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NSW 18ft Skiff Championships: Thurlow Fisher snatches last minute win By Frank Quealey, , 6:42 PM Sun 1 Feb 2015
The Thurlow Fisher Lawyers team of Michael Coxon, Trent Barnabas and Dave O’Connor won one of the most amazing NSW 18ft Skiff Championships in the 120-year history of the sport following a brilliant finish in today’s last race of the series on Sydney Harbour. Story includes full video of the race. ...[more]

18ft Skiffs NSW Championship: Images from Race 4 By Michael Chittenden, Sydney , 10:05 PM Wed 28 Jan 2015
Sydney photographer, Michael Chittenden was on Sydney harbour last Sunday and captured these images from Race 4 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championships ...[more]

18ft Skiffs: Images from NSW Championships - Race 2 By Michael Chittenden, , 10:56 PM Tue 20 Jan 2015
Sydney photographer, Michael Chittenden, was on the water for Race 2 of the NSW 18fter Championships, sailed on Sydney harbour, and shot this gallery of images. ...[more]

18ft Skiffs: NSW Championship, Race one By Frank Quealey - Australian 18 Footers League, , 7:27 PM Sun 11 Jan 2015
18ft Skiffs, NSW Championship 2015, Race one, Sydney Harbour - Following a three-week layoff over Christmas-New Year, the Australian 18 Footers League’s 18ft Skiff fleet returned to Sydney Harbour today to contest Race 1 of the NSW Championship. Conditions were far from perfect for the 15 teams with a variable south wind the order of the day. ...[more]

18ft Skiffs: Rooklyn scores win in Syd. Barnett Jr. Memorial Trophy By Frank Quealey - Australian 18 Footers League, , 7:14 PM Sun 14 Dec 2014
Lumix grabbed the lead after rounding the first set of windward marks and was never in any real danger of defeat as the team sailed faultlessly around the North-East course. Appliancesonline.com.au was 33s behind the winner, in second place, with Compassmarkets.com (Keagan York, Greg Dixon, Matt Stenta) a further 1m25s back in third place. ...[more]

Australian 18 Footers League Club Championship - Stormy capsize By Frank Quealey, , 4:48 PM Fri 12 Dec 2014
Last Sunday, Michael Coxon’s Thurlow Fisher Lawyers team was leading the Australian 18 Footers League Club Championship race when gear failure on the second spinnaker run ultimately led to a spectacular capsize. ...[more]

18ft Skiffs: Club Championship: Bizzare racing in Yandoo Trophy By Frank Quealey, , 8:39 PM Sun 7 Dec 2014
18ft Skiffs: Club Championship, Race 4: Records will show that Mojo Wine defeated Coopers 62-Rag and Famish (Hugh Stodart, Peter Harris, Mark Kennedy) by 19s with Smeg (David Witt, Tom Clout, Matt Wark) a further 1m6s back in third place. What the official result and margins won’t show is that it was one of the most bizarre races for many years. ...[more]

18ft Skiffs: W.C. 'Trappy' Duncan Memorial Trophy By Frank Quealey - Australian 18 Footers League, , 7:47 PM Sun 30 Nov 2014
18ft Skiffs: The Smeg boys revelled 20+ knots north east wind to lead the fleet from the start and were untroubled to take the victory by a comfortable 1m14s from Coopers 62-Rag and Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney, Mark Kennedy, Stuart Wells). Mojo Wine, skippered by Australian 16 Footer champion Lee Knapton, and crewed by Ricky Bridge and Mike McKensey, was a further 1m16s back in third place. ...[more]

18ft Skiffs: Club Championship, Cordukes Clubhouse Trophy - Race three By Frank Quealey, , 8:05 PM Sun 23 Nov 2014
Usual skipper Seve Jarvin and for’ard hand Sam Newton were joined in the team by James Wierzbowski for today’s race and led from shortly after the to defeat defending champion Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon, Dave O’Connor, Dave Ewings) by 38s. Coopers 62-Rag and Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney, Mark Kennedy, Peter Harris) was a further 21s back in third place. ...[more]

Australian 18ft Skiffs: 40kt winds cancel race but Witt sails + Video By Frank Quealey, , 4:54 PM Sun 16 Nov 2014
Winds gusting to 40-knots forced Australian 18 Footers League officials to abandon today’s Chris Webb Memorial Trophy 18ft Skiff race on Sydney Harbour. Despite the conditions, the Smeg team of David Witt, Tom Clout and Matt Wark decided to show their heavy weather skill and took to the harbour alone. Here' the spectacular video of the day's rides ...[more]

