March 9, 2014

Race 7 – Alf Beashel Memorial Trophy

18ft Skiffs
2014 JJ Giltinan Championship, Race
Proudly presented by Sydney City Marine
Today’s race sponsored by The Kitchen Maker
Sunday, 9 March 2014
Sydney Harbour, Australia

The Gotta Love It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage officially became the 2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff champions today after a magnificent regatta performance which saw the team score five wins and one second place from the six races which count towards the final points.

The win gave skipper Seve Jarvin his sixth victory as a skipper in the championship, equaling the record of Iain Murray (1977-1982, inclusive), who is now team manager for Gotta Love It 7.

In today’s Race 7 of the 2014 championship, proudly presented by Sydney City Marine, Gotta Love It 7 failed to register a perfect score by just 12s when the Asko Appliances team of Marcus Ashley-Jones, James Dorron and Jeronimo Harrison took the honours after a long battle with ‘7’ and third placed Yamaha, from New Zealand, which was only 7s behind ‘7’.

Mojo Wine (Chris Nicholson) finished fourth today, ahead of Pure Blonde (Nick Daly) and C-Tech (Alex Vallings, NZ).

Gotta Love It 7 finished on 7 points for a comprehensive victory.

Although only 11th today, Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon, Dave O’Connor, Trent Barnabas) was runner-up overall on 24 points followed by Mojo Wine (Chris Nicholson, Mike McKensey, Ricky Bridge) on 28, C-Tech on 30, Yamaha 35 and Asko Appliances on 41.

Today, the three placegetters put on a great contest in the light ENE breeze for the entire course and only 19s separated the three teams at the finish.

Yamaha (David Mc Diarmid, Andrew Archbald, Mark Overington) took the lead soon after the start but Gotta Love It 7 was making a move and soon had pressure on the leader.

The Kiwi boat had good boat speed and sailed a great course as she held off ‘7’ to lead by 17s at the windward mark.

Asko Appliances was about another 1 min. behind the leader at that stage.

Yamaha extended the lead on the spinnaker run back to the bottom mark after electing to sail a totally different course to Gotta Love It 7.

Asko was also fast and joined ‘7’ as the pair turned for the next windward leg.

Another good leg upwind and Asko Appliances took the lead, while Gotta Love It 7 took Yamaha which seemed to suffer from a lack of local knowledge.

As the leaders headed for home Gotta Love It 7 had once again taken the lead late in a race and seemed a likely winner.

With only a few hundred metres from the finish Gotta Love It 7 still led but a brilliant finish by Asko Appliances grabbed a victory in the dying stages.

Frank Quealey
Australian 18 Footers League
2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship
proudly presented by Sydney City Marine
(75 years of the world’s greatest 18 Footer Championship)

Centrally located underneath the ANZAC Bridge in Rozelle, Sydney City Marine is one of the most professional and environmentally sound yacht maintenance yards in Australia. Whether you own a recreational powerboat or yacht, a racing yacht or dinghy, a super yacht or commercial vessel, Sydney City Marine can offer you a complete marine service from antifouling, boat detailing, painting and electrical to all repairs and maintenance.

March 8, 2014

Race 6 – ‘Big Kite’ Memorial Trophy

18ft Skiffs
2014 JJ Giltinan Championship, Race 6
Proudly presented by Sydney City Marine
Today’s race sponsored by Asko Appliances
Saturday, 8 March 2014
Sydney Harbour, Australia

The Gotta Love It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage scored their fifth race win of the 2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, proudly presented by Sydney City Marine, when they easily won Race 6 on Sydney Harbour today.

Along with today’s win, they also secured the title as the only other team capable of equaling their score, Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon, David O’Connor, Trent Barnabas) would not match the Team Seven score on count back.

Gotta Love It 7 defeated Thurlow Fisher Lawyers by 53s today, with Mojo Wine (Chris Nicholson, Mike McKensey, Ricky Bridge) only 3s further back in third place.

