18ft SKIFFS – After a three weeks break, the 18ft Skiffs are back on Sydney Harbour this Sunday when they contest Race 1 of the 2012-2013 Australian Championship.
Michael Coxon will be defending his title in Thurlow Fisher Lawyers, but will have to be at his best to repel the challenge from his arch-rival Seve Jarvin in the 2012 Giltinan champion Gotta Love It 7.
While these two teams are favoured to take out the championship they certainly won’t have things their own way as several teams were showing good form prior to the break over Christmas and the New Year.
Biggest challengers to the big two are expected to be Appliancesonline.com.au (Micah Lane), Yandoo (John Winning), Coopers-Rag & Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney), Smeg (Nick Press), Pure Blonde (Tom Clout), Mojo Wine (James Dorron) and Asko Appliances (Marcus Ashley-Jones).
With several new teams in the Australian 18 Footers fleet this season, many will be using this series as a build up to the Giltinan 2013, which begins on Sydney Harbour next month.
As usual, a spectator ferry will follow Sunday’s race, leaving Double Bay Wharf at 2.15pm.