Kiwi helms at top at GC32 Championship:
Muscat, Oman (March 4, 2017) – Despite conditions looking marginal this morning in Muscat’s Al Mouj, throwing up concerns about whether there would be any action at all today out on the water at the GC32 Championship, in the event four races were held in swift succession in good conditions and a fifth nearly completed too, before the wind finally faded.
This inaugural GC32 Championship, being run by the GC32 International Class Association in association with OC Sport, is once again turning into a battle of the Kiwi helmsmen. Overall leader Oman Air, on which Match Racing World Champion Phil Robertson has been appointed skipper this season, won two of today’s four races b…
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Early win at JJ Giltinan Championship:
Sydney, Australia (March 4, 2017) – New Zealand’s Yamaha 18ft Skiff team responded brilliantly to a dramatic week when they dominated the high class fleet in Race 6 of the 2017 JJ Giltinan Championship on Sydney Harbour today.
Despite today’s domination by David McDiarmid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins on Yamaha, the 2017 title has been won by Michael Coxon, Trent Barnabas and Dave O’Connor on Thurlow Fisher Lawyers.
Thurlow Fisher has a maximum total of 19, regardless of what might happen in tomorrow’s Race 7, and no other team can match their score.
The only possibility of an alternative result depends on the protest the Yamaha team has against a ruling…
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