- 2014 JJ GILTINAN 18ft Skiff Championship - Australia
The 2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championships, proudly supported by Sydney City Marine.
This will be the 75th year for the premier event for the International 18 foot skiff class. Since the first regatta on Sydney Harbour in 1938, many of its competitors have become world, Olympic and national champions in a variety of yachting classes.
The Giltinan Championship regatta is held annually on Sydney Harbour and provides spectators (both on the water and along the harbour foreshores) with the world's most spectacular racing.
Full programme can be downloaded from HERE
- UK’s 2014 JJ GILTINAN 18ft Skiff Championship Challenge
UK challenge at the 2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship
The UK will have a strong four-boat team to challenge for the 2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, proudly presented by Sydney City Marine, which begins on Sydney Harbour on 1 March.
Heading the challenge will be Rick Peacock (skipper), Tristan Hutt (sheet) and Nick Murray (f’ard), sailing Haier Appliances.
Rick was a member of the GBR 49er Performance Squad and finished 2nd and 4th at world championships. Tristan and Nick have won several European and UK championships as well as European and UK Grand Prix in the 18s.
The trio is determined to give it their best effort. They came to Sydney last September and have been racing their Haier Appliances skiff each week with the Australian 18 Footers League fleet.
Team spokesman Tristan Hutt commented: “It’s all part of the learning process for us. We feel we’re a much better team as a result of the experience we have gained”.
“Racing regularly against the world’s best teams must make you better equipped to contest the major championships”.
“We realize that the 2014 JJ is going to be very difficult as there are 34 of the world’s best teams competing from six countries, but we’ll be giving it our best shot”.