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6 03, 2018

Kiwis snag second and third in JJ’s Race 3

March 6th, 2018|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

Race 3 of the 2018 JJ Giltinan Championship provided an abundance of thrills and spills. The Kiwi boats, Maersk Line, C-Tech, Honda Marine and Knight Frank all had fantastic starts which set them up well from the beginning. The tricky south-easterly conditions provided shifts, lifts and knocks at every tack and it was Finport Trade [...]

27 02, 2018

Knight Frank in great shape for JJ Giltinan

February 27th, 2018|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

With just days until the 2018 JJ Giltinan Regatta kicks off in Sydney, the excited nerves are starting to set in among the sailors. The Auckland Skiff League / Royal Akarana Yacht Club team from New Zealand, travels to Sydney on Thursday and will head straight to the Australian 18 Footers location in Double Bay [...]

22 02, 2018

Powered by Honda, all the way to Sydney

February 22nd, 2018|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

In just over a week's time, the newly branded Honda Marine 18' Skiff will take on the JJ Giltinan regatta on Sydney Harbour. The JJ's are considered the pinnacle of 18' Skiff racing and a New Zealand team has not won the event since 1974. David McDiarmid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins came agonisingly close [...]

4 02, 2018

Honda Marine wins 18′ Skiff NZL Championship

February 4th, 2018|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

After six incredibly tough races, Honda Marine have taken out the 2018 18'Skiff NZL Championship hosted by Royal Akarana Yacht Club and the Auckland Skiff League. Dave McDiarmaid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins who make up the Honda Marine team, where exhausted after the two days of sailing. "It was great to come away with [...]

3 02, 2018

Hectic first day for 18′ Skiff NZL Championship

February 3rd, 2018|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

The fleet is small, but time on the water for those racing is invaluable as the Auckland Skiff League 18 footers fleet prepare themselves for the upcoming JJ Giltinan Regatta in Sydney. Honda Marine, Knight Frank, C-Tech and ASCC were all planning on being on the start line for Race 1, however with 20-25 knots [...]

14 12, 2017

Honda Marine wins 18′ Skiff Auckland Championship

December 14th, 2017|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

It was a glamour weekend for the final races of the 2017 18' Skiff Skiff Auckland Championship with the fleet getting good use of their number one and number two rigs. Saturday saw the bottom end for the number 2 rig with a building breeze throughout the day. This gave everyone a chance to check [...]

5 12, 2017

Honda Marine leads 18′ Skiffs in Auckland Skiff Champs

December 5th, 2017|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

Honda Marine is the new sponsor behind the successful trio Dave McDiarmid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins and the team is already ripping it up on their home turf as they prepare for the 2018 JJ Giltinan Championship in Sydney in late February. The team were recently awarded a Yachting New Zealand Performance Award and [...]