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NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour - Race 2

by Frank Quealey 4 Dec 2022 08:16 GMT 4 December 2022

The Andoo team of John Winning Jr., Seve Jarvin and Sam Newton extended its lead in the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship with another top class exhibition in the North East wind conditions which prevailed for Race 2 of the series on Sydney Harbour today.

After trailing the early race leader Yandoo (John Winning, Fang Warren and Josh Porebski) for the first lap of the course, the Andoo team grabbed the lead midway up the second windward leg of the course and were never headed again before finishing 1m48s ahead of Yandoo.

Third place went to Shaw and Partners Financial Services (Jim Colley, Max Paul and Tom Quigley), which finished a further 1m15s behind Yandoo.

Lazarus (Marcus Ashley-Jones) came back strongly after a slow start to finish in fourth place, ahead of Fisher & Paykel (Jordan Girdis), Smeg (Michael Coxon), Birkenhead Point Marina (Kirk Mitchell) and Rag & Famish Hotel (Harry Price).

Andoo heads the points table on 2 points, followed by Smeg and Yandoo both on 8 points, Fisher & Paykel on 9, Rag & Famish Hotel 13, and Birkenhead Point Marina on 14.

Shaw & Partners won the start and led early but lost the lead when the team elected to go to the RHS of the course while most of the fleet went to the left (along the northern shore).

Fisher & Paykel took over and led to Chowder Bay before Yandoo became the third leader, ahead of Andoo and Fisher & Paykel.

Yandoo was just 7s ahead of Andoo at the top mark and the pair put on a great battle on the spinnaker run to the wind mark off the southern end of Shark Island and the following run between Shark and Clark islands to the bottom mark at the end of the first lap.

Shaw & Partners was in third place at the start of the spinnaker run but fell back to fourth (behind Smeg) at the wing mark and fifth (behind Smeg and Rag & Famish Hotel) at the bottom mark.

The second windward leg produced three separate contests near the head of the fleet.

Andoo and Yandoo, which saw John Winning Jr., in Andoo, get the better of his father John Winning, Yandoo, raced with little between them for most of the leg before the Andoo team got the upper hand.

The race for third place at that stage was just as close with little separating Smeg and Rag & Famish Hotel. The race for fifth was even closer between Shaw & Partners, Fisher & Paykel and Lazarus.

Andoo extended her lead to 25s at the top mark on lap two, then to 45s on the following spinnaker run back to Clark Island and today's win has sent out an ominous warning to her opposition.

Former world champion skipper John Harris, filling in as a replacement for regular skipper Simon Nearn, led the Burrawang-Young Henrys team of Warren Sare and Brandon Buyink to victory in the Alice Burton Memorial Trophy, which was held in conjunction with the NSW Championship.

Yandoo leads the Season Pointscores with a total of 46 points, followed by Smeg on 52 poins and The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines (Alex Marinelli) and Birkenhead Point Marina equal third on 58 points.

Race 3 of the NSW Championship, and the Sid Barnett Jr. Memorial Trophy, will be sailed next Sunday (December 11).

Spectators can follow the action on board the club's spectator ferry, as they have done for the past 87 years, which leaves Double Bay Wharf alongside the clubhouse at 2pm.

Booking online through the club's website is essential,

For anyone who can't make it out onto the water, the League's live broadcast team will be out on Sydney Harbour to capture all the action. Live streaming is available at by clicking on the '18 Footers TV' link.

NSW 18ft Skiff Championship Results after Race 2:

Pos  TeamR1R2Pts
1Andoo (John Winning Jnr / Seve Jarvin / Sam Newton)112
2Yandoo (John Winning Snr / Fang Warren / Mike Kennedy)628
3Smeg (Michael Coxon / Ricky Bridge / Tom Anderson)268
4Fisher & Paykel (Jordan Girdis / Jacob Broome / Tim Morishima)459
5Rag & Famish Hotel (Harry Price / Josh McKnight / Harry Hall)5813
6Birkenhead Point Marina (Kirk Mitchell / Andrew Stephenson / Daniel Barnett)7714
7Shaw & Partners Financial Services (Jim Colley / Max Paul / Tom Quigley)15318
8Ilve (Cam Gundy / John Walton / John Cooler)31619
9The Kitchen Maker/ Ceasarstone (Lachlan Steel / Jerome Watts / Finn Rodowicz)81321
10Lazarus Capital Partners (Marcus Ashley Jones / Cam Gundy / Jeronimo Harrison )17421
11Burrawang‑Young Henrys (Simon Nearn / Warren Sare / Brandon Buyink)12921
12Noakes Blue (Nathan McNamara / Peter McLeod / Conor Hay)111223
13Noakes Youth (Tom Cunich / Fynn Sprott / Harry Smith)131124
14The Oak Double Bay / 4 Pines (Alex Marinelli / Matt Doyle / Darcy McCracken)91625
15Balmain Slake (Henry Larkings / Miles Davey / Flynn Twomey)101626
1618 Footers Bar and Restaurant (Pedro Vozone / Cam Walker / Paddy Bannon)161026
17Lazarus Development (Hugo Stoner / Hugo Leeming / Hamish Vass)141529
18(Pablo Arrarte / Antonio Cuervas‑mons / Phil Jameson)201434
19Finport Finance (Keagan York / Bryce Edwards / Phill Marshall)202141
20Noakesailing (Sean Langman / Ed Powys / Josh Porebski)202141

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