Final calamity

Casio Seapathfinder capsizes within sight of finish line in heat 4 of the Australian 18ft skiff championships

Sunday March 9th 2003, Author: Sam Crichton, Location: Australasia
Tony Hannan and crew Greg Windust and Cameron MacDonald on Total Recall took the gun in race 4 of the Australian Titles this weekend. With the NSW State Championship already on his shelf Tony moved another step closer to taking the two titles home in the one season.

Total Recall finished 55 seconds ahead of Michael Coxon and crew Aaron Links and Phil Hebden on Casio Seapathfinder with John Winning and crew Peter Harris and Gary Phillips on Yandoo finishing 14 seconds later to take third.

The fleet raced in a southeast breeze with the breeze reaching 15 knots so some spectacular racing was witnessed by those on the spectator ferry. With less than 200m to go Casio Seapathfinder looked like they had the lead but after a tack to head to the finish they ended up capsizing which allowed Total Recall cross the line in first.

There are two races left in the series with the final day of racing on Sunday March 23rd.
This will also be the last day the club uses the Double Bay wharf which is being pulled down so there will be a larger licensed ferry for spectators on with a multiple celebration happening with the end of both the series and season and a farewell to the Double Bay wharf.

The ferry will go this weekend Sunday March 16th at 2:15pm.

Point score after Heat 4:

1 Total Recall 16.7
2 Casio Seapathfinder 26
3 Express Post 27
4 Fisher and Paykel 33.4
5 Rag and Famish Hotel 38
6 Yandoo 44.1
7 Asko Appliances 52.7
8 Sunday Telegraph 54.7
9 Computer Associates 60
10 Omega Smeg 65
11 Terry Hogan Prestige Cars 68
12 Churchill's Sports Bar 71
13 Aristocrat 73
14 Rosemount 79
15 Avaya 87

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