Etchells NSW State Championship images by John Curnow

The Fleet got away on a course of around 060 degrees with up to 20 knots present. - 2011 NSW Etchells State Championships
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The Etchells NSW State Championship is underway in the waters off Newcastle and John Curnow sent this gallery of images from today's racing.

The fleet sails past one of Newcastle's landmarks - Bulk Carriers. - 2011 NSW Etchells State Championships
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Very busy times at the top mark, heading over to the hitch. - 2011 NSW Etchells State Championships
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Jake Gunther's, The Boat, set to get around the hitch first and launch the spinnaker. - 2011 NSW Etchells State Championships
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Jake Gunther and crew on The Boat lead from David Clark and crew aboard Fifteen. - 2011 NSW Etchells State Championships
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Sailing downwind towards the Newcastle suburb of Merewether and it's iconic beach. - 2011 NSW Etchells State Championships
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Heading back uphill past another Newcastle landmark - Nobbys - which will be open to the public soon! - 2011 NSW Etchells State Championships
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No Pin Boat evident - General Recalls the favourite item of the day. Six boats sat the first dance out, as a result. - 2011 NSW Etchells State Championships
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Mark Richards driving something 70 feet smaller this weekend - his Etchells, called Are we there yet? - 2011 NSW Etchells State Championships
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Noel 'Nitro' Drennan just ahead in this image immediately after the start. - 2011 NSW Etchells State Championships
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