Skiff Report | Sunday 10 September 2017
The Belmont season opening race was named in honour of our friend and former director, the late, Mike Scully.
The skiffs also flew black ribbons in memory of Steve Hickey who sadly passed away during the winter. Steve was a caring & kind man that will be missed by us all at Belmont.
The Compass Global Markets was the early leader. Compass certainly have some talent and pedigree on board with Young Gun Tom Crockett son of Matt Crockett, Special K's dad "Doc" is one of the all time great sheethands and Jamie's dad Tom Woods is an old 5o5 World Champion. The Compass led for most of the race but the Minder sailed brilliantly and eventually reeled them in and took the win. I'm not sure if it was divine intervention? But it was certainly fitting that Dave Hickey would cross the line in front on the day the black ribbons flew to honour his Dad.
Other skiffs to impress were the next Young Guns on Schweppes, Jordan Makin gave his older brothers a lesson as he steered KOFM to a good result, The Pepsi Max boys had a great day out and Aristocrat also sailed very well.
1st - Minder - Rosey, Dobo & Dave
2nd - Compass - Tom, Kieran & Jamie
3rd - Pepsi Max - Stutcho, Ben & Burkey
1st - Schweppes - Thomas, Marcus & James
2nd - KOFM - Jordan, Milko & Chris
3rd - Aristocrat - Dave, Lindsay & Vardon