Etchells sailors invited to race the NCYC Offshore Etchells Regatta
by Richard Howard on 13 Sep 2012
The 2012 NCYC Etchells Offshore Regatta is set to take place over the Labour Day long weekend, the 29th September to the October 1st, with Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club (NCYC) and Lake Macquarie Etchells Fleet Inc. inviting all Etchells sailors to race.
Etchells come off the start line with Nobby’s lighthouse in the background during the 2011 NCYC Etchells Offshore Regatta. Kevin Abrahamson
To date entries have been received from approximately seven crews including current class hot shots Mattew Chew and Peter McNeil and a number of other Etchells sailors of notoriety have indicated their intention to compete in the regatta which will be run by well-known Melbourne based National Race Officer Phill Collyer.
With sentiments expressed about last year’s event by the competitor’s including Roger 'Hicko' Hickman (Sun Tzu) like 'I love getting up to Newcastle. It is such a great place to go racing given its ease of access to a great offshore track and fantastic facilities and great hospitality' where else would you want to be for the long weekend but sailing at Etchells off Newcastle..? Roger will be back this year to battle it out on the water and enjoy NCYC’s hospitality.
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