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18ft Skiff 2022 JJ Giltinan Championship - Race 9

by Frank Quealey 13 Mar 07:50 GMT 5-13 March 2022

Today's race sponsor: The Kitchen Maker

The Andoo team of Seve Jarvin, Matt Stenta and Sam Newton officially became the 2022 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff champion, although it was in an unbeatable position before going into today's final race of the championship on Sydney Harbour.

Andoo's victory gave Seve Jarvin his ninth win, eight as a skipper, in the world's most valued 18ft skiff championship and bowman Sam Newton his seventh. For sheet hand Matt Stenta, who joined the team this season, it was his first in the 18s. after winning the Australian 16 footer championship two years ago.

It was a remarkable performance by the talented trio who dominated the championship with five consecutive victories in the first five races completed in the regatta. The team's only losses, when runner-up to Noakesailing and Finport Finance, in the two races held last Friday assured it of the title before going into today's final race of the championship.

The performance was so dominant that the team also took out the handicap section of the championship.

The final overall points had Andoo on nine points, followed by Tech2 Jack Macartney, Charlie Wyattand Lewis Brake) on 24 points, Rag & Famish Hotel (Harry Price, Josh McKnight and Harry Hall) on 37, Noakesailing (Sean Langman) on 45, Lazarus Capital Partners (Marcus Ashley-Jones) on 55.4 and defending champion Smeg (Michael Coxon) on 59

In today's race, which was sailed in a very light SE breeze, the Andoo team once again proved their class with another brilliant performance to defeat a fast-finishing Rag & Famish Hotel by 2m53s, with Noakesailing (Sean Langman, Ed Powys and Josh Porebski) a further 8s back in third place.

Smeg finished fourth, ahead of Tech2 (Jack Macartney) with Western Australia's Black Swan (Luke Parkinson) in sixth place.

Andoo's team chose to sail to the east of Shark Island on the first beat to the top mark while most of the fleet went to the west and when both groups met near the mark Andoo's move proved the winner as the skiff held a 20s lead over arch-rival Tech2.

Smeg was in third place followed by Noakes Youth (Tom Cunich), Queensland's C-Tech (Dave Hayter), Rag & Famish Hotel, Noakesailing, The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines (Aron Everett), Shaw & Partners Financial Services (Steve Thomas) and Ilve (Jono Whitty).

Most of the fleet elected to sail east of Shark Island on the spinnaker run back to the bottom mark while the young Noakes Youth team went to the west and actually joined Andoo in the lead as the pair rounded the twin marker buoys.

On the following beat to the top mark in Rose Bay, Andoo went far left while Noakes Youth and Tech2 again went to the west of Shark Island.

This time there was no doubt about the lead as the 2022 champions had raced away from the rest of the fleet, with a big lead over Noakes Youth and Tech2 as spinnakers were set for the run to the finish.

In a fickle breeze, Noakes Youth and Tech2 were caught out as the teams on the left hand side of the course came home with better breeze, relegating Tech2 and Noakes Youth back to fifth and seventh places respectively.

Overall Results:

1Andoo (Seve Jarvin, Matt Stenta, Sam Newton)1111122119
2Tech2 (Jack Macartney, Charlie Wyatt, Lewis Brake)22234452524
3Rag & Famish Hotel (Harry Price, Josh McKnight, Harry Hall)453115747237
4Noakesailing (Sean Langman, Ed Powys, Josh Porebski)2431549173345
5Lazarus Capital Partners (Marcus Ashley Jones, Jeronimo Harrison, Cam Gundy)10677.77.73105955.4
6Smeg (Michael Coxon, Ricky Bridge, Zac Barnabas)31214681268459
7Black Swan Luke Parkinson, Grant Rollerson, Luke Payne)131011929911667
8Fisher & Paykel (Jordan Girdis, Sam Monkhouse, Nathan Edwards )1684151053161374
9Balmain Slake (Henry Larkings, Max Paul, Flynn Twomey)515102111018151280
10Yandoo (John Winning Snr, Fang Warren, Mike Kennedy)7115143222391081
11Black Knight (Heinrich Van Bayern, Thomas Martin, Andy Martin)151782678810.710.784.4
12The Oak Double Bay / 4 Pines (Aron Everett, John Cooley, Charlie Gundy)114132661414121185
13Finport Finance (Keagan York, Bryce Edwards, Phill Marshall)14261271221141889
14Shaw & Partners Financial Services (Steve Thomas, Lindsay Stead, Locky Pryor)9726121961261990
15Noakes Youth (Tom Cunich, Fynn Sprott, Harry Smith)189913201320137102
16live (Jono Whitty, Cam McDonald, John Walton)1226265181113178110
17C‑Tech QLD (David Hayter, Ben Roxburgh, Elliot Mahar)17136171715111516110
18Birkenhead Point Marina (Tim Westwood, Will Dargaville, Alex Chittenden)61922101324161423123
19Noakes Blue (Yvette Heritage, Tom Clout, James Turner)20212681618211914137
20Burrawang‑Young Henrys (Simon Nearn, Rory Cox, Brandon Buyink)81417181523222621138
2118 Footers Bar and Restaurant (Pedro Vozone, Cam Walker, Paddy Bannon)211822161419171822145
22The Kitchen Maker/ Ceasarstone (Lachlan Steel, Jerome Watts, Matt Doyle)192016222317152124153
23Appliances Online (Alex Marinelli, Darcy McCraken, Tyler Creevey)221626202616192615160
24Lazarus Development (Hugo Stoner, Hugo Leeming, Alex Watson)262222212220242217170
25DENMARK Team (Jesper Brondum, Uffe Anderson, Jesper Brondum)232622262125252020182

