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Second day at the top for First Tracks

Peter Merrington and his team of Ian McKillop and Steve “Mothy” Jarvin onFirst Tracks AUS1485extended their lead in both the Etchells Australian Nationals and the Australasian Championships on Saturday 12 June with a first and second in the two…
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Local heroes win Etchells Australasians with a day to spare

It’s known as one of the toughest events to win on the east coast of Australia, but that didn’t stop local Mooloolaba team “Our Thing” 1446 from monstering away with the 2019 title, with a whole day to spare. The fleet were so keen to get racing on Saturday, so much…
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Thornburrow takes top spot at Etchells Worlds

Another day and another delay waiting for breeze at the Etchells World Championship, but it wasn’t long until we saw a light nor’easter fill, and racing got underway on a course set at 20 degrees. Around the top mark it was Thornburrow 1406 in the box seat with…
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Hill leads Etchells Worlds fleet of 94 boats

Day two at the Etchells World Championship sailing from the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron was another day of waiting for breeze. The Race Committee opted to keep sailors on shore, with the AP coming down just on midday, the scheduled time of racing. The start for race…
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Big Fella gets first gun of the Etchells Worlds

Day one of the Etchells World Championship in Brisbane got off to a slow start while competitors waited for the breeze to fill from the south-east. Race one got underway just before 1500 hours local time (GMT+10) in building pressure at 120 degrees. With a…