While Seven’s wins was clear cut, the race for the minor placings went right down to the wire as only 14s separated the next three teams, Thurlow Fisher Lawyers, Mojo Wine and Coopers 62-Rag & Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney).

After discarding their worst performances to date, Gotta Love It 7 has a total of five points, followed by Thurlow Fisher Lawyers on 16, New Zealand’s C-Tech (Alax Vallings) on 24, Mojo Wine also on 24, Yamaha (David McDiarmin, New Zealand) on 32 and Coopers 62-Rag & Famish Hotel on 32.

One thing that has come out of the regatta is the closeness of the competition with the exclusion of Gotta Love It 7.

The race started in a 10-knot Easterly wind and clear sky with all teams rigged in their bigger #1 rigs.

UK teams Pica (Jamie Mears) and Haier Appliances (Rick Peacock) led the fleet across the harbour on a long port tack, while Smeg (Nick Press), Gotta Love It 7 and Layline Automation (Chip McCormack) were close behind.

The champion seven team elected to go closer in to the shore and picked up a shift which took it to the lead over Haier, Asko Appliances (Marcus Ashley-Jones), Coopers 62-Rag & Famish Hotel, Knight Frank (Riley Dean, NZ) and Smeg at the Rose Bay windward mark.

Haier Appliances applied pressure to Gotta Love It 7 on the spinnaker run to the wing mark off Clarke Island, but the ever-reliable ‘7’ opened up a break as the fleet rounded the bottom mark of the course.

Once in front, it was a sure thing that, barring an accident, no team was going to catch the red boat.

The race then centred on the race for the minor placings and this was a race well worth watching as positions changed regularly all the way to the finish line.

At the windward mark on the second lap of the course, Coopers 62-Rag & Famish Hotel edged ahead of Haier Appliances, C-Tech, Thurlow Fisher Lawyers, Mojo Wine, Pure Blonde (Nick Daly), Asko Appliances and Knight Frank.

Mojo had her turn of chasing the leader when she took over second place from Coopers 62-Rag & Famish Hotel midway up the final beat.

While those two teams battled it out, Thurlow Fisher Lawyers sailed a great course and joined Mojo Wine as the pair set spinnakers for the run home.

In a wonderful finish for the minor placings the result was in doubt until the very end as Thurlow Fish Lawyers, Mojo Wine and Coopers 62-Rag & Famish Hotel thrilled the large spectator fleet on the harbour.

Today’s Result Sheet, current pointscores and nine photos are attached.

Race 7, the last race of the championship, will be sailed tomorrow, Sunday, 9 March at 3pm.

Two spectator ferries will follow the race, leaving Double Bay Wharf by 2.30pm.

Frank Quealey
Australian 18 Footers League
2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship
proudly presented by Sydney City Marine
(75 years of the world’s greatest 18 Footer Championship)

Centrally located underneath the ANZAC Bridge in Rozelle, Sydney City Marine is one of the most professional and environmentally sound yacht maintenance yards in Australia. Whether you own a recreational powerboat or yacht, a racing yacht or dinghy, a super yacht or commercial vessel, Sydney City Marine can offer you a complete marine service from antifouling, boat detailing, painting and electrical to all repairs and maintenance.

March 6, 2014

Race 5 – Bill Miller Memorial Trophy

18ft Skiffs
2014 JJ Giltinan Championship, Race 5
Proudly presented by Sydney City Marine
Today’s race sponsored by De’Longhi
Thursday, 6 March 2014v Sydney Harbour, Australia

Seve Jarvin moved a step closer to equaling the legendry Iain Murray’s record when he steered Gotta Love It 7 to victory in today’s Race 5 of the 2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, proudly presented by Sydney City Marine, on Sydney Harbour.

Iain Murray won six championships between 1977 and 1982, inclusive, and Jarvin is set to equal that achievement as a skipper if Gotta Love It 7 can close out this regatta on the weekend.

The superb crew work of Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage was on show again today as the trio gave another faultless exhibition.

