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Geelong: Ready for the 2011 Nationals

14 September 2010 Tim Clark

The expanse of the inner harbour on Corio Bay. RGYC and now Geelong's newest and best eateries stretch along the shore

"The expanse of the inner harbour on Corio Bay. RGYC and now Geelong's newest and best eateries stretch along the shore"

Excitement for the Etchells 2011 Australian National Titles is building around not only the Geelong Fleet, but also the whole of the Royal Geelong Yacht Club. RGYC has a proud tradition of hosting world-class yachting events and expects this to be one too.

Anyone who has sailed on the pristine waters of Corio Bay knows, in my unbiased opinion, that it is simply the best racecourse in Australia. It is protected by flat land for 270 degrees and the remaining 90 by a sandbar, which allows for both the predominate South Westerly breeze or the stunning summer afternoon sea breeze to blow uninterrupted over the course. Anyone who argues just hasn't raced here.

Those with some more time in January should come back a couple of weeks later for greatest show on water - Audi Victoria Week. Recent years have seen over 450 boats compete in a range of classes, from high performance IRC Grand Prix racers to sports boats and off the beach racers. Not to mention the best shore side party, this side of Cowes Week.

Etchells sailors from all clubs are welcome to join us for our regular Saturday club racing during the lead up to the event. More details are forthcoming.

Notice of Race is available from the Etchells web site and entries will open in November. If anyone has any questions please ask.

Tim Clark
Fleet Captain
Geelong Fleet
Royal Geelong Yacht Club

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