Monday, February 23, 2009

18 footer - JJ Giltinan Championship

Congratulations to Euan Mc Nicol, Aaron Links and Trent Barnabas, the new JJ Giltinan World champions on Southern Cross Constructions.

In what was said to be one of the "craziest" races on Sydney Harbour, Southern Cross finished fourth in the final race, taking the championship by one point from Active Air-2UE (Matthew Searle, Dan Wilsdon, Archie Massey), with Gotta Love It 7 (Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton, Tom Clout) three more points adrift in third place.

Thanks to Christophe Favreau for the pictures.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Flying Eleven History

Gotta love girl power... Olivia Price and Maddie Clancy became the first ever “all girl crew” to win the NSW Flying Eleven State Championships. These girls also won every Flying Eleven Association regatta during this season, except the F11 Nationals, finishing second to team mates Josh McKnight and Ira Dubrey.

I sailed Flying Elevens myself (many years ago) and thinking back now there were always a couple of girls just off a podium place, but now Olivia and Maddie have change history, Congratulations

1363 CRUNCHIE Olivia Price & Maddie Clancy M16'SSC 2008-2009 NSW F11 Champions Photograph: F11 Association, pricey