Once again the team had to come from behind in the early stages of the race before going on to score a 2m1s win from Appliancesonline.com.au (Micah Lane, Paul Montague, Tom Anderson), with De’Longhi-Rabbitohs (Simon Nearn, Kieryn Cowan, Keagan York) a further12s back in third place.

While the Gotta Love It 7 victory was comprehensive, the race for the next six placings was separated by only 30s.

Yamaha (David McDiarmid, NZ) finished fourth, followed by Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon), Asko Appliances (Marcus Ashley-Jones) and Mojo Wine (Chris Nicholson).

Following today’s race, Gotta Love It 7 leads the regatta on 16 points, followed by Thurlow Fisher Lawyers on 22, C-Tech (Alex Vallings, NZ) on 31, Mojo Wine 33, Coopers 62-Rag & Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney) 39 and The Kitchen Maker (Will Phillips) on 48.

Today’s race was sailed in a moderate south wind with most teams electing to go with their smaller #2 rigs.

Appliancesonline.com.au led Gotta Love It 7 narrowly at the windward mark, but a great ride on the long spinnaker run from Clarke Island to Obelisk saw De’Longhi-Rabbitohs take over from Mojo Wine, Asko Appliances, Gotta Love It 7, Yamaha, Appliancesonline.com.au and Sydney City Marine (David Witt).

Mojo Wine and Gotta Love It 7 applied the pressure on the work back into Rose Bay but De’Longhi-Rabbitohs’ crew were up to the task and retained a narrow lead.

De’Longhi-Rabbitohs retained the lead on the next spinnaker run back to the bottom mark before Gotta Love It 7 took over on the beat back to Clarke Island.

As the spinnakers were set for the final spinnaker run, Gotta Love It 7 had increased the lead to 1m10s over De’Longhi-Rabbitohs, with Mojo Wine and Appliancesonline only a few secs. back.

In the fading breeze on the work home there was little between the six teams which filled the placings behind the winners.

Race 6 of the championship will be sailed on Saturday, 8 March at 4pm and Race 7 on Sunday 9 March at 3pm.

A spectator ferry will follow both races, leaving Double Bay Wharf 30 mins. before the scheduled start time of each race.

NOTE: There will be two spectator ferries on Sunday 9 March.

Frank Quealey
Australian 18 Footers League
2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship
proudly presented by Sydney City Marine
(75 years of the world’s greatest 18 Footer Championship)

Centrally located underneath the ANZAC Bridge in Rozelle, Sydney City Marine is one of the most professional and environmentally sound yacht maintenance yards in Australia. Whether you own a recreational powerboat or yacht, a racing yacht or dinghy, a super yacht or commercial vessel, Sydney City Marine can offer you a complete marine service from antifouling, boat detailing, painting and electrical to all repairs and maintenance.

March 5, 2014

Race 4 – A.J. Reynolds Trophy

18ft Skiffs
2014 JJ Giltinan Championship, Race 4
Proudly presented by Sydney City Marine
Today’s race sponsored by Viagogo
Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Sydney Harbour, Australia

The Gotta Love It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage grabbed the lead back in the 2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, proudly presented by Sydney City Marine, with a marvelous win in Race 4 on Sydney Harbour today.

After being buried deep in the pack at the start, the champion team were soon in contention and challenging the leaders half way up the windward beat.

Gotta Love It 7 took the lead on the following windward leg and edged away to take the honours by 1m37s from a gallant Mojo Wine (Chris Nicholson, Mike McKensey, Ricky Bridge), with Smeg (Nick Press, Dan Phillips, Dave Ewings) a further 1m9s back in third place.

Race 3 winner C-Tech (Alex Vallings, NZ) was always in the leading group and came home in fourth place, ahead of fellow New Zealander Yamaha (David McDiarmid), Appliancesonline.com.au (Micah Lane), Fisher & Paykel (Grant Rollerson) and former series leader Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon) in 8th place.

Points leader Gotta Love It 7 has a total of 15 points, followed by Thurlow Fisher Lawyers on 17, C-Tech on 22, Mojo Wine 26, Coopers 62-Rag & Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney) on28 and The Kitchen Maker (Will Phillips) on 32.

