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Mooloolaba: Another great regatta delivered

28 June 2010 Trevor Martin

Just add water!

"Just add water!"

Once again, Mooloolaba and its locals can stand proud of delivering one of the best, one design sailing regatta's in the world. I speak of June's Musto Australasian Etchells Championships, where we had over 200 sailors, 60 volunteers and countless friends from around Australia, Hong Kong and New Zealand all come to Mooloolaba and enjoy our wonderful hospitality.

The long weekend generated over $400,000 to the local economy, with many no vacancy signs up at our leading accommodation venues and the Mooloolaba Wharf Precinct buzzing all weekend.

My congratulations go to Alistair Gair and crew from New Zealand, who won their first major regatta in Australia, against some of the biggest names in the sport, including John Bertrand. John has still not been able to win this regatta, after trying for so many years and that we now have 14 different winners from 14 years, which just shows how competitive it really is.

The crowning moment of the event, has to go to our own Jessica Watson, who presented the winning crews with their trophies. This has to be the best secret I have kept in years!

One thing people kept raving about during the regatta, was how lucky am I to live in such a wonderful place. Many people want to retire up here in the future, with one Melbourne yachtsman returning here at the end of June to look at purchasing a deep waterfront property at around the $3 million dollar mark.

Here's a photo of me really in deepwater on Sunday, June 13, 2010.

Kind regards,
Trevor Martin
Fleet Captain - Mooloolaba

Wonderful story from the local Sunshine Coast paper









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