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Etchells Australasian Championship 2023 at Mooloolaba Yacht Club - Overall

by Nic Douglass 11 Jun 2023 05:26 PDT 9-11 June 2023

Magpie swoop second Etchells regatta in a row

The third day of the International Etchells Australasian Championship was sailed on Sunday 11 June and despite the best efforts of their competitors, the team onboard AUS1486 Magpie skippered by Graeme Taylor, with Richie Allanson and James Mayo swooped in to finish off the job and take the regatta.

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"We threw the kitchen sink, and the dirty dishwater and they were too good," said Malcom Page, tactician on AUS1482 RacerCC with skipper Mark Thornburrow, Ethan Lozevski and Sam Saiki.

"First race, we had a good start and they had a cracking start. We fouled someone at the top mark and that put us behind the eightball."

"Last start, we had it all to play for, we pinged them a few times, they exonerated themselves, and they still started more quickly, and they were too fast and too good," conceded Page.

"They did throw the kitchen sink and a bit of fibreglass at us," said Graeme Taylor (GT) the skipper of Magpie.

"We had a really nice race this morning with a win. We probably got caught in a little bit of action for the last start, but we found a tight hole, and we were able to control him and sneak through, and it was good," said GT.

"Basically, he pinged us twice, and we had to wake up and sort ourselves out. Now that we have introduced Big Fella as our coach we are doing pretty well. It's all good, we are back and we are loving it," exclaimed GT.

Besides the overall winners congratulations to Doug McGain for winning the Corinthian division with Michale O'Brien and Scott Miller, Mark Thornburrow for winning the Masters Division, and David Dunn for winning the Grand Masters Division.

Overall Results:

PosBoat Name (Sail No)SkipperClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1Magpie (EAUS1486)Graeme TaylorRSYS1‑2212161214
2Racer CC (EAUS1482)Mark ThornburrowRHKYC2‑821435522
3Flying High (EAUS1475)JC StrongRSYS42359‑126433
4Triad2020 (EAUS1478)John BertrandRBYC3‑12542119135
5Great White Hunter (EAUS1483)DAVID DUNNRSYS515‑176614845
6Fumanchu2 (EAUS1473)Mark RobertsRSYS15‑17810722751
7Lisa Rose (EAUS1484)Martin Hill AMRSYS‑16106354111251
8Forte (EAUS1433)Mark CrierRPYC1214‑2273133658
9Ciao (EAUS1244)Douglas McgainCYCA83712105‑151459
10Carabella IV (EAUS1219)Matthew McCannRSYS61398‑187171070
11Tranquility Base (EAUS1377)Robert WeirRSYS‑1774111610101573
12Animal House (EAUS832)Dirk van der StruyfRFBYC911‑221411971374
131463 (EAUS1463)Matthew RamaleyRSYS109111613‑1614376
14Viken (EAUS831)Marc RyanRSYS718139‑19188982
15TAG (EAUS1330)Todd AndersonRQYS191181315813‑2087
16Informer (EAUS1088)Peter BellinghamRSYS11516‑201417161190
17Tamm Ha Tamm (EAUS865)Christian BoillotRBYC‑2061418815181796
18Etchycoo Park (EAUS1346)Cameron PryceRQYS1341215‑20191918100
19War of the Roses (EAUS1360)Jeff RoseMYC‑1816101717141216102
20African Queen (EAUS1450)Jan MuyskenGSC14‑22191912202019123
21Emotional Rescue (EAUS1385)Wayne KirbySYC21191521212121‑21139

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