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18ft Skiff NSW Championship on Sydney Harbour - Race 1

by Frank Quealey 20 Nov 2021 23:39 PST 21 November 2021

The Noakesailing team of Sean Langman, Ed Powys and Josh Porebski had to battle hard against some strong challenges before taking out Race i of the 2021-22 NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on a bleak Sydney Harbour today.

In an 18 knot SSE wind and very little visibility, Langman and his team were always near the lead but had to withstand a second half of the race challenge by the current Tech2 team before going on to her victory.

When Tech2 capsized after breaking a spreader, Noakesailing went on to score a great 1m55s victory from a consistent Yandoo (John Winning, Mike Kennedy and Fang Warren), with Smeg (Micah Lane, Mark Kennedy and Mike McKensey) another 33s further back in third place.

Fisher & Paykel (Jordan Girdis) finished in fourth place, followed by a wounded Tech2 (Jack Macartney) and Shaw & Partners Financial Services (Steve Thomas).

Noakesailing, Smeg and Finport Finance (Keagan York), Yandoo and Rag & Famish Hotel (Harry Price) were in the leading group after the first two legs of the course, along with Lazarus Capital Partners (Marcus Ashley-Jones), which was actually out of the race after having been recalled for an 'on course start'.

At the Rose Bay mark, Tech2 was in the group following the leaders and began to edge her way through the fleet over the run to Athol Bay, then the work back across the harbour to Clark Island.

Rag & Famish Hotel is showing some excellent form under her talented team and was still in the leading group until her spinnaker carried-away on the run from Rose Bay to Athol Bay. It was a disappointing end to a very promising pewrformance.

The breeze had gone further south and the leaders were unable to set spinnakers for the second run to Obelisk Bay but the race was starting to 'hot up' as Noakesailing was underpressure from Smeg and the fast-finishing Tech2.

Noakesailing and Tech2 edged away from Smeg on the work back to the mark off the south end of Shark Island in Rose Bay and the lead changed twice as the pair prepared to set their spinnakers for the final run to Athol Bay.

The Noakesailing team were quicker with its set and established a break over Tech2.

An expected battle was looming as the pair went around the final buoy but the broken spreader destroyed the Tech2's chances as the crew were unable to use their outrigger wings for the final work to the finish line off Clark Island.

Several teams showed glimpses of good form but the less than favourable racing conditions so far this season hasn't helped most of the newer teams.

Race 2 of the NSW Championship will be conducted next Sunday. Spectators can follow the racing on board the club's spectator ferry, however due to the Covid policy, numbers are limited. Booking online through the club's website www.18footers.com is essential. www.18footers.com.au/18-footers-sailing/spectator-ferry

For those unable to make it out onto the water, the club's live broadcast team will be on Sydney Harbour to capture all the action. Live streaming is available at www.18footers.com by clicking on the '18 Footers TV' link.

Race 1 Results:

PosBoat Name / CrewFinishElapsedHandicapCorrectedCorrected Pos
1Noakesailing (Sean Langman / Ed Powys / Josh Porebski)16:01:2501:16:25501:11:251
2Yandoo (John Winning Snr / Fang Warren / Mike Kennedy)16:03:2001:18:20401:14:202
3Smeg (Micha Lane / Mark Kennedy / Mike McKensy)16:03:5301:18:53001:18:534
4Fisher & Paykel (Jordan Girdis / Jacob Broome / Kurt Fataouos)16:07:2801:22:28701:15:283
5Tech2 (Jack Macartney / Charlie Wyatt / Lewis Brake)16:08:4501:23:45001:23:459
6Shaw & Partners Financial Services (Steve Thomas / Lindsay Stead / Linn Alexander)16:10:4701:25:47601:19:475
7Balmain Slake (Henry Larkings / Malcom Page / Flynn Twomey)16:14:1301:29:13501:24:1310
8Burrawang‑Young Henrys (Kirk Mitchell / Harry Bethwaite / Brandon Buyink)16:15:4501:30:451001:20:456
9Noakes Blue (Yvette Heritage / Tom Clout / Daniel McLachlan)16:16:0401:31:04901:22:047
10The Kitchen Maker/ Ceasarstone (Lachlan Steel / Jerome Watts / Matt Doyle)16:18:3501:33:351001:23:358
11Finport Finance (Keagan York / Bryce Edwards / Phill Marshall)16:22:0401:37:04301:34:0412
1218 Footers Bar and Restaurant (Pedro Vozone / Cam Walker / Paddy Bannon)16:22:2201:37:221001:27:2211
DNCBirkenhead Point Marina (Tim Westwood / Luke Bartecs / Alex Chittenden)     
DNCIlve (Nick Daly / Seve Jarvin / John Walton)     
OCSLazarus Capital Partners (Marcus Ashley‑Jones / Cam Gundy / Jeronimo Harrison)     
DNCYandoo Winning Group (John Winning Jnr / Seve Jarvin / Sam Newton)     
DNFAppliances Online (Alex Marinelli / Darcy McCraken / Tyler Creevey)     
DNFLazarus Development (Hugo Stoner / Hugo Leeming / Alex Watson)     
DNFNoakes Youth (Tom Cunich / Charlie Zeeman / Jack Twomey)     
DNFRag & Famish Hotel (Harry Price / Josh McKnight / Harry Hall)     
DNFThe Oak Double Bay / 4 Pines (Aron Everett / John Cooley / Charlie Gundy)     

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