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18ft Skiff Winnings 2024 JJ Giltinan Championship Day 2

by Frank Quealey 3 Mar 00:41 PST 1-10 March 2024

Race partner: Breene & Breene Solicitors
Cliff Monkhouse Memorial Trophy

The Winnings 2024 JJ Giltinan Championship produced another cracking 18ft skiff race on Sydney Harbour today when the defending champion Andoo team scored a brilliant, but narrow, victory over a gallant Rag & Famish Hotel in Race 2 of the international regatta.

Only seconds separated the two highly-talented teams as they raced under spinnaker at top speed from the Beashel Buoy to Clark Island where Andoo took the race honours by a mere 6s from The Rag.

After a sensational Race 1 yesterday with the lead changing consistently, today's race was a classic match-race style contest with the defending champion crew of John Winning Jr, Seve Jarvin and Sam Newton holding off everything the challenging crew threw at them in a heart-stopping finish.

The performance of The Rag's crew (Harry Price, Josh McKnight and Finn Rodowicz) was outstanding and was responsible for the tremendous action we witnessed on the spinnaker run to the finish.

With a big break between the second and third placed teams, the Rag & Famish Hotel crew could have easily settled for a comfortable second placing after trailing Andoo by 25s at the final weather mark. Instead they continually applied pressure to the leader as the pair raced to the wing mark off the southern end of Shark Island then applied as much pressure as possible on the run between the islands.

A great performance by two great 18ft skiff crews.

Race 1 winner, Yandoo (Micah Lane, Fang Warren and Lewis Brake) finished a further 4m5s behind Rag & Famish Hotel, but that statistic doesn't reflect the team's true performance, which was marred by a reckless power boat driver whose actions forced Yandoo to capsize at the wing mark, while holding a close third place behind The Rag, on the first lap of the course.

Another terrific performance came from the fourth-placed Marine Outlet (John Cooley) which, after a great start, sailed consistently well throughout the entire race.

The young, but obviously talented, New Zealand ASCC (Eli Liefting) team also put in another very good performance on unfamiliar waters to finish in fifth place, ahead of Balmain (Henry Larkings), and the Queensland pair of Big Foot Bags and Covers (Dave Hayter) and C-Tech (Josh Sloman).

The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines (Jacob Marks) and the rookie 18 footer crew on Team Vic (Scott Cunningham) rounded out the top-10.

After the first two races, Andoo leads the championship points table on three points, followed by Yandoo on four, Rag & Famish Hotel on six, Balmain on 12, ASCC on 13, with both Finport Finance (Keagan York) and The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines on 16.

Andoo's crew were soon in the lead after a good start and held a 30s lead over Rag & Famish Hotel at the Beashel Buoy. Yandoo was in third place just ahead of Lazarus and Marine Outlet, followed by ASCC, Team Vic and Vaikobi (Kirk Mitchell).

Andoo maintained her lead at the wing mark off Shark Island and was 25s ahead of The Rag at the bottom mark off Clark Island.

What followed over the next two laps of the course was a 'match race' that spectators will remember for years.

Match race 'specialist' Harry Price and his team took on the great Andoo crew on the second windward beat to the Beashel buoy but still trailed by 28s. Down wind it was reduced to 25s, and remained at 25s when the pair reached the Beashel Buoy for the third (and final) time before the fabulous run to the finish.

Three teams had their day spoiled by gear problems. Shaw and Partners Financial Services (Emma Rankin) was forced out shortly after the start, Lazarus (Tom Cunich) was in third place as she approached the bottom mark on the first lap and a massive spinnaker problem forced the crew to capsize and rectify the problem.

The German Black Knight (Heinrich Von Bayern) team, which finished fifth in yesterday's Race 1, was also in the top 10 placings today before a jib problem relegated the skiff back to a disappointing 19th place.

Handicap section of today's race was won by Marine Outley, ahead of Team Vic and C-Tech.

