PDA

View Full Version : Spring Series Complete For 18's In Sydney



Photoboy
11-19-2018, 09:29 AM
18ft Skiffs
Spring Championship, Race 7
Sunday, 18 November, 2018
Sydney Harbour

http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/51658969249035237309.jpg


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 Buynil revelled in the fading breeze over the final lap of the course and raced away from the fleet to score a 2m27s victory.

http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/77095035008997764742.jpg


http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/85795592452142241738.jpg


http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/43292728639150056661.jpg


Appliancesonline.com.au (Brett Van Munster, Phil Marshall, Kurt Fatouris) also finished strongly over the final lap of the course to grab second place, 21s ahead of series champion Rag & Famish Hotel (Bryce Edwards, Rory Cox, Jacob Broome).

Finport Finance (Marcus Ashley-Jones) came home in fourth place, followed by Winning Group (John Winning Jr) and Noakesailing (Sean Langman).

Rag & Famish Hotel finished the series with an overall total of 31 points, followed by Finport Finance on 32 points, Smeg (Michael Coxon) on 42, The Kitchen Maker-Caesarstone (Jordan Girdis) on 51, Appliancesonline.com.au on 52, and Vintec (Kirk Mitchell) on 53.

Bing Lee (Micah Lane) began the race in great style and clearly led the fleet to the first set of 3-Buoys in Rose Bay.

The 3-Buoys handicapping system took over when Bing Lee had to go to the 'Blue" marker which allowed The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines (Aron Everett) and The Kitchen Maker-Caesarstone (Red mark) to begin the spinnaker run ahead of Bing Lee.

While the two leaders opened up a break over the fleet on the run to thw ing mark off Clark Island, the fleet behind them was closely bunched.

The ever-unpredictable Easterly turned the placings on-their-head, so when the fleet finally reached the bottom mark off Kurraba Point it was Sean Langman's Noakesailing which now held a 5s margin over The Oak, The Kitchen Maker-Caesarstone, Rag & Famish Hotel, Appliancesonline, Bing Lee, Finport Finance, R Marine Pittwater and Winning Group.

With the outcome of the Spring Championship resting on the result of today's race between Rag & Famish Hotel and Finport Finance, the second windward leg back to Rose Bay became a match race the pair as they headed the fleet.


http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/14847788393236049737.jpg


http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/62785913508381710733.jpg


http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/94386271074476095004.jpg


The Rag was strong in the light air getting into Rose Bay and she headed back down the long spinnaker to Kurraba Point with a 40s lead over R Marien Pittwater, Finport, Appliancesonline, Noakesailing and The Kitchen Maker.

The race looked all over as Rag & Famish Hotel sailed brilliantly to increase her lead by a further 1m20s (2mins in total) over the challengers.

Drama struck as The Rag went to round the mark when a 12ft Skiff in another club's race took out The Rag, leaving the stunned crew scrambling to regain their spinnaker and get back up and racing.

The incident cost Rag & Famish Hotel 1m15s and the race was on and, all of a sudden, there were four boats with strong winning chances.

It was all down to the final set of 3-Buoys marks, and R Marine Pittwater was the team to benefit most.

Nearn and his crew were faultless with the spinnaker set and from that point there was never a doubt as the group completed the course from Rose Bay to Clark Island.

http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/40882859012653374355.jpg

http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/32903626860188890516.jpg

Next Sunday is Race 1 of the NSW Championship. The club's spectator ferry will follow all the racing action, leaving Double Bay Public Wharf, alongside the clubhouse, at 2pm.

The race begins the local Sydney fleet's campaign to regain the JJ Giltinan Championship from the successful New Zealand team in 2018.

http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/05140727590195017694.jpg

Photoboy
11-26-2018, 08:42 AM
http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/19572494838336542121.jpg


The experienced Yandoo team of John Winning, Seve Jarvin and Mike Kennedy won a dramatic Race 1 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today.

Yandoo took out the race by1m32s from the young The Kitchen Maker-Caesarstone team of Jordan Girdis, Lachlan Doyle and Tom Quigley, with Bing Lee (Micah Lane, Peter Harris, Jack Macartney) a further 40s back in third place.

Finport Finance (Tom Clout) finished in fourth place, followed by Asko Appliances (James Dorron) and Smeg (Michael Coxon),

The race began in a light East-South-East breeze with most of the fleet electing to sail to the west of Shark Island to reach the windward mark in Rose Bay.

The lone skipper to sail the more regular course (east of Shark Island) was Brett Van Munster in Appliancesonline.com.au.


http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/62493973639815499042.jpg


http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/45197819020102494594.jpg


http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/91674920444980030500.jpg



Van Munster's move proved a winner as Appliancesonline led Finport Finance by 5s in Rose Bay, with John Winning Jr. (Winning Group) in third place.

On the long spinnaker run across the harbour to the bottom mark off Robertson Point, Appliances Online retained the lead over Finport Finance, Smeg and Winning Group, but the race was turned on its head when most of the fleet went around the mark in the wrong direction.

It was only when Yandoo, Ilve (Jonathan Whitty), R Marine Pittwater (Simon Nearn) and Bing Lee sailed the correct course that many other teams were forced back to re-round the mark.

Finport Finance's crew saw what happened behind them and set a spinnaker to go back while the leading team, Appliancesonline didn't notice and continued to sail the course. When notified by the judge as she crossed the finish line, her crew accepted the decision without complaint.

http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/13440645400122064422.jpg


http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/69058581521390355348.jpg



Following the drama, Bing Lee became the new leader at Clark Island then held a 55s lead after the tight run to Chowder Bay.

Yandoo and R Marine Pittwater had a great battle on this run with Yandoo edging out R Marine Pittwater as the fleet headed across the harbour to Rose Bay.

Asko Appliances was next, ahead of The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines (James Ward), Quality Marine Clothing (Yvette Heritage), Ilve, Finport Finance and Panasonic Lumix (Katie Love).

On the loop from Rose Bay to Taylor Bay, and back to Rose Bay, Yandoo dominated the race and was more than 2mins ahead of The Kitchen Maker-Caesarstone on the final spinnaker run.

Finport Finance showed great speed with her big rig over the final two legs of the course and recovered from her earlier problem to finish an impressive fourth.


http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/49414758806479969715.jpg


http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/54965551335397856881.jpg



Next Sunday is Race 2 of the NSW Championship. The club's spectator ferry will follow all the racing action, leaving Double Bay Public Wharf, alongside the clubhouse, at 2pm.

For those who can't make it onto the water:
Live streaming of each race is available on 18FootersTV
https://www.18footers.com.au/18-footers-sailing/18-footers-tv/


http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/92873428834179625904.jpg