Please select your home edition
Edition
Naiad

Etchells Nationals- Notice of Race available, online entry open

by Tracey Johnstone on 15 Dec 2011
Zhik Etchells Nationals, expected 80 boat fleet to battle for title on offshore course - Zhik Etchells 2012 Australian Championship Damian Devine
The Notice of Race and online entry system for the Zhik Etchells 2012 Australian Championship, to be held from 9th to 14th February at Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, is now available on the event website.

With the Etchells World Championship in Sydney immediately following the national championship, Regatta Director David Ritchard expects over 80 international and Australian entries in the Australian Championship.


'We expect many of the chaps that competed in the November NSW States will be back again for the Nationals. John Bertrand, Cameron Miles, Jud Smith, Tom King and more will be there along with some of the fellows that weren’t able to make it here in November.

'The welcome mat will also be out for all Australian fleet members so hopefully many of them, even if they don’t qualify for the Worlds, will still compete in the Nationals,' Ritchard said.

Registration for the Australian Championship will be on Thursday ninth and Friday 10th February.

Ritchard advised World Championship pre-measurement will also be conducted from Monday sixth to Thursday ninth. 'The pre-measurement will involve measuring the physical attributes of the boats; it is weighed and then it’s compliance certificate checked along with bulkheads and safety equipment. We may also measure mast bury, but we will not be measuring sails.

'The plan is to do as many boats as possible before the sailing commences for the Nationals so that it takes the load off when the boats go down to Sydney,' Ritchard said.

[Sorry, this content could not be displayed]
The championship program is four race days straight on the offshore Palm Beach Circle course with two races each day from 11th to 14th February. This makes a total of eight races, three constituting a series and only one drop allowed.

To the delight of many Etchells sailors, there will be no mid-regatta weigh-in. 'The IGC has granted exemption,' Ritchard said.

Ritchard also advised that competitors should be fully aware of the PFD requirements for this event. 'The PFD requirement for the Nationals will be identical to that as prescribed for the Worlds. All competitors while on water must wear a PFD type 1 or AS4758 PFD (minimum level 100) or equivalent overseas standard. The snug jackets which rate 50N are not acceptable'.

Following the nationals all boats entered in the World Championship will be moved to Sydney Harbour. 'Some will go by road and for those that choose to sail down, we will probably provide a shepherding service for them,' Ritchard said.

For more information on the Zhik Etchells 2012 Australian Championship, go http://www.rpayc.com.au/championship/int-etchells-class-australian-championship

Details of the pre-Nationals RPAYC hardstand storage arrangement are available from David Ritchard on davidtrim(at)bigpond.com

The Etchells 2012 Australian Championship is sponsored by Zhik, North Sails, Pacesetter Yachts, Protector Yachts and Wetton Signage Group.

Wildwind 2016 660x82Protector - 660 x 82Barz Optics - Floaters

Related Articles

J/22 Midwinter Champs - Sunday's action-shots by Christopher Howell
Christopher Howell was on water at J/22 Midwinter Championship and provided this gallery of images from Sunday action. Photographer Christopher Howell was on water at J/22 Midwinter Championship 2017 and provided this gallery of images from Sunday action.
Posted on 27 Mar
Kevin Doyle’s Mo’ Money Earns J/22 Midwinter Championship
Kevin Doyle, Vic Snyder and Aaron Snyder’s Mo’ Money mastered the light conditions to win J/22 Midwinter Championship. Kevin Doyle, Vic Snyder and Aaron Snyder’s Mo’ Money mastered the light conditions on Sunday to win their first J/22 Midwinter Championship. The Youngstown, New York-based team tallied a four, three, one for eight points in the three-race series. No racing took place on Friday and Saturday due to high winds and storms. Travis Odenbach’s Sea Bags Sailing Team secured second place with 16 points
Posted on 27 Mar
Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta - Strong turnout and tight racing on Day 2
Sailboats competed off Point Loma on San Diego Bay on second day of Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design Regatta With the addition of offshore keelboat racing on Saturday, sailboats competed off Point Loma on San Diego Bay on the second day of the Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta in San Diego.
Posted on 19 Mar
H.H National Offshore One Design Regatta begins on San Diego Bay
The annual Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta got underway in San Diego on Friday morning The annual Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta got underway in San Diego on Friday morning as five classes of sailboats took to the racecourses on San Diego Bay. Eight additional classes are scheduled to join the regatta Saturday and Sunday.
Posted on 18 Mar
U.S. J/24 Class offers wonderful opportunity to young sailors
The U.S. J/24 Class is pleased to announce the launch of the Kelly Holmes-Moon J/24 Boat Grant Program. The U.S. J/24 Class is pleased to announce the launch of the Kelly Holmes-Moon J/24 Boat Grant Program. This program is targeted toward sailors in their twenties who would like the chance to put a crew together and campaign a J/24 of their own but do not have the means to purchase a boat.
Posted on 15 Mar
Etchells go live for last day of Victorian Etchells Championship
The last day of the 2017 Brighton Land Rover Victorian Etchells Championship from RBYC will be streamed live The last day of the 2017 Brighton Land Rover Victorian Etchells Championship from the Royal Brighton YC will be streamed live. See it all unfold from 0900hrs on Monday, March 13, 2017. Watch the closest racing featuring some of Austrlia's best. On water and aerial footage, with commentary, including exclusive material for screening in between races.
Posted on 12 Mar
USA Mark Mendelblatt and Magnus Liljedahl win the 90th Bacardi Cup
The breeze build up shortly before 1:00pm today with seven knots from NNE and the RC got the boats on the starting line The breeze build up shortly before 1:00pm today with seven knots from NNE and the RC got the boats on the starting line with the black flag up. Unfortunately too many boats were over and PRO was forced to call a general recall that caused an automatic abandon as per SI rule 6.1 that stated no racing after 13:00.
Posted on 12 Mar
Tight racing in Bacardi Cup with top four teams
Race Day 5 of the 90th Bacardi Cup Regatta and Race Day 2 of Bacardi Miami Sailing Week got off to a slow start today Race Day 5 of the 90th Bacardi Cup Regatta and Race Day 2 of the eighth Annual Bacardi Miami Sailing Week presented by EFG got off to a slow start today with an onshore postponement for every class. Once racing got underway, regattas were held in a southeasterly breeze that started at eight knots around 1:30PM and kept steady the entire afternoon.
Posted on 11 Mar
Bacardi Cup - Lars Grael and Samuel Goncalves win today’s light day
Race Day 4 of Bacardi Cup Regatta and Race Day 1 of eighth Annual Bacardi Miami Sailing Week got off to a slow start Race Day 4 of the 90th Bacardi Cup Regatta and Race Day 1 of the eighth Annual Bacardi Miami Sailing Week presented by EFG got off to a slow start today for the Stars, but racing was on and then off for the J/70, Viper 640, VX One, VX Evo, A-Cat, Flying Tiger and M24 Classes.
Posted on 10 Mar
Bacardi Cup - Mark Mendelblatt and Magnus Liljedahl top on perfect day
It’s a perfect day in Miami to sail the third day of the Bacardi Cup and get two races in with steady 14 knots ESE. It’s a perfect day in Miami to sail the third day of the Bacardi Cup and get two races in with steady 14 knots ESE. RC moved back the start at 11:00 AM and shortened the distance of today’s first race in order to make up Monday’s cancellation. Today is the last day the Stars will be alone on the bay, as tomorrow the other classes
Posted on 9 Mar