March 5, 2019

JJ GILTINAN 2019 – SAILING INSTRUCTIONS AMENDMENT MARCH 5

JJ Giltinan 2019
Amendment # 5 to Sailing Instructions

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17 . TIME LIMIT

There will be a time limit of three (3) hours, with the exception that if one boat finishes within the three (3) hour time limit then a time limit extension of one (1) hour after the finishing time of the first boat is available to all other boats in which to finish, or the original time limit, whichever is later. If no boat finishes within the time limit the race may be abandoned or re-sailed.
Amends RRS 35, A4 and A5.

On Multi Race days the Race Committee can start the second race of the day within five (5) minutes of the finishing time of the first race winner.
The time limit for Multi Races will be one (1) hour except boats not finishing within fifteen (15) minutes of the first boat will be scored Did Not Finish without a hearing.
This amends RRS35.A4 and A5.

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17 . TIME LIMIT

There will be a time limit of three (3) hours, with the exception that if one boat finishes within the three (3) hour time limit then a time limit extension of one (1) hour after the finishing time of the first boat is available to all other boats in which to finish, or the original time limit, whichever is later. If no boat finishes within the time limit the race may be abandoned, re-sailed or shortened.
Amends RRS 35, A4 and A5.

On Multi Race days the Race Committee can start the second race of the day within five (5) minutes of the finishing time of the first race winner.
The time limit for Multi Races will be one (1) hour except boats not finishing within fifteen (15) minutes of the first boat will be scored Did Not Finish without a hearing.
This amends RRS35.A4 and A5.

March 4, 2019

Race 2, Winning Group J.J. Giltinan Championship

Defending champion Honda Marine won its second race of the Winning Group 2019 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship today, after another eventful day of racing on Sydney Harbour.

After trailing Winning Group (John Winning Jr.) for half the NE course, Honda Marine (David McDiarmid, Matt Steven, Brad Collins) grabbed the lead when the Winning Group spinnaker was torn, in an incident with a yacht, and the skiff had to retire from the race.

Once in the lead, Honda Marine held a handy lead over the fleet and looked set for a good win, but Appliancesonline.com.au (Brett Van Munster, Phil Marshall, Kurt Fatouris) put in a wonderful last lap of the course to finish just 10s behind Honda Marine in a great finish for the large spectator fleet.

After a dramatic pre-race incident, Smeg (Michael Coxon, Mike McKensey, Ricky Bridge) finished third, 1m20s behind Appliancesonline.

Australian champion Asko Appliances (James Dorron) came in fourth after being well back in the fleet on the first lap of the NE course.

Simon Nearn’s R Marine Pittwater produced another excellent performance to finish in fifth place, after being with the leading group throughout the race.

Bing Lee (Micah Lane) was sixth, followed by The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines (Aron Everett), Finport Finance (Keagan York). Yandoo (John Winning) and New Zealand’s C-Tech (Alex Vallings).

With protests pending from Race 1 of the championship, and another one today by Winning Group requesting redress, the pointscore won’t become realistic until after tomorrow’s hearing.

Following Honda Marine’s impressive win in Race 1, there was an expectation that the team would again be hard to beat in relatively similar conditions, but it was the Winning Group which led the fleet from the start until the incident with the yacht.

Winning Group lead Honda Marine by 20s at the first windward mark, with Smeg, R Marine Pittwater, Bing Lee, Appliancesonline and ASCC following close behind.

At the bottom mark, Winning Group had opened up a break over the fleet while Honda Marine had dropped back to sixth place.

Honda Marine was still trailing Winning Group by 15s as the fleet had returned to the top mark, but just as the spectators were settling down to watch a great race between the two champion teams Winning Group was put out of the race.

Skipper John Winning Jr. said later; “There was a yacht under motor, we were on starboard and at the last moment the yacht turned at the last minute and we had to ‘flog’ our kite to avoid a collision. As we did that the spinnaker caught some of the rigging and it was badly torn’”

The top teams in the championship have had a dramatic start to the regatta in the first two races.

Smeg hit a moored boat on the way out to the start and hard to return to shore to make hasty repairs with the race start on 15 minutes away. With a 4-5ft piece of timber, a quick repair was made onshore and the team did remarkably well to come home in third place.

With so much depending on the protest hearings tomorrow, then Tuesday’s two races over windward-and return courses, there could be a dramatic change in the championship points.

The Winning Group 2019 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship

Race dates for the remainder of the championship are:

Tuesday March 5

Wednesday March 6

Thursday March 7

Saturday March 9

Sunday March 10

The club will have a spectator ferry following each days’ racing, leaving Double Bay Public Wharf at 2pm.

NOTE: THERE WILL BE TWO SPECTATOR FERRIES NEXT SUNDAY MARCH 10

For those who can’t make it onto the water:

Live streaming is available on 18FootersTV

February 4, 2019

JJ Giltinan 2019 – Sailing Instructions Amendment

JJ Giltinan 2019
Amendment #1 to sailing instruction 20.2

Substitution of damaged or lost equipment will not be allowed unless approved by the Race Committee. Requests for substitution shall be made in writing to the Race Committee at least one hour prior to the scheduled race start time.
In the event of a damaged sail within the one hour prior to a race, a replacement sail may be used without consent of the race committee but both the signed in and replacement must be presented to the race committee with a written declaration within one (1) hour of the last boat finishing the last race of the day.

Amendment #2 to sailing instruction 25.

The organising Authority may commission an official television production.

As part of any official television production, camera boats will be on the race course each scheduled race day. Skiffs must be aware of the presence of the camera boats. The camera boat skippers have been instructed to keep clear . As these camera boats form part of the official television production, skiffs shall treat these camera boats as an obstruction with regard to Part 2 of RRs 2017-2020.

In each race at the discretion of the Organising authority , skiffs may be compulsorily equipped with cameras . The allocation of the cameras will be rotated in an equitable manner . These cameras are for the official television production. A breach of this sailing instruction shall not be grounds for protest by a competitor.

Amendment #3 A new sailing instruction 34 is added.

34. AREAS THAT ARE OBSTRUCTIONS

34.1 While racing, boats shall not sail:

a. Within the area of water between the registered moorings and the adjacent shoreline.
This includes Police or NSW Maritime moorings but excludes naval and shipping moorings.

b. Within the area bounded by the cardinal marks around Sow and Pigs reef

c. Between the cardinal mark(s) nearby and the shore of:
(I) Bradley’s Head; and
(II) Shark Island

d. Within the area of water between the yellow markers in the vicinity of:
(I) Garden Island; and
(II) Chowder Bay

34.2 These areas rank as obstructions. Penalty for breaking this SI shall be in accordance with SI 16.

Amendment #4 to sailing instruction 19.

19 PROTESTS

Protest forms are available at the race office and shall be lodged in writing at the race office. The protest time limit shall be two(2) hours after the last boat has finished the last race of the day.
An arbitration meeting in accordance with Appendix T may be held prior to a protest hearing for an incident resulting in a protest by a boat involving one or more rules of Part 2 or rule 31. This amends RRS T2.

Doug Cameron on behalf of The Race Committee