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18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship - Races 6 & 7

by Frank Quealey 7 Mar 00:41 PST 1-10 March 2019

Sponsored by The Winning Group, Today's racing sponsored by Asko Appliances

The New Zealand 18ft Skiff teams ASCC and Honda Marine shared the honours with comfortable wins in Races 6 and 7 on Day 5 of the Winning Group 2019 JJ Giltinan Championship on Sydney Harbour today.

ASCC (Josh Porebski, Jack Simpson, Dave Hazard), the current NZ champion, easily won the first race of the day, then defending JJ Giltinan champion Honda Marine (David McDiarmid, Matthew Steven, Brad Collins) won the latter race.

With just two more races to be sailed in the championship over the weekend, Honda Marine has a net score of 10 points, and a discard of only 5 points, and holds a strong grip on the title.

Conditions were far from perfect as a light, shifting SE breeze, which faded a little over the day, made things difficult for all teams.

In today's first race, ASCC dominated the latter half of the race to go on to a 2m13s win over the early race leader Asko Appliances (James Dorron, Harry Bethwaite, Trent Barnabas), with Winning Group (John Winning Jr., Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton) just 12s further back in third place.

Honda Marine tightened the grip on the trophy in Race 7 when the team produced an unbelievable recovery to defeat ASCC by 17s, with the consistent Winning Group another 1m19s back in third place.

Progress Net points with only two more races left in the regatta show Honda Marine on 10 points, Winning Group on 18 points, Smeg 19, Asko Appliances 27, ASCC on 30, and Bing Lee (Micah Lane) on 47 points.

The day started well enough for the Australians as Asko Appliances held the lead over the first half of Race 6, but was unable to hold off the ASCC challenge when the two teams chose to go opposite ways (around Shark Island) to reach the top mark on lap two of the course.

There was a great (and welcomed) surprise in the latter race when Heinrich von Bayern's German Marinepool team led the 25-boat fleet to the top mark with a 30s break over ASCC and Smeg.

Smeg was too fast downwind but the German team remained competitive to be in the top three to round the bottom mark.

The Smeg team went to the left of Shark Island on the beat back into the top mark in Rose Bay but the move didn't pay off as the two New Zealand teams went to the right and grabbed the leading two spots, which they maintained on the run back to the finish.

It was an impressive day's sailing by the kiwis, who proved far too good for their Australian opponents.

Racing continues on Saturday with Race 8 and concludes on Sunday afternoon when the blue ribbon will be presented to the championship winner after Race 9.

Results after Day 5: (seven races, 1 discard)

PosTeamR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Pts
1Honda Marine (DAVID McDIARMID / MATTHEW STEVEN / BRAD COLLINS )112415110
2Smeg (MICHAEL COXON / MIKE MCKENSEY / RICKY BRIDGE)433126719
3Winning Group (JOHN WINNING Jr / SEVE JARVIN / SAM NEWTON)3264263321
4ASKO Appliances (JAMES DORRON / HARRY BETHWAITE / TRENT BARNABAS)2412732927
5ASCC (JOSH POREBSKI / JACK SIMPSON / DAVE HAZARD)51563131230
6Bing Lee (MICAH LANE / PETER HARRIS / SCOTT BABBAGE)21685717447
7Finport Finance (KEAGAN YORK / MATT STENTA / CHARLIE GUNDY)985111082351
8AppliancesOnline.com.au (BRETT VAN MUNSTER / KURT FATOURIS / PHIL MARSHALL)7271218122158
9The Oak Double Bay / 4 Pines (ARON EVERETT / COURTNEY MAHAR / HARRY HALL)1371198131661
10Yandoo (JOHN WINNING / MIKE KENNEDY / GRANT ROLLERSON)8913211115864
11thekitchenmaker.com.au (JORDAN GIRDIS / TOM QUIGLEY / LACHLAN DOYLE)10141517541765
12C‑Tech (ALEX VALLINGS / SAM TRETHAWAY / MATT COUTTS)111011517112265
13Noakesailing (SEAN LANGMAN / ED POWYS / NATHAN EDWARDS)17119254141368
14Vintec (KIRK MITCHELL / DANIEL BARNETT / TIM WESTWOOD)14171069181571
15Rag & Famish Hotel (BRYCE EDWARDS / JACOB BROOM / RORY COX)121319201691079
16Maersk Line (PERON PEARSE / HARRY CLARK / ELI LIEFTING)2622178227682
17Birkenhead Point Marina (TOM ANDERSON / NICK DALY / JOHN WALTON)612262614161488
18Marinepool (HEINRICH BAYERN / TOM MARTIN / ANDY MARTIN)161616182323594
19Ilve (JONO WHITTY / PEDRO VOZONE / MUSTAFA INGHAM)1521261612102599
20RMarine Pittwater (SIMON NEARN / ALEX GOUGH / BRANDON BUYNIK)205142221201999
21Black Dog (JARROD SIMPSON / CAM MCDONALD / NICK MURRAY)22182213192212106
22Lumix (KATIE LOVE / CHAD FREITAS / MATT DOYLE)23241810151924109
23Brisbane18Footer (DAVID HAYTER / ALEX WATSON / ELLIOTT MAHAR)24192014262511113
24Quality Marine Clothing (YVETTE HERITAGE / MARK MUIRHEAD / DANIEL McLACHLAN)19202323202119122
25Dal Zotto (JACK SPRAGUE / TIM NARBOROUGH / JOSH FELDMAN)18232119262418123

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

  • 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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