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ADCO Etchells Winters: NOR published and online entry open

22 March 2012 Tracey Johnstone

You know the location. You know the water. You probably know a bit about the hospitality, too!

"You know the location. You know the water. You probably know a bit about the hospitality, too!"

The Notice of Race and online entry system for this year's ADCO Etchells Australasian Winter Championship are published and available online.

The ADCO Etchells Winters, conducted by the Mooloolaba Etchells Fleet, will be held from 7th to 10th June 2012.

The event is now into its 16th consecutive year and retains its unique status of no one skipper successfully defending their Winters title, even though many have tried.

Last year's winning team, Iron Lotus skippered by Tom King, are now the 2012 Etchells World Champion. While King and his team have gone back to work, they are being actively encouraged to take the long-weekend off and return to Mooloolaba once more.

Current Australian Champion skipper, David Clark, will definitely be there. "Mooloolaba is our favourite regatta of them all. If the boat sells, I would still like to do the mid-Winters in one role or another," Clark said.

A large contingent from Melbourne has already starting booking their boat transport and accommodation.

Mooloolaba Yacht Club will be conducting a pre-Winters weekend regatta on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June. The NOR for this event will be published on the Winters website. All competitors are welcome to join in the four race series.

The ADCO Etchells Winters is enjoyed by the sailors for both the competition and the after-race parties. On the water, the race management team is led by international race officers, Ross and Kevin Wilson. Back on shore, the parties are at The Wharf Tavern.

Details of entry to the event can be found at

The ADCO Etchells Australasian Winter Championship is part of Queensland's Season of Sailing and is supported by Newport Apartments, The Wharf Tavern, Musto Australasia, The Wharf, Sun-air Bus Services, Doyle Sails, North Coast Signs and Sunsport Marine.

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