Notice of Etchells Series 2019 Etchells Solent Championship 2019
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A new five Regatta Etchells Series for the Solent is being introduced in 2019:
|May 25-27||Sir Kenneth Preston|
|June 15-16||Saida Cup|
|July 12-14||European Championship|
|August 24-25||Bedrock Trophy|
|September 27-29||National Championship|
Each Regatta is “stand alone” and may be entered separately on Yacht Scoring once each NOR is published (expected by end of January).
The series winners will be decided at the end of the last regatta (National Championship) when there may be upto 4 categories of winners:
Corinthian ........all crew and helm Group 1 registered with World Sailing
Youths..............all crew and helm aged under 25
Senior...............helm aged over 60
Lawrie Smith 2018 Etchells European Champion
The 2018 Open Etchells European Champion is Lawrie Smith racing Colin (Glandore Harbour YC ) with Gonçalo Ribeiro, Ella Bennett and Pedro Andrade. The 2018 Corinthian European Etchells Champion is a team from the Royal London YC Etchells Youth Academy, skippered by Will Bedford, racing Shamal with Fraser Woodley, Nik Froud, and Henry Collison.
During the eight races, held in a variety of conditions, three teams led during the regatta. Peter Duncan won the first two races, but Lawrie Smith fought back, and was top of the leaderboard after six races. Going into the last race, Ante Razmilovic was leading by a single point, with all three teams vying for the European title.
Lawrie Smith won the 2018 Open Etchells European Champion in the very last race, after strong competition from Ante Razmilovic's Swedish Blue (YCCS), and American skipper Peter Duncan, racing Mans Best Friend, which were second and third respectively.