Aussie leads Etchells

A report from the World Championships in Auckland

Monday November 4th 2002, Author: James Boyd/Peter Campbell, Location: Australasia
Young Brisbane sailor Mark Bradford showed his all round helming skills in winning today's first race of the International Etchells World Championship being sailed on Auckland's Hauraki Gulf.

Steering Racer X, Bradford outsailed the 90-plus fleet one-design keelboats in blustery conditions which caused many retirements due to damage, winning from defending World Champion, Stuart Childerley from Great Britain, steering Bedrock into second place. Fellow Australian and Bradford's boss at North Sails, Michael Coxon from
Sydney, came in third at the helm of North Sydney Station.

Racing was held in a 19 knot southwestherly. Dennis Conner, no doubt seeking inspiration for his flayling America's Cup program finished a respectible 10th, while his nemesis John Bertrand was 17th.

Pos Helm Nat Pts
1 Mark Bradford AUS 1
2 Stuart Childerley GBR 2
3 Michael Coxon AUS 3
4 Cameron Thorpe NZL 4
5 Robert Weir AUS 5
6 Tim Patton BER 6
7 Michael Manford AUS 7
8 Peter McNeill AUS 8
9 Edward Fort GBR 9
10 Dennis Conner NZL 10
11 Peter Duncan USA 11
12 David Champion USA 12
13 Adam Hawkins AUS 13
14 Grant Wharrington AUS 14
15 Gavin Gerrard AUS 15
16 Julian Plante AUS 16
17 John Bertrand AUS 17
18 Lucas Down AUS 18
19 Ante Razmilovic GBR 19
20 Barry Fairley AUS 20
21 Nick Rogers AUS 21
22 Bruce Kendall NZL 22
23 Lindsay Kennedy NZL 23
24 Ian Johnson AUS 24
25 James Gregory USA 25
26 Cameron Miles AUS 26
27 John Ulbrich USA 27
28 Russell Steiner USA 28
29 Mark Doyle AUS 29
30 Nathan Williams NZL 30
31 Sven Hansen SUI 31
32 Ben Noble AUS 32
33 Martin Payne GBR 33
34 Tim Law GBR 34
35 Grant McKellar AUS 35
36 Mark Richards AUS 36
37 Brian Jones NZL 37
38 David Clark AUS 38
39 Jake Gunther AUS 39
40 Iain Murray AUS 40
41 Gray Gibson NZL 41
42 Grant Turnbull NZL 42
43 Jon Andrews NZL 43
44 John St Clair Brown NZL 44
45 Rod Jones AUS 45
46 Phil Dash AUS 46
47 Bill Steele AUS 47
48 Bryan Treleaven NZL 48
49 Gavin Brady NZL 49
50 Bruce McBriar AUS 50
51 Gavin McPherson NZL 51
52 Nick Burns HKG 52
53 Richard Hammond AUS 53
54 James Hardy AUS 54
55 Ian Crisp AUS 55
56 Charles St Clair Brown NZL 56
57 Steve Gunther AUS 57
58 Marco Cimarosti ALG 58
59 Simon Minoprio NZL 59
60 Andrew Cooper GBR 60
61 Steve O'Rourke AUS 61
62 Erik Bentzen USA 62
63 David Morrell AUS 63
64 Wayne Mercer AUS 64
65 Jervis Tilly GBR 65
66 Gordon Hinds AUS 66
67 David Yourieff HKG 67
68 Tony Hirst AUS 68
69 Kjeld Hestehave USA 69
70 Marvin Beckmann USA 70
71 Barry Dunning GBR 71
72 John McDougall AUS 72
73 David Jones AUS 73
74 Harald Orneberg GBR 74
75 Jeff Moseley USA 75
76 David Ritchard AUS 76
77 Geoff Smith AUS 77
78 Jeff Nehms AUS 78
79 Chris Morton NZL 79
80 Roger Crabtree NZL 80
81 Ganson Evans USA 81
82 Tim Herbert-Smith GBR 82
83 Kers Clausen USA 83
84 Sherwood Kelley USA 84
85 Masato Fujimaki NZL 85
86 Ken Vaughan AUS 86
87 Neil Forrester NZL 87
88 Ken Womack USA 88
89 Tom Michilis AUS 89
90 Damien King AUS 90
91 Andrew Colliver AUS 99
91 Rob Coutts NZL 99
91 Nigel Brown NZL 99
91 Gary Philbrick USA 99
91 Andrew McGill AUS 99
91 Richard Lott GBR 99
91 Jason Owen GBR 99
91 Chris Jackson AUS 99

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