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Australian League News   18ft Skiffs on CNN - GREAT PR

Posted By on Friday, April 18, 2014

British Olympic Gold Medalist Shirley Robertson will present a story on CNN which documents some of the history and people associated with the 18ft Skiffs and features highlights of the racing and atmosphere from the recent JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour. (Read More)

Australian League News   Queen of the Harbour, Sydney 23rd March

Posted By on Sunday, March 23, 2014

Annika Rose became the 18ft Skiffs’ Queen of the Harbour when she teamed with John Winning Jr., Andrew Hay and Tom Slingsby on Yandoo to take out the annual race on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   2014 JJ Giltinan Championship, Race 7

Posted By on Sunday, March 09, 2014

The Gotta Love It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage officially became the 2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff champions today after a magnificent regatta performance which saw the team score five wins and one second place from the six races which count towards the final points. (Read More)

Australian League News   2014 JJ Giltinan Championship, Race 6

Posted By on Saturday, March 08, 2014

The Gotta Love It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage scored their fifth race win of the 2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, proudly presented by Sydney City Marine, when they easily won Race 6 on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   2014 JJ Giltinan Championship, Race 5

Posted By on Thursday, March 06, 2014

Seve Jarvin moved a step closer to equaling the legendry Iain Murray’s record when he steered Gotta Love It 7 to victory in today’s Race 5 of the 2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, proudly presented by Sydney City Marine, on Sydney Harbour. (Read More)

Australian League News   2014 JJ Giltinan Championship, Race 4

Posted By on Wednesday, March 05, 2014

The Gotta Love It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage grabbed the lead back in the 2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, proudly presented by Sydney City Marine, with a marvelous win in Race 4 on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   2014 JJ Giltinan Championship, Race 1-Re-sail

Posted By on Monday, March 03, 2014

Defending champion Seve Jarvin and the Gotta Love It 7 team Sam Newton and Scott Babbage scored their second win of the 2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship when they took out the Re-sail of Race 1 on Sydney Harbour today.
(Read More)

Australian League News   2014 JJ Giltinan Championship, Race 2

Posted By on Sunday, March 02, 2014

Following yesterday’s anti-climax when racing was abandoned after two attempts to complete a full course, Race 2 of the 2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, proudly presented by Sydney City Marine, went without major incident on Sydney Harbour today.

More poor wind conditions forced the race officer (Read More)

Australian League News   2014 JJ Giltinan Championship, Race 1

Posted By on Saturday, March 01, 2014

Day one of the 2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, proudly presented by Sydney City Marine, produced a first in the 75 years history of the championship since it was first sailed on Sydney Harbour in 1938.
(Read More)

Australian League News   2014 JJ GILTINAN 18ft SKIFF CHAMPIONSHIP - COMPETITION WITHIN A COMPETITION

Posted By on Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship is recognized as being the event which symbolizes the world’s best 18ft Skiff team and showcases the ability of all the top teams from around the world.

The Australian 18 Footers League is proud to host the world’s best teams each year (Read More)

Australian League News   2014 JJ GILTINAN 18ft SKIFF CHAMPIONSHIP - Woody's Back for #29

Posted By on Wednesday, February 26, 2014

John ‘Woody’ Winning will be competing in his 29th JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, proudly presented by Sydney City Marine, when he lines up against 33 of the world’s best 18ft Skiff teams from 1-9 March on Sydney Harbour. (Read More)

Australian League News   NSW Championship, Race 2 Sunday, 15 December 2013

Posted By on Sunday, December 15, 2013

A decision made by the Gotta Love It 7 team shortly after the start was a critical factor in the skiff’s easy victory in Race 2 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today.
The Gotta Love It 7 crew of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage sailed brilliantly in very testing conditions to win by 1m43s and establish a clear lead in the championship.
Dave Witt, Tom Clout and Keagan York finished second in Sydney City Marine, with Dan Phillips, Gary Phillips and (Read More)

Australian League News   3-Buoys Challenge, Race 8 Sunday, 8 December 2013

Posted By on Tuesday, December 10, 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 (Read More)

Australian League News   18ft Skiffs 3-Buoys Challenge, Race 7 Sunday, 1 December 2013

Posted By on Sunday, December 01, 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 (Read More)

Australian League News   3-Buoys Challenge Series, Race 6, 25th November

Posted By on Sunday, November 24, 2013

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. (Read More)

Australian League News   3-Buoys Challenge, Race 5, 17 November 2013

Posted By on Monday, November 18, 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 (Read More)

Australian League News   NSW Championship, Race 1 on 10th November

Posted By on Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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 (Read More)

Australian League News   In Memoriam David "Casper" Hansa

Posted By on Sunday, November 10, 2013

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. (Read More)

Australian League News   3-Buoys Challenge, Race 3

Posted By on Monday, October 28, 2013

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 (Read More)

Australian League News   3-Buoys Challenge, Race 2, Sydney

Posted By on Tuesday, October 22, 2013

After last Sunday’s strong winds which lashed Sydney Harbour on the opening day of the Australian 18 Footers League’s 2013-2014 Season, today’s Race 2 of the 18ft Skiffs 3-Buoys Challenge was sailed in near perfect conditions.
The 3-lap windward-return course gave patrons a great view of the entire course (Read More)

Australian League News   3-Buoys Challenge, Race 1 Sunday, 13 October 2013

Posted By on Sunday, October 13, 2013

Strong North-Westerly winds played havoc with the Australian 18 Footers League’s fleet for the opening 18ft Skiff race of the 2013-2014 Season on Sydney Harbour today.
25-knot winds gusting to more than 30 knots, saw only four boats attempt to start the race, which was sailed over a three-lap windward-return course.
A long delay to the original starting (Read More)

Australian League News   ANOTHER CHAMPION JOINS THE AUSTRALIAN LEAGUE’S 18ft SKIFF FLEET

Posted By on Saturday, October 12, 2013

An outstanding ‘newcomer’ to the Australian 18 Footer League’s fleet is the highly credentialed Chris Nicholson, who will skipper Mojo Wine during the 2013-2014 Season, which began on Sydney Harbour last Sunday.
Nicholson has been a Volvo Ocean Race sailor since 2001 and it’s been more than ten years since he sailed an 18ft Skiff with the Grand Prix Sailing circuit in the 1990s but (Read More)

Australian League News   THE TEAM TO BEAT IN SYDNEY 2013-2014

Posted By on Sunday, October 06, 2013

With the Australian 18 Footer League’s 2013-2014 Season about to start next Sunday (13 October) on Sydney Harbour, what better place to begin a look at team news than with the champion Gotta Love It 7 team.
A new hull (replacing the previous five years old hull) and (Read More)

Australian League News   18ft SKIFFS: They’re Back Soon on Sydney Harbour

Posted By on Saturday, October 05, 2013

18ft Skiff Racing in Australia is back on Sydney Harbour on Sunday, 13 October when the Australian 18 Footers League opens the 2013-2014 Season with Race 1 of the 3-Buoys Challenge Series.
The unique 3-marker buoys system provided spectators with great racing at last year’s event and produced seven different winners in the seven races contested.
(Read More)

Australian League News   Australian Season final & Club Championship, Race 10 Alice Burton Memorial Trophy

Posted By on Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Gotta Love It 7 made a clean sweep of the 2012-2013 Season championships when she took out the final race and the Australian 18 Footers League Club Championship on Sydney Harbour today.
With regular skipper Seve Jarvin taking his place as For’ard Hand today with regular crewman Peter Harris missing from the team, World Moth champion Josh McKnight, of the UK, joined the Gotta Love It 7 crew for the race. (Read More)

Australian League News   N.S.W. Championship, Race 5

Posted By on Monday, March 11, 2013

Gotta Love It 7 became the 2012-2013 NSW 18ft Skiff champion when Euan McNicol (replacing regular skipper Seve Jarvin), Scott Babbage and Peter Harris took out the last race of the championship on Sydney Harbour today.
After trailing Pure Blonde (Tom Clout, Rob Bell, Matt Wark) by two boatlengths at the first windward mark (Read More)

Australian League News   Ferry Patrons Trophy Sponsored by Haier Appliances, 3 March 2013

Posted By on Sunday, March 03, 2013

It was a nostalgic day on Sydney Harbour today when some of the greatest names in 18ft Skiff Racing history skippered boats in the Haier Appliances Ferry Patrons Trophy race.
The legendry Iain Murray, six-times, undefeated Giltinan champion between 1977 and 1982, five times champion Trevor Barnabas and 2000 winner John Winning all skippered top contenders.
Murray was in charge of present Giltinan champion Gotta Love It 7, Barnabas on Thurlow Fisher Lawyers and ‘Woody’ Winning was skippering his own Yandoo skiff. (Read More)

Australian League News   Winning Group 2013 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, Race 7

Posted By on Sunday, February 24, 2013

Gotta Love It 7’s Seve Jarvin, Scott Babbage and Peter Harris became the 2013 champions when the took out Race 7 of the Winning Group JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today.
Following yesterday’s wipe out in Race 6 of the championship it all came down to today’s final race in a strong North-East wind with Gotta Love It 7 and Coopers-Rag & Famish Hotel level on a net 8 points. (Read More)

Australian League News   Winning Group 2013 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, Race 6

Posted By on Sunday, February 24, 2013

Cancelled due to more than 30 knots late in the afternoon... (Read More)

Australian League News   Winning Group 2013 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, Race 5.

