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The place is Mooloolaba. (The regatta is just as well known.)

17 December 2012 Jane Cluff

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Mark it in your diaries and plan now!!!!! Warm winter sun and brilliant racing on offer.

Where else would you be on the 2013 June long-weekend, but in Mooloolaba, competing in the Etchells Australasian Winter Championship.

It's our 17th year and we plan to put on an even bigger event than last year, so now is the time for all Etchells sailors to mark in their diaries 'GONE ETCHELLING' for the weekend of 6 to 9, 2013. Book your airfares North to the Sunshine Coast and start practicing for the one Etchells title that no Etchells sailor has been able to successfully defend.

We are looking for early entries for our expected 50 plus boat fleet, something that is uncommon in the sailing world, but for a little extra incentive (aka bribery), if you register early, you will go into the monthly draw to win a prize. Also, if you register in March you will go into the monthly draw for not only March, but then April and May as well, which equals three chances to win!!!

Next year will also see the return of our very experienced race officer friends from down South, Kevin and Ross Wilson. Their wealth of knowledge and familiarity with the Etchells class assists us in running a world-class event.

The 2013 Winters will see a new Event Manager take over. Tracey Johnstone has handed on the reins to Jane Cluff. Tracey will mentor Jane and between the two of us, the Wilsons and all the volunteers, you can expect another super event.

To ensure we turn on a great event, we would like your feedback on what you want to see happen in 2013 and beyond. Again, with a little bribery to entice you, we invite you to complete our Feedback Survey. The first, tenth, twentieth and so forth responses received, will receive a prize.

Already some new events activities are in place. First is the Winters mobile app. Download your QR (Quick Response) Scanner and scan the QR Code below to gain access to the app. Now you can keep up-to-date whilst you are on the move.

If you have difficulty downloading a QR Scanner, then here's the link.

Please keep an eye on the event website ( and the mobile app for updated information on the 2013 Etchells Australasian Winter Championship. You can also follow us on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

We look forward to keeping you posted during the lead-up to the Winters.
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