Following some disappointing wind conditions over the earlier days, today’s race was sailed in a #2 rig North-East breeze.

Mojo Wine, C-Tech and Smeg were all well placed at the start and soon were vying for the lead, along with Fisher & Paykel.

At the Beashel Buoy, Mojo Wine held a narrow lead over C-Tech and Gotta Love It 7, with Fisher & Paykel, Smeg, Thurlow Fisher Lawyers and Yamaha close behind.

In the 18-knot wind, the 34-boat fleet made a magnificent spectacle as the skiffs raced downwind at great speed.

Mojo Wine still held the lead at the bottom mark but couldn’t hold off the Gotta Love It 7 challenge when the pair crossed off Clifton Gardens.

As the cloud built, the wind may have dropped a little but it made no difference as Team Seven continued to lead the fleet over the final lap of the course.

Race 5 of the championship will be sailed tomorrow (Thursday). The last two races will be sailed on Saturday, 8 March at 4pm and Sunday 9 March at 3pm.

A spectator ferry will follow all races, leaving Double Bay Wharf 30 mins. before the scheduled start time.

NOTE: There will be two spectator ferries on Sunday 9 March.

Frank Quealey
Australian 18 Footers League
2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship
proudly presented by Sydney City Marine
(75 years of the world’s greatest 18 Footer Championship)

Centrally located underneath the ANZAC Bridge in Rozelle, Sydney City Marine is one of the most professional and environmentally sound yacht maintenance yards in Australia. Whether you own a recreational powerboat or yacht, a racing yacht or dinghy, a super yacht or commercial vessel, Sydney City Marine can offer you a complete marine service from antifouling, boat detailing, painting and electrical to all repairs and maintenance.

March 4, 2014

Race 3 – Alan Cole Memorial Trophy

18ft Skiffs
2014 JJ Giltinan Championship, Race 3
Proudly presented by Sydney City Marine
Today’s race sponsored by Fisher & Paykel
Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Sydney Harbour

A lack of consistent breeze forced officials to delay the start of Race 3 of the 2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship by 45 mins. on Sydney Harbour today.

When the race finally got under way, after one recall, three teams (CST Composites, USA, Haier Appliances UK, and Fisher & Paykel, Aust.) were black flagged, which reduced the fleet to 31 boats.

Despite very light, variable wind, which forced the starter to move the windward mark, then shorten the course by one lap, the finish was a great triumph for the New Zealand team which recorded and 1-2 finish.

Alex Vallings, Chris Kitchen, Joshua McCormack reproduced the form in C-Tech, which saw them take the San Francisco International Challenge late last year as the grabbed a 35s. victory today.

Fellow Kiwi team Yamaha (David McDiarmid, Andrew Archibald, Mark Overington) was a gallant second, just 5s. ahead of Australia’s top team Lumix (Jonathan Whitty. Aron Everett, James Hozack).

Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon) was fourth today and has now taken the regatta lead over defending champion Seve Jarvin’s Gotta Love It 7, which could manage only a distant 12th.

The top six placings on points going into tomorrow’s Race 4 is Thurlow Fisher Lawyers on 9pts., followed by Gotta Love It 7 on 14, C-Tech on 18 Coopers 62-Rag & Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney) on 19, The Kitchen Maker on 20 and Mojo Wine (Chris Nicholson) on 24.

Conditions were a huge test of all teams on the leg to the windward mark off Watsons Bay where C-Tech held a narrow lead over Yamaha, Lumix and The Kitchen Maker (Will Phillips).

At the bottom mark Lumix had shown great light wind speed under spinnaker to grab the lead and was 28s. ahead of Yamaha, with C-Tech back in third place.

The trio had opened up a break over Mojo Wine, The Kitchen Maker and Coopers 62-Rag & Famish Hotel, which were also well ahead of the following group.

At this point, Thurlow Fisher Lawyers was in 8th place and Gotta Love It 7 was only 17th and a long way from the leading group.

Lumix continued to lead Yamaha and C-Tech over the next lap of the course, as the trio clearly had the race to themselves.