18ft skiffs: More of Sunday's action from Sydney Harbour By Beth Morley, Sydney, Australia , 5:34 AM Wed 12 Nov 2014
Sydney photographer, Beth Morley from Sport Sailing Photography was on hand to capture the second race of the Australian 18 Footer League’s Club Championship, sailed on Sunday on Sydney Harbour. Gotta Luv 7 won the race. Applicances Online had a close call with the spectator ferry and had to gybe pretty quickly to avoid the ferry's bow ...[more]

18ft Skiffs: Club Champs, Race 2 - Team 7 wins Eric Bowen Memorial By Frank Quealey, , 7:19 PM Sun 9 Nov 2014
18ft Skiffs: Team Seven took the lead on the third leg of the South course and from that point were never headed before taking the victory by 48s from the early leader Coopers 62-Rag & Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney, Mark Kennedy, Peter Harris). After a long battle with Coopers-Rag, Smeg (David Witt, Tom Clout, Matt Wark) finished a further 19s back in third place. ...[more]

18ft Skiffs: Mick Scully Memorial Trophy 2014 By Frank Quealey, , 7:13 PM Sun 2 Nov 2014
18ft Skiffs: Mick Scully Memorial Trophy - Rig choice was split between the bigger #1 rigs and the smaller #2s, with the veteran John 'Woody' Winning electing to go small on Yandoo. With team members Andrew Hay and Jim Beck, Woody gave a brilliant all round performance to lead for almost the entire course before going on to a 1m57s win. ...[more]

18ft Skiffs: Club Championship - Race one By Frank Quealey, , 6:50 PM Sun 26 Oct 2014
18ft Skiffs: Club Championship - After all teams registered their new equipment, they took to the harbour in a South-East breeze, which gusted to more than 20-knots. Two of the top skiffs had major skipper changes. James Francis replaced Seve Jarvin on Gotta Love It 7 and Hugh Stodart replaced Michael Coxon on Thurlow Fisher Lawyers. ...[more]

Australian 18 Footers League’s Major A. Frizelle Trophy By Frank Quealey, , 10:56 PM Sun 19 Oct 2014
The brilliant conditions of last week’s opening race of the season were duplicated today when the Australian 18 Footers League’s Major A. Frizelle Trophy race was sailed in a 20–knot North East wind on Sydney Harbour. Current JJ Giltinan champion Gotta Love It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage showed why they are the world’s best team. ...[more]

Sydney 18fters: Great breeze for first event of the season By Frank Quealey, , 9:39 AM Mon 13 Oct 2014
18ft Skiff Racing was back on Sydney Harbour today when the Australian 18 Footers League staged the R. Watt Memorial Trophy 3-Buoys race as the opening event of its 2014-2015 Season. A perfect 18-knot North-East sea breeze prevailed, giving competitors some excellent rides and spectators great racing action to watch. ...[more]

2014-2015 Season of 18ft Skiff Racing begin next Sunday By Frank Quealey, , 2:58 PM Mon 6 Oct 2014
The 2014-2015 Season of 18ft Skiff Racing will begin next Sunday (12 October) when the Australian 18 Footers League stages a 3-Buoys club trophy race on Sydney Harbour. ...[more]

CNN Mainsail Down Under for the 75th JJ Giltinan Trophy - 18ft skiffs By CNN Mainsail, , 11:10 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014
Shirley Robertson and the CNN Mainsail team have been DownUnder and filed this video report on the 18ft skiffs, their history, characters and current sailors. Robertson, a double Olympic Gold Medalist, talks with several past and present 18ft skiff sailors, including iain Murray, John Winning, Seve Jarvin and 98 year old Billy Barnett. ...[more]

18ft Skiff Championship - CNN's 'Mainsail' reports from Sydney By Frank Quealey, , 3:32 PM Fri 4 Apr 2014
On the 75th Anniversary JJ Giltinan and Australian 18ft Skiff NationalsThis month on MainSail, CNN host and double Olympic gold medallist, Shirley Robertson, reports from Sydney. ...[more]

18ft Skiffs Queen of the Harbour Race – Winner decided By Frank Quealey, , 7:18 PM Sun 23 Mar 2014
18ft Skiffs Queen of the Harbour Race - Yandoo edged away from the rest of the fleet down the first spinnaker run and held a 30 seconds margin over Asko Appliances at the bottom mark. ...[more]

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