18ft Skiffs: NSW Championship

NSW Championship, Race 5
Race Sponsor: Fisher & Paykel
Sunday, 22 January, 2023
Sydney Harbour

The Andoo team of John Winning Jr, Seve Jarvin and Sam Newton officially became the 2022-23 NSW 18ft Skiff champions after today’s final race of the championship was cancelled due to zero wind on Sydney Harbour.

Andoo had the series wrapped up after last week’s race following the team’s two wins, one second and one third placing for a total of seven points.

With no discard permitted in a four-race championship, Smeg (Michael Coxon, Ricky Bridge and Tom Anderson) finished as runner-up, on 16 points, just one ahead of Yandoo (John Winning, Fang Warren and Josh Porebski) on 17.

Shaw and Partners Financial Services (Jim Colley) was fourth on 25, followed by Lazarus (Marcus Ashley-Jones) and Birkenhead Point Marina (Kirk Mitchell).

All teams will now prepare for the Australian Championship, which will be sailed next week on Sydney Harbour

The Australian 18ft Skiff Championship race dates:
Friday, January 27 – Races 1 & 2 (there will be NO ferry)
Saturday, January 28 – Races 3 & 4 (there WILL be a ferry)
Sunday, January 29 – Races 5 & 6 (there WILL be a ferry)

Spectators can follow the action on board the club’s spectator ferry on Saturday and Sunday, as they have done for the past 87 years, which leaves Double Bay Wharf alongside the clubhouse at 2pm.

Booking online through the club’s website www.18footers.com is essential, http://18footers.com/18-footer-racing/spectator-ferry/

For anyone who can’t make it out onto the water, the League’s live broadcast team will be out on Sydney Harbour to capture all the action. Live streaming is available at www.18footers.com by clicking on the ’18 Footers TV’ link.

For all the club’s racing and up-to-date news:
Club Website www.18footers.com
Twitter @18skiff
Instagram @18skiff
Facebook International 18ft Skiff

For anyone who wants to take a look at Sail Media’s action videos from the 2021-22 season, including the 2022 JJ Giltinan Championship, go to www.18footers.com and click on the ’18 Footers TV’ link.

Frank Quealey
Australian 18 Footers League Ltd.

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