Squadron Members Iain Murray and Richie Allanson have won the 2019 Etchells World Championships in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA along with fellow crew member, well known Sydney yachtsman Colin Beashel, in their boat Havoc. The Havoc team were clinical in their sailing all through the event and led the regatta from the end of day one and continued to lead the regatta everyday thereafter to comfortably win the event by two points from their fellow Australians on Magpie: RSYS Member James Mayo, sailing with Graeme Taylor and Tom Slingsby.
It was a fantastic regatta for all the competing RSYS teams who finished in the top half of the 37 strong fleet, drawn from across the globe and featuring previous Etchells world champions, Olympic gold medalists and America's cup sailors. The excellent performances by all of the RSYS Etchells teams at the World Championships highlights the enormous depth of talent amongst the RSYS Etchells fleet; the Squadron has now producing back to back Etchells Worlds champions for two years in a row following on from Martin Hill's (our 2019 Yachtsman of the year) win at the 2018 Etchells Worlds in Brisbane. Martin and his crew finished a very respectable 8th in the 2019 event.
Congratulations to all the RSYS Members on great results.