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MAGPIE DOMINATES ETCHELLS AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP
North Sails Clients Sweep the podium, Graeme wins another National Title
The Swan River Etchells fleet in Fremantle, Western Australia put on a show with sunshine, crystal clear water, great racing conditions, and hospitality for the 2018 Etchells Australian Championships. This race track will be hosting the 2020 Worlds Championship and has proved it will make a wonderful venue for the competition in a few years time.
The teams experienced variable conditions, from 10 to 20+ knots, testing the local and visiting sailors. The winning team of Graeme Taylor, James Mayo and Richard Allanson sailing Magpie never found it hard to turn on the speed, leading the event from day one. They finished the 7-race event with a total of 15 points overall and a 9-point lead over the second place.
The team This Thing of Ours with David Turton, Josh Torpy and Klause Lorenz finished second overall, and local team, The Croc with Michael Manford, Dean McAullay and Nick Gray rounded off the podium finishes placing third overall. North Sails is proud to have powered all 3 top teams!
Three-time Australian National Champion Graeme Taylor will now focus on the next World Championships later this year in Queensland Australia, where he hopes to better his 2nd place from the recent Worlds in San Francisco. Graeme uses PC-FM Mainsail, GM Medium-Heavy Jib and LM-2L Jib.
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