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Adapt and Grow at the 18th Etchells Australasian Winter Championship

14 April 2014 Tracey Johnstone



The 18th Etchells Australasian Winter Championship is on from 5th to 8th June 2014. The first entries are in with many more to come.

The organisation of the regatta has adapted to the changes in the Mooloolaba Etchells Fleet. Mooloolaba Yacht Club (MYC), which has been the back-bone of the event since its inception, is now fully responsible for the organisation and management of the annual regatta.

The event website remains the same - as does the email address,

The 2014 management team is being led by the 'Ring Master' Trevor Martin. On the water Ross and Kevin Wilson will be in charge, assisted by Warren Myles and Suzanne Arms. On the land, Lyn Henderson will have the office and registration buzzing.

Lift in and haul out will be at the Fisherman's Car Park while berthing is again at The Wharf Marina. Right next door is Newport Apartments, which is offering a deal of three nights for the price of two if you book your apartment before 30th April.

If any skipper is intending on bringing their boat in before the 3rd June, they should firstly contact Lyn at the MYC office on 0413 227013 about hardstand storage.

The parties are at The Wharf Tavern where warm food and cool ales will be on offer after racing each day.

The Wharf Tavern also sponsors the Newbie Prize of a jug of beer, which is given out to the best placed first-time skipper in each race. The Ring Master has decreed though that a skipper can only win this prize once!

The Yellow Jersey is back in 2014. The winners from last year's regatta will wear the winner's jersey for the first day, then, maybe, the shirts will get passed to the winners of day one to wear on day two, and so on.

An event lead sponsor is still to be found, so any ideas on this issue from the Etchells family would be very welcome.

To enter the Etchells Australasian Winter Championship for 2014, go to

See you in Mooloolaba in June 2014 !

Regatta Website

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Photo by:
Kylie Wilson,


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