Posted By on Sunday, February 24, 2013

A rig choice in the park at Double Bay was critical to the Coopers-Rag & Famish Hotel’s victory in Race 5 of the Winning Group 2013 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today.
With the ese breeze on the edge of the #1 and #2 rigs, the teams electing to go for the bigger rigs won the day as they filled four of the top five placings. (Read More)

Australian League News   Winning Group 2013 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, Race 4.

Posted By on Sunday, February 24, 2013

A three-way battle to win the Winning Group 2013 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship hotted up even further today on Sydney Harbour when Thurlow Fisher Lawyers scored and all the way win in Race 4.
Michael Coxon, Trent Barnabas and Dave O’Connor bounced back after a horror day in Race 3 yesterday, when they were forced to retire with a broken bobstay.
Thurlow Fisher Lawyers grabbed the lead (Read More)

Australian League News   Winning Group 2013 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, Race 3

Posted By on Sunday, February 24, 2013

The defending champion Gotta Love It 7 team gave a faultless display in the 10knot North-East wind to take out Race 3 of the Winning Group 2013 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today.
Seve Jarvin, Scott Babbage and Peter Harris crossed the fleet off Bradleys Head shortly after the start and from that point were never headed to record a 1m24s win over Coopers-Rag & Famish Hotel.
Coopers-Rag & Famish Hotel’s crew of Jack Macartney, David Witt and Mark Kennedy chased the leader (Read More)

Australian League News   Winning Group 2013 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship 2nd Race

Posted By on Sunday, February 17, 2013

The 18ft Skiffs are noted for their dramatic nature and today’s Race 2 of the Winning Group 2013 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour didn’t let supporters down.
While Mojo Wine, skippered by two times Australian 16 Footer champion James Dorron, took line honours, the 18s rookie skipper 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 (Read More)

Australian League News   Winning Group 2013 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship 1st Race

Posted By on Saturday, February 16, 2013

An incident free race for the defending champion Gotta Love It 7 team proved a winning factor in a wonderful finish to Race 1 of the Winning Group 2013 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship sailed on Sydney Harbour today.
Seve Jarvin, Scott Babbage and Peter Harris were always near the lead and managed to manouvre their way around the south-east course without the dramas of their three main challengers.
At the end, Gotta Love It 7 finished just 4s ahead of Coopers-Rag & Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney, David Witt, Mark Kennedy), with Pure Blonde (Tom Clout, Rob Bell, Matt Wark) only 20s back in third place.
Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon), Mojo Wine (James Dorron) and C-Tech (Alex Vallings) completed the top six placings. (Read More)

Australian League News   N.S.W. Championship, Race 4

Posted By on Monday, February 11, 2013

The Thurlow Fisher Lawyers 18ft Skiff team of Michael Coxon, Trent Barnabas and David O’Connor gave a wonderful exhibition on Sydney Harbour today when they took out Race 4 of the N.S.W. Championship in an 18-25-knots South-East wind.
After trailing Gotta Love It 7 by just 3s at the first windward mark, Thurlow Fisher Lawyers grabbed the lead when Gotta Love It 7 capsized and from that point Thurlow’s crew were brilliant as they led (Read More)

Australian League News   New World Ranking 10 Day before the JJ.Giltinan 2013 starts

Posted By on Thursday, February 07, 2013

Congratulations to John Winning and his Crew with Yandoo. They are entering the JJ. Giltinan as the new World Ranking leader. The is the third within one year and it is because they sail constantly in the top group all over the world.
That gives them a small lead over the followers Alex and his crew with C-Tech from New Zealand and Howard and his Crew with CST Composites from USA.
(Read More)

Australian League News   Australian Championship, Race 5 - Final

Posted By on Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Coopers-Rag & Famish Hotel took out Race 5 of the Australian 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today, but the runner up Gotta Love It 7 became the 2012-2013 National champion in the series.
The Coopers-Rag & Famish Hotel crew of Jack Macartney, David Witt and Mark Kennedy were superb with their #2 rig in the 20-knot SW-SSW winds to take out the race by 1m14s.
After an early race incident which cost the team many positions, Seve Jarvin, Scott Babbage and Peter Harris recovered strongly to bring Gotta Love It 7 home in second place behind Coopers-Rag & Famish Hotel.
Last week’s winner Smeg (Nick Press, Dan Phillips and Dave Ewings) finished (Read More)

Australian League News   Australian Championship, Race 4

Posted By on Monday, January 28, 2013

The outcome of the Australian 18ft Skiff Championship will come down to next Sunday’s final race of the series following an incredible Race 4 on Sydney Harbour today.
After 1 hour 15 minutes and 58 secs. of sailing, Race Officer Garry Linacre shortened the course when the fleet was practically becalmed after only one lap of the three-lap North East course.
Smeg (Nick Press, Dan Phillips, Dave Ewings) crossed the line 24s ahead of Gotta Love It 7 (Read More)

Australian League News   Australian Championship, Race 3

Posted By on Saturday, January 26, 2013

With North East winds in excess of 20-knots, today’s Race 3 of the Australian 18ft Skiff Championship became a battle of survival as only seven teams managed to complete the course on Sydney Harbour.
Smeg, skippered by four times Interdominion 12ft Skiff champion Nick Press, and his talented crew of Dan Phillips and Dave Ewings, mastered the conditions (Read More)

Australian League News   Australian Championship, Race 2

Posted By on Monday, January 21, 2013

Thurlow Fisher Lawyers took another step towards defending her Australian 18ft Skiff Championship with her second all-the-way win in Race 2 of the Championship on Sydney Harbour today.
The Thurlow Fisher team of Michael Coxon, David O’Connor and Trent Barnabas were superb again as they powered their way to a brilliant 3m12s win in a light SE wind.
Gotta Love It 7 (Seve Jarvin, Scott Babbage, Peter Harris) were second again today, but it took some great work by the crew on the final leg to gain this placing, just 12s ahead of Pure Blonde (Tom Clout, Jared Smith, Matt Wark). (Read More)

Australian League News   New #1 Team in the latest World Ranking is Michael Coxon with his Team on Thurlow Fisher Lawyers

Posted By on Friday, January 18, 2013

New world ranking leader since last update on 10th of January is Michael Coxon and his crew on Thurlow Fisher Lawyers.
congratulations for a steady on top season with outstanding results in several important regattas.
He is overtaking Alex Vallings from New Zealand and his team C-Tech, who was on the top for more than ten months - due to their Top-results in 2 Mark Foy Trophies and the latest Nespresso San Francisco Regatta which they also won in impressive matter.
In the latest update on 10th of January (Read More)

Australian League News   Australian Championship, Race 1

Posted By on Thursday, January 17, 2013

Defending champion Thurlow Fisher Lawyers, skippered by Michael Coxon, led all the way in a variable South East breeze to take out Race 1 of the 2012-2013 Australian 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today.
Coxon with his team of Dave O’Connor and Trent Barnabas took the lead soon after the start and were never headed over the long SE course to defeat arch rival Gotta Love It 7 (Seve Jarvin, Scott Babbage, Peter Harris) by 19s.
Coopers-Rag & Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney, David Witt, Mark Kennedy), challenged (Read More)

Australian League News   Race 8 of the AEG 3-Buoys Challenge, Sydney Harbour and 2nd Race NSW-Championships on One Day

Posted By on Monday, December 17, 2012

Today’s 18ft Skiff race on Sydney Harbour was both Race 2 of the NSW Championship as well as the concluding race (brought about by last week’s postponed race) of the AEG 3-Buoys Challenge series.
Provisional results at this time have Lumix (Jonathan Whitty, James Hozack, Aron Everett) as winner of Race 2 in the NSW title, Fisher & Paykel (Gary Phillips, Ewan Duckworth and Tim Baraclough), winner of Race 8 of the AEG 3-Buoys Challenge and Pure Blonde (Tom Clout, Rob Bell and Matt Wark) the overall winner of the 3-Buoys Challenge.
Aside from the provisional results, the rest of the day was something to rember as we were treated to the most unusual finish anyone could remember.
While the day in Sydney started (Read More)

Australian League News   Race 7 of the AEG 3-Buoys Challenge, Sydney Harbour

Posted By on Monday, December 03, 2012

Jonathan Whitty’s Panasonic-sponsored Lumix became the seventh winner from as many races in the series when she won Race 7 of the 18ft Skiffs AEG 3-Buoys Challenge on Sydney Harbour today.
After a moderate start, Whitty and his Lumix team of James Hozack and Archie Massey moved through the fleet to take the lead on the second lap of the four-lap windward-leeward course. (Read More)

Australian League News   Race 6 of the AEG 3-Buoys Challenge, Sydney Harbour

Posted By on Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Asko Appliances team of Marcus Ashley-Jones, Ash Rooklyn and Geronimo Harrison handled the light ENE breeze to perfection to score an easy all-the-way win in Race 6 of the AEG 3-Buoys Challenge on Sydney Harbour today.
Always near the lead from the start, Asko Appliances established a big lead at the first windward mark and totally dominated throughout the four-lap course to win by 3m8s.
In an extremely tight finish (Read More)

Australian League News   Race 5 of the AEG 3-Buoys Challenge, Sydney Harbour

Posted By on Monday, November 19, 2012

A gusty 25-knot North East wind pounded the 18ft Skiff crews as they contested Race 5 of the AEG 3-Buoys Challenge series on Sydney Harbour today.
Conditions were so demanding on both boats and crews that only five of the 19 entries were able to complete the four-lap course and none, including the winner, avoided at least one capsize.
After nearly 1½ hours, former Australian champion Micah Lane (Read More)

