Dave McDiarmid, Matt Stevens and Brad Collins sailed an epic regatta at the JJ Giltinan Championship in Sydney finishing second overall out of 30 boats.
What makes their place so important is that it’s the best result for a New Zealand boat in 42 years.
RAYC / Auckland Skiff League had seven boats at the event, which is hosted annually by the Australian 18 Footers at Double Bay.
2nd – Yamaha (David McDiarmid, Matthew Steven, Bradley Collins)
12th – Aon (Will Tiller, David Hazard, Harry Thurston)
15th – Knight Frank (Riley Dean, Matt Coutts, John Little)
17th – Maersk Line (Graham Catley, Carl Evans, Josh McCormack)
21st – ASCC (Murray England, Sam Trewethey, Cameron McDonald)
22nd – C-Tech (Alex Vallings, Scott Barnes, Russell Wilson, George Brassell)
25th – Fineline Ropes (Adrian France, Ellie Aldridge, Hamish McGill)