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18ft Skiff NSW Championship on Sydney Harbour - Race 6

by Frank Quealey 15 Jan 23:33 PST 16 January 2022

The third race win of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship to the Tech2 team of Jack Macartney, Charlie Wyatt and Lewis Brake, in Race 6 on Sydney Harbour today, puts it into the equal lead of the series with just two more races to be sailed.

Yandoo (John Winning, Mike Kennedy and Fang Warren) went into the race with a slender one point advantage over Tech2 but couldn't quite match her rival's overall speed in the 16-19 knot southerly winds and had to settle for second place.

Tech2's official winning margin over Yandoo was 58s.

Shaw and Partners Financial Services (Steve Thomas, Lindsay Stead and Locky Prior) came back from a slow start to finish strongly in third place,1m36s behind Yandoo

Race 5 winner Rag & Famish Hotel (Harry Price) finished in fourth place, ahead of Lazarus Capital Partners (Marcus Ashley-Jones) and Fisher & Paykel (Jordan Girdis).

After each team has discarded its worst performance in the championship so far, Tech2 and Yandoo share the lead on 10 points, followed by Noakesailing (Sean Langman) on 20, Rag & Famish Hotel on 23, Shaw and Partners Financial Services on 24 and Fisher & Paykel on 26 points.

Today's race had a sensational start when two of the world's best teams, Andoo (Seve Jaarvin) and Smeg (Michael Coxon) were ruled to be 'on the course' starters and failed to return.

With both teams presently out of contention in the overall pointscores, both elected to continue to sail the entire course as part of their on-going preparation for the 100th Australian Championship next month, followed by the JJ Giltinan Championship on Sydney Harbour in March.

The Andoo team actually led the race for the entire course and clearly showed that it will be a major force in the major championship over the next two months.

Team Smeg also showed that it is capable of defending the title won in 2021 and the scene is definitely set for some great racing amongst the top teams, particularly if there is more variety from the southerly winds which have dominated the races since the beginning of the season.

Tech2 has had to recover from a number of slow starts throughout the championship and today was no different. With Andoo and Smeg not included, Tech2 was only in fifth place, behind Noakesailing, Birkenhead Point Marina, Lazarus Capital Partners and Yandoo as the fleet set their spinnakers for the long downwind leg from Clark Island to Obelisk Bay.

At the end of the first lap of the course Tech2 in Athol Bay, Tech2 had recovered to be within 30s of Andoo, but the following windward leg to Clark Island was costly when the team found itself on the wrong side of the wind and lost more than 30s.

While the racing at the top end of the fleet continues to produce good racing, several other teams are producing some very good, consistent results and will be able to show their true ability when the more consistent summer, north east winds prevail.

Birkenhead Point Marina (Tim Westwood, Alex Chittenden and Will Dargaville) won the Cordukes Clubhouse Trophy, which was held in conjunction with the NSW Championship race.

Race 7 of the NSW Championship will be sailed next Sunday.

Spectators can follow the race on board the club's spectator ferry, however due to the Covid policy, numbers are limited. Booking online through the club's website is essential.

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 by clicking on the '18 Footers TV' link.

Race 6 Results:

PosBoat NameFinishElapsedHandicapCorrectedCorrected Pos
1Tech2 (Jack Macartney / Charlie Wyatt / Lewis Brake)16:04:2501:19:25001:19:259
2Yandoo (John Winning Snr / Fang Warren / Mike Kennedy)16:05:2301:20:23101:19:238
3Shaw & Partners Financial Services (Steve Thomas / Lidsay Stead / Locky Pryor)16:06:5901:21:59501:16:593
4Rag & Famish Hotel (Harry Price / Josh McKnight / Harry Hall)16:07:3201:22:32501:17:324
5Lazarus Capital Partners (Marcus Ashley Jones / Jeronimo Harrison / Cam Gundy)16:07:4001:22:40501:17:406
6Fisher & Paykel (Jordan Girdis / Nathan Edwards / Kurt Fatouros)16:08:3501:23:35601:17:355
7Birkenhead Point Marina (Tim Westwood / Felix Daverio / Alex Chittenden)16:08:3901:23:391001:13:391
8The Oak Double Bay / 4 Pines (Aron Everett / John Cooley / Charlie Gundy)16:08:5201:23:52901:14:522
9Burrawang‑Young Henrys (Simon Nearn / Rory Cox / Brandon Buyink)16:11:3901:26:39501:21:3910
10The Kitchen Maker/ Ceasarstone (Lachlan Steel / Jerome Watts / Matt Doyle)16:14:0901:29:091001:19:097
1118 Footers Bar and Restaurant (Pedro Vozone / Cam Walker / Paddy Bannon)16:20:5801:35:581001:25:5811
12Lazarus Development (Hugo Stoner / Hugo Leeming / Alex Watson)16:50:0102:05:011001:55:0112
DNFBalmain Slake (Henry Larkings / Max Paul / Flynn Twomey)     
DNFNoakes Blue (Yvette Heritage / Tom Clout / James Turner)     
DNFNoakesailing (Sean Langman / Ed Powys / Josh Porebski)     
DNCFinport Finance (Keagan York / Bryce Edwards / Phill Marshall)     
DNCIlve (Nick Daly / Joel Turner / John Walton)     
DNCNoakes Youth (Tom Cunich / Charlie Zeeman / Fynn Sprott)     
OCSAndoo (Seve Jarvin / Matt Stenta / Sam Newton)     
OCSAppliances Online (Alex Marinelli / Darcy McCraken / Tyler Creevey)     
OCSSmeg (Michael Coxan / Ricky Bridge / Zac Barnabus)     

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