After two laps, the starter was forced to shorten the course by one lap.

At the final windward mark, C-Tech had picked up better breeze than her opponents to lead Lumix by 45s, while Yamaha had dropped back a little to 1m25s from the lead.

The three teams fought hard in little wind all the way down the final leg and produced a great finish for the spectators.

Race 4 of the championship will be sailed tomorrow (Wednesday) with the following races on each day, except Friday, until Sunday 9 March.

A spectator ferry will follow all races, leaving Double Bay Wharf 30 mins. before the scheduled start time.

Frank Quealey
Australian 18 Footers League
2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship
proudly presented by Sydney City Marine
(75 years of the world’s greatest 18 Footer Championship)

March 2, 2014

Race 2 – Cliff Monkhouse Memorial Trophy

Following yesterday’s anti-climax when racing was abandoned after two attempts to complete a full course, Race 2 of the 2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, proudly presented by Sydney City Marine, went without major incident on Sydney Harbour today.

More poor wind conditions forced the race officer to shorten the course (a sensible decision) when the boats were almost drifting as they went for the windward mark in Rose Bay.

Gotta Love It 7 had led from shortly after rounding the first windward mark and looked certain for victory on the second run to Obelisk Bay, but the lack of wind on the work back to Rose Bay saw a massive turn around.

At the finish, Gotta Love It 7 (Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton, Scott Babbage) took line honours by 48s form The Kitchen Maker but the result came down to just 20 metres in the dying stages.

Young Will Phillips only stepped onto The Kitchen Maker for this championship when regular sheet hand Darren McKavanagh was sidelined with a bad back.

Olympic Gold Medalist Malcolm Page, who normally skippers the boat elected to move onto the sheet and brought Will in to skipper.

The race for third was even closer as only 4s separated the third placed Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon, Dave O’Connor, Trent Barnabas) and Jack Macartney’s Coopers 62-Rag & Famish Hotel.

With a light S-SE wind, and little change predicted, all teams elected to go for their bigger No. 1 rigs.

The race to the first windward mark was amazing as two newcomer, young skippers led the fleet which included many world champions and experienced 18 Footer teams.

PB Towage, Josh Franklin from Brisbane, held a narrow lead from Will Phillips in The Kitchen Maker with Gotta Love It 7 close behind.

UK’s Pica (Jamie Mears) was fourth, followed by Sydney City Marine (David Witt), Pure Blonde (Nick Daly), Haier Appliances (Rick Peacock, UK), Asko Appliances (Marcus Ashley-Jones) and Coopers 62-Rag & Famish Hotel.

The fleet produced a magnificent spectacle as the 34 skiffs raced from Clarke Island to Obelisk Bay with most boats racing in tight groups.

After working back to Rose Bay the first time, Gotta Love It 7 was leading from Thurlow Fisher Lawyers, followed by Coopers 62-Rag & Fisher Hotel, Mojo Wine (Chris Nicholson), C-Tech (Alex Vallings, NZ), Asko Appliances (Marcus Ashley-Jones) and Sydney City Marine (David Witt).

The breeze fell away dramatically as the fleet finished the first lap back at Athol Bay.

Officials announced that the re-sail of Race 1 will take place, Monday, 3 March at 3pm.

For full details on the championship, Race Reports, Results, Points and video coverage go to www.18footers.com.au and ‘click here’ on the home page

Frank Quealey
Australian 18 Footers League
2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship
proudly presented by Sydney City Marine
(75 years of the world’s greatest 18 Footer Championship)

March 1, 2014

Race 1 – George Calligeros Trophy

18ft Skiffs
2014 JJ Giltinan Championship, Race 1-Re-sail
Proudly presented by Sydney City Marine
Today’s race sponsored by Ilve
Monday, 3 March 2014
Sydney Harbour

Defending champion Seve Jarvin and the Gotta Love It 7 team Sam Newton and Scott Babbage scored their second win of the 2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship when they took out the Re-sail of Race 1 on Sydney Harbour today.