Australian League News   N.S.W. CHAMPIONSHIP, Race 1

Posted By on Monday, November 12, 2012

Pre race favourite Gotta Love It 7 took out Race 1 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship by 1m58s on Sydney Harbour today, 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.
Second (Read More)

Australian League News   Race 3 of the AEG 3-Buoys Challenge, Sydney Harbour

Posted By on Monday, October 29, 2012

Former Australian 16 Footer champion James Dorron scored his first 18ft Skiff victory when he steered Mojo Wine home an easy 3m15s winner of Race 3 in the AEG 3-Buoys Challenge on Sydney Harbour today.
Dorron, Mike McKensey and Matt Searle were always well in contention (Read More)

Australian League News   AEG 3-Buoys Challenge, Race 2, 21. Oktober

Posted By on Monday, October 22, 2012

Kenwood-Rabbitohs crew gave a great exhibition to take out an incredible Round 2 of the AEG 3-Buoys 18ft Skiff Challenge on Sydney Harbour today.
Despite conditions which constantly fluctuated in strength and directions throughout the race, Brett Van Munster, Kieryn Cowan and Joel Castle were always somewhere near the lead before their 54s victory.
Lumix (Jonathan Whitty, James Hozack, Aron Everett) also sailed consistently to finish in second place, with Fisher & Paykel (Andrew Chapman, Tim Baraclough, Ewan Duckworth) a further (Read More)

Australian League News   3-Buoys Challenge, Race 1, 14.Oktober

Posted By on Monday, October 15, 2012

The 2012-2013 Australian 18ft Skiff Season began on Sydney Harbour today when the Australian 18 Footers League conducted Race 1 of the 8-race 3-Buoys Challenge series over a four lap windward-return course.
Tom Clout, Matthew Wark and Rob Bell (Pure Blonde) excelled in the 10-knot SE breeze to score a convincing 1m28s win after taking the lead on the second lap of the course.
Kenwood-Rabbitohs (Brett Van Munster, Kieryn Cowan and Joel Castle) finished (Read More)

Australian League News   before the Upcoming Australian Season: History of a long Partnership - Team Smeg

Posted By on Saturday, September 08, 2012

One of the top contenders for the Australian 18 Footer League’s 18ft Skiff 2012-2013 Season on Sydney Harbour is the Nick Press-skippered SMEG.
The combined Smeg team, sponsor and crew members, boast a long and successful association with the class and are certainly strong competitors for top honours in the 2013 Giltinan and Australian Championships.
Smeg Australia, “technology with style” (Read More)

Australian League News   Dates Set For 2012-2013 Australian 18ft Skiff Season

Posted By on Friday, August 10, 2012

The Australian 18 Footers League has announced the dates for its major 18ft Skiff events for the coming 2012-2013 Season on Sydney Harbour.
Opening the season is the 8-race $10,000 3-Buoys Challenge series from October 14 to December 9. (Read More)

Australian League News   Club Championship, Race 11, 25th March

Posted By on Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Australian 18 Footers League’s 2011-2012 Season concluded today when the club staged Race 11 of the 18ft Skiff Club Championship on Sydney Harbour.
Although finishing only fourth today, Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Trent Barnabas won the championship in Thurlow Fisher Lawyers with an overall score of 16 points, followed by Gotta Love It 7 (Seve Jarvin) on 35, Smeg (Nick Press) 50, Lumix (Jonathan Whitty) 55, Rag & Famish Hotel on 56 and Appliancesonline.com.au (Marcus Ashley-Jones, sub today for Micah Lane) on 63 (Read More)

Australian League News   Alice Burton Memorial Trophy, 18th March

Posted By on Sunday, March 18, 2012

The skill of three of the most experienced 18ft Skiff sailors was on show today as John “Woody” Winning, Andrew Hay and Dave Gibson tamed the 25-knot Southerly wind to bring Yandoo home a winner of the Alice Burton Memorial Trophy race on Sydney Harbour.
As the wind battered the fleet (Read More)

Australian League News   Queen of the Harbour Race, 11th March

Posted By on Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sunday, 11 March 2012
Sydney Harbour

Christina Giles became the 2012 18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour when she teamed with Brett Van Munster, Shaun Moran and Rob Flannigan on Kenwood-Rabbbitohs to win the title on Sydney Harbour today.
Kenwood-Rabbitohs took line honours by 1m40s from Rag & Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney, Peter Harris, Mark Kennedy and Diane Macartney). Mojo Wine (Warren Sare, Dan Wilsdon, Mike O’Shea and Emma Spiers) were a further 54s back in third place.
Conditions were perfect (Read More)

Australian League News   Ferry Patrons Trophy, 4th March

Posted By on Sunday, March 04, 2012

The appliancesonline.com.au 18ft Skiff team of Michal Lane, Paul Montague and Tom Anderson gave a marvelous exhibition to tame the 20+ knot north east wind on Sydney Harbour today.
In a race which took a heavy toll on the fleet, appliancesonline.com.au completed the course without incident to defeat Smeg (Nick Press, Dan Phillips and Dave Ewings) by 39s (Read More)

Australian League News   Giltinan Championship 2012, 7th Race

Posted By on Sunday, February 26, 2012

Congratulations to the Gotta Love It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage for their brilliant performance in successfully defending their title in the Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today. Gotta Love It 7 dominated the regatta with six wins from the seven races to finish with an overall score of six points. Second overall was (Read More)

Australian League News   Giltinan Championship 2012, 6th Race

Posted By on Saturday, February 25, 2012

Defending champion Gotta Love It 7 wrapped up the 2012 Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship with another brilliant win in Race 6 of the regatta on Sydney Harbour today.
Seve Jarvin, Scott Babbage and Ian Jenson, who was standing in for regular for’ard hand Sam Newton, trailed Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Euan McNicol, standing in for injured Trent Barnabas) for most of the first windward beat (Read More)

Australian League News   JJ Giltinan 2012, 5th Race

Posted By on Thursday, February 23, 2012

Gotta Love It 7’s domination of the Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship continued on Sydney Harbour today when Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage brought the red hulled flyer home an easy winner of Race 5 in the regatta.
The champion team trailed appliancesonline.com.au (Micah Lane, Paul Montgomery and Tom Anderson) by 5s. at the first windward mark (Read More)

Australian League News    Giltinan Championship 2012, 4th Race

Posted By on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Defending champions Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage tightened their grip on the 2012 Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship crown in Gotta Love It 7 when they absolutely destroyed the fleet in an awesome performance on Sydney Harbour today. The team scored their third win from the four races sailed so far in the regatta and did it in such a manner that the winning margin was an incredible 5m2s in the 8-12-knot SE breeze. (Read More)

Australian League News   Giltinan Championship 2012, 3rd Race

Posted By on Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Thurlow Fisher Lawyers won Race 3 of the Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today, but the other winners were those lucky spectators on the harbor who witnessed two great crews tame the elements in a wonderful sailing display. Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Trent Barnabas on Thurlow Fisher Lawyers and Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage on Gotta Love It 7 were superb in the 25-knot (gusting to 27 knots) Southerly wind
(Read More)

Australian League News   Giltinan Championship 2012, 2nd Race

Posted By on Sunday, February 19, 2012

Defending champion Gotta Love It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage totally dominated Race 2 of the 2012 Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship to score an easy all-the-way win over Thurlow Fisher Lawyers on Sydney Harbour today. After leading by nearly two minutes at the final windward mark, Gotta Love It 7 cruised home to defeat (Read More)

Australian League News   Giltinan Championship 2012, 1st Race

Posted By on Saturday, February 18, 2012

Defending champion Gotta Love It 7, skippered by Seve Jarvin and crewed by for’ard hand Sam Newton and sheet hand Scott Babbage, had to come back from a seemingly hopeless position to win Race 1 of the 2012 Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today.
Gotta Love It 7 was more than two minutes behind the leader Mojo Wine (Archie Massey, Dan Wilsdon and Mike McKensey) midway through the race

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Australian League News   Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan 2012 Invitation Race

Posted By on Saturday, February 18, 2012

With a storm looming above the harbor as the teams rigged before yesterday afternoon’s Invitation Race, most elected to go with their smaller #2 rigs rather than risk damage to their big rigs before Race 1 of the championship.Once again the JJ practice race delivers a surprise winner. (Read More)

Australian League News   JJ.GILTINAN 18ft SKIFF CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

Posted By on Saturday, February 18, 2012

The 63rd JJ Giltinan Championship gets under way later today when Race 1 of the world’s premier 18ft Skiff Regatta is sailed on Sydney Harbour.Defending champions Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage are favourites to retain the title in Gotta Love It 7, the boat that has won three of the past four Giltinan Championships since it was built in 2006. (Read More)

Australian League News   Australian Championship, Race 5

Posted By on Sunday, February 05, 2012

With the Australian Championship title already won by the Thurlow Fisher Lawyers team of Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Trent Barnabas, today’s last race of the event on Sydney Harbour became more a final hit out for the upcoming Giltinan Championship from 17 February.
And what a race it was as the Gotta Love It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage put on an awesome display to defeat Thurlow Fisher Lawyers by 1m43s in a north-east wind which (Read More)

