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18ft Skiff 2022 JJ Giltinan Championship - Race 8 - Big Kite Memorial Trophy

by Frank Quealey 12 Mar 00:30 PST 5-13 March 2022

Today's race sponsor: Smeg

The Andoo team of Seve Jarvin, Matt Stenta and Sam Newton wrapped up the 2022 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship with another brilliant win in Race 8 of the championship, which was sailed on Sydney Harbour today.

Andoo's victory today was the sixth from the eight races sailed so far and, along with her two second placings in the other two races, has an unbeatable lead with just one more race to be sailed tomorrow.

The overall points standing after today's race has Andoo on eight points (after discard), with the next closest Tech2 (Jack Macartney, Charlie Wyatt and Lewis Brake) on 19 points. Even when Andoo includes her worst score so far the team's total is only ten points.

After a tough battle with Tech2, particularly over the first lap, Andoo led for most of the course before crossing the finish line 54s ahead of Tech2 with Noakesailing (Sean Langman, Ed Powys and Josh Porebski) a further 3m10 back in third place.

Finport Finance (Keagan York) finished in fourth place, ahead of Lazarus Capital Partners (Marcus Ashley-Jones) and Shaw and Partners Financial Services (Steve Thomas).

After Andoo on eight points and Tech2 on 19 points, Rag & Famish Hotel (Harry Price) is in third place on 35 points, followed by Noakesailing on 42, Lazarus Capital Partners on 46 and defending Smeg Michael Coxon) team on 55 points.

On the first windward beat to the Beashel Buoy, the fleet chose a variety of courses in the 10-16 knots NE wind with Lazarus Capital Partners, Finport Finance, Smeg and Noakesailing prominent behind Andoo and Tech2.

At the windward mark, Andoo led Tech2 by just four boat lengths which was the fore-runner of a brilliant downwind battle to the wing mark off the southern end of Shark Island then the bottom mark off Clark Island, with just a few boat lengths separating the two teams.

The pair had opened up a big margin over the chasers which were headed by Finport Finance, Smeg, and a group including Noakesailing, Shaw and Partners and Lazarus Capital Partners.

WAs Black Swan (Luke Parkinson) was the best of the visiting team, in eighth place.

On the following beat back to the Beashel Buoy, Andoo was dominant as the champion team opened up a break of one minute over Tech2 and from that point the outcome looked obvious.

Over the last lap of the course, Tech2 reduced Andoo's lead back to 20s as the boats headed for home, but once again Andoo extended the margin to the final 54s.

Despite having to finish behind the winner, Tech2's performance was enough to take out the handicap section.

Results after 8 races (1 discard):

1Andoo (Seve Jarvin, Matt Stenta, Sam Newton)111112218
2Tech2 (Jack Macartney, Charlie Wyatt, Lewis Brake)2223445219
3Rag & Famish Hotel (Harry Price, Josh McKnight, Harry Hall)45311574735
4Noakesailing (Sean Langman, Ed Powys, Josh Porebski)243154917342
5Lazarus Capital Partners (Marcus Ashley Jones, Jeronimo Harrison, Cam Gundy)106778310546
6Smeg (Michael Coxon, Ricky Bridge, Zac Barnabas)3121468126855
7Fisher & Paykel (Jordan Girdis, Sam Monkhouse, Nathan Edwards16841510531661
8Black Swan (Luke Parkinson, Grant Rollerson, Luke Payne)13101192991161
9Balmain Slake (Henry Larkings, Max Paul, Flynn Twomey)5151021110181063
10Yandoo (John Winning Snr, Fang Warren, Mike Kennedy)71151432223971
11Shaw & Partners Financial Services (Steve Thomas, Lindsay Stead, Locky Pryor)97261219612671
12Finport Finance (Keagan York, Bryce Edwards, Phill Marshall)142612713211472
13The Oak Double Bay / 4 Pines (Aron Everett, John Cooley, Charlie Gundy)1141326614141274
14Black Knight (Heinrich Van Bayern, Thomas Martin, Andy Martin)15178267882689
15C‑Tech QLD (David Hayter, Ben Roxburgh, Elliot Mahar)17136171715111594
16Noakes Youth (Tom Cunich, Fynn Sprott, Harry Smith)1899132013201395
17Birkenhead Point Marina (Tim Westwood, Will Dargaville, Alex Chittenden)61922101224161499
18IIve (Jono Whitty, Cam McDonald, John Walton)122626518111317102
19Burrawang‑Young Henrys (Simon Nearn, Rory Cox, Brandon Buyink)814171815232226117
2018 Footers Bar and Restaurant (Pedro Vozone, Cam Walker, Paddy Bannon)2118221614191718123
21Noakes Blue (Yvette Heritage, Tom Clout, James Turner)202126816182119123
22The Kitchen Maker/ Ceasarstone (Lachlan Steel, Jerome Watts, Matt Doyle)1920162223171521130
23Appliances Online (Alex Marinelli, Darcy McCraken, Tyler Creevey)2216262026161926145
24Lazarus Development (Hugo Stoner, Hugo Leeming, Alex Watson)2622222122202422153
25DENMARK Team (Jesper Brondum, Uffe Anderson, Jesper Brondum)2326222621252520162

