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18ft Skiffs: Two skippers with the same idea = collision - Images By Frank Quealey, Sydney, NSW , 3:50 PM Fri 22 Nov 2013
When two 18ft Skiff skippers, with reputations for being good starters in a quality fleet, each decide to do the same thing in a 15-18knot Southerly on Sydney Harbour then something has to give. Last Sunday at the start of the Australian 18 Footers League’s Race 5 of the 3-Buoys Challenge Series, Dave Witt (Sydney City Marine) elected to start alongside the Starter’s Boat and thought it was al ...[more]


Sydney 18fters: Gotta Love It 7 puts the heat on the fleet By Frank Quealey, Sydney, NSW , 7:59 PM Wed 20 Nov 2013
The Giltinan Champion Gotta Love It 7 team have already shown they mean business in the two races they’ve contested so far this season, but from their performance last Sunday they are putting as much pressure on their boat as they are on the opposition. The team went about a staggering display as they powered around the three lap course in the 15-18 knot Southerly on Sydney Harbour. ...[more]


18ft Skiffs: 3-Buoys Challenge, Race 4 - Strong winds stop race By Frank Quealey, 4:52 PM Sun 3 Nov 2013
Today, the recent strong wind weather pattern in Sydney continued causing the abandonment of the scheduled Race 4 of the 3-Buoys 18ft Skiff Challenge series. ...[more]


18' Skiff International Regatta - Wrap-up on day 5 + video By Rich Roberts, , 5:00 PM Sat 14 Sep 2013
There were 22 boats from five countries in the Nespresso 18' Skiff International Regatta for the Mark Foy Trophy but, really, only one country owns San Francisco Bay this week. ...[more]


18ft Skiff International: New Zealand's McDiarmid sole leader By Rich Roberts, San Francisco, USA , 3:37 PM Fri 13 Sep 2013
Following winds of 20-plus knots gusting to 25 blew New Zealand's David McDiarmid down the Ronstan Bridge to Bridge course Thursday evening and into a clear first place over countryman Alex Vallings in the Nespresso 18' Skiff International Regatta for the Mark Foy Trophy. ...[more]


18ft Skiff Int Regatta: Birthday Boy leads in Yamaha after Day 3 By Rich Roberts, San Francisco , 12:30 AM Fri 13 Sep 2013
Just when sailors think they've figured out how to race on San Francisco Bay, they get a day when 'you use boat speed more than brains.' So said New Zealand's David McDermaid, a birthday boy and the new leader after 6 of 10 races of the Nespresso 18' Skiff International Regatta for the Mark Foy Trophy. ...[more]


18' Skiff Int Regatta - Day 2 - The first rule of racing + Video By Rich Roberts, 12:22 AM Wed 11 Sep 2013
18ft Skiff International Regatta, San Francisco, CA. The first rule of sailboat racing is 'read the Sailing Instructions,' because the boring details will tell important little things like don't just sail from upwind to downwind but go through a midcourse gate, too, if required (see Attachment A, MCG). ...[more]


18' Skiff International Regatta: AC fans treated to a launch show By Rich Roberts, 3:12 AM Mon 9 Sep 2013
Many of the 34th America's Cup spectators stayed on in the Marina Green bleachers after Emirates Team New Zealand's opening double win over Oracle Team USA Saturday to watch the 18-foot skiffs practice for Sunday's start of the Nespresso 18' International Skiff Regatta for the Mark Foy Trophy. ...[more]


JJ Giltinan Trophy: NZ 18fter team NZ team reflects on two top tens By Auckland Sailing Club, Auckland , 6:57 PM Thu 14 Mar 2013
The better late than never recap of the New Zealand teams competing at the 2013 JJ Giltinan Trohpy. The New Zealand teams showed good form at this year’s JJ Giltinan Trophy with two boats finishing in the top 10 of the 31 boat fleet. ...[more]


18ft Skiff Ferry Patrons Trophy - Murray one of crew shuffles + Video By Bob Killick, Sydney , 6:39 PM Mon 4 Mar 2013
The 18ft Skiff Ferry Patrons Trophy 2013 kicked off the competition Sunday on Sydney Harbour with Mojo Wine cruising to an easy victory. It was a more relaxed affair, following on from the high adrenalin levels of the final race of the JJ Giltinan. Another helm change was a huge surprise, with Iain (Jethro) Murray, replacing Seve Jarvin on this years JJ Giltinan champion skiff Gotta Luv it 7. ...[more]


