RSYS Members at the Etchells Worlds

The Squadron was well represented at the Etchells World Championship hosted by San Francisco Yacht Club from 26-30 September. 

The fleet of 51 teams comprised representatives from nine countries and featured calibre sailors ranging from World Champions to Olympic and America's Cup legends. 

First place was won by the consistent USA team skippered by Steve Benjamin on Stella Blue. The runners-up were Aussie team Magpie, skippered by Graeme Taylor, with Steve Jarvin and RSYS Member James Mayo on board. 

Mayo commented afterwards that 'The team sailed exceptionally well to come home second. With next to no luck, including returning to the line twice on the third day and tearing a kite on the first drop of the final day, the team grouped together to lock in second position."  

The highest performing Squadron boat was Martin Hill's Lisa Rose, with David Chapman, Andrew Palfrey and Sasha Ryan crewing. The SFYC Commodore presented them with the Perpetual trophy for winning the fourth race (pictured below.)

Other Squadron boats included Iain Murray's Northern Havoc, Doug Flynn's Wobbegong2, Jeanne-Claude Strong on AUS 1435 and Steve Billingham on Adolescence.

View full results here

 

Top photo by Nic Douglas, Adventures of a Sailor Girl,