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Mark Foy

The birth of 18ft Skiff Racing as we know it today occurred on Sydney Harbour on 26 January 1892. The father was Mark Foy.

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James Joseph Giltinan, another entrepeneurial Sydney businessman, created a new 18ft skiff club following the banning Aberdare.

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25 May, 2016  Friedrich Renner
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Registration for the 18 Footer Championships in Torbole

Be part of the game : http://circolovelatorbole.com/it/regate/2016/
19 May, 2016  Friedrich Renner
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Euro Link wins Italian Grand Prix 2016 on Lake Garda

Germany's Friedrich Renner and his Eurolink team took out the Italian 18ft Skiff Grand Prix on Lake Garda, Campione. Great sailing conditions as usual on lake garda and six races sailed......
17 May, 2016  Friedrich Renner
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Results of Euro Grand Prix Circuit in Diessen

 The first event of the European Grand Prix Series in Diessen In shifty lightwind conditions the German Team Magic Marine was hard to beat ! Results : Diessner-Segel-Club e.V.Christian Fries Gedächtnis Preis 2016...
21 Feb, 2016  Editor
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Race 7 - 2016 JJ GILTINAN 18ft SKIFF CHAMPIONSHIP

2016 JJ GILTINAN 18ft SKIFF CHAMPIONSHIP Championship sponsored by appliancesonline.com.au Today’s race sponsored by The Kitchen Maker Sunday, 21 February, 2016 Sydney Harbour The Smeg team of Lee Knapton, Ricky Bridge and Mike McKensey are...
20 Feb, 2016  Editor
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Race 6 - 2016 JJ GILTINAN 18ft SKIFF CHAMPIONSHIP

2016 JJ GILTINAN 18ft SKIFF CHAMPIONSHIP Championship sponsored by appliancesonline.com.au Today’s race sponsored by Boards & Benchtops Sailed for the ‘Big Kite’ Memorial Trophy Saturday, 20 February, 2016 Sydney Harbour New Zealand’s Yamaha became the fifth...

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25 May, 2016 Friedrich Renner 2

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Euro Link wins Italian Grand Prix 2016 on Lake Garda

19 May, 2016 Friedrich Renner 18

Germany's Friedrich Renner and his Eurolink team took out the Italian 18ft Skiff Grand Prix on Lake Garda, Campione.

Great sailing conditions as usual on lake garda and six races sailed...

Going into the final day, there were still two teams in winning contention for the Grand Prix. 

EuroLink ( Friedrich, "Big Tom"and "Latzi")  leading the fleet with 6 points out of 6 races (1 discard) followed by " Be light"  (Miklos Ujhelyi-Gaspar-Hungary) (11pt) on Original Chia (13 pt), skippered by Flemming Clausen from Denmark.

So only one of the three last races had to be finished in front of the hungarians on the final day. Eurolink finished two races disappointing second due to individual recall and another bad start behind Be Light and Miklos won the first two races of this day. So the decision was delayed until the last windward mark of the last race. The hungarians struggled hoisting the kite so there was the chance for the Germans -  they passed and won the last race and the series.

Magic Marine (Norbert Peter) and Chameleon (Graham Bridle) decided to use the No. 2 rig, despite asthonishing speed there wasn´t a chance in these conditions.

Daniel Ruf (GER42) joined the fleet as new team and competed in the Grand Prix for the first time and performed well.  They will gain a lot of experience from the competition and wil

add to the strength of the European fleet in 2016.

 

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Results of Euro Grand Prix Circuit in Diessen

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 The first event of the European Grand Prix Series in Diessen

In shifty lightwind conditions the German Team Magic Marine was hard to beat !

