A dramatic end to Race 2 of the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour. While Mojo Wine, took line honours, the 18s rookie skipper James Dorron and his crew of Ricky Bridges and Mike McKensey were totally dismayed when they failed to get the judge’s verdict as they crossed the line. The team had sailed the entire course not knowing they had been recalled for an on course start.
With Mojo Wine being declared a non-starter, race honours went to the Thurlow Fisher Lawyers crew of Michael Coxon, Trent Barnabas and Dave O’Connor, who took the official result by 22s from first race winner and defending champion Gotta Love It 7. The UK’s Pica (James Mears) finished 16 with The Black Dog (Jarrod Simpson) 15.
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Gotta Love It leads the points tally on 3 points after the first two races, followed by Turlow Fisher Lawyers and Coopers-Rag & Famish each on 5 points. New Zealand’s C-Tech heads the visiting teams on 11 points, followed by Smeg on 13 and Appliancesonline.com.au (Micah Lane) and USA’s Howie Hamlin (CST Composites) both on 15 points. Website not showing any results to date.
17 February 2013 9:20