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Show news 18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour 2019
Corinne Feldman crowned in traditional Sydney skiff season closer
Posted on 17 Mar
Buckland and McDiarmid reflect on JJ Giltinans
Seven times winner of the JJ's Andrew Buckland and Honda's David McDiarmid reflect on Kiwi dominance
Posted on 13 Mar
Honda Marine go back to back with a race to spare
Successful JJ Giltinan defence capped off with a win in the final race
Posted on 12 Mar
18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship race 9
Honda Marine became the Winning Group 2019 JJ Giltinan champions
Posted on 10 Mar
18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship race 8
A brilliant performance by ASCC team
Posted on 9 Mar
JJ Giltinan proving to be a regatta for the ages
In Sydney, New Zealand's defence of the JJ Giltinan Championship is progressing well
Posted on 8 Mar
18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship races 6 & 7
ASCC and Honda Marine share the honours
Posted on 7 Mar
JJ Giltinan: C-Tech flies on Day 3
"We've never felt like that before. The boat just took off," Matt Coutts - C-Tech
Posted on 6 Mar
18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship race 5
Wacky evening race after a long delay waiting for the wind
Posted on 6 Mar
18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship races 3 & 4
Smeg team move clear into second place after strong performance today
Posted on 5 Mar
18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship race 2
Another eventful day of racing on Sydney Harbour
Posted on 3 Mar
18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship race 1
Defending champions off to a strong start on Sydney Harbour
Posted on 2 Mar
18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Invitational Race
The Winning Group sponsors the championship
Posted on 1 Mar
Five nations to contest JJ Giltinan Championship
18ft Skiff action begins on Sydney Harbour 2nd March
Posted on 28 Feb
18ft Skiffs: A 'new' team of old mates
Setting their sights on the JJ Giltinan Championship
Posted on 25 Feb
18ft Skiff Club Championship overall
Asko Appliances team recover from capsize and take the trophy
Posted on 24 Feb
18ft Skiff Club Championship final this weekend
Can the Asko Appliances team add a 3rd title to their season record?
Posted on 22 Feb
23 years of 18ft Skiff Racing Sponsorship
The Rag & Famish Hotel has been a successful sponsor of the 18 Footers on Sydney Harbour
Posted on 20 Feb
18ft Skiff Australian Championship overall
A wonderful final day of action-packed racing on Sydney Harbour
Posted on 17 Feb
Birkenhead Point Marina, a new 18ft Skiff sponsor
The latest sponsor to join the Australian 18 Footers League
Posted on 16 Feb
New team challenges for Australian Championship
18ft Skiff Australian Championship finals on Sunday
Posted on 15 Feb
Historical 18ft Australian Championship in Sydney
Irishman Harold Cudmore made his annual pilgrimage down-under to defend the title
Posted on 13 Feb
18ft Skiff Australian Championship day 4
The Kitchen Maker-Caesarstone and Bing Lee teams share the spoils
Posted on 10 Feb
Australian Wooden Boat Festival at River Derwent
The huge event continues over the Royal Hobart Regatta long weekend
Posted on 8 Feb
Katie Love, living an 18ft Skiff dream
Spending the Australian summer as skipper of the Panasonic Lumix-sponsored boat
Posted on 8 Feb
18ft Skiff Australian Championship day 3
Smeg held the lead for most of the race
Posted on 3 Feb
Australian 18ft Skiff Championship wide open
Going into the halfway point of the series on Sydney Harbour
Posted on 1 Feb
18ft Skiff Australian Championship day 2
25 knot Southerlies provide excellent conditions
Posted on 27 Jan
18ft Skiff Australian Championship day 1
The Winning Group team take the honours on a light wind day
Posted on 20 Jan
18ft Skiff NSW Championship overall
Asko Appliances team prove too consistent
Posted on 13 Jan
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Appliancesonline.com.au finished strongly to take second place in the 18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour
© Frank Quealey
The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines and Quality Marine Clothing battle soon after the start during the 18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour
© Frank Quealey
Vintec led the fleet over the first lap of the course during the 18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour
© Frank Quealey
Vintec and Smeg were well placed at the pin end of the start line during the 18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour
© Frank Quealey
Smeg had a hard battle from the back mark in the conditions during the 18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour
© Frank Quealey
Rag and Famish Hotel finished fifth in the 18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour
© Frank Quealey
Yandoo's smaller rig lost out to the bigger rigs of the leaders over the final lap of the course during the 18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour
© Frank Quealey
Asko Appliances and The Kitchen Maker-Caesarstone side by side to the bottom mark during the 18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour
© Frank Quealey
Club video team gets a close up look at the Quality Marine Clothing on the first spinnaker run during the 18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour
© Frank Quealey
Claire Kowaltzke takes the tiller of ILVE for the ride back to the clubhouse after the 18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour
© Frank Quealey
Dal Zotto on the way to victory in the 18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour
© Frank Quealey
Dal Zotto team with the 18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour, Corinne Feldman
© Frank Quealey
Ilve powers over the top of Smeg on the spinnaker run to the bottom mark during the 18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour
© Frank Quealey
Katie Love was joined in Panasonic Lumix by her female crew member, Lisette Witen during the 18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour
© Frank Quealey
Lara Quigley took control of The Kitchen Maket-Caesarstone after the race while regular skipper Jordan Girdis relaxes on the leeward wing during the 18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour
© Frank Quealey
R Marine Pittwater during the 18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour
© Frank Quealey
C-Tech leads Honda Marine in the heavy air Race 3 2019 JJ Giltinan Championship - March 2019
© Michael Chittenden
Honda Marine and ASCC were usually in the same patch of water, together, often with ASCC making the early running after skipper Josh Porebski put his 49er experience to good use on the start line - 2019 JJ Giltinan Championship, Sydney harbour, March 2019
© Michael Chittenden
Smeg (Michael Coxon) enjoying a fresh seabreeze - 2019 JJ Giltinan Championship, Sydney harbour, March 2019
© Michael Chittenden
C-Tech (Alex Vallings) contributed to the Kiwis eight wins from nine races, by winning the heavy air Race 3 - 2019 JJ Giltinan Championship, Sydney harbour, March 2019
© Michael Chittenden
Winning Group (John Winning Jnr) was the top Australian competitor at the 2019 JJ Giltinan Championships
© Michael Chittenden
Denial of a controversial redress claim arising from contact in this rainsquall in 2017 saw Yamaha NZ (David McDiarmid) miss winning the 2017 JJ Giltinan
© Michael Chittenden
`Having three guys who are keen, and all are mates is important` David McDiarmid - Honda Marine - 18ft skiffs, Sydney
© Michael Chittenden
ASCC did much of the leading in 2018 and 2019 JJ Giltinans, including having to get out the course map when leading in their first race in 2018 - 18ft skiffs, Sydney
© Michael Chittenden
The JJ's have been contested since 1938 - just before the start of WWII - 18ft skiffs, Sydney
© Michael Chittenden
Honda Marine win their first JJ Giltinan in 2018 - 18ft skiffs, Sydney
© Michael Chittenden
Noakes enjoys the big breeze earlier in the summer - 2018 - 18ft skiffs, Sydney
© Michael Chittenden
Breezes are more solid earlier in the Summer - 18ft skiffs, Sydney
© Michael Chittenden
Thurlow Fisher - 18ft skiffs, Sydney 2018
© Michael Chittenden
Finport Finance was one of the fastest in the JJ Giltinan 2019 - 18ft skiffs, Sydney
© Michael Chittenden