18ft Skiffs Ferry Patrons Trophy on Sydney Harbour By Frank Quealey, 8:04 PM Sun 3 Mar 2013
Ferry Patrons Trophy for 18ft skiffs, sponsored by Haier Appliances, made for a nostalgic day on Sydney Harbour when some of the greatest names in 18ft Skiff Racing history skippered boats in the race. The legendary Iain Murray, six-times, undefeated Giltinan champion between 1977 and 1982, five times champion Trevor Barnabas and 2000 winner John Winning all skippered top contenders. ...[more]


18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan International 2013 - All win for female crew By Frank Quealey, Sydney Harbour , 2:12 PM Sat 2 Mar 2013
18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan International 2013. When the Lomax Financial Group team finished Race 1 of the prestigious skiff boat event on Sydney Harbour, it set a record for being the first all-female crew to finish a race in the 74-year-old history of the Giltinan (World) Championship. ...[more]


JJ Giltinan Trophy: Iconic images from Race 7 - 18ft skiff 'Worlds' By Beth Morley, 8:51 PM Mon 25 Feb 2013
Sydney photographer, Beth Morley was on hand to capture the big breeze action from Race 7 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy, the unofficial World Championship for the 18ft skiff class, being sailed at the home of 18fter skiff sailing, on Sydney Harbour. ...[more]


JJ Giltinan 18fters: Racing in the Big Breeze - Heat 7 + Video By Bob Killick and Sail-World, 3:29 PM Mon 25 Feb 2013
The video of the final race in the 2013 JJ Giltinan Trophy sailed on Sydney Harbour yesterday is now available. Sailing in winds averaging 25 kts plus, the race started over the long three lap course to determine if Gotta Love It 7 would add a fourth successive JJ Gilitinan Trophy win, or if Rag and Famish Hotel to take the title. ...[more]


JJ Giltinan Trophy: Wild day gives Gotta Love It 7 fifth JJ 18fter win By Frank Quealey and Sail-World, Sydney Harbour , 7:00 PM Sun 24 Feb 2013
Gotta Love It 7’s Seve Jarvin, Scott Babbage and Peter Harris became the 2013 champions when the took out Race 7 of the Winning Group JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today. Following yesterday’s wipe out in Race 6 of the championship it all came down to today’s final race in a strong North-East wind with Gotta Love It 7 and Coopers-Rag & Famish Hotel level on a net 8 poin ...[more]


JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs: Strong breeze again for Race 7 - PredictWind By Richard Gladwell, 9:44 AM Sun 24 Feb 2013
A strong breeze is forecast for the final race of the 64th JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship being sailed on Sydney Harbour, at 3.00pm. PredictWind is showing a breeze at increasing through the day to an 18kts average at the race start time of 3.00pm - less than yesterday and which should be sailable. ...[more]


JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs: Live coverage - normal start 3.00pm, Sydney By Richard Gladwell, 7:33 AM Sun 24 Feb 2013
Normal start time for Race 7 - 3.00pm. Organisers of the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Trophy are running a great website which features live tracking. Click on the links below to follow the live race tracking (all things willing). A video of the Invitation race and Races 1 & 2 are available for viewing, other races will be posted on the Video channel www.jj18footerstv.com as they are uploaded. ...[more]


JJ Giltinan 18 footers Race 6 blown away By Frank Quealey, 7:42 PM Sat 23 Feb 2013
All sailing on Sydney Harbour had been cancelled for the day, so officials of the Australian 18 Footers League left their decision as long as possible before deciding whether to race. With Race 6 of the Winning Group 2013 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship holding so much importance, they were always trying to 'make it happen'. ...[more]


JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs: Strong breeze for Race 6 - PredictWind By Richard Gladwell, 9:26 AM Sat 23 Feb 2013
A strong breeze is forecast for the penultimate race of the 64th JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship being sailed on Sydney Harbour, at the later time of 4.00pm ...[more]


JJ Giltinan Trophy: The Rag gets it right in 18fters Heat 5 + Video By Bob Killick, Sydney , 7:16 PM Fri 22 Feb 2013
Race 5 of the Winning Group JJ Giltinan International saw Rag & Famish Hotel make all the right decisions, both in the rigging park, and on the No. 3 SE race Course. With Rag opting for its big rig, and both Gotta Luv it 7 and Thurlow Fisher Lawyers going with their small rigs Once on the start line it was very clear that the big rigs were advantaged, especially on the downwind legs, and the two s ...[more]


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