The fifth regatta of the Australian 18-Footer Championship was held on Sydney Harbour last Sunday in an 18kn breeze with the experienced teams taking the first positions.Smeg with Michael Coxon AUS finished first ahead of Finnport (Keagan York AUS) and Asko James Dorron AUS. These three teams are considered main favorites for the JJ Giltinan Trophy (the inofficial 18-Footer Worlds) in the last February days. They will be challenged by the defending Champions of last year from New Zealand.The crucial race of the Australian Championship will take place next Sunday with two heats on the program. The competition can be followed livestream on our website early in the morning UTC.Interims leader of the Australian Nationals is Winning of John Winning AUS 2 points ahead of Smeg. The news.