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Etchells Worlds

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Created by cammd 31 days ago, 14 Oct 2018
cammd
QLD, 1905 posts
14 Oct 2018 7:20PM
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Not windsurfing but a great event unfolding in our backyard

Results from day one of the warm up event, the fleet has 10 previous world champs, America's Cup sailors, Olympians and Round the world sailors.

Matt Chew (the skipper of Gen XY) is a local moth sailor who made that great video with his drone of the last race of the Raceboard Worlds for us in 2016.
Currently 4th in a fleet of 73 after the 1st race of the warm up Regatta which started today.







Start line 1.2km

da vecta
QLD, 2365 posts
15 Oct 2018 9:22AM
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Quality field. Those guys know a thing or two about tuning. That's an awesome photo of the start.

...Jacob would be drooling at the sight of that!

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 1838 posts
15 Oct 2018 12:28PM
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That's impressive, very cool. We could never get that many sails on the water at Bribie Sailing Club

vando
QLD, 3387 posts
15 Oct 2018 9:06PM
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Saw them out the back of Green on Sunday while sailing at wello. I was wondering what was going on.
would have been tuff conditions out there.

cammd
QLD, 1905 posts
16 Oct 2018 6:42AM
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vando said..
Saw them out the back of Green on Sunday while sailing at wello. I was wondering what was going on.
would have been tuff conditions out there.


According to the RQ facebook page a knockdown on Saturday resulted in a collision with another boat. One of them began to sink and had to be towed in and hauled out for repairs.

More damage to the fleet yesterday with crews expected to be working into the night to be ready to race again today.

Pearso
QLD, 93 posts
16 Oct 2018 10:11AM
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I took some of the photos on the Sunday and will be doing every day of the worlds. Don't have access to my photos while at work but here is a link if you want to see some of them on FB.

www.facebook.com/surfsailkite/

cammd
QLD, 1905 posts
16 Oct 2018 9:46PM
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olskool
QLD, 861 posts
17 Oct 2018 4:08AM
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Thats some tight racing in heavy weather. Great photos guys!

Coops052
QLD, 3 posts
17 Oct 2018 4:57AM
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I see one Etchell trialling a two piece mast there!

morts
WA, 114 posts
17 Oct 2018 9:35PM
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Last picture looks a bit like a Chinese Gybe, ahhh good times... if your on another boat watching it happen

AUS4
NSW, 931 posts
19 Oct 2018 6:27AM
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cammd said..
Not windsurfing but a great event unfolding in our backyard

Results from day one of the warm up event, the fleet has 10 previous world champs, America's Cup sailors, Olympians and Round the world sailors.

Matt Chew (the skipper of Gen XY) is a local moth sailor who made that great video with his drone of the last race of the Raceboard Worlds for us in 2016.
Currently 4th in a fleet of 73 after the 1st race of the warm up Regatta which started today.







Start line 1.2km



Doug McGain is Phil McGain's ( Maui Sails ) brother.



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