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100th Australian 18 Footers Championship on Sydney Harbour - Races 2 & 3

by Frank Quealey 6 Feb 01:07 PST 5,6,7 & 13 February 2022

Gusty 18-23 knots South-South-Easterly winds produced spectacular, action-packed 18ft Skiff racing for the large spectator fleet on day two of the 100th Australian 18 footer Championship on Sydney Harbour today.

After going down to the current world champion Smeg team in the first of the day's races, Andoo (Seve Jarvin, Matt Stenta and Sam Newton) totally dominated the later race to open up a six point break over the defending champion Tech2 team of Jack Macartney, Charlie Wyatt and Lewis Brake.

With two more races scheduled for tomorrow, Andoo has a total of four points, followed by Tech2 on 10 points, Rag & Famish Hotel (Harry Price, Josh McKnight and Harry Hall) on 14 with Noakesailing (Sean Langman, Ed Powys and Josh Porebski). Lazarus Capital Partners (Marcus Ashley-Jones) is next on 17 points.

In Race 2 of the championship (today's first race), Noakesailing grabbed an early 20s lead over Smeg at the windward mark on the first of two laps but the Smeg team's (Michael Coxon, Ricky Bridge,and Zac Barnabas) downwind speed was impressive and Smeg quickly opened up a break of more than 30s when the fleet headed for home on the second lap of the course.

Andoo was also showing exceptional downwind speed and was coming fast in pursuit of Smeg as the two flying machines raced to the finish line with just 11s separating them as Smeg crossed the line to take the race.

Noakesailing was a further 30s back in third place, followed by Yandoo (John Winning), Tech2 and Rag & Famish Hotel.

The breeze was fresh when the fleet got away for the start of Race 3 of the championship with Andoo, Lazarus Capital Partners, Fisher & Paykel (Jordan Girdis) and Smeg all vying for the lead on the port tack across the harbour to the mouth of Rose Bay.

Andoo was powering ahead as the fleet worked more into the bay and, as spinnakers were set for the run back to the bottom mark, held a 20s lead over Lazarus Capital Partners, Race 2 winner Smeg and Rag & Famish Hotel.

The talented team was in superb form and over the two laps increased the lead to finally cross the finish line 1m4s ahead of Tech2, with Lazarus Capital Partners in third place just 8s behind Tech2.

Rag & Famish was only 6s further back in fourth place, ahead of Noakesailing and Yandoo.

Race 2 Results:

PosBoat NameFinishElapsedHandicapCorrectedCorrected Pos
1Smeg (Michael Coxon / Ricky Bridge / Zac Barnabas)15:52:0800:30:08200:28:083
2Andoo (Seve Jarvin / Matt Stenta / Sam Newton)15:52:1900:30:19000:30:1915
3Noakesailing (Sean Langman / Ed Powys / Josh Porebski)15:52:4900:30:49100:29:4910
4Yandoo (John Winning Snr / Fang Warren / Mike Kennedy)15:53:2200:31:22200:29:228
5Tech2 (Jack Macartney / Charlie Wyatt / Lewis Brake)15:53:3000:31:30000:31:3017
6Rag & Famish Hotel (Harry Price / Josh McKnight / Harry Hall)15:54:0000:32:00200:30:0012
7Lazarus Capital Partners (Marcus Ashley Jones / Jeronimo Harrison / Cam Gundy)15:54:0300:32:03400:28:031
8C‑Tech QLD (David Hayter / Ben Roxburgh / Elliot Mahar)15:54:4100:32:41400:28:415
9Finport Finance (Keagan York / Bryce Edwards / Phill Marshall)15:54:5800:32:58300:29:5811
10The Kitchen Maker/ Ceasarstone (Lachlan Steel / Jerome Watts / Matt Doyle)15:55:0700:33:07500:28:072
11Ilve (Jono Whitty / Joel Turner / John Walton)15:55:2200:33:22500:28:224
12Burrawang‑Young Henrys (Simon Nearn / Rory Cox / Brandon Buyink)15:55:2800:33:28400:29:289
13Fisher & Paykel (Jordan Girdis / Nathan Edwards / Kurt Fatouros)15:55:4100:33:41300:30:4116
14Queenslander (Josh Sloman / George Morton / Angus Barker)15:56:1300:34:13500:29:136
15Birkenhead Point Marina (Tim Westwood / Will Dargaville / Alex Chittenden)15:56:1500:34:15500:29:157
1618 Footers Bar and Restaurant (Pedro Vozone / Cam Walker / Paddy Bannon)15:57:0400:35:04500:30:0413
17Noakes Blue (Yvette Heritage / Tom Clout / James Turner)15:57:1700:35:17500:30:1714
18Shaw & Partners Financial Services (Steve Thomas / Lindsay Stead / Tom Quigleyy)15:58:0800:36:08300:33:0820
19Appliances Online (Alex Marinelli / Darcy McCraken / Tyler Creevey)15:58:3400:36:34500:31:3418
20Lazarus Development (Hugo Stoner / Hugo Leeming / Alex Watson)15:58:5700:36:57500:31:5719
21Balmain Slake (Henry Larkings / Max Paul / Flynn Twomey)16:02:5900:40:59400:36:5921
DNFThe Oak Double Bay / 4 Pines (Aron Everett / John Cooley / Charlie Gundy)     
OCSNoakes Youth (Tom Cunich / Charlie Zeeman / Fynn Sprott)     
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Race 3 Results:

