The Australian 18 Footers League’s 2012-2013 Season fleet promises some great racing on Sydney Harbour when the 19 teams begin their campaign in the $10,000 3-Buoys Challenge on Sunday.
Several previous Giltinan and Australian Championship winners are aiming to add to their records, but they will be under pressure from a number of young teams looking to take the honours away from their more experienced rivals.
Twice Australian 16 Footer champion James Dorron (Mojo Wine) and three-times Inter-dominion 12ft Skiff champion Nick Press (Smeg) are two skippers with serious chances to add the Giltinan Championship to their already impressive records.
There will also be great interest centred on two new teams.
Malcolm Page, the Gold Medal winning 470 champion at Beijing and London Olympics, will skipper The Kitchen Maker skiff team and Alexandra South heads the rookie all-girl ‘Skiff Chicks’ team.
The 2012-2013 Season Fleet is:
Thurlow Fisher Lawyers
Michael Coxon, Dave O’Connor, tba
John Winning, Andrew Hay, Jim Beck
Marcus Ashley-Jones, Ash Rooklyn, Geronimo Harrison
Simon Nearn, Keegan York, James Smithers
Micah Lane, Paul Montague, Tom Anderson
Rag & Famish Hotel
Jack Macartney, David Witt, Harry Bethwaite
Gotta Love It 7
Seve Jarvin, Scott Babbage, Peter Harris
Nick Press, Dan Phillips, Dave Ewings
Tom Clout, Matthew Wark, Rob Bell
Fisher & Paykel
Andrew Chapman, Tim Baraclough, Ewan Duckworth
James Dorron, Ricky Bridges, Mike McKensey
Jonathan Whitty, James Hozack, tba
Brett Van Munster, Kieryn Cowan, Joel Castle
The Kitchen Maker
Malcolm Page, Darren McKavanagh, Cameron McDonald
Nick Daly, Daniel Nixon, John Walton
Southern Engineering Services
Adam Barnes, Ian Henderson, tba
Pedro Vozone, Sam Ellis, James Slee
Lomax Financial Group
Alexandra South, Frances Dargaville, Saskia Tidey
Team Southern Cross
Oliver Hartas, Daniel Watson, Rob Polec
Australian 18footers Association website
by Frank Quealey
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9:08 AM Fri 12 Oct 2012GMT
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