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3 May 2019 Trevor Martin

Enter for Mooloolaba

"Enter for Mooloolaba"

The next event on the Etchells calendar is the Australasian Winter Championships at Mooloolaba; you can enter here.

It’s that time of the year again when Etchells Sailors around the country and beyond head for the Sunshine Coast for some of the best Ocean Sailing in the world on an Etchells.

This year is shaping up to be a ripper with quite a few big names not doing the Worlds in Texas as they know where the best excitement will be - On and offshore of Mooloolaba.

Our loyal sponsors are back on board, including the Sunshine Coast Council who without their long-standing support, this event just would not happen. North Sails have committed to another Go Fast Jib that will be drawn out randomly on Presentation night (Subject to boat numbers)

WhaleSpars have once aging agreed to sponsor each race winner with a $200 gift voucher, which was well received last year, and yes they are making great Etchells products at the moment.

Newport Apartments have got some great specials for the Etchells sailors, so make sure you mention the Etchells when booking for a great deal, and the perfect address to go Yachting in Mooloolaba. Where else can you walkout of your unit fully dressed to go Etchells sailing then walk back in at the end of the day ready for your hot shower!

On the water we have the best race officers in the Sailing world headed by the Wilson Brothers, and nobody does it better on the high seas. Nic Douglass (The Sailor Girl) and friends will be running the media on and off the water, so make sure you tell your family and friends to tune in to allow them to see what a hard life you are having in the middle of Winter in Mooloolaba.

We have also introduced a new Youth Trophy for the best placed under 23 Etchells, and the Brisbane Fleet has already book their youth team accommodation. We look forward to other fleets doing the same.

This year, Mooloolaba Yacht Club will be hosting all the presentations and partying from their waterfront yacht club, which will make it even more friendlier event, and where it will be even easier to rub shoulders with some of the best sailors in the world!

As a wise old Etchells sailor once said, ‘HOW GOOD IS THIS?’

Look forward to seeing you all in early June for the best sailing in the world!

Trevor Martin
Just 2 Funny

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