Sunday, January 26, 2014

Finding Their Mojo Again On Australia Day - 18ft Skiffs - Sydney Harbour

18ft Skiffs, Australian Championship, Race 3
Sunday, 26 January 2014, Sydney Harbour

The Mojo Wine 18ft Skiff team returned to form after a disappointing race last Sunday to take out Race 3 of the Australian Championship on Sydney Harbour today.
Photo: Frank Quealey/18 Foot Skiff League
Chris Nicholson, Mike McKensey and Ricky Bridge finished one minute and two seconds ahead of Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon, Dave O’Connor and Trent Barnabas), with Coopers 62-Rag & Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney, Mark Kennedy and Peter Harris) just six seconds further back in third place.
Photo: Frank Quealey/18 Foot Skiff League
Early leader in today’s race, Asko Appliances (Marcus Ashley-Jones) finished fourth, ahead of Lumix (Jonathan Whitty) and Fishewr & Paykel (Grant Rollerson).
Smeg's broken foredeck Photo: Frank Quealey/18 Foot Skiff League
With two more races still to be sailed in the championship, Thurlow Fisher Lawyers leads on 7 points, followed by Asko Appliances on 12, Coopers 62-Rag & Famish Hotel 14, Lumix 16, Mojo Wine 17 and on 22.
Smeg's broken spinnaker pole Photo: Frank Quealey/18 Foot Skiff League
Today’s race was sailed, as part of the Australia Day Regatta, over a three-laps windward-return course in a 6-8 knot SE breeze.In such conditions you would expect few problems yet two of the highly fancied skiffs were out at the start.
Sam Newton with the broken boom Photo: Frank Quealey/18 Foot Skiff League
Defending champion Seve Jarvin’s Gotta Love It 7 was forced out in the lead up to the start with a broken boom. Smeg (Nick Press) was another casualty after being hit by two other competitors at the start.

Frank Quealey

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