Race 9 Results:

PosBoat NameFinishElapsedHandicapCorrectedCorrected Pos
1Andoo (Seve Jarvin / Matt Stenta / Sam Newton)16:39:2400:38:24000:38:244
2Rag & Famish Hotel (Harry Price / Josh McKnight / Harry Hall)16:42:1700:41:17200:39:177
3Noakesailing (Sean Langman / Ed Powys / Josh Porebski)16:42:2500:41:25100:40:2510
4Smeg (Michael Coxon / Ricky Bridge / Zac Barnabas)16:42:3800:41:38200:39:389
5Tech2 (Jack Macartney / Charlie Wyatt / Lewis Brake)16:42:5100:41:51100:40:5113
6Black Swan ( Luke Parkinson / Grant Rollerson / Luke Payne)16:42:5900:41:59300:38:596
7Noakes Youth (Tom Cunich / Fynn Sprott / Harry Smith)16:43:0900:42:09500:37:091
8Ilve (Jono Whitty / Cam McDonald / John Walton)16:45:2700:44:27400:40:2711
9Lazarus Capital Partners (Marcus Ashley Jones / Jeronimo Harrison / Cam Gundy)16:46:0500:45:05200:43:0520
10Yandoo (John Winning Snr / Fang Warren / Mike Kennedy)16:46:0900:45:09200:43:0923
11The Oak Double Bay / 4 Pines (Aron Everett / John Cooley / Charlie Gundy)16:46:2100:45:21200:43:2124
12Balmain Slake (Henry Larkings / Max Paul / Flynn Twomey)16:46:2400:45:24300:42:2417
13Fisher & Paykel (Jordan Girdis / Sam Monkhouse / Nathan Edwards )16:46:2700:45:27300:42:2718
14Noakes Blue (Yvette Heritage / Tom Clout / James Turner)16:46:3800:45:38500:40:3812
15Appliances Online (Alex Marinelli / Darcy McCraken / Tyler Creevey)16:46:4600:45:46700:38:465
16C‑Tech QLD (David Hayter / Ben Roxburgh / Elliot Mahar)16:46:4700:45:47400:41:4715
17Lazarus Development (Hugo Stoner / Hugo Leeming / Alex Watson)16:46:5700:45:57800:37:572
18Finport Finance (Keagan York / Bryce Edwards / Phill Marshall)16:47:0500:46:05300:43:0520
19Shaw & Partners Financial Services (Steve Thomas / Lindsay Stead / Locky Pryor)16:47:0600:46:06300:43:0622
20DENMARK Team (Jesper Brondum / Uffe Anderson / Jesper Brondum)16:47:1100:46:11800:38:113
21Burrawang‑Young Henrys (Simon Nearn / Rory Cox / Brandon Buyink)16:47:1200:46:12400:42:1216
2218 Footers Bar and Restaurant (Pedro Vozone / Cam Walker / Paddy Bannon)16:47:3000:46:30700:39:308
23Birkenhead Point Marina (Tim Westwood / Will Dargaville / Alex Chittenden)16:48:0200:47:02600:41:0214
24The Kitchen Maker/ Ceasarstone (Lachlan Steel / Jerome Watts / Matt Doyle)16:49:4000:48:40600:42:4019
DNCBlack Knight (Heinrich Van Bayern / Thomas Martin / Andy Martin)     

The traditional 'Queen of the Harbour' race next Sunday is the final race of the League's 2021-22 season.

Spectators can follow the racing on board the spectator ferry. Booking online through the club's website is essential.

For those unable to make it out onto the water, Sail Media’s live-as-it-happens broadcast team will be on Sydney Harbour to capture all the action.

Live streaming is available at by clicking on the '18 Footers TV' link.

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