Etchells Nationals: hardwork on shore will pay offshore

All in a day’s work for John Bertrand as he fits in an interview with ABC 7.30 Report before he heads out for a training session - Zhik Etchells National Championship 2012
Tension was evident around the hardstand at Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club at Pittwater as Etchells National skippers and crews measured, weighed, polished and rigged their boats in preparation for the four-day, eight race Zhik Etchells National Championship to start on Saturday.

Face look familiar ? That's Olympic coach Mike Fletcher showing he is multi-skilled as helps prepare Mark Johnson's Roulette before they head out for a coaching session - Zhik Etchells National Championship 2012


National Etchells class president, Jake Gunther and fellow The Boat crew get stuck into polishing the hull then it's on the water for training and more training. - Zhik Etchells National Championship 2012


On the tools for the Magpie team, Grant Simmer, Steve Jarvin and Graeme Taylor - Zhik Etchells National Championship 2012


The back bone of any event, members of the volunteer team waiting for the next arrival - Zhik Etchells National Championship 2012