Thursday's Race 5 of the JJ Giltinan championship for the Bill Miller Memorial Trophy, was a victory for Australia's Jack Maccartney on Coopers-Rag & Famish Hotel, to take second place on the overall leader board, behind Gotta love it 7 who was fourth today.
In the light winds of below 10 knots yesterday's winner, Thurlow Fisher Lawyers, could only finish eighth and slipped down the results to fifth. The Kiwi team of Alex Vannings on C-Tech had to abandon the race but hold eighth place. Britain's Jarrod Simpson on The Black Dog was seventh and Pica of James Mears, ninth and is in tenth overall.
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Gotta Love It 7 is looking good with a 1,2,1,4,4, scoreline, with Rag & Famish with 2,3,2,6,1, tied with them when the discard is taken. Thurlow Fisher Lawyers has a 4,1,32,1,8, scoreline still with their 32 for the race they abandoned so can still challenge but have no room for error.
18ft Skiff - JJ Giltinan, leading positions after 5 races, no discard (31 entries)
1 AUS Gotta Love It 7 Seve Jarvin, Scott Babbage, Peter Harris 12 pts
2 AUS Coopers-Rag & Famish Hotel Jack Macartney, David Witt, Mark Kennedy 14 pts
3 AUS Smeg Nick Press, Dan Phillips, Dave Ewings 26 pts
4 AUS Appliancesonline.Com.Au Micah Lane, Paul Montague, Tom Anderson 34 pts
5 AUS Thurlow Fisher Lawyers Michael Coxon, Dave O’Connor, Trent Barnabas 46 pts
6 USA Cst Composites Howie Hamlin, Matt McKinlay, Dave Gibson 48 pts
7 NZL Yamaha David McDiarmid, Andrew Archibald, Mark Overington 48 pts
8 NZL C-Tech Alex Vallings, Josh McCormack, Peter Burling 49 pts
9 AUS Pure Blonde Tom Clout, Matthew Wark, Rob Bell 50 pts
10 GBR Pica James Mears, Stewart Mears, Tristan Hutt 55 pts
11 AUS Yandoo John Winning, Andrew Hay, Jim Beck 57 pts
12 AUS Lumix Jonathan Whitty, James Hozack, Aron Everett 67 pts
13 GBR The Black Dog Jarrod Simpson, Euan McNicol, Geoff Bauchop 70 pts
14 AUS De’longhi-Rabbitohs Simon Nearn, Keegan York, James Smithers 74 pts
15 AUS Mojo Wine James Dorron, Ricky Bridges, Mike McKensey 74 pts
21 February 2013 6:13