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2020 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship - Races 3, 4 & 5

by Frank Quealey 17 Mar 02:29 PDT 14-22 March 2020

Three windward-return course races staged on Day 3 of the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today produced three different winners in the light SE breeze.

In the first race of the day (Race 3 of the championship) Shaw and Partners Financial Services (James Dorron, Harry Bethwaite, Tim Westwood) led all the way over the two-lap course to cross the finish line 13s ahead of Finport Finance (Keagan York, Matt Stenta, Angus Williams).

Defending champion and series leader Honda Marine (David McDiarmid, Matt Steven, Brad Collins) was a further 50s back in third place, followed by Winning Group (Seve Jarvin), C-Tech (Alex Vallings), URM (Marcus Ashley-Jones), Smeg (Micah Lane) and Rag & Famish Hotel (Bryce Edwards).

Race 4 was sailed over three laps and again it produced an all the way winner, Bird & Bear (Tom Clout, John Walter, Cameron McDonald).

Bird & Bear dominated the first two laps of the course then hung on to defeat Honda Marine by 40s, with Yandoo (John Winning, Mike Kennedy, Fand Warren) a further 1m52s back in third place.

Race 3 winner Shaw & Partners Financial Services finished in fourth place, ahead of Winning Group and Sean Langman's Noakesailing.

The final race of the day was sailed over another two-lap course and once again produced an all-the-way winner when Winning Group (Seve Jarvin Sam Newton, Scott Babbage) cruised home a 45s winner from Rag & Famish Hotel (Bryce Edwards, Jacob Broome, Rory Cox).

Honda Marine was 16s back in third place, followed by Yandoo, Tech2 (Jack Macartney), The Kitchen Maker-Caesarstone (Jordan Girdis) and the previous winner Bird & Bear.

Results after Day 3: (five races)

PosTeamR1R2R3R5R5Pts
1Honda Marine (David McDiarmid / Matt Steven / Brad Collins)1132310
2Winning Group (Seve Jarvin / Scott Babbage / Sam Newton)4245116
3Yandoo (John Winning Snr / Mike Kennedy / Jasper Warren)113153436
4Shaw & Partners Financial Services (James Dorron / Harry Bethwaite / Tim Westwood)27142337
5Smeg (Micah Lane / Ricky Bridge / Peter Harris)54715839
6Tech2 (Jack Macartney / Charlie Wyatt / Trent Barnabas)39179543
7thekitchenmaker.com.au (Jordan Girdis / Lachlan Doyle / Tom Quigley)18897648
8Bird and Bear (Tom Clout / John Walton / Cameron MacDonald)1020141752
9URM (Marcus Ashley Jones / Cam Gundy / Lewis Brake)6136101954
10Finport Finance / Breene & Breene Solicitors (Keagan York / Mat Stenta / Angus Williams)7112251055
11AppliancesOnline.com.au (Brett Van Munster / Phil Marshall / Peter Mackie)141011131361
12The Oak Double Bay / 4 Pines (Aron Everett / Courtney Mahar / Charlie Gundy)12518141463
13C‑Tech (Alex Vallings / Sam Trethewey / Matt Coutts)1716518965
14Noakesailing (Sean Langman / Ed Powys / Nathan Edwards)2261661565
15Maersk Line (Peron Pearse / Eli Liefting / Harry Clark)13141281865
16Rag & Famish Hotel (Bryce Edwards / Jacob Broom / Rory Cox)1615825266
17Noakes Blue (Yvette Heritage / Rory Hunter / Oliver Scott‑Mackie)92113121267
18Vintec (Kirk Mitchell / Pete Nicholson / Matt Wark)81721111168
19Birkenhead Point Marina (Tom Anderson / Elliot Scali / Tom Arkens)191810191682
20Ilve (Pedro Vozone / Matt Doyle / Jerome Watts)151919172191
21Queenslander (David Hayter / Nathaniel Dutton / Elliott Mahar)251223162298
22Lumix (Alex Watson / Cooper Richmond / Ben Roxburgh)2523202017105
23Dal Zotto (Jack Sprague / Josh Feldman / Marc Chapon)2222222520111
24QMC (Matt Rogers / Darren Rogers / Steve Wilson)2525242124119

Races 6 and 7 of the championship will be sailed tomorrow.

Other race dates are:

Saturday - March 21 - Race 8
Sunday - March 22 - Race 9

Unfortunately, due to the present COVID-19 restrictions, the Board of the Australian 18 Footers League have decided to cancel the Club's spectator ferry until further notice.

Racing will continue, and AeroMedia Live Broadcast team will be out on Sydney Harbour to capture all the action, which can be viewed LIVE online at www.18footers.com and clicking on the '18 Footers TV' link..

The club's promotional day on the Island bar, Wednesday (March 18) has also been cancelled.

JJ Giltinan Championship information, race results, race reports and photographic images is also available on the club website www.18footers.com and other news about the championship is available at:

Twitter - @18skiff
Instagram - @18skiff
Facebook - International 18ft Skiff

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