Australian League News   Australian Championship, Race 4

Posted By on Monday, January 30, 2012

The Thurlow Fisher Lawyers team of Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Trent Barnabas retained their Australian 18ft Skiff Championship title after another great win in Race 4 of the 2012 event on Sydney Harbour today.
Despite a determined challenge from the Rag & Famish Hotel team of Jack Macartney, Peter Harris and Mark Kennedy, Thurlow Fisher Lawyers scored their third victory (Read More)

Australian League News   Australian Championship, Race 3

Posted By on Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Smeg 18ft Skiff team of Nick Press, Dan Phillips and Dave Ewings held on in a gripping finish to defeat defending champion and series leader Thurlow Fisher Lawyers in Race 2 of the Australian Championship on Sydney Harbour today.
Smeg defeated Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Trent Barnabas) by just 4s (Read More)

Australian League News   Australian Championship Race 1 on Sydney Harbour

Posted By on Monday, January 16, 2012

Thurlow Fisher Lawyers was very impressive in taking Heat 1 of the Australian Championship 2012. After trailing the early leaders Gotta Luv it 7 and Rag & Famish Hotel, Michael Coxon and his crack team forged into the lead on the second beat by playing the middle to left side which payed off (Read More)

Australian League News   Cordukes Clubhouse Trophy, 8th of January

Posted By on Monday, January 09, 2012

18ft Skiff Racing resumed on Sydney Harbour today when the Australian 18 Footers League conducted the Cordukes Clubhouse Trophy race over a 3-buoys North-East wind course.
With the wind up around 18-20 knots the fleet was split (Read More)

Australian League News   INJURY KEEPS ‘WOODY’ OFF WATER

Posted By on Friday, December 30, 2011

John ‘Woody’ Winning, our world president has been racing 18ft Skiffs since 1976 (with a short break in the 1990s) and has rarely missed a race, but a recent injury looks like keeping him off the water until the Giltinan Championship in February.
Obviously, it has to be serious to cause him to miss racing his ‘Yandoo’ skiff for such a lengthy period. (Read More)

Australian League News   NSW Championship – Race 5

Posted By on Sunday, December 18, 2011

Thurlow Fisher Lawyers team of Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Trent Barnabas became the 2011-2012 NSW 18ft Skiff champions when they finished with a total of five points after coming home second in today’s last race of the series on Sydney Harbour. (Read More)

Australian League News   N.S.W. Championship – Race 4

Posted By on Sunday, December 11, 2011

Unbelievably bad wind conditions for the early part of the Australian summer season continued today on Sydney Harbour when Race 4 of the NSW Championship had to be abandoned when no boat could complete the course within the three hours sailing time allowed under the regatta rules.
For the first time in memory, this was the second race of the championship (Race 1 was also abandoned) which had to be abandoned and now the series will become a three-race event. (Read More)

Australian League News   N.S.W. Championship – Race 3

Posted By on Sunday, December 04, 2011

Thurlow Fisher Lawyers team of Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Trent Barnabas won a sensational Race 3 of the N.S.W. 18ft Skiff Championship, after they were the only team to complete the course without capsizing in the strong southerly wind which prevailed on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   N.S.W. Championship – Race 2

Posted By on Monday, November 28, 2011

The Lumix team of Jonathan Whitty, James Hozak and Greg Dixon used good tactical sense to come from behind and win Race 2 of the N.S.W. 18FT Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today.
They took full advantage of a match race battle between Thurlow Fisher Lawyers and Gotta Love It 7, which took those two teams well away from their mark (Read More)

Australian League News   Mark Foy 2012 - NOR update

Posted By on Monday, November 21, 2011

The Notice Of Race of the Mark Foy Trophy 2012 has been updated. The new version is available for download (Read More)

Australian League News   N.S.W. Championship, Race 1 in strong winds abandoned

Posted By on Sunday, November 20, 2011

Unpredictable wind conditions on Sydney Harbour forced the starter to delay the start of today’s Race 1 of the N.S.W. 18ft Skiff Championship for two hours.
When the forecast strong winds hadn’t arrived, the fleet prepared to start the race (Read More)

Australian League News   Beko 3-Buoys Challenge Series – Race 5

Posted By on Sunday, November 13, 2011

Current Giltinan champion Gotta Love It 7 became the inaugural Beko 3-Buoys Challenge champion and winner of the Yandoo Trophy after defeating Rag & Famish Hotel on countback at the Australian 18 Footers League on Sydney Harbour today.
The team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage finished only fourth today (Read More)

Australian League News   Beko 3-Buoys Challenge, Race 4

Posted By on Sunday, November 06, 2011

Appliancesonline.com.au became the fourth winner from as many races in the Beko 3-Buoys Challenge series when she recorded a massive 3m41s win on Sydney Harbour today. The Appliancesonline team of Micah Lane, Paul Montague and Tom Anderson were brilliant in very difficult conditions and (Read More)

Australian League News   Beko 3-Buoys Challenge, Race 3

Posted By on Sunday, October 30, 2011

Former Giltinan champion skipper Euan McNicol made a successful return to the 18ft Skiffs when he teamed with Peter Harris and Mark Kennedy to take out Race 3 of the Beko 3-Buoys Challenge Series with Rag & Famish Hotel on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   Beko 3-Buoys Challenge, Race 2

Posted By on Monday, October 24, 2011

It was a day to remember for the Fisher & Paykel crew of Andrew Chapman, Ewan Duckworth and Tim Baraclough when they came from behind to take out Race 2 of the Beko 3-Buoys Challenge series on Sydney Harbour today. The win was Andrew’s first as a skipper in the 18s, and he did it with sails he made himself. (Read More)

Australian League News   Beko 3-Buoys Challenge – Race 1

Posted By on Sunday, October 16, 2011

The current Giltinan champion Gotta Love It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage took out Race 1 of the Beko 3-Buoys Challenge Series sailed in a 10-knot South-East wind on Sydney Harbour today. Gotta Love It 7 was near the lead throughout the race and had to overcome her backmarker status in the 3-buoys handicapping system to (Read More)

Australian League News   9th of October: R. Watt Memorial Trophy - Season Start in Australia

Posted By on Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The opening race of the Australian 18 Footer League’s 2011-2012 Season (R. Watt Memorial Trophy) was sailed on Sydney Harbour today and resulted in a win for (Read More)

Australian League News   Obituary on a good friend - Don Roach, secretary of the International 18 Foot Class Association

Posted By on Monday, July 04, 2011

The 18 Footer world is today mourning the sudden death of International Convenor Don Roach who passed away suddenly yesterday (3 July) from a suspected Heart Attack. (Read More)

Australian League News   The League already looks to a big 2011-2012 Season

Posted By on Monday, April 04, 2011

The League just organised to ship five of their skiffs to compete at the Mark Foy Trophy in Sonderborg, Denmark and/or the International Regatta at San Francisco, USA and already starts to look ahead the 2011-2012 Season (Read More)

Australian League News   Michael Coxon's new style for Queen's day

Posted By on Monday, March 28, 2011

Michael Coxon is a two-times winner of the JJ Giltinan Championship (2006 in Casio Seapathfinder and 2007 in Fiat) and is the current Australian and San Francisco International champion with Thurlow Fisher Lawyers. (Read More)

Australian League News   Club Championship - Race 14

Posted By on Monday, March 28, 2011

Scott Babbage, John Harris and Peter Harris took Race 14 of the Australian 18 Footers League Club Championship today in Gotta Love It 7 but the overall champions are John Winning, Andrew Hay and Dave Gibson in Yandoo. (Read More)

Australian League News   Queen of the Harbour

Posted By on Sunday, March 20, 2011

Samantha Milner became the Australian 18 Footers League’s Queen of the Harbour when her 18ft Skiff Smeg took line honours in the race, which was sailed over the Easterly course on Sydney Harbour today (Read More)

Australian League News   JJ Giltinan Championship - Race 7 and final results

Posted By on Sunday, March 13, 2011

After a controversial morning before today’s race 7 of the Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, the Gotta Love It 7 crew of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage put it all behind them to take out the championship with an impressive win on Sydney Harbour. (Read More)

Australian League News   JJ Giltinan Championship - Race 6 Protest

Posted By on Sunday, March 13, 2011

A protest by Michael Coxon (Thurlow Fisher Lawyers) against Seve Jarvin (Gotta Love It 7) has been upheld and consequently Gotta Love It 7 has been disqualified from Race 6. (Read More)

Australian League News   JJ Giltinan Championship - Race 6

Posted By on Sunday, March 13, 2011

Defending champion Seve Jarvin and his Gotta Love It 7 team of Sam Newton and Scott Babbage have grabbed the lead in the Winning Appliances 18ft Skiff Championship with just one more race to sail (tomorrow) but it will be an anxious wait as there is a protest pending on the result of today’s race. (Read More)

Australian League News   JJ Giltinan Championship - Race 5

Posted By on Thursday, March 10, 2011

Defending champion Seve Jarvin and his Gotta Love It 7 team Sam Newton and Scott Babbage dominated Race 5 of the Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship sailed in light winds on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   JJ Giltinan Championship - Day 4

Posted By on Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Australian champions Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Trent Barnabas gave a faultless exhibition in Thurlow Fisher Lawyers to win Race 4 of the Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   JJ Giltinan Championship - Day 3

Posted By on Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Race 3 of the Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today produced a brilliant spectacle of racing action and opened up the series with the third different winner so far. (Read More)

