Queenslander 1 on the interwebs…

Good winds to Witty (now a Toad-roach) as he takes on the best of the rest… the JJ Giltinan starts on Friday in Sydney.  Fingers crossed they can get some decent winds!!

Sail-World.com : 18ft Skiff sailor on comeback trail for Giltinan Championship.

David Witt, one of Australia’s best known 18ft Skiff sailors from the 1990s, has made a comeback in the class to represent Queensland with a serious Giltinan Championship campaign.

Brisbane 18 foot Skiffs in 30 knots

That's how it's done in 30 knots!

David was not only one of the best skippers in the 18s but UK’s Tim Robinson had ‘Witty’ on board when he won the 1999 Giltinan in Rockport.

The team are not only looking for success in the 2011 Giltinan, but see their challenge as a boost to re-establishing an 18ft Skiff fleet in Queensland.

‘We want to help develop the talents of young Queensland sailors and believe our knowledge and experience will help these young sailors as well as lift the Queensland profile in sailing’, David said.

For up-to-date race results on the Giltinan, see our friends at the Australian 18 Footers League