°10 Dec 2013: The 18ft Skiff European Grand-Prix 2014 is finally set!
Dear 18 Sailors from Europe and Oversea,
2014 will be a stunning season you shouldn't miss for any reason. After the return of up to six or seven teams from the J.J.Giltinan in Sydney, the World's most prominent 18ft Skiff race and also the unofficial World Championship as Mark Foy Trophy 2014, the Premium Event of the 18ft Skiff Class, we will have lots of new experiences and knowledge in the European class. These teams (more...)
°10 Dec 2013: 3-Buoys Challenge, Race 8 Sunday, 8 December 2013
Chris Nicholson, Mike McKensey and Ricky Bridge won the Australian 18 Footers League’s 3-Buoys Challenge in Mojo Wine after finishing second in today’s final race of the series on Sydney Harbour.
It was a great effort by the trio who were consistent, from the back mark, throughout the entire series.
With the best racing conditions this season, the fleet gave a magnificent spectacle for the ferry patrons in the 15-20 knot North-Easterly wind.
Gotta Love It 7 (Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and John Winning Jr.) finally took line honours by (more...)
°01 Dec 2013: 18ft Skiffs 3-Buoys Challenge, Race 7 Sunday, 1 December 2013
The new Coopers 62-Rag & Famish Hotel was christened in the rigging area just before the race then Jack Macartney, Peter Harris and Mark Kennedy put the finishing touch to the day of celebration with a great win in Race 7 of the 3-Buoys Challenge on Sydney Harbour today.
After a slow start, the Coopers 62-Rag team recovered brilliantly to grab the lead on (more...)
°24 Nov 2013: 3-Buoys Challenge Series, Race 6, 25th November
The Rabbitohs-Kenwood team of Brett Van Munster, Joel Castle and Kurt Fatouris dominated the fleet for an easy victory in Race 6 of the 3-Buoys Challenge Series on Sydney Harbour today.
Brett and his team sailed a brilliant second windward leg to grab the lead and were never in danger of defeat as they raced away for a 1m56s win. (more...)
°18 Nov 2013: 3-Buoys Challenge, Race 5, 17 November 2013
Michael Coxon, Dave O’Connor and Daniel Nixon brought Thurlow Fisher Lawyers home a35s winner of Race 5 of the 3-Buoys Challenge on Sydney Harbour today.
Appliancesonline.com.au (Micah Lane, Paul Montague and Tom Anderson) finished in second place, with series leader Lumix (Jonathan Whitty, James Hozack and Aron Everett) a further 1m1s back in third place.
The Kitchen Maker (Josh Mc Knight) was next, followed by (more...)
°12 Nov 2013: NSW Championship, Race 1 on 10th November
The Gotta Love It 7 team took out the season’s first championship race with a brilliant victory in Race 1 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today.
Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage were superb as they raced away from the highly talented fleet for a 2m54s win.
Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon, Trent Barnabas, Daniel Nixon) finished second with (more...)
°10 Nov 2013: In Memoriam David "Casper" Hansa
We’ve received sad news from the Brisbane 18 Footers Club advising that a young competitor, David Hansa, died during saturday’s race on Waterloo Bay.
Our thoughts are with the family on the tragic loss of such a young life. (more...)
°28 Oct 2013: 3-Buoys Challenge, Race 3
Jonathan Whitty, James Hozack and Aron Everett made it two-in-a-row victories when they steered their Panasonic-sponsored Lumix 18ft Skiff home an easy winner of Race 3 of the 3-Buoys Challenge series on Sydney Harbour today.
Lumix took the lead mid way up the first windward leg of the course then had little difficulty (more...)