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World Champions battle in Waiwera Water Etchells Nationals at Akarana

by Richard Gladwell on 10 Apr 2010
New Zealand National Champion, Velsheda, Alastair Gair, Dave Ridley, Derek Scott & Anna de Fleuter - Etchells Lake Macquarie Spring Regatta Kylie Wilson Positive Image - copyright http://www.positiveimage.com.au/etchells

Defending champion Alistair Gair will be battling with 10 other crews at this weekend's Waiwera Water Etchells Nationals and Auckland Championships being sailed off Royal Akarana Yacht Club.

Up to five races per day will be sailed in the Saturday and Sunday with the courses being located between Mechanics Bay and Rangitoto Island on the inner Waitemata harbour. Racing starts each day at 1000hrs.

Some of New Zealand's top sailors will be competing including former World Champions in the class and Olympic representatives.

The National Championship will also double as the Auckland Championships for the class, which is undergoing a resurgence after the establishment of a launching and storage facility at Westhaven last year.

Hull / Boat

Skipper

Crew

 

 

 

 

1295

Velsheda II

Alastair Gair

Derek Scott

 

 

Dave Ridley

 

 

Anna de Fleuter

 

 

 

1184

Unfinished Business

John Kensington

S Swinburne

 

 

James Glidden

 

 

 

914 (1240)

Footloose

Philip Pryde

Brian Hughes

Dave Johnston

 

 

 

1077

Impulse

Charles St Clair Brown

Peter Shaw

David Endean

 

 

 

1348

Feng Shui

Anatole Masfen

Andrew Wills

Matt Kelway

 

 

 

1058

Swuzzlebubble

Will Page

Robin Kenyon

Matt Jeffery

 

 

 

1314

Quantum

Lindsay Kennedy

Chris Urry

Trevor Swinburne

 

 

 

809

Irish Crystal

Brian Jones

John Booth

Rob Bassett

 

 

 

1240

Waiwera Infinity

John St Clair Brown

Don Cowie

Wayne Avery

 

 

 

1236

Foundation

Allan Kearney

Simon Jennings

Rob Cowan

 

 

 

763

Salty

Grant Saunders

Vincent Saunders

James Gordon

 

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