A Huge Summer - in Depth
Spent last week on Lake Macquarie at the A Class Catamaran Nationals.
|Nathan Outteridge trapezing down-wind ©|
As Glenn Ashby said, a better field at the Australian titles this year, than in his seven World Championships. Now that is a serious wrap.
While we were pumping out day by day sailing reports, we also found time to have some in depth conversations that will make interesting reading in the days ahead. You will find a couple already in this newsletter.
On Wednesday we will bring you Glenn's explanation of just why downwind A-Cat trapezing is such an advantage. Really, he and Nathan Outteridge are the only sailors pushing that envelope right now.
Nathan finished second in this world class catamaran field on Saturday. A sailor in hurry, the multiple 49er and 2011 Moth World Champion is now on Port Phillip sailing at the Moth Nationals, which started yesterday.
His younger brother Beau had been driving our Media boat all week. After crossing the finishing line, the two brothers swapped roles. Beau had his first A-Cat ride and I interviewed our Media boat driver as we headed back to the Wangi Sailing Club.
We have been receiving some great reports from a whole range of Nationals... something like a dozen over the last week alone... and we thank everyone for that!!
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