Australian League News   JJ Giltinan Championship - Day 2

Posted By on Monday, March 07, 2011

Australian 18ft Skiff champions Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Trent Barnabas fought back strongly today in Thurlow Fisher Lawyers to score an impressive win in Race 2 of the Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan Championship on Sydney Harbour. (Read More)

Australian League News    JJ Giltinan Championship - Day 1

Posted By on Sunday, March 06, 2011

Defending champion Seve Jarvin and his Gotta Love It 7 team of Sam Newton and Scott Babbage gave an awesome performance to win Race 1 of the Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   Club Championship - Race 13

Posted By on Monday, February 28, 2011

Race 13 of the Australian 18 Footers League Club Championship took on more importance than usual today as it was the final hit out for teams prior to next weekend’s JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour. (Read More)

Australian League News   David Witt heads Queensland Challenge at Giltinan Champs

Posted By on Sunday, February 27, 2011

One of Australia’s best known 18ft Skiff sailors from the 1990s, David Witt has made a comeback in the class to represent Queensland with a serious Giltinan Championship campaign. (Read More)

Australian League News   Club Championship - Race 12

Posted By on Monday, February 14, 2011

Two great 18ft Skiff crews provided spectators with a wonderful race as they battled the 20-knot southerly winds in Race 12 of the Australian 18 Footers League Club Championship on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   Twilight Race

Posted By on Friday, February 11, 2011

Simon Nearn, Gerard Smith and Pedro Vozone had to come from behind in De’Longhi-Rabbitohs to take out the Australian 18 Footer League’s Twilight Race on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   Jessica Watson rides an 18ft skiff

Posted By on Wednesday, February 02, 2011

The fantastic solo Round-the-World deeds of then 16-year-old Jessica Watson have been well documented. They have been subsequently rewarded by the Australian Government last week when she was awarded the honour of being declared ‘Young Australian of the Year’. (Read More)

Australian League News   Australian Championship - Race 5

Posted By on Monday, January 31, 2011

With the Australian Championship already decided in favour of the Thurlow Fisher Lawyers team, today’s Race 5 of the championship on Sydney Harbour almost became a one race test for the upcoming Giltinan Championship in March. (Read More)

Australian League News   Australian Championship - Race 4

Posted By on Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thurlow Fisher Lawyers took out today’s Race 4 of the Australian Championship on Sydney Harbour to clinch the title with one more race still to be sailed. (Read More)

Australian League News   Australian Championship - Race 3

Posted By on Monday, January 24, 2011

Trevor Barnabas won his second race from the three races sailed so far in the Australian Championship but he won’t be declared champion after the series concludes next Sunday on Sydney Harbour.

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Australian League News   Australian Championship - Race 2

Posted By on Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Defending champion Seve Jarvin and his Gotta Love It 7 crew of Sam Newton and Scott Babbage came back strongly after a disastrous Race 1 to take out the second race of the Australian 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   Australian Championship - Race 1

Posted By on Sunday, January 09, 2011

The Smeg team of Trevor Barnabas, Dan Phillips and Dave Ewings gave an outstanding display in difficult conditions to take out Race 1 of the Australian 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   Syd. Barnett Memorial Trophy

Posted By on Monday, December 13, 2010

Rookie 18ft Skiff skipper Jack Macartney and his Rag & Famish Hotel crew mates Tom Clout and Drewe Waller continued to impress when they recorded a 1m47s victory in the Syd. Barnett Memorial Trophy race on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   NSW Championship - Race 4

Posted By on Monday, November 29, 2010

Gotta Love It 7’s team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage secured the 2010-2011 NSW 18ft Skiff Championship win with another outstanding victory today in Race 4 of the five-race series being sailed on Sydney Harbour. (Read More)

Australian League News   NSW Championship - Race 3

Posted By on Monday, November 22, 2010

Defending champion Seve Jarvin took a tight grip on retaining the title when he steered Gotta Love It 7 to her third consecutive win in Race 3 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   NSW Championship - Race 2

Posted By on Monday, November 15, 2010

Seve Jarvin, Scott Babbage and Peter Harris made it two wins from two races when they took out Race 2 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   San Francisco - Day 5 & Wrap up

Posted By on Saturday, August 28, 2010

Coxon wins on stormy day in San Francisco. The Australian arrived a stranger in town but made himself right at home with the familiarly frisky winds and tides and fog and even an unfamiliar mid-regatta heat wave to win the ninth annual 18ft Skiff International Regatta, hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club Thursday. (Read More)

Australian League News   San Francisco - Day 4

Posted By on Saturday, August 28, 2010

Competitors in the ninth annual 18ft Skiff International Regatta gathered around John Craig on Crissy Field early Wednesday afternoon as the St. Francis Yacht Club race manager offered fair warning before they launched their swift but unstable craft into the meaner elements of San Francisco Bay. (Read More)

Australian League News   San Francisco - Day 3

Posted By on Wednesday, August 25, 2010

It was a different look for sailing on Day 3 of the ninth annual 18ft Skiff International Regatta on San Francisco Bay. (Read More)

Australian League News   San Francisco - Day 2

Posted By on Tuesday, August 24, 2010

There's some gambling going on at the ninth annual 18ft Skiff International Regatta, and it's paying off bigtime for the boys from Down Under. (Read More)

Australian League News   San Francisco - Day 1

Posted By on Monday, August 23, 2010

Observing the sailing rivalry between the Winnings, father and son, on opening day of the ninth annual 18ft Skiff International Regatta, one could conclude it's intense, but it doesn’t stop there (Read More)

Australian League News   Giltinan Championship - Race 7

Posted By on Monday, February 22, 2010

Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Tom Clout are the 2010 Giltinan champions. (Read More)

Australian League News   Giltinan Championship - Race 6

Posted By on Saturday, February 20, 2010

Former Giltinan 18ft Skiff champion Rob Greenhalgh, of the UK, produced his best race form of the Giltinan 2010 Championship when he steered Team PSP/Aust-Asia/Benny to an exciting all the way win in Race 6 on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   Giltinan Championship - Race 3 (Resail)

Posted By on Friday, February 19, 2010

Five times Giltinan champion Trevor Barnabas turned the clock back more than a decade when he won the resail of Race 3 of the Giltinan Championship on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   Giltinan Championship - Race 5

Posted By on Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship look as though it will go right down to the wire as the points tighten amongst the leading contenders. (Read More)

Australian League News   Giltinan Championship - Race 4

Posted By on Thursday, February 18, 2010

Following several days of less than good racing conditions, including yesterday’s postponement of Race 3, today’s Race 4 of the Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship provided spectacular racing on Sydney Harbour. (Read More)

Australian League News   Giltinan Championship - Race 3

Posted By on Thursday, February 18, 2010

Race 3 was postponed when conditions were rules as not suitable for racing by the Race Committee. The race will now be re-sailed on Friday, 19 February. (Read More)

Australian League News   Giltinan Championship - Race 2

Posted By on Sunday, February 14, 2010

The UK Project Racing team totally dominated Race 2 of the Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship to score an impressive 2m2s win on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   Giltinan Championship - Race 1

Posted By on Sunday, February 14, 2010

The poor racing conditions which plagued yesterday’s Invitation Race on Sydney Harbour were little better today as the fleet lined up for Race 1 of the Giltinan Championship. (Read More)

Australian League News   San Francisco - Day 5 & Overall

Posted By on Sunday, September 06, 2009

In some sailboat racing circles it's traditional to dunk the winners, but at the eighth annual 18' Skiff International Regatta hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club the winners were the only ones who didn't get dunked. (Read More)

Australian League News   San Francisco - Day 3

Posted By on Friday, September 04, 2009

Big rig or small rig? That was the decision some of the players had to make on Day 3 of the eighth annual 18' Skiff International Regatta hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club. (Read More)

Australian League News   San Francicso - Day 2

Posted By on Wednesday, September 02, 2009

The story of the eighth annual 18' Skiff International Regatta so far is Winning, Winning, Winning . . . and Hamlin. How'd he get in there? (Read More)

Australian League News   San Francisco Day 1

Posted By on Tuesday, September 01, 2009

With a wink and a nod to experience, Australia's John Winning and California's Howard Hamlin won the first two races of the eighth annual 18' Skiff International Regatta Monday. (Read More)

Australian League News   Club Trophy

Posted By on Saturday, March 07, 2009

After two months of championship racing, the Australian 18 Footers League returned to Sydney Harbour today when it conducted the Club Trophy 3-buoys race. (Read More)

Australian League News   Club Championship - Race 13

Posted By on Tuesday, March 03, 2009

After an exciting and successful JJ Giltinan Championship, it was back to club racing today on SydneyHarbour as the fleet lined up for Race 13 of the Club Championship. (Read More)

Australian League News   Giltinan Championship –Race 7 (Final Result)

Posted By on Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Southern Cross Constructions crew of Euan Mc Nicol, Aaron Links and Trent Barnabas became the 2009 Giltinan 18ft Skiff champions today after one of the “craziest” races seen on Sydney Harbour. (Read More)

Australian League News   Giltinan Championship - Race 6

Posted By on Saturday, February 21, 2009

Another win by appliancesonline.com.au and a dramatic last minute manouvre by the Gotta Love It 7 team have set the scene for the closest finish in the 70-year history of the Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship. (Read More)

Australian League News   Giltinan Championship – Race 5

Posted By on Thursday, February 19, 2009

Appliancesonline.com.au became the fifth winner from as many races when she took out Race 5 of the Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   Giltinan Championship – Race 4

