Australia. 18 foot skiff season ends; championship results


Victory in Race 6 went to Hugh Stodart and his crew on Asko Appliances who defeated Rag & Famish Hotel

after leading nearly all the way over the southerly course. Final pointscore was Casio on 17 points,

Rag & Famish 18 and Club Marine andSsangyong Yandootied on 33 points. Asko's winning margin was

finally 37secs over Rag & Famish with Casio a further 1min 22secs back in third place.

Asko won the start and led Rag & Famish by 15secs at the windward mark with De Longhi in third place

and Fisher & Paykel fourth. Casio was fifth - 55secs from the lead. Rag & Famish grabbed the lead on the

downwind leg then the leaders split into two separate groups for the work to Rose Bay.

Asko's superiority upwind was again to the fore as she opened up a 30secs lead over Rag & Famish at the

Rose Bay mark. Casio had moved into third place, but was still nearly 1min from the leader.

Positions remained unchanged over the next three legs of the course but Asko's lead had been increased

to nearly 2 minutes. The real interest in the race was definitely centred around the battle between

Casio & Rag & famish for the championship. Over the concluding stages Casio's team had to withstand

challenges from Fisher & Paykel andSsangyong Yandoobut fought off each one to finish third and take

out their second club championship.

-Source from BYM News(Apr 9, 2006)