam Newton and skipper Seve Jarvin scored a close win'    Rich Roberts ©    Click Here to view large photo

Sometimes you battle the competition, sometimes the elements, a distinction Australia's Seve Jarvin found between winning the JJ Giltinan Regatta for the world championship in Sydney earlier this year and the seventh annual 18' Skiff International Regatta hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club this week.

'The Worlds were a lot more tactical,' Jarvin said after defeating defending champion Howie Hamlin's team by three points, 12 to 15. 'This was more survival.'

Grant Rollerson’s Slam team got wet but avoided a capsize -  Rich Roberts?nid=47828 ©   Click Here to view large photo


That's the way it is when the test of an 18-foot Skiff in brisk breeze is like riding a bicycle on a tightrope in a gale. In 10 races over five days none of the 11 boats started and finished every race, a thought that weighed heavily on the minds of Jarvin and crew Sam Newton and Tom Clout---all 22 years old but learning fast---when they launched onto the bay for the last two races Saturday sharing first place with California veterans Hamlin and crew Mike Martin and Paul Allen---formidable opponents that had won the last three of these events and four of six overall.

But, on one of the cooler and foggier days of a foggy week, the issue was settled quickly when Gotta Love It won the first race to mathematically clinch the title, with its second throwout still in the bank.

Matthew Searle's Active Air had a hefty lead until capsizing halfway down the second and last downwind leg of the 1 3/4-nautical mile windward-leeward course. Hamlin finished third behind Grant Rollerson's Slam.

Gotta Love It, pushing hard earlier, had its worst day of the week Friday when it capsized twice in the buoy race and again in the Ronstan Bridge to Bridge race. The young Aussies sailed more conservatively Saturday as the wind built from a moderate 15 knots to as high as 25 through the early afternoon.

Newton said, 'We talked a lot about what was going on. We had some problems with the rudder. That's why we were taking it easier.'

But they were noticeably throttling down in the second race, allowing their red spinnaker to flap in the breeze, then dousing it altogether rather than challenge the heavy chop of the upwind ebb tide.

'We just kept the speed down,' Clout said, 'although we were itching to go all out.'

As Jarvin said, 'You usually end up in the top three if you stay upright.'

Active Air (r) was leading until -  Rich Roberts?nid=47828 ©   Click Here to view large photo

After Active Air flipped its way out of the lead again in the second race, Hamlin took over and was cruising to an uncontested win until capsizing on his last tack for the finish line.

'That was a wild one,' Allen said. 'My trapeze adjuster got stuck [in his buckle eye]. It wouldn't slide through and I couldn't get to the other side [of the boat].'

But they got the boat upright within a minute and still finished about 100 yards ahead of Gotta Love It. It was their only buoy race win of the week, although they will count their overall victory in Friday's Bridge to Bridge as their highlight. Aside from their mast breaking in Race 4 Wednesday, they had no finish worse than third.

'Great fun,' Hamlin said, 'big wind, lots of lumps. It was really good racing against [Gotta Love It].'

Gotta Love It, Harken and Yandoo -  Rich Roberts?nid=47828 ©   Click Here to view large photo


Final standings (10 races; two discards)
1. Gotta Love It, Seve Jarvin/Sam Newton/Tom Clout, Sydney, Australia, 1-1-1-1-4-1-(12/DNF)-(5)-1-2, 12 points.
2. Harken 1, Howard Hamlin/Mike Martin/Paul Allen, Long Beach, Calif., 2-2-2-(12/DNF)-2-(3)-2-1-3-1, 15.
3. SLAM, Grant Rollerson/Matt Noble/David Mann, Perth, Australia, 5-(9)-3-2-3-4-1-(12/DNF)-2-6, 26.
4. Active Air, Matthew Searle/ Dan Wilsdon/Archie Massey, Sydney, (6)-3-6-6-(12/DNF)-2-4-2-5-4, 32.
5. Kinder Care Home Nursing, Brett Van Munster/Paul Montague/Ayden Mezies, Sydney, 4-4-4-3-1-(12/DNS)-(12/DNF)-6-8-12/DNF, 42.
6. Yandoo, John Winning/Andrew Hay/David Gibson, Sydney, 3-5-5-4- (12/DNF)-(12/DNS)-12/DNF-12/DNF-4-3, 48.
7. Panasonic, Jonathan Whitty/Tom Anderson/John Herman Winning, Sydney, 7-7-9-5-6-(12/DNS)-5-3-7-12/DNF, 49.
8. Harken 2, Joey Pasquali/Chad Freitas/Rory Giffen, Santa Cruz, Calif., 8-6-8-7-7-5-3-(12/DNF)-(12/DNF)-12/DNS-12/DNS, 56.
9. Cabot Cheese, Patrick Whitmarsh/Danny Cayard/Joe Penrod, San Francisco, 9-8-7-8-5-6-(12/DNF)-(12/DNF)-9-7, 59.
10. Natural Blues, Dan Brandt/Cooper Dressler/Pike Harris, San Francisco, (12/DNF)-10-(12/DNF)-9-12/DNS-12/DNF-12/DNF-4-6-5, 70.
11. Skiffsailing.org., Jonny Goldsberry/Jay Scott/Andy Casey, Alameda, Calif., (12/DNF)-(12/DNF)-12/DNF-12/DNF-12/DNF-12/DNS-12/DNF-12/DNF-12/DNF-12/DNS, 96.

