Business as usual
Childerley with his crew, Simon Russell and Roger Marino, counted four firsts and a second (6 points). Brothers Nils Razmilovic (11 points) and Ante Razmilovic (16 points) were second and third respectively. The 31-strong fleet included two teams from Ireland and one from the USA.
With the breeze from the south west on all three days, shifts provided opportunities but sensible sailing was highly rewarded. Good breezes ranging form 10 to 18 knots enabled Principle Race Officer Bob Milner to complete all races impeccably and to schedule.
As expected in these evenly matched keelboats, the competition was incredibly tight all the way through the fleet. There are now high hopes of strong performances from the ten GBR teams competing in the World Championships in San Francisco this September.
The Volvo sponsorship of the Etchells Nationals is part of a package agreed for key Etchells regattas in 2005.
More pictures on the following pages.
|1||Stuart Childerley||Simon Russell||Roger Marino||6|
|2||Nils Razmilovic||Brian Hammersley||Asdam Turk||11|
|3||Ante Razmilovic||Simon Fry||Stuart Flynn||16|
|4||James Howells||Neil Miller||Craig Mitchell||27|
|5||Jervis Tilly||Andrew Dallas||Peter Tindale||32|
|6||Cordelia Ellis||David Rickard||A Short/S Allen||34|
|7||William Lacy||Stephen Quinn||David Heritage||38|
|8||Doug Flynn||Mark Cartwright||Alex Flynn||43|
|9||Robert Bicket||Nick Griffith||Mark Downer||46|
|10||Eddie Warwick||Mike Sparks||Tony Wetherall||47|