Posted By on Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Euan Mc Nicol, Aaron Links and Trent Barnabas had to produce all their skills and experience to bring Southern Cross Constructions home a narrow winner in Race 3 of the Giltinan Championship on SydneyHarbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   Giltinan Championship – Race 3

Posted By on Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Tom Clout had to use all their skills to master a shifty South East wind in bringing Gotta Love It 7 home the winner of Race 3 of the Giltinan International Championship today. (Read More)

Australian League News   Giltinan Championship - Race 2

Posted By on Sunday, February 15, 2009

Matthew Searle, Dan Wilsdon and Archie Massey totally dominated the 32-boat fleet today when they took out Race 2 of the JJ Giltinan Championship on Sydney Harbour. (Read More)

Australian League News   Giltanan Championship - Race 1

Posted By on Sunday, February 15, 2009

Hugh Stodart, Daniel Phillips and Jim Beck (Smeg) were the masters of a light Easterly breeze when they took out Race 1 of the Giltinan Championship on SydneyHarbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   Club Championship

Posted By on Monday, February 09, 2009

Former Giltinan champions Euan Mc Nicol, Aaron Links and Trent Barnabas showed their skills to perfection when they brought Southern Cross Constructions home the winner of Race 12 of the Australian 18 Footer League’s Club Championship. (Read More)

Australian League News   Twilight Race

Posted By on Friday, February 06, 2009

John Harris, Scott Babbage and Mark Kennedy (substituting for regular crewman Peter Harris) proved the masters of a 15-knot North East wind on Sydney Harbour today when they took out the National Australia Bank Twilight 18ft Skiff Race in Rag & Famish Hotel. (Read More)

Australian League News   Australian Championship – Race 5

Posted By on Monday, February 02, 2009

Defending champion Seve Jarvin retained his Australian 18ft Skiff Championship crown when he steered Gotta Love It 7 to a commanding victory in Race 5 of the regatta on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   Australian Championship - Race 4

Posted By on Monday, January 26, 2009

A 10-15knot South-East wind, which freshened later in the race prevailed for Race 4 of the Australian 18ft Skiff Championship which was sailed on SydneyHarbour today (Read More)

Australian League News   Australian Championship – Race 3

Posted By on Sunday, January 25, 2009

After a week of extremely high temperatures brought about by N-NW winds, a Southerly change swept through Sydney on Saturday evening leaving the fleet in Race 3 of the Australian 18ft Skiff Championship with a light, shifting south-east wind on the harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   Australian Championship - Race 2

Posted By on Monday, January 19, 2009

A brilliant all the way win for defending champion Seve Jarvin and his Gotta Love It 7 team has seen the talented trio grab a narrow lead after Race 2 of the Australian 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour. (Read More)

Australian League News   Australian Championship - Race 1

Posted By on Monday, January 12, 2009

18ft Racing resumed on SydneyHarbour today when the Australian 18 Footers League conducted Race 1 of the five race Australian Championship. The Australian Championship is also the final hit out for all local teams as they prepare for next month’s Giltinan Championship. (Read More)

Australian League News   NSW Championship

Posted By on Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Rag & Famish Hotel team of John Harris, Peter Harris and Scott Babbage became the 2008-2009 NSW champions in unusual circumstances on SydneyHarbour yesterday. (Read More)

Australian League News   NSW Championship - Race 5

Posted By on Sunday, December 07, 2008

Former Giltinan champion Euan Mc Nicol scored his first win since returning to the 18ft Skiffs this season when he piloted Southern Cross Constructions to victory in Race 5 of the NSW Championship today. (Read More)

Australian League News   NSW Championship - Race 4

Posted By on Sunday, November 30, 2008

After last Sunday’s aborted attempt to sail Race 3 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship, the regatta continued today when Race 4 was staged in a 10-12knot ENE breeze on Sydney Harbour. (Read More)

Australian League News   NSW Championship - Race 3

Posted By on Monday, November 24, 2008

Strong winds on SydneyHarbour today forced the cancellation of Race 3 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship. (Read More)

Australian League News   NSW Championship - Race 2

Posted By on Sunday, November 16, 2008

The most experienced crew in the fleet showed their class today when Yandoo took out Race 2 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour. (Read More)

Australian League News   NSW Championship - Race 1

Posted By on Sunday, November 09, 2008

Defending champion Seve Jarvin led his Gotta Love It 7 team back from a seemingly hopeless position to take out Race 1 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   Mick Scully Trophy

Posted By on Sunday, November 02, 2008

Yet another North-East wind (the fourth from as many races) greeted the 23-boat fleet for the Mick Scully Trophy 3-buoys race on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   Club Championship - Race 1

Posted By on Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Australian 18 Footers League conducted the first championship race of the 2008-2009 Season when Race 1 of the Club Championship was contested on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   Life Members Trophy

Posted By on Sunday, October 19, 2008

Active Air-2UE scored an amazing win when she took out her second consecutive victory of the 18ft Skiff season on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   Amazing painting job

Posted By on Monday, October 13, 2008

An amazing painting job has been done on the new AppliancesOnline.com.au, giving this brand new boat a really old style wood design (Read More)

Australian League News   Alf Beashel Trophy

Posted By on Monday, October 13, 2008

A 10-knot North East wind greeted the 20-strong 18ft Skiff fleet for the opening race of the 2008-2009 Australian 18 Footer League’s Season on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   Aussies ease up for survival, outlast Hamlin by 3 points

Posted By on Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sometimes you battle the competition, sometimes the elements, a distinction Australia's Seve Jarvin found between winning the JJ Giltinan Regatta for the world championship in Sydney earlier this year and the seventh annual 18' Skiff International Regatta hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club this week. (Read More)

Australian League News   Hamlin wins Ronstan Bridge-to-Bridge, shares 18s' lead

Posted By on Saturday, August 16, 2008

Howard Hamlin and his crew of Mike Martin and Paul Allen flew out of the fog late Friday afternoon to earn the 18' Skiffs unprecedented respect on windy San Francisco Bay. (Read More)

Australian League News   Everybody flips, but Jarvin and Hamlin survive at top

Posted By on Friday, August 15, 2008

While their Olympic peers sat windless and idle Thursday, competitors in the seventh 18' Skiff International Regatta hosted by the host St. Francis Yacht Club had more then they could handle. There were so many capsizes it looked like synchronized diving, only in colder water. (Read More)

Australian League News   Gotta Love It still unbeaten; Hamlin needs a mast

Posted By on Thursday, August 14, 2008

Seve Jarvin's boat name Gotta Love It sums up his performance so far in the seventh 18' Skiff International Regatta hosted by the host St. Francis Yacht Club, although the young skipper - and certainly not defending champion Howard Hamlin - may not agree. (Read More)

Australian League News   Young Aussies learning fast – from in front

Posted By on Wednesday, August 13, 2008

When three 22-year-old sailors win a world championship - in this case the JJ Giltinan regatta - in a high-performance class traditionally dominated by veterans, one might wonder if... but stop right there. (Read More)

Australian League News   18ft Skiffs stretch their legs on San Francisco Bay

Posted By on Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The currents can suck your socks off and the fog is a common backdrop, but those are the only comparisons between 2008 Olympic sailing in Qingdao already under way and the seventh 18' Skiff International Regatta that blasts off Tuesday through Saturday, organized by the host St. Francis Yacht Club. (Read More)

Australian League News   Club Championship – Race 15

Posted By on Sunday, March 16, 2008

Fiat, with replacement skipper Trevor Barnabas at the helm, scored an easy victory in Race 15 of the Australian 18 Footers League Club Championship, which brought the Sydney Harbour 2007-2008 season to a close today. (Read More)

Australian League News   League Club Championship

Posted By on Sunday, March 02, 2008

Following the intensive campaign of the JJ Giltinan Championship last week, there were many skipper and crew changes for Race 14 of the Australian 18 Footers League Club Championship on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   JJ Giltinan - Race 7

Posted By on Sunday, February 24, 2008

The young Gotta Love It 7 crew of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Robert Bell officially became the new world champions when the won the SLAM-Winning Appliances Giltinan International Championship, which concluded on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   JJ Giltinan - Race 6

Posted By on Sunday, February 24, 2008

Although they could finish only second behind John Harris’ Rag & Famish Hotel in today’s race 6 of the SLAM-Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan International Championship, Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Robert Bell became the new world 18ft skiff champions in Gotta Love It 7. (Read More)

Australian League News   JJ Giltinan - Race 5

Posted By on Thursday, February 21, 2008

Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Robert Bell have tightened their grip on the SLAM-Winning Appliances J.J. Giltinan International 18ft Skiff Championship following an all the way win with Gotta Love It 7 in Race 5 on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   JJ Giltinan - Race 4

Posted By on Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The battle for the SLAM-Winning Appliances Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship has tightened considerably following the second consecutive win by Fiat in Race 4 of the series on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   JJ Giltinan - Race 3

Posted By on Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Defending champions Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Nathan Ellis showed they are not prepared to surrender their crown without a fight when they brought Fiat home an easy winner of Race 3 in the SLAM-Winning Appliances J.J. Giltinan International Championship on SydneyHarbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   JJ Giltinan - Race 2

Posted By on Sunday, February 17, 2008

Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Robert Bell reproduced yesterday’s performance in Gotta Love It 7 when they again outgunned a red-hot 18ft Skiff fleet to take out Race 2 of the SLAM-Winning Appliances Giltinan International Championship on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   JJ Giltinan - Race 1

