at the 2015 World Etchells.Championships in Hong Kong. 2 USA Boats finished first and second and the next Australian boat skippered by Mathew Chew was 7th.
Excerpt from 2015 Etchells World Championships - Final Race Report
Going into the final day of the Etchells World Championships, which have been taking place for the past week out of The Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club Marina, USA entry Aretas held a five point lead over compatriot Scimitar, with a gaggle of boats in prime position to step up on the podium in third place.
The Race management team was on the course an hour earlier than usual, with PRO Kevin Wilson finding 8 to 10kts ENE and “no sheep in the paddock” on perhaps the flattest race course to date.
Happy to finish on the podium, Graeme Taylor of Magpie reflected “Obviously it was a long week, there’s been some great racing we’ve had an absolute ball and it was really tight going in for third position today, six points behind Marvin (Beckmann) and two points to the boats between. We were actually eighth this morning. The winners were in a league of their own all week, but we improved gradually through the week.”
All that remains is the presentation party – at which all the competitors have earned the right to let their hair down – and a special mention for the 120+ volunteers from Hong Kong and overseas, both on shore and on the water, who have given up the best part of a fortnight to help make the 47th Etchells World Championships a resounding success.
Full results Click here.