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Winning Group 73rd JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship - Day 2

by Frank Quealey 5 Mar 2023 00:09 PST 4-12 March 2023

Race Sponsor: Andoo

In complete contrast to yesterday's light, variable wind conditions, Race 2 of the Winning Group 73rd JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship was sailed in an 18-20-knot North East wind on Sydney Harbour today and produced some of the best and most spectacular racing action for the spectator fleet following the championship.

After being locked in a two-boat battle for the entire first lap of the course, reigning champion Andoo (John Winning Jr, Seve Jarvin and Sam Newton) got the upper hand over yesterday's Race 1 winner, and Australian champion, Finport Finance (Keagan York, Angus Williams and Phil Marshall) to score a brilliant victory.

Andoo's winning margin was 57s over Finport Finance with third placed Lazarus (Marcus Ashley-Jones), Rob Bell and Jeronimo Harrison) a further 1m21s further back in third place.

Sean Langman's Big Pete finished in fourth place ahead of Smeg (Michael Coxon), Germany's Black Knight (Heinrich Bayern), Yandoo (John Winning), Rag & Famish Hotel (Harry Price), Balmain Slake (Henry Larkings) and Shaw & Partners Financial Services (Dave O'Connor).

Despite today's defeat, Finport Finance leads the points table after two races with a total of 3 points, followed by Andoo, Smeg and Lazarus all on 7, Big Pete 11, Yandoo 12, Shaw & Partners Financial Services 13, Rag & Famish Hotel 16, Balmain Slake 19 and Black Knight 22.

Racing resumes on Tuesday (March 7) when Races 3 and 4 will be sailed over two short courses.

In today's race, Finport Finance established a lead shortly after the start with Andoo, Rag & Famish Hotel and Lazarus close behind as the fleet worked its way from the start off Clark Island to the Beashel Buoy weather mark.

As spinnakers were set for the run to the wing mark off the southern end of Shark Island, Finport's lead over Andoo was 10s. Rag & Famish Hotel was in third place and Big Pete was now fourth.

The run to the wing mark produced spectacular action for the spectator fleet as the skiffs raced past at high speed.

There was no change in placings at the bottom mark for the first four teams while Smeg, Lazarus and Balmain Slake were leading the following group.

Andoo was outstanding on the second beat to Beashel Buoy and the Finport Finance team could do nothing to stop the defending champion from opening up a lead of 35s.

Rag & Famish Hotel was still in third place but was starting to come under pressure from Lazarus and Smeg. The Rag eventually capsized on the run and dropped out of the five-boat group chasing the two leaders.

Over the final lap of the course, Andoo maintained her big lead and gradually edged away to the final margin of 57s and has now set up an intriguing contest as the fleet prepares for Tuesday's 'big double header'.

Balmain Slake (Henry Larkings, Miles Davey and Flynn Twomey) won the handicap section of today's race from 18 Footers Bay & Restaurant (Pedro Vozone) and Birkenhead Point Marina (Kirk Mitchell).

The race dates for the Winning Group 73rd JJ Giltinan World 18 footer Championship are:

  • Tuesday - March 7 - Races 3 and 4
  • Wednesday - March 8 - Races 5 and 6
  • Thursday - March 9 - Race 7
  • Saturday - March 11 - Race 8
  • Sunday - March 12 - Race 9

An Australian 18 Footers League spectator ferry will follow the racing on each of the seven days, leaving from Double Bay Public Wharf, alongside the clubhouse, at 2pm.

Race 2 Results:

PosBoat NameFinishElapsedHandicapCorrectedCorrected Pos
1Andoo (John Winning Jnr / Seve Jarvin / Sam Newton)15:56:0301:11:03201:09:038
2Finport Finance (Keagan York / Angus Williams / Phil Marshall)15:57:0001:12:00001:12:0015
3Lazarus Capital Partners (Marcus Ashley Jones / Rob Bell / Jeronimo Harrison )15:58:2101:13:21501:08:216
4Noakesailing/ Big Pete (Sean Langman / Ed Powys / Rhys Mara)15:59:0101:14:01301:11:0114
5Smeg (Michael Coxon / James Dorron / Tom Anderson)15:59:1001:14:10201:12:1016
6Black Knight (Heinrich Van Bayern / Thomas Martin / Andy Martin)15:59:4901:14:49701:07:495
7Yandoo (John Winning Snr / Fang Warren / Josh Porebski)16:00:0401:15:04501:10:0412
8Rag & Famish Hotel (Harry Price / Josh McKnight / Harry Hall)16:00:0701:15:07201:13:0717
9Balmain Slake (Henry Larkings / Miles Davey / Flynn Twomey)16:00:2801:15:28901:06:281
10Shaw & Partners Financial Services (Dave OConnor / Trent Barnabas / Tom Quigley)16:00:5401:15:54601:09:5411
11Birkenhead Point Marina (Kirk Mitchell / Andrew Stephenson / Daniel Barnett)16:01:1601:16:16901:07:163
12Big Foot Bags and Covers (Dave Hayter / Ben Roxburgh / Elliott Mahar)16:01:2901:16:29601:10:2913
13Noakes Youth (Tom Cunich / Fynn Sprott / Aiden Mansley)16:02:4701:17:47901:08:477
14The Oak Double Bay / 4 Pines (Alex Marinelli / Matt Doyle / Darcy McCracken)16:02:5101:17:51801:09:5110
15Fisher & Paykel (Jordan Girdis / Jacob Broome / Josh Feldmann)16:03:3801:18:38901:09:389
1618 Footers Bar and Restaurant (Pedro Vozone / Cam Walker / Brad Dodds)16:04:0401:19:041201:07:042
17Japan Team (Nobu Ono / Takuyou Arita / Brandon Buyink)16:04:2701:19:271201:07:274
18The Kitchen Maker/ Ceasarstone (Lachlan Steel / Jerome Watts / Finn Rodowicz)16:10:5001:25:501101:14:5018
19Burrawang‑Young Henrys (Simon Nearn / Dan Phillips / Cam McDonald)16:13:0701:28:07801:20:0719
20Noakes Blue (Nathan McNamara / Peter McLeod / Jack Taylor)16:24:0801:39:081201:27:0820
21Hoefle Haus (Holger Hoefle / Cam De Nardis / Eike Dietrich)16:26:2001:41:201201:29:2021
DNFC‑Tech QLD (Josh Sloman / George Morton / Angus Barker)     
DNFLazarus Development (Hugo Stoner / Hugo Leeming / Hamish Vass)     
DNFMarine Outlet (Cam Gundy / John Walton / Markus Sampson)     

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