Race 8 Results:

PosBoat NameFinishElapsedHandicapCorrectedCorrected Pos
1Andoo (Seve Jarvin / Matt Stenta / Sam Newton)16:08:2200:23:22000:23:225
2Tech2 (Jack Macartney / Charlie Wyatt / Lewis Brake)16:09:1600:24:16200:22:161
3Noakesailing (Sean Langman / Ed Powys / Josh Porebski)16:12:2600:27:26200:25:269
4Finport Finance (Keagan York / Bryce Edwards / Phill Marshall)16:13:1500:28:15500:23:154
5Lazarus Capital Partners (Marcus Ashley Jones / Jeronimo Harrison / Cam Gundy)16:14:0100:29:01400:25:017
6Shaw & Partners Financial Services (Steve Thomas / Lindsay Stead / Locky Pryor)16:14:0800:29:08600:23:082
7Rag & Famish Hotel (Harry Price / Josh McKnight / Harry Hall)16:15:0300:30:03400:26:0311
8Smeg (Michael Coxon / Ricky Bridge / Zac Barnabas)16:15:1000:30:10400:26:1012
9Yandoo (John Winning Snr / Fang Warren / Mike Kennedy)16:16:3500:31:35400:27:3515
10Balmain Slake (Henry Larkings / Max Paul / Flynn Twomey)16:16:5800:31:58600:25:5810
11Black Swan ( Luke Parkinson / Grant Rollerson / Luke Payne)16:17:1900:32:19600:26:1913
12The Oak Double Bay / 4 Pines (Aron Everett / John Cooley / Charlie Gundy)16:18:1900:33:19400:29:1919
13Noakes Youth (Tom Cunich / Fynn Sprott / Harry Smith)16:19:0000:34:00900:25:006
14Birkenhead Point Marina (Tim Westwood / Will Dargaville / Alex Chittenden)16:19:0800:34:081100:23:082
15C‑Tech QLD (David Hayter / Ben Roxburgh / Elliot Mahar)16:19:5500:34:55800:26:5514
16Fisher & Paykel (Jordan Girdis / Sam Monkhouse / Nathan Edwards )16:21:4500:36:45600:30:4520
17Ilve (Jono Whitty / Cam McDonald / John Walton)16:23:2100:38:211000:28:2116
1818 Footers Bar and Restaurant (Pedro Vozone / Cam Walker / Paddy Bannon)16:24:0200:39:021400:25:028
19Noakes Blue (Yvette Heritage / Tom Clout / James Turner)16:24:0700:39:071000:29:0718
20DENMARK Team (Jesper Brondum / Uffe Anderson / Jesper Brondum)16:28:3700:43:371500:28:3717
21The Kitchen Maker/ Ceasarstone (Lachlan Steel / Jerome Watts / Matt Doyle)16:29:4000:44:401100:33:4022
22Lazarus Development (Hugo Stoner / Hugo Leeming / Alex Watson)16:33:0600:48:061500:33:0621
DNFBlack Knight (Heinrich Van Bayern / Thomas Martin / Andy Martin)     
DNFBurrawang‑Young Henrys (Simon Nearn / Rory Cox / Brandon Buyink)     
RETAppliances Online (Alex Marinelli / Darcy McCraken / Tyler Creevey)     

The final race of the 2022 JJ Giltinan Championship will be sailed tomorrow.

Spectators can follow the racing on board the spectator ferry. Booking online through the club's website is essential.

For those unable to make it out onto the water, Sail Media's live-as-it-happens 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.

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