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NSW 12' Skiff Championship

by Murray Press 12 Dec 2021 23:27 PST 4-5 & 11-12 December 2021
Red Energy during the NSW 12' Skiff Championship © Wayne Goodfellow

The NSW 12' Skiff Championship has been raced and won with all six races completed in some very windy conditions. Thanks go to the hosting clubs & volunteers at both the Sydney Flying Squadron & Lane Cove 12' Skiff Club. The racing was close across the fleet with conditions of 20 to 30 knots on two days & 15 to 20 knots on the other two.

At the finish of the last race 1 second separated the winning skiff Geotherm, skippered by Brett Hobson with crew Pete Nicholson from Sail Inc, Nick Press & Noddy Hay. That 1 second win gave them the championship by one point. A great result following a very consistent series from both skiffs.

The 3rd & 4th skiffs also had there close quarter racing with again one point separating them at the end of the series. 3rd was Sydney Sailmakers, James Francis & Berndan Jenkins with 4th going to the also veteran winners Murray Press & Mark Muirhead in Red Energy. LCC Asia Pacific, Jono Temple & Richard Jones finished in 5th place only 3 points adrift.

Geotherm capped off a great series winning the handicap trophy on a count back from Red Energy.

The 12's are putting racing back together after a Covid affected start to the season & postponements of the major Interdominion Championship but next up will be the running of the YOUR MOVE CONVEYANCING 86th Australian Championship in early January 2022 at the Sydney Flying Squadron. A great opportunity to see 12's on the harbour with skiffs from NSW & QLD getting together.

Overall Results:

PosBow NoBoat NameSkipperCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
123GeothermBrett HobsonPete NicholsonSFS1122317
217Sails Inc.Nick PressAndrew HayLane CoveDNF211228
315Sydney SailmakersJames FrancisBrendan JenkinsSFS44431716
41Red EnergyMurray PressMark MuirheadLane Cove33344417
525LCC Asia PacificJonathan TempleRichard JonesSFS26555320
69Terms & ConditionsBrad PhillipsOscar WilsonSFSDNF5967835
743Stay Connected ElectricalJakob RonowiczBen FaulknerSFSDNF910DNF6646
833GizmoJames BirdsallEwen DuckworthLane CoveDNC106DNC10950
93Chapman High Performance SailsJack WinningBrett PhillipsLane CoveDNF87DNF121153
1061Arrogant FrogPete HillSteve HillAbbotsfordDNFDNCDNC791056
115SkollRobbie PolecAndrew O'BrienLane CoveDNC11DNFDNF13559
127Shu‑Styx fabricationsScott HobsonJim BeckSFSDNC78DNCDNCDNC60
1331The BirdBilly LustyGlenn FarquharLane CoveDNFDNCDNC8111261
1471Your Move ConveyancingDave WinningJoe BourneLane CoveDNCDNCDNCDNF8DNF68

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