Posted By on Saturday, February 16, 2008

Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Robert Bell showed they will certainly be the team to beat when they comfortably took out Race 1 of the SLAM-Winning Appliances Giltinan International Championship in Gotta Love It 7 on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   JJ Giltinan - Inviation Race

Posted By on Friday, February 15, 2008

The Australian and NSW champions Seve Jarvin, Robert Bell and Sam Newton have shown other competitors what to expect in the 2008 Giltinan International Championship when they sailed Gotta Love It 7 to victory in the Invitation Race on SydneyHarbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   18ft Skiffs - Club Championship, Race 13

Posted By on Sunday, February 10, 2008

Rag & Famish Hotel took out Race 13 of the Australian 18 Footers League Club Championship after a thrilling battle with Asko Appliances on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   Australian 18ft Skiff Champ. - Race 6

Posted By on Sunday, February 03, 2008

A lack of wind forced officials to abandon Race 6 of the Australian 18ft Skiff Championship on SydneyHarbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   Australian 18ft Skiff Champ. - Race 5

Posted By on Sunday, January 27, 2008

Congratulations to the Gotta Love It 7 crew of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Robert Bell on becoming the 2007-2008 Australian 18ft Skiff champions following an exciting and action-packed Race 5 of the series on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   Australian 18ft Skiff Champ. - Race 3

Posted By on Friday, January 25, 2008

Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Robert Bell tightened their grip on the Australian 18ft Skiff Championship with another impressive win in Gotta Love It 7 in Race 3 of the series on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   Australian 18ft Skiff Champ. - Race 2

Posted By on Sunday, January 13, 2008

NSW champions Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Robert Bell have grabbed the lead in the Australian Championship after bringing their skiff Gotta Love It 7 home the winner of Race 2 on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   Australian 18ft Skiff Champ. - Race 1

Posted By on Sunday, January 06, 2008

Former champion Hugh Stodart successfully began his campaign for a second title with a come from behind win in Asko Appliances in Race 1 of the 2008 Australian 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   Syd Barnett Jr. Memorial Trophy

Posted By on Sunday, December 16, 2007

De Longhi, skippered by Simon Nearn, won the Syd Barnett Jr. Memorial Trophy by just 4secs from Keith Piggin Estate Agents (Peter Morrison), with Simon Nelson’s Appliancesonline.com.au only one more sec back in thitd place on a day which produced more lows than the high of a great finish on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   NSW Championship - Race 5

Posted By on Sunday, December 09, 2007

Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Nathan Ellis showed they are back to their best form when they steered Fiat home a comfortable winner of Race 5 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   NSW Championship - Race 4

Posted By on Sunday, December 02, 2007

Five times world champion Trevor Barnabas showed he had lost none of his winning skills when he stepped in as replacement skipper on Omega Smeg to take out Race 4 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   NSW Championship - Race 3

Posted By on Sunday, November 25, 2007

World champion Fiat crew Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Nathan Ellis sailed a near perfect race in a light easterly breeze to take out Race 3 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   NSW Championship - Race 2

Posted By on Sunday, November 18, 2007

Seve Jarvin and his Gotta Love It 7 crew of Sam Newton and Rob Bell took out their second consecutive heat of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship after a thrilling race on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   NSW Championship - Race 1

Posted By on Sunday, November 11, 2007

Seve Jarvin and his young crew of Gotta Love It 7 gave another excellent display to take out Race 1 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship from Club Marine on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   Mick Scully Trophy race

Posted By on Sunday, November 04, 2007

Chris Dixon, Greg Dixon and Justin Healey were clearly the masters of the 15-18knot westerly wind on Sydney Harbour today when they brought their skiff CST Composites home an easy winner of the Mick Scully Trophy race. (Read More)

Australian League News   A18 League Club Championship - Race 1

Posted By on Sunday, October 28, 2007

Hugh Stodart, Niall Kinch and Paul Schulz again showed their light wind skills when they steered Asko Appliances home an easy winner in Race 1 of the Australian 18 Footers League’s Club Championship on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   Life Members Trophy

Posted By on Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Seve Jarvin and his young Gotta Love It 7 team of Sam Newton and Robert Bell won their second successive race of the season when they mastered the 20-knot North East wind to take out the Life Members Trophy on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   Alf Beashel Trophy

Posted By on Sunday, October 14, 2007

The new 18ft Skiff season got off to a great start today with a 12knot North East wind and a 21-boat fleet on hand on Sydney Harbour. (Read More)

Australian League News   18ft Skiff Regatta at San Francisco, USA - Overall

Posted By on Monday, September 03, 2007

Howie Hamlin, Mike Martin and Paul Allen of Team Pegasus clinched their overall win in the Ronstan 18’ Skiff International Regatta on Saturday. But the competition was not going to let them come away without a tussle… literally. Second and third place boats Yandoo and Delonghi both made contact with Pegasus today. (Read More)

Australian League News   Ronstan 18ft Skiff Regatta at San Francisco

Posted By on Sunday, August 26, 2007

John Winning, Andrew Hay and Cameron McDonald aboard Yandoo saw the highest of highs and the lowest of lows in day four of the Ronstan 18’ Skiff International Regatta (Read More)

Australian League News   Australian League Club Championship - Overall

Posted By on Sunday, April 01, 2007

Hugh Stodart’s Asko Appliances took the honours in Race 6 of the Australian 18 Footers Club Championship but it wasn’t quite enough to take the title from defending champion Michael Coxon and his Fiat team. (Read More)

Australian League News   18ft Skiff Cordukes Clubhouse Trophy

Posted By on Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Daniel Phillips, Jim Beck and John Valtwies gave their best performance of the season when they brought Omega Smeg home a comfortable winner of the Cordukes Clubhouse Trophy race on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   Queen of the Harbour Race

Posted By on Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Leify Porter became the 2007 18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour when she teamed with John Winning Jr., Anthony Young and Dave Ewings in appliancesonline.com.au to take out the annual race (each team includes an additional female crew member) (Read More)

Australian League News   Club Championship - Race 4

Posted By on Monday, March 05, 2007

Hugh Stodart, Niall Kinch and Paul Schulz gave a faultless exhibition in Asko Appliances to easily take out Race 4 of the Australian 18 Footers League Club Championship (Read More)

Australian League News   JJ Trophy - Overall

Posted By on Sunday, February 25, 2007

The Fiat team of Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Nathan Ellis officially retained their title when they won the SLAM-Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan International 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   JJ Trophy - Day 6

Posted By on Saturday, February 24, 2007

Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Nathan Ellis (Fiat) retained their title as the world’s best 18ft Skiff team when they won the SLAM-Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship currently being sailed on Sydney Harbour. (Read More)

Australian League News   JJ Trophy - Day 5

Posted By on Thursday, February 22, 2007

Defending champions Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Nathan Ellis have strengthened their grip on the SLAM-Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan International 18ft Skiff Championship when they brought their skiff Fiat home an easy winner of Race 5 on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   JJ Trophy - Day 4

Posted By on Wednesday, February 21, 2007

The young Gotta Love It 7 crew of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Rob Bell showed their skills on Sydney Harbour today when they took out Race 4 of the SLAM-Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan International 18ft Skiff Championship (Read More)

Australian League News   JJ Trophy - Day 3

Posted By on Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Defending champions Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Nathan Ellis have taken the lead in the SLAM-Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan International 18ft Skiff Championship following their narrow victory in Fiat in Race 3 (Read More)

Australian League News   JJ Trophy - Day 2

Posted By on Monday, February 19, 2007

Euan McNicol and his Club Marine crew of Scott Babbage and Cameron McDonald won a controversial Race 2 of the SLAM-Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan Inetrnational 18ft Skiff Championship (Read More)

Australian League News   JJ Trophy - Day 1

Posted By on Sunday, February 18, 2007

Australian champions Micah Lane, Jack Macartney and Drew Waller started their challenge for the SLAM JJ Giltinan Championship in great style when they brought their skiff Macquarie Real Estate home a narrow winner in Race 1. (Read More)

Australian League News   JJ Trophy - Invitation Race

Posted By on Friday, February 16, 2007

Defending Champion Michael Coxon and his Fiat skiff crew of Aaron Links and Nathan Ellis took the victory in today’s Invitation Race to the Slam-Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan International 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour. (Read More)

Australian League News   18ft Skiff Twilight Race

Posted By on Sunday, February 11, 2007

John Winning Jr and his appliancesonline.com.au crew were far too good for the rest of the fleet when they took out the National Australia Bank Twilight Race (Read More)

Australian League News   18ft Skiff Twilight Race

Posted By on Sunday, February 04, 2007

Tony Hannan took advantage of his great experience and some near perfect crew work on Maytag to score an easy victory in the Australian 18 Footer League’s Twilight Race sailed over a north east 3-buoys course on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   Australian Championship - Race 4

Posted By on Sunday, January 28, 2007

NSW champions John Winning, Geoff Bauchop and Andrew Hay (Ssangyong Yandoo) took out Race 4 of the Winning Appliances Australian 18ft Skiff Championship and now head the pointscore with just two more races to be sailed in the series. (Read More)

Australian League News   Autralian Championship - Race 3

Posted By on Monday, January 22, 2007

It was a battle to the finish between the current world champions in Fiat and the young rookie team in Gotta Love It 7 in Race 3 of the Winning Appliances Australian 18ft Skiff Championmship (Read More)

