Honours to Casio Seapathfinder

News from the Australian 18ft skiff nationals

Tuesday February 25th 2003, Author: Sam Crichton, Location: Australasia
Michael Coxon and crew Aaron Links and Phil Hebden on Casio Seapathfinder won heat 2 of the Australian Championships with Hugh Stodart and crew Paul Schulz and Joe De Kock on Express Post finishing a close second after Express Post had a swim 1 min before the start gun.

Rag and Famish and Computer Associates were a little eager on the start line and had to restart after and individual recall was signalled from the starters boat. Clynton Wade Lehman and crew Ben Stevens and Cameron McDonald on Sunday Telegraph sailed a consistent third in the Easterly 10 knot breeze.

Early leader Trevor Barnabas and crew Trent Barnabas and Matt Felton on Omega Smeg had the top of their mast snap which caused them to retire after 2 legs of the course. The breeze tended to die out during the final leg of the race with the crews finding the breeze a challenge in the Rose Bay area at the bottom mark.

Express Post hold the lead of the series with a first in heat 1 and a second in heat 2 with Casio Seapathfinder in second and Total Recall in third after 2 races in the 6 race series.

Heat 3 will be raced this Sunday March 2 with the spectator ferry following the action.

Current positions after Heat 2

1 Express Post Hugh Stodart, Paul Schulz, Joe De Kock 3
2 Casio Seapathfinder Michael Coxon, Aaron Links, Phil Hebden 10
3 Total Recall Tony Hannan, Greg Windust, Cameron MacDonald 13
4 Fisher & Paykel Grant Rollerson, Paul Williams, Greg 18.7
5 Asko Appliances David Lumb, Greg O'Shea, Andrew Divola 19.7
6 Sunday Telegraph Clynton Wade Lehman, Ben Stevens, Cameron MacDonald 22.7
7 Rag and Famish John Harris, Craig Ferris, James Beck 24
8 Yandoo John Winning, Peter Harris, Euan McNicol 26.7
9 Computer Associates Anthony Young, Geoff Bauchop, Tim Webster 28
10 Terry Hogan Prestige Cars Chris Dixon, Greg Dixon, 30
11 Churchill's Sports Bar Ben Austin, Tim Austin, Shane Guarania 34
12 Aristocrat Gary Phillips, Michael Shane, David Gibson 40
13 Omega Smeg Trevor Barnabas, Trent Barnabas, Matt Felton 41
14 Rosemount Estate Micah Lane, Will McCartney, 42
15 Avaya Peter Morrison, Matthew Brown, Aaron Smith 47

Feeedback: Did you watch the racing? Who's the favourite to win the series?

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