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18 Footer – JJ Giltinan Trophy – Sydney AUS – Races 5 & 6, SMEG leading after two Nils of tech2


After the disqualification in race 2 the day before yesterday, the top favorite tech2 of Jack Macartney and his team, bound to complete the nine-race regatta without any further possible u0091discardu0092 score, was forced to retire from Race 4 yesterday after colliding with another competitor shortly after the start. —– In moderate winds, heats 5 and 6 of the 18-footer World Championship were sailed in Sydney this morning – see www.sailing-new.us for the replay of our live coverage – and tech2 tried to recover with 2 heat wins after they had to retire 2 times already in the first 4 heats. —– In the overall standings, SMEG with Michael Coxon AUS leads by 9 points over Yandoo Winning with John Winning jr AUS. 2 points behind in 3rd place follows Bird & Bear with James Dorron AUS. —– The ranking and the reports.