JJ Giltinan Trophy: That finish - Images from Race 4 - 18ft skiffs

Gotta Luv it 7 makes a dash for the finish line - 18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championships 2013 - Day 4

Sydney photographer, Beth Morley was on hand to capture the action from the thrilling finish of Race 4 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy, the unofficial World Championship for the 18ft skiff class, being sailed at the home of 18fter skiff sailing, on Sydney Harbour.

Three boats contested the finish - all within half a boat length, maybe less - in what could prove to be the series decider.

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Gotta Luv it 7 makes a dash for the finish line - 18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championships 2013 - Day 4

Gotta Luv it 7 picks up speed towards the finish line in a race for 3rd, 4th and 5th place of day 4 - 18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championships 2013 - Day 4

Smeg, Pure Blonde and Gotta Luv it 7 in a race for 3rd place over the line in day 4 - 18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championships2013 - Day 4 finsih line images

Gotta Luv it 7 gets ahead but can they hold their kite ? - 18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championships2013 - Day 4 finish line

Looks like a photo finish for 3rd place over the line with Thurlow Fisher and C-tech already home in day 4 of the JJ Giltinan 2013 - 18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championships 2013 - Day 4

Smeg heads below and Pure Blonde stays above Gotta Luv it 7 on the finsh line of day 4 - 18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championships 2013 - Day 4

Smeg edging towards 3rd place with Thurlow Fisher and C-tech already finished - its a photo finish on day 4 - 18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championships 2013 - Day 4

Smeg takes 3rd place in day 4 - 18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championships 2013 - Day 4

An amazing finish for these 3 skiffs with Smeg finishing only 1 sec ahead of Gotta Luv it 7 in race day 4 - 18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championships 2013 - Day 4

Thurlow Fisher Lawyers on the last kite run down to the finish to take out the race on day 4 - 18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championships 2013 - Day 4