History made at Etchells Australasian Winter Championship

Etchells Australasian Winter Championship 2014. Graeme Taylor's Magpie finished in third overall after a three-way count back. - Etchells Australasian Winter Championship 2014
Teri Dodds
After 17 years and 17 different skippers winning the coveted Championship trophy, the Gen XY team have made history taking out the trophy for a second time.

Etchells Australasian Winter Championship 2014. Gen XY have gone into the record books at the Winters as the first team to win the event for a second time. - Etchells Australasian Winter Championship 2014
Teri Dodds
This year the 2012 regatta winners Brisbane’s Matthew Chew, Ashley Deeks, Brian Donovan and Paul Wyatt started the 2014 three-day regatta sailed off Mooloolaba, taking the lead with a strong first day and were never headed by the 33-boat fleet.

Two Australian crews thru to the quarter finals of the ISAF World Match Racing Tour
But there Phil Robertson (NZL) Waka Racing beat David Gilmour (AUS) Team Gilmour 2-1
Mathieu Richard (FRA) LunaJets beat Bjorn Hansen (SWE) Hansen Sailing Team 2-0
Keith Swinton (AUS) Team Alpari FX beat Taylor Canfield (ISV) USone 2-0, while Ian Williams (gbr) topping the Round Robin series is waiting for them in the Semi-Finals tomorrow.

Keith Swinton of Team Alpari FX finished with a 5-1 score on the second day of Qualifying - 2014 Match Race Germany

In the CYCA’S Land Rover Winter Series Fleet 2014 - a testing but rewarding Sunday for the 97 competitors in Race six of the Land Rover Winter Series with a strong south westerly breeze putting crews and boats through the ringer in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia organised race.

The Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta began as a Melbourne event in 1991 and twenty-four years on the national competition has drawn a record fleet and high calibre line-up from Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, New South Wales and the Northern Territory. Three Victorian teams are sitting atop the divisional stack with one Monday race remaining in the annual series.

Mood Indigo leading S80. - Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta 2014
Steb Fisher

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