With a rolling seaway (as you’d expect after a southerly change) and a glorious 15 knot breeze and Sydney Heads in the background, would you be anywhere else?
Etchells Worlds Day 1 Race 1 - bottom mark action
The Etchells Worlds 2012 started with the three committee boats hanging in the south flowing tide, which was 1.5 to 2 knots on the start line.
Murray Gordon (Hydrotherapy) from Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club won the first race from Tom King (Iron Lotus) and Jud Smith (Roulette).
Etchells Worlds Day 1 Race 1 - A glorious downwind day
The sky turned overcast and grey with storms coming in from the south.
In the second race Graeme Taylor (Magpie) was a close winner ahead of Vince Brun (Menace) with Peter Merrington (Odyssey) third.
Etchells Wolrds 2012 Race 2 leaders down the run
Etchells Worlds 2012 Race 2 under leaden skies
1. Graeme Taylor (Magpie) - 4,1
2. Tom King (Iron Lotus) - 2,6
3. Vince Brun (Menace) - 7,2