Results :

Diessner-Segel-Club e.V.
Christian Fries Gedächtnis Preis 2016 - 18ft

1 GER-33 Norbert Peter/Finn Mrugalla/Frithjof Schwerdt 1 1 1 3 1 (5) (6) 2 9,00
2 HUN-18 Ujhelyi-Gaspar Miklos/Nemeth Botond/Szepfy Zsombor (4) (3) 2 1 3 1 3 1 11,00
3 GER-5 Heinrich von Bayern/Christian Porsche/Paul Wiebel 3 (7) 3 2 (6) 3 1 3 15,00
4 GER-6 Stefan Ritsche/Dominik Entzminger/Holger Höfle 2 2 (7) (7) 4 7 2 7 24,00
5 GBR-91 Graham Bridle/Eddie Bridle/Scott Bonner 5 4 5 5 2 (6) (8) 5 26,00
6 DEN-1 Flemming Clausen/Thomas Ebler/Søren Clausen (7) 6 4 4 7 (DNF) 4 4 29,00
7 GER-22 Friedl Renner/Christian Meissner/Thomas Eggersdorfer 6 5 6 (8) 5 4 (7) 6 32,00
8 GBR-118 Tom Hill/Mark Kudlinski/Micheal Andrew (8) (8) 8 6 8 2 5 8 37,00
9 GER-42 Daniel Ruf/Simon Diesch/Christian Ritzler (DNF) (DNF) DNC RET DNF DNC DNC DNF 60,00

 

Race 7 - 2016 JJ GILTINAN 18ft SKIFF CHAMPIONSHIP

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2016 JJ GILTINAN 18ft SKIFF CHAMPIONSHIP

Championship sponsored by appliancesonline.com.au

Today’s race sponsored by The Kitchen Maker

Sunday, 21 February, 2016

Sydney Harbour

The Smeg team of Lee Knapton, Ricky Bridge and Mike McKensey are the world’s top 18ft Skiff team following the team’s victory appliancesonline.com.au-sponsored 2016 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Champions, which concluded on Sydney Harbour today.

Smeg finished the championship with a total of 18 points to take the title by just one point from New Zealand’s Yamaha (David Mc Diarmid, Matthew Steven, Bradley Collins).

Third place went to appliancesonline.com.au (David Witt, Tom Clout, Tom Anderson) on 24 ahead of defending champion Gotta Love It 7 (Seve Jarvin, John Winning Jr., Nick Catley), on countback, after also finishing on 24 points.

Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon, Trent Barnabas, Dave O’Connor) was fifth on 25 points and Peroni (Nick Daly, John Walton, Steve Thomas) sixth on 47

Today’s race began in a 7knot Easterly breeze with interest centered on the battle between Smeg and appliancesonline.com.au, the only two teams possible of becoming the champions.

Appliancesonline is a noted heavy weather team and the day’s conditions were heavily in favour of the Smeg team, which had a handy discard up the sleeve for the tricky wind.

From the outset Yamaha’s boat speed was unmatched by the opposition and the team’s crew work was faultless as it approached the first windward mark in Rose Bay.

With a 35s lead over Alcatel One Touch (Stephen Quigley), and a one minute break over third placed Thurlow Fisher Lawyers, Yamaha was in a commanding position as the fleet made its way to the wing mark off Clarke Island.

Gotta Love It 7 had been in fourth place at the windward mark but lost all hope when forced to sail up into the lee of Shark Island.

Triple M (John Sweeny) and Asko Appliances were next followed by the bulk of the fleet.

In a light, unpredictable wind over the lengthy course, the leading group maintained the advantage with Yamaha taking line honours by 1m21s from Peroni, with Thurlow Fisher Lawyers, just 2s back in third place.

Alcatel One Touch finished fourth, with Triple M fifth and Asko Appliances (Marcus Ashley-Jones) in sixth place.

Compassmarkets.com (Keagan York) came from well back early to finish seventh.

Today’s Result Sheet, Final Championship Pointscore and images from today’s race are attached.

To watch an interview with the winning Smeg crew, head to the club’s Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/18footers/

Next Sunday the Australian 18 Footers League will continue its club racing program when it stages the annual Queen of the Harbour Race.

In this race each skiff carries an additional crew, who MUST be a female.  It’s always a great race, as well as a lot of fun for the ladies.

