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2nd win for Kiwi team at JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship

The Kiwi team on Yamaha took their second win in the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour.

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David McDiarmid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins NZL, finished ahead of Defending champion, Smeg (Lee Knapton) AUS.

With eyes set firmly on becoming the first New Zealand team to win the coveted crown on Sydney Harbour, Yamaha sailed another faultless race to win by 1m 14s from the defending champion Smeg team (Lee Knapton, Ricky Bridge, Mike McKensey).

Coopers 62-Rag & Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney, Peter Harris, Mark Kennedy) reproduced their form from Race 1 and finished just 7s back in third place.

Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon) was only another 9s back in fourth place, followed by Asko Appliances (Marcus Ashley-Jones) and Appliancesonline.com.au (David Witt).

Yamaha leads the series on 2 points, followed by Coopers 62-Rag & Famish Hotel on 5 points, Smeg on 6, Thurlow Fisher Lawyers 7, C-Tech (Alex Vallings, NZ) 12, with Asko Appliances and Appliancesonline.com equal on 13.

Race 3 of the JJ Giltinan Championship will be sailed Tuesday, 28 February, at 3pm.

G New
26 February 2017 8:25 GMT


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