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Etchells: Craig Greenwood takes out Coast Pre-Xmas Championships

by Billy Woodworth 21 Dec 2021 16:09 PST 22 December 2021
Craig Greenwood and the Fifteen Crew leading the Etchell's fleet around the top mark - Auckland Pre-Xmas Championships © Billy Woodworth/RNZYS

Craig Greenwood sailing with Chris Salthouse and Jeremy Scantlebury won the 2021 Coast Auckland Etchells pre-Christmas championships held out of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.

Racing was scheduled over three nights, with the last night cancelled due to strong wind conditions. Craig and his team had a dominating performance winning four of the six races in what is very tight fleet to finish on 6 points with a drop. Laurie Jury followed in second place, winning the other two races and finishing up on 9 points, with Anatole Masfen third on 17.

Racing was held in varying conditions of 10-20 knots, and consisted of 6 short 20mins races held over two days. Racing was as tight as ever in the 10 boat fleet, with many crews feeling the ‘rust’ of not sailing over the Auckland Lockdowns. RNZYS Performance Programme Skipper Nick Egnot-Johnson was skippering the RNZYS Etchells Bobby’s Girl finished up in 4th place and getting a 2nd in the last race.

RNZYS Race officers Janet Airey and Ross Chapman did a great job as always to punch through the races on good course.

The Coast Post Xmas Etchells series starts 19th January, with the Auckland Championships 14th and 15th February and Coast National Championships on the 2nd and 3rd April.

Overall Results:

PosBow NowSail NoBoat NameHelmR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1st801380Fifteen+Craig Greenwood11‑42116
2nd141114WindwardLaurie Jury2‑511239
3rd481348Cruel JaneAnatole Masfen322‑65517
4th581058Bobby’s GirlNick Egnot‑Johnson565(DNF)4222
5th401240MagretteAlex Webster‑64646424
6th961295AlianceLincoln Fraser433(DNC)DNCDNC32
7th341348Feng ShuiAndrew Wills(DNC)DNCDNC33634
8th771077SpitfireAndrew Fraser(DNC)DNCDNC57741
9th591059AffinityDaniel Sans Alonso777(DNC)DNCDNC43
10th6906Super YachtBenjamin Fraser8(DNF)8DNCDNCDNC49

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