For all the latest 18ft Skiff news go to www.18footers.com.

www.18footers.com.au/sailing

Frank Quealey

Australian 18 Footers League

www.18footers.com

 

Race 6 - 2016 JJ GILTINAN 18ft SKIFF CHAMPIONSHIP

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2016 JJ GILTINAN 18ft SKIFF CHAMPIONSHIP

Championship sponsored by appliancesonline.com.au

Today’s race sponsored by Boards & Benchtops

Sailed for the ‘Big Kite’ Memorial Trophy

Saturday, 20 February, 2016

Sydney Harbour

New Zealand’s Yamaha became the fifth different winner from the six races sailed so far in the 2016 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, when David McDiarmid, Matthew Steven and Bradley Collins scored a come from behind win on Sydney Harbour today.

The kiwi team have shown glimpses of their quality throughout the regatta but it wasn’t until today that the potential was realised and the team recorded a 34s win over the early race leader Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon, Trent Barnabas, Dave O’Connor).

The young Noakes Youth team (Ash Rooklyn, Daniel Nixon, Rhys Mara) produced another top performance to score their second consecutive podium finish when the team finished third, 52s behind Thurlow Fisher.

Another New Zealand team, AON, skippered by Will Tiller finished fourth, ahead of championship leader Smeg, skippered by Lee Knapton, and Gotta Love It 7, skippered by defending champion Seve Jarvin.

As we go into the final race of the championship tomorrow, only two teams can win the 2016 title.

Smeg leads, after discards, on 13 points, followed by appliancesonline.com.au (David Witt) on 15 points.

Third placed, after discards, is Gotta Love It 7 on 18 points, along with Yamaha, also on 18 points., then Thurlow Fisher Lawyers on 22 points.

Noakes Youth has now moved up into sixth place with a total of 38 points.

Appliancesonline.com.au is the only team capable of taking the lead away from Smeg, but must finish no worse than third tomorrow and beat Smeg by two placings in the race.

Today’s race was sailed in a dying Southerly breeze, which was predominantly South-East, and all teams suffered when they were all rigged with their #2 sails.

Thurlow Fisher Lawyers brilliantly won the start and grabbed the lead from Gotta Love It 7 at the Clarke Island mark after a short windward leg.

The two leaders, and later Noakes Youth, were the only teams able to carry their spinnakers past Bradleys Head and into Taylor Bay, which enabled them to establish a good break over most of the fleet.

With so much SE direction in the wind, a full spinnaker run was an impossibility and there was mainly two-sail reaching on the run to Obelisk.

The windward ‘work’ back to the Rose Bay mark was little better as the fleet made the mark in one long leg.

Thurlow Fisher Lawyers held a 45s advantage over Gotta Love It 7 at Rose Bay, with AON in third place, ahead of Yamaha, Noakes Youth, Knight Frank (Riley Dean) and Smeg, which was more than two minutes behind the leader.

Noakesailing (Sean Langman), Peroni (Nick Daly). Ilve (Oliver Hartas) and appliancesonline.com.au were behind Smeg.

Thurlow Fisher Lawyers continued to hold the lead over the next four legs of the course until the fleet was back at the Rose Bay mark and only one downwind and one windward leg were left to sail.

As Thurlow Fisher Lawyers set their spinnaker for the run back to the bottom mark they were hampered by a large cruise boat and were forced to gybe away.

This put them off the normal line and into more traffic and the speedy Yamaha proved to be too much to contain as the kiwi team grabbed the lead and headed for home.

Not a race with a lot of speed or actions but a critical ‘race of points’ amongst the leading group as they battled to stay in contention for the title.

This exciting championship will now go down to the wire tomorrow.

Today’s Result Sheet, Progress Pointscore and images from today’s race are attached.

Race 7 (last race of the championship) will be sailed tomorrow (21 February).  Race start time 3pm.

The club’s regular spectator fery will follow both races, leaving Double Bay Public Wharf, alongside the clubhouse 30 mins before the scheduled start time.

THERE WILL BE TWO SPECTATOR FERRIES FOLLOWING THE RACE.

Anyone planning to follow the race on the spectator ferry should make sure they don’t leave it too late to buy their ticket.

For all the latest 18ft Skiff news go to www.18footers.com.

There is Livestream race coverage of every race on www.18footers.com.au/sailing

Frank Quealey

Australian 18 Footers League

www.18footers.com

 

 

 

 

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