The JJ Giltinan Trophy, the 18-footer world championship, began this morning with the Invitational Race, the official training race. However, due to Corona restrictions, it is an all-Australian affair this year, with the defending champions from New Zealand unable to travel. After this seasons series, tech2 (Jack Mccartney AUS), Winning Group (John Winning jr AUS) and Smeg (Michael Coxon AUS) are likely to be the hottest contenders for the title. —– Tomorrow morning from 3am UTC the first race will start, we will be live streaming as usual on www.sailing-news.us . —– The video of the Invitational Race.