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18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship - Race 9

by Frank Quealey 10 Mar 07:01 GMT 1-10 March 2019

New Zealand's Honda Marine 18ft Skiff team of David McDiarmid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins became the Winning Group 2019 JJ Giltinan champions today, when they successfully defended the title they won last year on Sydney Harbour.

Honda Marine completed the regatta with an incredible score of 13 points, which was made up of five wins, two second placings, and one fourth placing.

After a last race battle, second placing overall in the championship, finally went to Winning Group (John Winning Jr., Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton) on 26.6, followed by Smeg (Michael Coxon, Ricky Bridge, Mike McKensey) on 30.

Fourth place in the championship went to ASCC (Josh Porebski, Jack Simpson, Dave Hazard) with a total of 33 points, followed by Asko Appliances (James Dorron, Harry Bethwaite, Trent Barnabas) on 39, and Finport Finance (Keagan York, Matt Stenta, Charlie Gundy) on 57 points.

Not content to sit on the fact that the championship had already been decided yesterday, Honda Marine came from behind ASCC over the final lap of the course to win the last race of the championship on Sydney Harbour today.

ASCC led from midway down the first spinnaker leg and looked a likely race winner, but the incredible Honda Marine team finished too strongly to take out the race by 33s from ASCC.

Finport Finance finished in third place, a further 1m46s behind ASCC, followed by Winning Group, Smeg and Bing Lee (Micah Lee).

Honda Marine led Finport Finance by 12s at the top mark, followed by ASCC, Noakesailing (Sean Langman), Bing Lee, Winning Group, Asko Appliances, The Kitchen Maker-Caesarstone (Jordan Girdis), Yandoo (John Winning) and Smeg.

ASCC then dominated the downwind leg to the south end of Shark Island, then the run to the bottom mark off Clark Island.

Honda Marine was still ahead of Finport Finance, with Winning Group fourth, followed by Smeg, Noakesailing, and Bing Lee.

Over the second lap of the course, the two New Zealand teams continued to lead the fleet as ASCC led clearly from Honda Marine, while Finport Finance, Winning Group and Smeg were close together and battling to become the second and third teams on the podium.

It was on the final windward leg when Honda Marine made their challenge to ASCC and the two great teams turned for home with just two boat length between them.

Overall Results:

2Winning Group (JOHN WINNING Jr / SEVE JARVIN / SAM NEWTON)33426334426
6Finport Finance (KEAGAN YORK / MATT STENTA / CHARLIE GUNDY)98511108233357
10The Oak Double Bay / 4 Pines (ARON EVERETT / COURTNEY MAHAR / HARRY HALL)13711981316121386
11Noakesailing (SEAN LANGMAN / ED POWYS / NATHAN EDWARDS)17119114141320988 (JORDAN GIRDIS / TOM QUIGLEY / LACHLAN DOYLE)101415175417221193
14Vintec (KIRK MITCHELL / DANIEL BARNETT / TIM WESTWOOD)141710691815111597
15Maersk Line (PERON PEARSE / HARRY CLARK / ELI LIEFTING)262217822761514111
16Rag & Famish Hotel (BRYCE EDWARDS / JACOB BROOM / RORY COX)12131920169102612111
17Birkenhead Point Marina (TOM ANDERSON / NICK DALY / JOHN WALTON)6122626141614922119
18RMarine Pittwater (SIMON NEARN / ALEX GOUGH / BRANDON BUYNIK)2051422212019816123
19Marinepool (HEINRICH BAYERN / TOM MARTIN / ANDY MARTIN)16161618232351721132
20Ilve (JONO WHITTY / PEDRO VOZONE / MUSTAFA INGHAM)152126161210252117137
21Black Dog (JARROD SIMPSON / CAM MCDONALD / NICK MURRAY)221822131922121618140
22Lumix (KATIE LOVE / CHAD FREITAS / MATT DOYLE)232418101519242323155
23Brisbane18Footer (DAVID HAYTER / ALEX WATSON / ELLIOTT MAHAR)241920142625111826157
24Dal Zotto (JACK SPRAGUE / TIM NARBOROUGH / JOSH FELDMAN)182321192624181919161
25Quality Marine Clothing (YVETTE HERITAGE / MARK MUIRHEAD / DANIEL McLACHLAN)192023232021192424169

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