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18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship - Race 5

by Frank Quealey 6 Mar 00:24 PST 1-10 March 2019

Sponsored by The Winning Group, Today's race sponsored by Dal Zotto

With a lack of wind at the scheduled race start time, and the prediction of more wind due later in the afternoon, race officials decided to hold the teams on shore until a firm decision could be made about the day's racing on Sydney Harbour.

When the first wind from the south came in around 2pm the decision was made by the race officials and the race got under way one-and-a-half-hours after the scheduled time.

Following a race which could best be described as 'being in the right place at the right time' the Honda Marine team of David McDiarmid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins crossed the finish line 1m17s ahead of Smeg, to score their third win of the regatta.

Smeg (Michael Coxon, Mike McKensey, Ricky Bridge) continued their consistent form from yesterday to take second place 43s ahead of the Asko Appliances (James Dorron, Harry Bethwaite, Trent Barnabas).

Honda Marine heads the poins table with a score of 9 points, followed by Smeg on 13 points, Winning Group (John Winning Jr.) on 16 (includes an average in Race 2), Asko Appliances on 28, ASCC (Josh Porebski)_ on 42 and Finport Finance (Keagan York) on 43.

Conditions were light as the fleet sailed from the start off Steel Point and the fleet quickly spread out as each team searched for the best conditions.

At the top mark, Winning Group led narrowly from Asko Appliances with Honda Marine in third place, followed by The Kitchen Maker-Caesarstone (Jordan Girdis), Noakesailing (Sean Langman), and Smeg.

The following leg back to the bottom mark was nothing short of crazy as Winning Group sailed into a lull off Bradleys Head and went from the lead to near last midway through the run.

As different teams found themselves in some breeze, the lead changed a number of times before Honda Marine finally reached the bottom mark 45s ahead of The Kitchen Maker-Caesarstone, with Smeg a further 15s back, followed byAsko Appliances and Winning Group.

Over the second lap of the course the breeze settled more to the SE and the Honda Marine team had little difficulty retaining the lead to score a relatively comfortable win.

Due to the conditions, race officials decided not to sail the second race, and a decision on when it will be sailed will be made tomorrow.

Results after Five Races: (one discard)

PosTeamR1R2R3R4R5{ts
1Honda Marine (DAVID McDIARMID / MATTHEW STEVEN / BRAD COLLINS )112415
2Smeg (MICHAEL COXON / MIKE MCKENSEY / RICKY BRIDGE)433129
3Winning Group (JOHN WINNING Jr / SEVE JARVIN / SAM NEWTON)32642615
4ASKO Appliances (JAMES DORRON / HARRY BETHWAITE / TRENT BARNABAS)24127316
5Bing Lee (MICAH LANE / PETER HARRIS / SCOTT BABBAGE)21685726
6ASCC (JOSH POREBSKI / JACK SIMPSON / DAVE HAZARD)515631327
7AppliancesOnline.com.au (BRETT VAN MUNSTER / KURT FATOURIS / PHIL MARSHALL)727121828
8Finport Finance (KEAGAN YORK / MATT STENTA / CHARLIE GUNDY)985111032
9The Oak Double Bay / 4 Pines (ARON EVERETT / COURTNEY MAHAR / HARRY HALL)137119835
10C‑Tech (ALEX VALLINGS / SAM TRETHAWAY / MATT COUTTS)11101151737
11Vintec (KIRK MITCHELL / DANIEL BARNETT / TIM WESTWOOD)1417106939
12Yandoo (JOHN WINNING / MIKE KENNEDY / GRANT ROLLERSON)8913211141
13Noakesailing (SEAN LANGMAN / ED POWYS / NATHAN EDWARDS)1711925441
14thekitchenmaker.com.au (JORDAN GIRDIS / TOM QUIGLEY / LACHLAN DOYLE)10141517544
15Birkenhead Point Marina (TOM ANDERSON / NICK DALY / JOHN WALTON)61226261458
16RMarine Pittwater (SIMON NEARN / ALEX GOUGH / BRANDON BUYNIK)20514222160
17Rag & Famish Hotel (BRYCE EDWARDS / JACOB BROOM / RORY COX)121319201660
18Ilve (JONO WHITTY / PEDRO VOZONE / MUSTAFA INGHAM)152126161264
19Marinepool (HEINRICH BAYERN / TOM MARTIN / ANDY MARTIN)161616182366
20Lumix (KATIE LOVE / CHAD FREITAS / MATT DOYLE)232418101566
21Maersk Line (PERON PEARSE / HARRY CLARK / ELI LIEFTING)26221782269
22Black Dog (JARROD SIMPSON / CAM MCDONALD / NICK MURRAY)221822131972
23Brisbane18Footer (DAVID HAYTER / ALEX WATSON / ELLIOTT MAHAR)241920142677
24Dal Zotto (JACK SPRAGUE / TIM NARBOROUGH / JOSH FELDMAN)182321192681
25Quality Marine Clothing (YVETTE HERITAGE / MARK MUIRHEAD / DANIEL McLACHLAN)192023232082

The Winning Group 2019 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship Race Dates:

  • Thursday March 7
  • Saturday March 9
  • Sunday March 10

The club will have a spectator ferry following each of the seven days' racing, leaving Double Bay Public Wharf at 2pm.

NOTE: THERE WILL BE TWO SPECTATOR FERRIES ON SUNDAY MARCH 3 & SUNDAY MARCH 10

For those who can't make it onto the water live streaming is available on 18FootersTV.

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