Truthfully, we’re not actually talking about Race One of the regatta. Rather, you could probably refer to it as Race Zero, if you like, for it has no direct bearing on the outcome of the 2014 Etchells Victorian Championship. Earlier on in the week, it became very apparent that many of the crews were going to take the opportunity to sail
Well it just has to be a massive thank you. The Garmin Etchells NSW Championship owes a lot to the competitors, the volunteers, the Gosford Sailing Club and everyone has to thank Huey, the God of Wind, too.
So if Valentines Day was all about the love, then the memo did not reach Huey. Yes, the God of Wind had no idea about it all and perhaps could even have been giving everyone mixed messages. There was no breeze to speak of early, then it arrived early afternoon and was quite possibly the fullest it had been all regatta.
It was not hard to end up feeling the love for the Garmin Etchells NSW Championship being run out of Gosford. Yes it was Valentines Day, but that was not the reason. In fact, as you walked around the quay this morning, you may have felt a tension. It was not unrequited and certainly not inappropriate in this PC world. It was not quite fear...
Two changes to the NOR have been made. Pre-Worlds regattas have been confirmed. Click on the article header to link to more information.
With the continuation of a very successful initiative which commenced in 2012, young
sailors who aspire to race one design keelboats at the highest level are being given a
unique chance to apply to take custody of a number of fully race prepared Etchells, 30ft
keelboats, completely free of charge for most of the 2014 racing season.
Online registration is now open. Click on the article header for more details. Check the Worlds website often for updates and further information.
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