The win gives the team a great start in defence of the title, but the win today was far from easy.

Grabbing the lead for the first time at the final windward mark, Gotta Love It 7 had to hold off strong challenges from Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon, Dave O’Connor, Trent Barnabas) and Asko Appliances (Marcus Ashley-Jones, Jeronimo Harrison, James Dorron) before taking the honours by just 12s from Thurlow Fisher Lawyers.

Asko Appliances was a further 11s back in third place.

Appliancesonline.com.au (Euan McNicol, replacing Micah Lane) finished fourth, ahead of UK’s Rick Peacock on Haier Appliances, Mojo Wine (Chris Nicholson), Yamaha (David McDiarmid, NZ) and Coopers 62-Rag & Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney).

With two races now comoleted, Gotta Love It 7 has a total of two points, followed by Thurlow Fisher Lawyers on five, Haier Appliances on 11, Coopers 62-Rag & Famish Hotel 12, The Kitchen Maker (Will Phillips) 15 and C-Tech (Alex Vallings, NZ).

A light shifting NE breeze was an improvement on the earlier days racing and the four lap windward-return course provided some close racing for the spectator fleet.

Asko Appliances took an early lead and was 8s ahead of Sydney City Marine (David Witt) at the windward mark.

Thurlow Fisher Lawyers was next, followed by Haier Appliances with Gotta Love It 7 trailing the leader by 35s.

Most of the fleet elected to sail the southern shore while Haier Appliances and Thurlow Fisher Lawyers went to the north.

The move was a success as Haier momentarily led then trailed Asko Appliances by only 11s at the bottom mark, ahead of Thurlow Fisher Lawyers and Gotta Love It 7.

There was little change in the leading group over the next lap of the course and it wasn’t until Thurlow Fisher Lawyers went to the east on the third windward leg that the lead changed.

Thurlow Fisher led the fleet down the third run but this time it was former Giltinan champion Euan McNicol, standing in for regular skipper Micah Lane. who won the tactical battle to move into second place on appliancesonline.com.au.

With one lap to go, Thurlow Fisher Lawyers had extended her lead to 25s.

Asko Appliances was third just ahead of Gotta Love it 7 and a big group of challengers.

Gotta Love It 7 was just 10s ahead of Thurlow Fisher Lawyers as they turned for home and things were uncertain as the two leaders decided to come down separate sides of the harbour.

When they cross near the finish little had changed as Gotta Love It 7 still held a narrow advantage which she maintained to the line.

Today’s Result Sheet and eight photos are attached.

Race 3 of the championship will be sailed tomorrow (Tuesday) with the following races on each day, except Friday, until Sunday 9 March.

A spectator ferry will follow all races, leaving Double Bay Wharf 30 mins before the scheduled start time.

For full details on the championship, Race Reports, Results, Points and video coverage go to www.18footers.com.au and ‘click here’ on the home page

Frank Quealey
Australian 18 Footers League
2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship
proudly presented by Sydney City Marine
(75 years of the world’s greatest 18 Footer Championship)

Centrally located underneath the ANZAC Bridge in Rozelle, Sydney City Marine is one of the most professional and environmentally sound yacht maintenance yards in Australia. Whether you own a recreational powerboat or yacht, a racing yacht or dinghy, a super yacht or commercial vessel, Sydney City Marine can offer you a complete marine service from antifouling, boat detailing, painting and electrical to all repairs and maintenance.

February 28, 2014

JJ 2013-2014: Invitation Race – Eric Bowen Memorial Trophy

18ft Skiffs
2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship
Proudly presented by Sydney City Marine
Friday, 28 February 2014
Sydney Harbour

Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage showed why the Gotta Love It 7 team is favourite for the 2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, proudly presented by Sydney City Marine, after a good win in the Invitation Race, sailed on Sydney Harbour today.

In a race sailed in a weakening SE breeze, Gotta Love It 7 took the honours by 1m27s from UK skiff Pica, sailed by James Mears, Stewart Mears and Matt Searle, with Fisher & Paykel (Grant Rollerson, Peter Nicholson, Geoff Bauchop) another 26s back in third place.