Race 2 Results:

PosBoat NameFinishElapsedHandicapCorrectedCorrected Pos
1Andoo (John Winning Jnr / Seve Jarvin / Sam Newton)16:08:5001:18:50001:18:508
2Rag & Famish Hotel (Harry Price / Josh McKnight / Finn Rodowicz)16:08:5601:18:56101:17:565
3Yandoo (Micah Lane / Fang Warren / Lewis Brake)16:13:0101:23:01001:23:0117
4Marine Outlet (John Cooley / Cam Gundy / Charlie Gundy)16:13:0401:23:04801:15:041
5ASCC Racing Team (Eli Liefting / Adam Mustill / Josh Schon)16:14:1201:24:12601:18:126
6Balmain (Henry Larkings / Flynn Twomey / Fynn Sprott)16:15:0901:25:09201:23:0918
7Big Foot Bags and Covers (Dave Hayter / Ben Roxburgh / Elliott Mahar)16:15:2901:25:29601:19:2910
8C‑Tech QLD (Josh Sloman / George Morton / Angus Barker)16:16:0901:26:09901:17:093
9The Oak Double Bay / 4 Pines (Jacob Marks / Alex Marinelli / Matt Doyle)16:16:1601:26:16401:22:1614
10VIC Racing Team (Scott Cunningham / Brody Riley / David Cunningham)16:16:2101:26:211101:15:212
11Sixt (Nathan Edwards / Alex Leslie / Locky Pryor)16:16:3001:26:30901:17:304
12Fisher & Paykel (Jordan Girdis / Jacob Broome / Josh Feldmann)16:16:3601:26:36501:21:3613
13Finport Finance (Keagan York / Matt Stenta / Phil Marshall)16:16:5701:26:57001:26:5721
14Vaikobi (Kirk Mitchell / Andrew Stephenson / Daniel Barnett)16:17:0701:27:07201:25:0720
15smeg (Nathan McNamara / Jed Cruikshank / Jack Taylor)16:17:3401:27:34401:23:3419
16Burrawang‑Young Henrys (Simon Nearn / Cam Walker / Paddy Bannon)16:18:3301:28:33901:19:3311
17Bloody Dane Racing Team (Jesper Brondum / Tobias Hemdorf / Sebastian Byrsting)16:18:4901:28:491001:18:497
18The Kitchen Maker/ Ceasarstone (Lachlan Steel / Jerome Watts / Ben Kirkby)16:18:5501:28:55801:20:5512
19Black Knight (Heinrich Van Bayern / Thomas Martin / Andy Martin)16:21:0001:31:00301:28:0023
20Noakes (Bec Hancock / Lindsay Stead / Brandon Buyink)16:21:0901:31:091201:19:099
21UK 91 Racing Team (Luke Goble / Simon Toplak / Max Seydl)16:22:1601:32:161001:22:1614
2218 Footers Bar and Restaurant (Hugo Stoner / Hugo Leeming / Hamish Vass)16:22:3901:32:391001:22:3916
23Hoefle Haus (Holger Hoefle / Cam De Nardis / Felix Gruse)16:27:2501:37:251001:27:2522
DNFASCC 2 Racing Team (Craig Keenan / Sam Richardson / Gavin Ninnes)     
DNFLazarus Capital Partners (Tom Cunich / Marc Chapon / Tim Morisima)     
DNFRAYC Racing Team (Jack Frewin / Ollie Gilmour / Luc Gladwell)     
DNFShaw and Partners (Emma Rankin / Cam McDonald / Tom Quigley)     

Further race dates for the championship are:

Tuesday March 5, 2024 Races 3 & 4, Alan Cole Memorial Trophy
Wednesday March 6, 2024 Races 5 & 6, A.J. Reynolds Trophy
Thursday March 7, 2024 Race 7, Bill Miller Memorial Trophy
Saturday March 9, 2024 Race 8, Big Kite Memorial Trophy
Sunday March 10, 2024 Race 9, Ribbon and JJ Giltinan Trophy

NOTE: Half-price ferry tickets on Thursday 7 March 2024

Racing on each day will start at 2:45pm. (On multiple race days, the second race will be as soon as practical after the completion of the previous race).

The Australian 18 Footers League's spectator ferry will follow each day's racing during the championship, leaving Double Bay Public Wharf at 2.15pm, and SailMedia will livestream all the racing.

Tuesday's Races 3 and 4 will be embedded on the and homepages.

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