Australian League News   Australian Championship - Race 2

Posted By on Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Micah Lane, Jack Macartney and Drew Waller sailed a brilliant tactical final leg in their Macquarie Real Estate skiff to take out race Race 2 of the Winning Appliances Australian 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   Australian Championships - Race 1

Posted By on Sunday, January 07, 2007

Rookie skipper Seve Jarvin and his young crewmen Sam Newton and Robert Bell outsailed the 24-boat fleet to bring Gotta Love It 7 home a clear winner of the Winning Appliances Australian 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   NSW Championship - Race 5

Posted By on Monday, December 04, 2006

Defending champion Michael Coxon brought Fiat home a winner of the final race of the Ssangyong Winning Appliances NSW 18ft Skiff Championship but it was John 'Woody' Winning’s Ssangyong Yandoo which was crowned the 2006 champion on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   NSW Championship - Race 4

Posted By on Sunday, November 26, 2006

The Club Marine 18ft Skiff team of Euan Mc Nicol, Scott Babbage and Cameron Mc Donald took out their second win of the Ssangyong Winning Appliances NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today to set up a great finish to the championship (Read More)

Australian League News   NSW Championship - Race 3

Posted By on Sunday, November 19, 2006

Micah Lane, Jack Macartney and Drew Waller brought their Vic Sail (formerly Team Lane) home a remarkable winner of Race 3 in the Ssangyong Yandoo NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   NSW Championship - Race 2

Posted By on Sunday, November 12, 2006

The 2001 Giltinan winning crew of John Harris, Craig Ferris and Chris Cleary were at their best today when they piloted Rag & Famish Hotel to an easy victory in Race 3 of the Ssangyong Winning Appliances NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour.
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Australian League News   Ssangyong NSW 18ft Skiff Championship - Race 1

Posted By on Monday, November 06, 2006

The Club Marine crew of Euan Mc Nicol, Scott Babbage and Cameron Mc Donald gave an outstanding exhibition of sailing skills and teamwork when they took out Race 1 of the Ssangyong Winning Appliances NSW 18ft Skiff Championship in extraordinary conditions on Sydney Harbour (Read More)

Australian League News   18ft Skiff Mick Scully Trophy

Posted By on Sunday, October 29, 2006

John Winning Jr. and his appliancesonline.com.au 18ft skiff team of Anthony Young and Dave Ewings held on grimly to take out a controversial Mick Scully Trophy race on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   Club Championship Race 1

Posted By on Monday, October 23, 2006

Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Nathan Ellis showed that they will again be the team to beat this season when they recorded an outstanding 2mins 50secs win in Race 1 of the League’s Club Championship on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   18ft Skiff Life Members Trophy on Sydney Harbour

Posted By Patrick Chanez on Sunday, October 15, 2006

After losing the opening race last Sunday, the new 18 footer season finally got under way when the Australian 18 Footers League staged the Life Members Trophy race on Sydney Harbour today. (Read More)

Australian League News   False start to the 2006/2007 Australian season

Posted By Patrick Chanez on Saturday, October 07, 2006

The Australian 18 Footers 2006-2007 season got off to a false start on Sunday (8 October) when the Alf Beashel Memorial Trophy race had to be abandoned. (Read More)

Australian League News   18ft Skiff International Regatta at San Francisco - Overall

Posted By Patrick Chanez on Monday, August 28, 2006

The 18' Skiff International Regatta wasn't quite a changing of the guard - Howard Hamlin, 53, was the winning skipper for the third time in five years - but if runner-up Samuel (Shark) Kahn, 17, is the wave if the future, that's fine with Howie. (Read More)

Australian League News   18ft Skiff International Regatta at San Francisco - Day 3

Posted By Patrick Chanez on Friday, August 25, 2006

Hamlin takes lead; Cayard checks in on the action Anytime Paul Cayard gets homesick for sailing a Volvo 70 on the edge in the Southern Ocean he can step out for a similar rush on an 18-foot skiff on his hometown San Francisco Bay (Read More)

Australian League News   18ft Skiff International Regatta at San Francisco - Day 2

Posted By Patrick Chanez on Thursday, August 24, 2006

Winning shows how it's done, leads Hamlin by a point Howard Hamlin hit the beach with the adrenalin still running and a grin as wide as the Golden Gate at the end of Day 2 of the 18' Skiff International Regatta Wednesday. (Read More)

Australian League News   18ft Skiff International Regatta at San Francisco - Day 1

Posted By Patrick Chanez (Admin) on Wednesday, August 23, 2006

This is how the 18' Skiff International Regatta got rolling Tuesday: Seven boats started and six capsized, including the leader, 17-year-old Samuel (Shark) Kahn of nearby Santa Cruz. (Read More)

Australian League News   Ssangyong JJ Giltinan Championship - Race 7

Posted By Patrick Chanez on Sunday, February 26, 2006

Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Nathan Ellis are the new 18ft Skiff champions following their Race 7 victory in the Ssangyong JJ Giltinan International Championship (Read More)

Australian League News   Ssangyong JJ Giltinan Championship - Race 6

Posted By Patrick Chanez on Saturday, February 25, 2006

Michael Coxon and his Casio Seapathfinder team of Aaron Links and Nathan Ellis have taken a narrow lead (Read More)

Australian League News   Ssangyong JJ Giltinan Championship - Race 5

Posted By Patrick Chanez on Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Defending champions Euan Mc Nicol, Seve Jarvin and Tim Austin had to come from behind in a light Easterly breeze to take out Race 5 of the Ssangyong JJ Giltinan International Championship on Sydney Harbour on Thursday. (Read More)

Australian League News   Ssangyong JJ Giltinan Championship - Race 4

Posted By Patrick Chanez on Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Australian champion Asko Appliances became the new leader in the JJ Giltinan International Championship following a near all the way victory in Race 4 of the regatta on Sydney Harbour on Wednesday. (Read More)

Australian League News   Ssangyong JJ Giltinan Championship - Race 3

Posted By Patrick Chanez on Monday, February 20, 2006

Australian champion skiff Asko Appliances, skippered by Hugh Stodart, showed a return to recent form with a hard fought victory in Race 3 of the Ssangyong JJ Giltinan International Championship sailed on Sydney Harbour on Tuesday. (Read More)

Australian League News   Ssangyong JJ Giltinan Championship - Race 2

Posted By Patrick Chanez on Sunday, February 19, 2006

Defending champions Euan McNicol, Seve Jarvin and Tim Austin came from behind to take out Race 2 of the Ssangyong Giltinan International Championship on Sydney Harbour on Sunday. (Read More)

Australian League News   Ssangyong JJ Giltinan Championship - Race 1

Posted By SuperUser Account on Saturday, February 18, 2006

Race 1 of the JJ Giltinan Championship produced a truly international result on Sydney Harbour as Howie Hamlin of the US defeated Australia's Michael Coxon with New Zealander Phil Airey in third place. (Read More)

Australian League News   18ft Skiff SP Systems Australian Championships - Race 6

Posted By Patrick Chanez on Sunday, February 05, 2006

Race 6 was still very critical as it was the final race of the selection series to decide Australia's team for the Giltinan Championship (Read More)

Australian League News   18ft Skiff SP Systems Australian Championships - Race 5

Posted By Patrick Chanez on Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Hugh Stodart, Niall Kinch and Paul Schulz became the new Australian 18ft Skiff champions (Read More)

Australian League News   18ft Skiff SP Systems Australian Championships - Race 3

Posted By Patrick Chanez on Monday, January 23, 2006

Asko Appliances took out Race 3 and has the overall lead of the SP Systems Australian 18ft Skiff Championship (Read More)

Australian League News   18ft Skiff SP Systems Australian Championships - Race 2

Posted By Patrick Chanez on Monday, January 16, 2006

Current Giltinan champions Euan Mc Nicol, Tim Austin and Seve Jarvin proved they are still the team to beat when they took out Race 2 of the Australian Championship on Sydney Harbour on Sunday. (Read More)

Australian League News   18ft Skiff SP Systems Australian Championships - Race 1

Posted By Patrick Chanez on Monday, January 09, 2006

Hugh Stodart and his crew of Niall Kinch and Paul Schulz totally dominated the fleet in Asko Appliances to easily take out Race 1 of the SP Systems Australian 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour on Sunday. (Read More)

Australian League News   NSW Championship - Heat 4 (re-sail)

Posted By Patrick Chanez on Sunday, December 11, 2005

Michael Coxon and his Casio Seapathfinder 18ft Skiff team successfully defended their NSW Championship when they took out the final race of the 2005-2006 season (Read More)

Australian League News   NSW Championship - Heat 5

Posted By Patrick Chanez on Sunday, December 04, 2005

Daniel Phillips and his Omega Smeg team scored their first win of the season (Read More)

Australian League News   NSW Championship - Heat 4

Posted By Patrick Chanez on Sunday, November 27, 2005

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Australian League News   NSW Championship - Heat 3

Posted By Patrick Chanez on Monday, November 21, 2005

Chris Dixon and his CST Composites team scored a remarkable victory in Heat 3 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship sailed on Sydney Harbour (Read More)

Australian League News   NSW Championship - Heat 2

Posted By Patrick Chanez on Monday, November 14, 2005

Michael Coxon and his Casio Seapathfinder crew sailed a perfect race in testing wind conditions to take out Heat 2 of the NSW Championship on Sydney Harbour (Read More)