Gotta Love It 7 opens the scoring at Sydney

Pre race favourite Gotta Love It 7 took out Race 1 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship by 1m 58s on Sydney Harbour Sunday, but the win was far from as easy as the margin indicates. The Gotta Love It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Scott Babbage and Peter Harris took full advantage of a mark rounding error by Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon) to grab victory only in the final stages of the race.

Second placed was Pure Blonde (Tom Clout, Matt Wark and Rob Bell), with Appliancesonline.com.au (Micah Lane, Paul Montague and Tom Anderson) a further 22s back in third place. John Winning’s Yandoo was fourth, followed by Rabbitohs-Kenwood (Brett Van Munster) and Asko Appliances (Marcus Ashley-Jones) in sixth place.

Results are provisional at this time as Pure Blonde has lodged a protest against Gotta Love It 7 for a breach of the port & starboard rule.