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Melbourne: Home and Away and it is not on Channel 7!

29 August 2016 Peter Coleman

Beautiful Port Phillip

"Beautiful Port Phillip"

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Kylie Wilson,

August sees the Winter Series start up races every Saturday, with September being every second Saturday. October sees the season proper begin!

Four Melbourne fleet Etchells teams are going to the 2016 Worlds in Cowes, UK. They are Triad, That’s Life, Tango and Should’a Gone Left. Prior to the Worlds, the European titles will be held, with three of the four boats entered. Team members are beginning to travel from mid-August, and are back around mid-September.

There are 11 Corinthian (amateurs) entered, with two of those being from RBYC - That’s Life and Should’a Gone Left - so this is the real World title for some!

The Victorian titles in 2107 are being hosted at Royal Brighton Yacht Club. Hope to see some travellers there, beating up on the local fleet.

Some hot news is that Biggles (Ian Johnson) is making a comeback. Biggles is one of the great Etchells sailors and we are very much looking forward to having him on the water again.


Peter Coleman

Melbourne Fleet Captain


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