With the championship proper to begin tomorrow, today’s results were good for the international teams as four countries were featured in the first nine places of the 34-boat fleet.

Asko Appliances (Marcus Ashley-Jones) finished fourth, ahead of USA’s Howie Hamlin on CST Composites, Appliancesonline.com.au (Micah Lane), The Black Dog (Jarrod Simpson, UK), Coopers 62-Rag & Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney) and C-Tech (Alex Vallings, NZ).

Race Dates

DAY MONTH RACE
Saturday 1 March Race 1
Sunday 2 March Race 2
Tuesday 4 March Race 3
Wednesday 5 March Race 4
Thursday 6 March Race 5
Saturday 8 March Race 6
Sunday 9 March Race 7

The fleet for the championship

Gotta Love It 7 Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton, Scott Babbage
Thurlow Fisher Lawyers Michael Coxon, Dave O’Connor, Trent Barnabas
Mojo Wine Chris Nicholson, Mike McKensey, Ricky Bridge
C-Tech Alex Vallings, Chris Kitchen, Joshua McCormack
Coopers 62-Rag & Famish Hotel Jack Macartney, Mark Kennedy, Peter Harris
Sydney City Marine David Witt, Tom Clout, Matt Wark
Smeg Nick Press, Dan Phillips, Dave Ewings
Yamaha David McDiarmid, Andrew Archibald, Mark Overington
Fisher & Paykel Grant Rollerson, Peter Nicholson, Geoff Bauchop
Asko Appliances Marcus Ashley-Jones, James Dorron, Jeronimo Harrison
Lumix Jonathan Whitty, James Hozack, Aron Everett
Pica Jamie Mears, Stewart Mears,Matt Searle
CST Composites Howie Hamlin, Mike Martin, Nick Catley
Winning Appliances Shane Smith, Shane Dickson, Jake Restall
Yandoo John Winning, Andrew Hay, Jim Beck
Appliancesonline.com.au Micah Lane, Paul Montague, Tom Anderson
Haier Appliances Rick Peacock, Tristan Hutt, Nick Murray
Rabbitohs-Kenwood Brett Van Munster, Joel Castle, Kurt Fatouris
The Kitchen Maker Will Phillips, Malcolm Page, Cameron McDonald
Knight Frank Riley Dean, Matt Coutts, John Little
Original Chia Flemming Clausen, Soren Clausen, Kez Cameron
De’Longhi-Rabbitohs Simon Nearn, Kieryn Cowan, Keagan York
Pure Blonde Nick Daly, John Walton, James Smithers
Black Dog Jarrod Simpson, Daniel Nixon, John Sweeny
Maersk Line Graham Catley, Matt Randell, Brad Collins
Hyde Sails Jack Grogan, Sam Caslin, Michael Banks
Magic Marine Norbetr Peter, Finn Mrugalla, Eike Dietrich
Compassforex.com.au Pedro Vozone, Jakub Jankowski, Daniel Watson
EuroLink Friedrich Renner, Christian Meissner, Thomas Eggersdorfer
PB Towage Josh Franklin, Tristan Hamilton, Barry Flanagan
Viagogo Alexandra South, Greg Dixon, James Slee
Ilve Oliver Hartas, Josh Marks, Tim Lake
Brisbane 18 Footers Laurie Williamson, Daniel Smith, Nathan Smittmann
Layline Automation Skip McCormack, Jody McCormack, Joe Penrod

Frank Quealey
2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship
proudly presented by Sydney City Marine
(75 years of the world's greatest 18 Footer Championship)

Centrally located underneath the ANZAC Bridge in Rozelle, Sydney City Marine is one of the most professional and environmentally sound yacht maintenance yards in Australia. Whether you own a recreational powerboat or yacht, a racing yacht or dinghy, a super yacht or commercial vessel, Sydney City Marine can offer you a complete marine service from antifouling, boat detailing, painting and electrical to all repairs and maintenance.