17 Seconds from 18 Footer Title!!

18ft Skiffs Spring Championship, Race 7 Sunday, 18 November, 2018 Sydney Harbour Simon Nearn's R Marine Pittwater took out today's final race of the Spring Championship series on Sydney Harbour today, but it was the young Rag & Famish team which became the 2018 champion when the team finished just one point ahead of Finport Finance after seven action-packed 3-Buoys races. Although the race was sailed in a light Easterly breeze, which faded over the latter half of the course, there was no shortage of action and continual lead changes to satisfy the spectators. Despite trailing in eighth place at the end of the first lap of the course, the R Marine team of Simon Nearn, Cam Gundy and Brandon

18ft Skiffs: Spring Championship is Down-to-the-Wire. Rag v Finport

SPRING 18ft SKIFF CHAMPIONSHIP IS DOWN-TO-THE-WIRE The Australian 18 Footers League's seven-race Spring Championship won't be decided until almost half the 18-boat fleet have crossed the finish line in the final race of the series, on Sydney Harbour next Sunday (18 November). With all seven races to count for each team in the overall points for the series (there is NO DISCARD in this series), two teams share the lead, but are just four points ahead of some red-hot challengers. Finport Finance (Keagan York, Matt Stenta, Charlie Gundy) and Rag & Famish Hotel (Bryce Edwards, Rory Cox, Jacob Broom) are equal on 28 points, although Finport Finance holds a psychological advantage with two wins and

Back to Winning Form for Team Finport Finance..

Our friends on R Marine Pittwater finding a whirlpool Photo Michael Chittenden Windward mark race 6 first time. Photo Michael Chittenden Windward mark rounding still just infront. Photo Michael Chittenden There were two races sailed on Sunday in the Spring Championship for the Chris Webb Memorial Trophy. Sailing in 13-16kts ENE, both races were dominated by end to end winners - Asko in Race 5 and Finport Finance in Race 6. It was a day of big rigs vs small as the breeze went through the crossover point in Race 6. The racing was sailed under the three buoys system which is a type of handicap race. At the top of the course the race committee lays three buoys approx 100 metres apart. Each skiff

Broken Spinnaker Pole Ends The Recent Form

18ft Skiffs Spring Championship, Race 4 Sunday, 4 November, 2018 Sydney Harbour The Smeg Appliances 18ft Skiff crew of Michael Coxon, Mike McKensey and Ricky Bridge were brilliant as they led the fleet from start-to-finish and dominate Race 4 of the Spring Championship on Sydney Harbour today. The team won the start at the pin end of the line, and clearly led the fleet up the first windward leg from Clark Island to the Beashel Buoy with Finport Finance leading the chasing pack after Finport had a slow start in the 17-knot North East wind. Even allowing for the staggered 3-Buoys mark, Smeg maintained her lead as the fleet headed back down wind to the wing mark in Rose Bay. With Smeg in con

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