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Sydney: Hot racing a sure thing

14 April 2014 Richard Hammond

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"This is not Todd Trevillion, but it is Charlotte Holliday here on 'Three gone missing' - think we need to"

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This season, the Sydney Fleet has enjoyed an unprecedented level of competition. We had 32 season entries plus some visitors, with Saturday racing consistently seeing over 20 and even up to 25 boats competing.

The competition looks like a who's who of Australian and International sailing. The roster includes Olympic Gold Medallist, Tom King, and his Etchells World Championship crew of David Edwards, Ivan Wheen and Owen McMahon, previous Etchells World Champion Cameron Miles, Michael Coxon, Graeme Taylor who comes up from Melbourne regularly to sail with Steve Jarvin, previous Etchells National Champion Dave Clark and ex-Olympic coach Doug McGain. We have also had a couple of guest appearances from Iain Murray and Grant Simmer.

The three-race Mini Regattas, which were held every three weeks during the season, produced six different daily winners. No clearer indication of the depth of the competition can be provided than that.

Another very pleasing sign is that amongst newer members of the Fleet there are several talented younger sailors, who mostly hail from the Skiff ranks.

The Fleet continues to grow and we look forward to a great 2014/15 Season.

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