Please select your home edition
leaderboard with question mark E6 launch 2021

Winning Group 73rd JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship - Day 4

by Frank Quealey 8 Mar 08:19 GMT 4-12 March 2023

Today's Sponsor: North Sails

Day 4 of the Winning Group JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship produced a double victory for the Winning family when John (Woody) Winning took out Race 5 as skipper of Yandoo and his son John (Herman) Winning won Race 6 as skipper of Andoo, on Sydney Harbour today.

In the first of the day's races, Yandoo (John Winning, Fang Warren and Josh Porebski) turned a 5s lead at the first weather mark into an outstanding 55s victory in a 10-12 knot Easterly breeze.

Big Peter (Sean Langman, Ed Powys and Rhys Mara) continued her good form from yesterday to finish in second place, just 6s ahead of Smeg (Michael Coxon, James Dorron and Tom Anderson).

Rag & famish Hotel (Harry Price) came home in fourth place ahead of Andoo, Lazarus (Marcus Ashley Jones), Shaw and Partners Financial Services (Dave O'Connor), Burrawang-Young Henrys (Simon Nearn), Birkenhead Point Marina (Kirk Mitchell) and Finport Finance (Keagan York).

The second race of the day was sailed in a fading ENE breeze and resulted in a brilliant all-the-way 2m2s victory for the pre-series favourite Andoo (John Winning Jr, Sseve Jarvin and Sam Newton).

Rag & Famish Hotel (Harry Price, Josh McKnight and Harry Hall) produced her best form of the regatta to finish in second place 16s ahead of Finport Finance (Keagan York, Angus Williams and Phil Marshall).

Yandoo finished in fourth place ahead of Smeg, Germany's Black Knight (Heinrich Bayern), Balmain Slake (Henry Larkings), Noakes Youth (Tom Cunich), Lazarus and Birkenhead Point Marina.

After the completion of the day's racing, allowing for each team's worst performance to date being discarded, the net standings have a three-way tie for the lead as the fleet goes into the final three day's racing over the longer, more traditional style races.

Andoo, Big Pete and Smeg all have a current net score of 16 points, followed by Finport Finance on 20, Yandoo 22, Rag & Famish Hotel 25, Lazarus 32 and Shaw and Partners Financial Services on 35.

The race dates for the Winning Group 73rd JJ Giltinan World 18 footer Championship are:

  • Thursday - March 9 - Race 7
  • Saturday - March 11 - Race 8
  • Sunday - March 12 - Race 9

An Australian 18 Footers League spectator ferry will follow the racing on each of the seven days, leaving from Double Bay Public Wharf, alongside the clubhouse, at 2pm.

Related Articles

18ft Skiffs: The Beashels
An incredible sailing family The 18 footer class has a rich tradition of family generational competition and one of the most prominent families in all skiff racing is the Beashel family which, for five generations, also has an incredible history right across the sailing world. Posted today at 11:58 am
Mark Foy, More than just the father of 18 footers
Retail businessman, entrepreneur, and a keen sportsman Mark Foy fathered the sport of 18 footer racing when he staged a regatta, featuring his spectator-driven concept, on Sydney Harbour in January 1892, but Foy was far more than a 'one-trick pony'. Posted on 14 May
18ft Skiffs: Team Barnabas
Father & son, champions together For the past 45 years in Australia, the name Barnabas has been at, or near, the top of 18ft skiff championship point scores and has produced a total of eleven World, six Australian and five international 18 footer victories. Posted on 1 May
Patrick Corrigan: Long-time 18ft Skiff sponsorship
Patrick's love of the sport benefited the 18s many years Anyone with an interest in sport knows that some level of sponsorship is essential for the success of an individual, a team, or an organising body. Posted on 19 Apr
Chris Webb, the first great 18 footer champion
The most famous skipper during the early period of the class Chris Webb was the most famous 18 footer skipper during the early period of the class. He was a legend and a major draw card every time he raced for the Sydney Flying Squadron (SFS), and won four 'official' Australian Championships. Posted on 12 Apr
Black Knight: Team Germany's JJ Giltinan challenge
Since the first regatta in 1938, twenty one countries have been represented at the event Since the first regatta in 1938, twenty one countries have been represented by some of their best sailing talent as they attempted to win the world's greatest 18ft skiff championship, the JJ Giltinan World's 18 footer Championship. Posted on 29 Mar
18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour
Karly Zinga teams up with the Yandoo team for the win Karly Zinga became the Australian 18 Footers League's Queen of Sydney Harbour when she teamed with John Winning, Fang Warren and Josh Porebski on Yandoo to win the annual event today. Posted on 19 Mar
18ft Skiffs: Winning by name, a winner by nature
High achieving individual from a high achieving family It's never easy for a young man to follow in the footsteps of a famous father, but it's not impossible if you are John (Herman) Winning, the son of 18 Footer sailing world champion and legend, John (Woody) Winning. Posted on 15 Mar
Winning Group JJ Giltinan Championship overall
The defending champion Andoo team retain the trophy The defending champion Andoo team, John Winning Jr, Seve Jarvin and Sam Newton, retained the crown of world champion with an outstanding victory in the Winning Group JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship which concluded on Sydney Harbour today Posted on 12 Mar
Winning Group JJ Giltinan Championship Day 6
Andoo team lead from the start Defending champion Andoo team of John Winning Jr, Seve Jarvin and Sam Newton took the lead from the start and led the entire Race 8 of the Winning Group JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today. Posted on 11 Mar