NEWS


There was some more Aussie cheer, on Day Two of the Etchells World Championship. Noel 'Nitro' Drennan, has raced Etchells with Dennis Connor and John Bertrand, and his experience showed today, nailing the pin end of the start to win Race Three by a hansom margin. Drennan's bullet lifts his team above John Bertrand, but only into 2nd place. The Stars & Stripes of Steve 'Benji' Benjamin's team, from Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club Connecticut USA, leads the Etchells World Championship after three races.

The 2016 Etchells World Championship kicks off in Cowes, we hear from America's Cup legend, John Bertrand, about the quality of sailors.

The 2016 Etchells World Championship started in earnest today, with two intensely competitive races in the Central Solent. Teams from five different nations occupy the top ten places. However two teams from the Royal Brighton Yacht Club, Victoria Australia, finished the day at the top of the leaderboard.

Sunday 4th September Cowes, UK - 250 guests attended the Etchells World Championship Gala Reception, hosted by the Royal London Yacht Club. The Medina Marching Band opened proceedings, and Regatta Director, David Franks, welcomed the sailors to the regatta. As the flags of the 11 nations taking part were raised on Trinity Landing, the international gathering cheered everyone. 58 teams will battle it out in the Solent over the next six days, amongst them are the glitterati from the world of sailing, as well as passionate corinthian sailors.

EMERGENCY COMPETITORS MEETING SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD AT 1830 SHARP AT ROYAL LONDON YACHT CLUB. TOPIC: 2016 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WEIGH IN PLAN

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