Saturday, February 23, 2013

No Racing In JJ Giltinan Championship - Sydney Harbour

All sailing on Sydney Harbour was cancelled today and officials of the Australian 18 Footers League left their decision for as long as possible before deciding whether or not to race.
Photo: Frank Quealey
With Race Six of the Winning Group 2013 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship holding so much importance they were keen to make it happen. Despite the terrible conditions in Sydney, spectators were lining up at the club and having their names recorded for the spectator ferry just in case the race was going ahead.
Photo: Frank Quealey
Race officer Garry Linacre and his team were on the water and monitoring conditions as winds gusted to more than 30 knots. Crews were put on standby and it was decided that additional time would be given to try and achieve a start.
Photo: Frank Quealey
When conditions hadn’t improved by 5:00pm, Linacre had no choice but to call the race off for today. Tomorrow’s race is the final and deciding race of the championship and will start at 3:00pm.

Frank Quealey

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