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.
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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.
11 November 2012 14:29 GMT