PosBoat NameFinishElapsedHandicapCorrectedCorrected Pos
1Andoo (Seve Jarvin / Matt Stenta / Sam Newton)16:39:4900:29:49000:29:496
2Tech2 (Jack Macartney / Charlie Wyatt / Lewis Brake)16:40:5300:30:53000:30:5312
3Lazarus Capital Partners (Marcus Ashley Jones / Jeronimo Harrison / Cam Gundy)16:41:0100:31:01400:27:011
4Rag & Famish Hotel (Harry Price / Josh McKnight / Harry Hall)16:41:0700:31:07200:29:073
5Noakesailing (Sean Langman / Dave Gilmore / Josh Porebski)16:42:4800:32:48100:31:4815
6Yandoo (John Winning Snr / Fang Warren / Mike Kennedy)16:42:5800:32:58200:30:5813
7Fisher & Paykel (Jordan Girdis / Nathan Edwards / Kurt Fatouros)16:43:0600:33:06300:30:068
8Ilve (Jono Whitty / Joel Turner / John Walton)16:43:1300:33:13500:28:132
9Burrawang‑Young Henrys (Simon Nearn / Rory Cox / Brandon Buyink)16:43:4300:33:43400:29:435
1018 Footers Bar and Restaurant (Pedro Vozone / Cam Walker / Paddy Bannon)16:44:1100:34:11500:29:114
11The Oak Double Bay / 4 Pines (Aron Everett / John Cooley / Charlie Gundy)16:44:1500:34:15400:30:159
12The Kitchen Maker/ Ceasarstone (Lachlan Steel / Jerome Watts / Matt Doyle)16:44:5700:34:57500:29:577
13Shaw & Partners Financial Services (Steve Thomas / Lindsay Stead / Tom Quigley)16:45:0500:35:05300:32:0516
14Appliances Online (Alex Marinelli / Darcy McCraken / Tyler Creevey)16:45:2400:35:24500:30:2410
15C‑Tech QLD (David Hayter / Ben Roxburgh / Elliot Mahar)16:45:3100:35:31400:31:3114
16Smeg (Michael Coxon / Ricky Bridge / Zac Barnabas)16:45:3800:35:38200:33:3818
17Noakes Blue (Yvette Heritage / Tom Clout / James Turner)16:45:4700:35:47500:30:4711
18Finport Finance (Keagan York / Bryce Edwards / Phill Marshall)16:46:0000:36:00300:33:0017
19Birkenhead Point Marina (Tim Westwood Will Dargaville / Alex Chittenden)16:53:2600:43:26500:38:2619
20Queenslander (Josh Sloman / George Morton / Angus Barker)16:55:1600:45:16500:40:1620
DNFNoakes Youth (Tom Cunich / Charlie Zeeman / Fynn Sprott)     
DNSBalmain Slake (Henry Larkings / Max Paul / Flynn Twomey)     
DNSLazarus Development (Hugo Stoner / Hugo Leeming / Alex Watson)     
Comments:      

The 100th Australian Championship will continue tomorrow. Race dates for the remainder of the championship are:

  • Monday February 7 - Races 4 & 5
  • Sunday February 13 - Races 6 & 7

Spectators can follow the racing on board the club's spectator ferry on Sunday February 13, 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

There is NO spectator ferry on Monday, February 7

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

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