Ronstan Bridge to Bridge Race follow-up
Kite boarder Chip Wasson: beaten only by an 18’ Skiff in the Bridge to Bridge race Friday -  Rich Roberts?nid=47828 ©  

Led by the unprecedented 18 Skiff win by Howie Hamlin with crew Mike Martin and Paul Allen in Friday's 11th annual race, six 18s finished among the top 16 in the 5 1/2-nautical mile downwind classic, which has been dominated by kite boards in recent years.

In fact, kiter Chip Wasson, 43, of Berkeley, the winner in 2002 and 2007, finished second, only 37 seconds behind Hamlin, whose winning time was 17 minutes 52.25 seconds. The record is 16:23 by Micah Buzanis, a windsurfer, in 2003.

Other 18s finishing were Matthew Searle's Active Air, fifth in 17:53:47; Jonathan Whitty's Panasonic, eighth in 17:54:20; Dan Brandt's Natural Blues, ninth in 17:56:12; Seve Jarvin's Gotta Love It, 12th in 17:57:44, and Brett Van Munster's Kinder Caring, 16th in 17:58:24.

Besides the 18s, there were 25 kite boards and eight windsurfers. Despite strong following winds, a record was unlikely because of an opposing ebb tide.


Hamlin's name will be engraved on a perpetual trophy displayed at the St. Francis Yacht Club.

St. Francis Yacht Club www.stfyc.com




by Rich Roberts

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=47828

1:19 AM Sun 17 Aug 2008 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on


Related News Stories:

10 Dec 2013  Abersoch Dinghy Week 2014 - Title sponsors announced
09 Dec 2013  OK Dinghy World Rankings for December 2013
16 Jun 2013  PWA Catalunya World Cup - Celebrating 15 years of Costa Brava action
16 Jun 2013  Route des Princes - Edmond de Rothschild victorious in Lisbon
16 Jun 2013  Contender World Championship - 174 entries and still counting
16 Jun 2013  Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge – Day 2 in Porto Santo Stefano
16 Jun 2013  NYYC Annual Regatta – J sailing talent to take part
25 Apr 2013  Jorgen Svendsen retains OK Dinghy World 2013 number one ranking
07 Mar 2013  Finn Class partners Dinghy Academy to train next Olympians
03 Mar 2013  RYA Dinghy Show - Glanfield and Patience launch Rio 2016 campaign
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World









Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2 by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,


















Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,




























Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,










Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club? by Dan Ibsen & the Sail-World team, Copenhagen


Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta
Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay
International 14 World Championships 2015: Not just for boys
Rio de Janeiro achieves 50% treatment of sewage outflow *Feature
2014 AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Event memorable videos
2014 18' Skiff Int Regatta: Day 1 at San Francisco - Reversal on beach
Emirates Team NZ: Last race boost cannot save team from table bottom
PWA Alacati World Cup - Furious slalom is upon us
J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe!
J/24 US National Championship - Victory for Will Welles’ Cougar
Extreme Sailing Series: View the Final Day's action - Replay
NYYC Grandmasters Team Race - Reign continues for Noroton Yacht Club
WSSR announces new World Record Around Britain and Ireland
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final day photos by Tim Wilkes
2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins
Newport Bucket Regatta 2014 -Images by George Bekris
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final report: USA qualifies for Rio 2016
Extreme Sailing Series: Absent With-Out Leave – Ben Ainslie Racing
2014 IFDS World Championship - New champions claim medals
2014 IFDS World Championships - Sunday’s race images by Tim Wilkes
Shark World Championships underway in Toronto   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi second o'all - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3   
Formula Kite World Championships - Nocher and Bridge crowned Champions   
Emirates Team NZ: Frustrating Day 3 in Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff   
Extreme Sailing Series: Light winds help The Wave Muscat - Day 3   
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act five - Absent without leave – the wind   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Images: Race day five   
Herreshoff Classic Regatta 2014 - Images by Ingrid Abery   
Youth Olympics - Gold to Argentinean and Chinese Techno 293 racers   
Youth Olympics Games Nanjing - Double Youth Olympic Gold for Singapore   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Two Handers celebrate   
Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship 2014 - Brazilian dance party   
IFDS Disabled Sailing Worlds Day 5 - USA fighting for Rio 2016 Berths   
J/111 World Championship 2014 - Day 4: Shmokin Joe consolidates lead   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi on top - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 2   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Breezy frustrations   
2014 Detroit Cup - Down to the final four   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Every finisher's a winner   
2014 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship - Day 2   
J/24 US National Championship - Will Welles leaps into lead   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT