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The 2018 Historic 18 Footer Australian
Championship for the Galloping Ghost
Trophy was conducted by the Sydney
Flying Squadron in conjunction with
the Australian Historical Sailing Skiff
Association (AHSSA), on Sydney Harbour
over three races in January – Sat 20, Thu
25 and Sat 27.
The series developed into a two boat
contest between Yendys and Aberdare, with
Yendys ’ dominant windward performance
under big rig the foundation for two
emphatic race wins to seal the series.
Yendys, skippered by evergreen Irishman
Harold Cudmore, with the regular crew
under the guidance of Andrew Buckland
finished the series on 4pts.
Aberdare, skippered by John Winning
for races 1&2 and Michael Chapman for
Race3, placed 2nd on 5pts, while Britannia,
Ian Smith, sailed a consistent series to
take 3rd place overall on 12pts.
Yendys carried a big rig in all races
when most other skiffs opted for full
size no.2 rigs. In Race 1, the NE breeze
filled-in during the second half of the race
allowing Aberdare to move into the lead to
score a convincing win. Race 2 began in
similar conditions, but then lightened off
considerably with Yendys streaking away to
While it is only their first season
sailing together in the 18 Footers,
the rookie team of Kirk Mitchell, Tim
Westwood and Daniel Barnett has shown
they have what it takes to challenge the
They all began their sailing careers in
junior classes at their respective clubs,
then made their way into the 18ft skiff on
similar paths, the 29ers and 16ft skiffs.
After winning the Cherub Nationals
in 2013/14 – and another three seasons
on the podium – skipper Kirk Mitchell
had his sights set on the 18ft Skiff. After
a season in the 16ft skiff, he made his
debut this year steering Noakes Youth.
“ Since winning the Cherub Nationals,
I was looking at getting an 18 as I thought
that’s where the best skiff sailors are,”
“I enjoy the 18s because they are the
quickest skiff on the water and involve
being at the top of your game to control
and sail the boat fast. The sheer speed is
amazing and the fleet is welcoming and
a friendly group of people.”
Sheet hand Daniel Barnett was
destined to become an 18 sailor. He is
a fifth generation 18 Footers sailor and
both his father, Phil Barnett (Chesty Bond),
and grandfather, Don Barnett (Associated
Motor Club), have won the JJ Giltinan
Trophy over the years.
Historical 18 Footer
Noakes Youth 18 Footers Team
Harold Cudmore and Yendys crew at post-race presentation.
Noakes Youth crew, from left, Tim
Westwood, Daniel Barnett, Kirk Mitchell.
The final member of the team,
bowman Tim Westwood, returns to the
class after a season off racing with the
Team Japan Youth America’s Cup Team.
He made his debut in the 18 with Pedro
Vozone on Haier in 2015 and now returns
to sail on Noakes Youth.
“ The fleet has been great and helped
us out along the way, offering us tips
and advice. Our sponsor Sean Langman
has been very supportive and is always
looking to help us out, as has Jack
Macartney (former Rag & Famish skipper).”
The Noakes Youth team will compete
in their first JJ Giltinan Championship
from March 3-11, 2018.
h Kimberley Montague
a huge lead to win on a shortened course.
Yendys built an early lead in Race 3 for a
comfortable all the way win.
h Bob Chapman
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