The 2013/14 Australian 16ft Skiff Championships were held at Drummoyne (NSW) from 5th January 2014 to 11th January 2014.
The series saw a mix of breezes and conditions from a fresh 15-25 knot Nor-Easter in the Heat 1 to a fluctuating 5-12 knot South-Easter in Heat 4.
The series was won convincingly by "Brydens Compensation Lawyers" sailed by Lee Knapton, Peter Mackie and Ricky Bridge from the Manly Club on 6 points. They completed the series with a perfect score, winning every heat.. Runner-up was "Fluid Building" sailed by Clint Bowen, Anthony King and Jackson Cranfield also from the Manly Club on 16 point (3-2-4-5-2-3-2). Third overall went to "Sutech Building Consultants" sailed by Daniel Turner, Steve Bowen and Paul McKenzie from the Manly Club on 23 points (9-4-2-3-3-2-10).
In a very close contest, overall handicap winner for the series was "Box Rule" sailed by Dan Watterson, Bryce Waters and Peter Valpiani from the Middle Harbour Club on 48 points (10-7-17-6-8-4-13) from "Ross Bell Electrical" sailed by Ross Bell, Colin Binet and Gerard Smith from the Manly Club on 49 points (20-17-5-2-16-9-1), with "Netkiosk" sailed by Felix Grech from the Manly Club on 50 points (20-17-5-2-16-9-1). This result was a credit to Felix and his other young crew members of Paul Darmanin and Tom Potter who usually sail 13ft skiffs at Manly, rather than a 16 footer.
Click Here for picture of winning crew from "Brydens Compensation Lawyers".
Click Here for final points for the overall Championship.
Click Here for final Handicap points for the Championship.