• Honda On Top As Leaderboard Becomes Clearer

    18ft Skiffs

    2019 JJ Giltinan Championship, Races 3 & 4

    Sponsored by The Winning Group

    Tuesday, 5 March 2019

    Sydney Harbour

    Today’s race sponsored by Quality Marine Clothing


    Smeg was flying on her way to victory in Race 4



    Australia’s Smeg team of Michael Coxon, Ricky Bridge and Mike McKensey starred om Day 3 of the Winning Group 2019 JJ Giltinan Championship with a win and third placing in the two races today, to move into clear second placing after four races of the regatta. With a perfect 19-20 knot NE breeze on Sydney Harbour, the New Zealand teams again produced some spectacular sailing to take out first and second placings in Race 3 when C-Tech (Alex Vallings, Sam Trethewey, Matt Coutts) defeated defending champion Honda Marine (David McDiarmid, Matt Steven, Brad Collins) by 10s in a thriller.



    Defending champion Honda Marine team finished second in Race 3



    C-Tech was a narrow winner over Honda Marine in Race 3



    Bing Lee and Appliancesonline in action during Race 3



    Appliancesonline and ASCC battle for 6th place in Race 3



    Smeg led early in the race but the skiff hit a wave, fell into a lull, and had to make a good save to stay in contention with the leading group. The loss of momentum sent the skiff back into 7th place at the bottom mark before the team came back through the fleet to finish third, 20s behind Honda Marine. Winning Group (John Winning Jr., Sam Newton, Seve Jarvin) held the lead at the windward mark from Smeg, C-Tech and ASCC (Josh Porebski, Jack Simpson, Dave Hazard) in Race 3, but it was the two kiwi teams, C-Tech and Honda Marine, which dominated the spinnaker run back to the bottom mark off Clark Island. At the windward mark on the second lap, C-Tech was 15s ahead of Honda Marine, and despite a strong challenge from Honda, C-Tech held on for the narrow 10s victory.



    America's Katie Love and her team revelled in the conditions to finish 10th in Race 4


    Smeg narrowly crosses Honda Marine as the pair head for the bottom mark


    The NE breeze freshened a couple of knots for Race 4 and the Smeg team gave the fleet no chance as the skiff raced ahead at every mark to defeat fellow Australian team, Winning Group, by 31s, with ASCC a further 12s back in third place. Honda Marine came home in fourth place, ahead of Bing Lee (Micah Lane), Vintec (Kirk Mitchell) and Asko Appliances (James Dorron).



    Australian trio Finport Finance, Winning Group and Bing Lee after rounding the windward mark




    Camera team on hand to catch all the action as Winning Group powers to the finish line in Race 4



    Germany's Marinepool and Australian R Marine Pittwater at speed towards the Clark Island mark


    After being granted redress and average points for the incident in Race 2, Winning Group’s position become more complicated on the point score board. The three leaders, either including, or without discard, are Honda Marine on 8 points (net 4), Smeg 11 points (net 7), and Winning Group 11.5 points (net 7.5) With two more races to be sailed tomorrow, and a 20-knots SSE wind predicted, the racing is certain to continue to excite the spectators and the changes on the leader board could continue





    Series Results - 2019 JJ Giltinan World Championship - Scratch. Note: Drop Number: 1

    Team JJG19-01* 02-Mar JJG19-02* 03-Mar JJG19-03* 05-Mar JJG19-04* 05-Mar Total Highest Drop New Total Position

    Honda Marine (DAVID McDIARMID, MATTHEW STEVEN, BRAD COLLINS ) 1 1 2 4 8 4 4 1

    Smeg (MICHAEL COXON, MIKE MCKENSEY, RICKY BRIDGE) 4 3 3 1 11 4 7 2

    Winning Group (JOHN WINNING Jr, SEVE JARVIN, SAM NEWTON) 3 26 4 2 35 26 9 3

    ASKO Appliances (JAMES DORRON, HARRY BETHWAITE, TRENT BARNABAS) 2 4 12 7 25 12 13 4

    ASCC (JOSH POREBSKI, JACK SIMPSON, DAVE HAZARD) 5 15 6 3 29 15 14 5

    AppliancesOnline.com.au (BRETT VAN MUNSTER, KURT FATOURIS, PHIL MARSHALL) 7 2 7 12 28 12 16 6

    Bing Lee (MICAH LANE, PETER HARRIS, SCOTT BABBAGE) 21 6 8 5 40 21 19 7

    Finport Finance (KEAGAN YORK, MATT STENTA, CHARLIE GUNDY) 9 8 5 11 33 11 22 8

    C-Tech (ALEX VALLINGS, SAM TRETHAWAY, MATT COUTTS) 11 10 1 15 37 15 22 9

    The Oak Double Bay / 4 Pines (ARON EVERETT, COURTNEY MAHAR, HARRY HALL) 13 7 11 9 40 13 27 10

    Vintec (KIRK MITCHELL, DANIEL BARNETT, TIM WESTWOOD) 14 17 10 6 47 17 30 11

    Yandoo (JOHN WINNING, MIKE KENNEDY, GRANT ROLLERSON) 8 9 13 21 51 21 30 12

    Noakesailing (SEAN LANGMAN, ED POWYS, NATHAN EDWARDS) 17 11 9 25 62 25 37 13

    RMarine Pittwater (SIMON NEARN, ALEX GOUGH, BRANDON BUYNIK) 20 5 14 22 61 22 39 14

    thekitchenmaker.com.au (JORDAN GIRDIS, TOM QUIGLEY, LACHLAN DOYLE) 10 14 15 17 56 17 39 15

    Rag & Famish Hotel (BRYCE EDWARDS, JACOB BROOM, RORY COX) 12 13 19 20 64 20 44 16


    Birkenhead Point Marina (TOM ANDERSON, NICK DALY, JOHN WALTON) 6 12 26 26 70 26 44 17

    Maersk Line (PERON PEARSE, HARRY CLARK, ELI LIEFTING) 26 22 17 8 73 26 47 18

    Marinepool (HEINRICH BAYERN, TOM MARTIN, ANDY MARTIN) 16 16 16 18 66 18 48 19

    Lumix (KATIE LOVE, CHAD FREITAS, MATT DOYLE) 23 24 18 10 75 24 51 20

    Ilve (JONO WHITTY, PEDRO VOZONE, MUSTAFA INGHAM) 15 21 26 16 78 26 52 21

    Brisbane18Footer (DAVID HAYTER, ALEX WATSON, ELLIOTT MAHAR) 24 19 20 14 77 24 53 22

    Black Dog (JARROD SIMPSON, CAM MCDONALD, NICK MURRAY) 22 18 22 13 75 22 53 23

    Dal Zotto (JACK SPRAGUE, TIM NARBOROUGH, JOSH FELDMAN) 18 23 21 19 81 23 58 24

    Quality Marine Clothing (YVETTE HERITAGE, MARK MUIRHEAD, DANIEL McLACHLAN) 19 20 23 23 85 23 62 25
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