JJ Giltinan 18ft skiff Championship: Race 3 abandoned

The Race Committee for the 2022 JJ Giltinan 18ft skiff Championship were forced to abandon Race 3 due to the gale force conditions being experienced on Sydney Harbour today.

Capsized boat with spectator boat in the background and RIBS surrounding it.
Gusts reached 35 knots. Pic – 18ft skiffs

One of the committee said that when the team were setting the start line they believed conditions were sailable but later the southerly winds were averaging 28 knots, with gusts up to 35 knots.

A decision will now have to be made regarding the upcoming race dates in the championship.

Skiff sailing upwind in foggy and windy conditions.
Racing resumes tomorrow. Pic – 18ft skiffs

The 2022 JJ Giltinan Championship race dates are:

March                                   9                          Races 5 & 6, A.J. Reynolds Trophy 

March                                 10                          Race 7, Bill Miller Memorial Trophy 

March                                 12                          Race 8, Big Kite Memorial Trophy 

March                                 13                          Race 9 

Spectators can follow the racing on board the spectator ferry.  Booking online through the club’s website www.18footers.com is essential.  

http://www.18footers.com.au/18-footers-sailing/spectator-ferry/  

For those unable to make it out onto the water, Sail Media’s live-as-it-happens broadcast team will be on Sydney Harbour to capture all the action.    

Live streaming is available at www.18footers.com by clicking on the ’18 Footers TV’ link.  

Follow all the club’s racing throughout the 2021-2022 Racing Season:  

Club Website     www.18footers.com  

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By Frank Quealey/Australian 18 Footers League Ltd.

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