World Champions battle in Waiwera Water Etchells Nationals at Akarana

New Zealand National Champion, Velsheda, Alastair Gair, Dave Ridley, Derek Scott & Anna de Fleuter - Etchells Lake Macquarie Spring Regatta

Defending champion Alistair Gair will be battling with 10 other crews at this weekend's Waiwera Water Etchells Nationals and Auckland Championships being sailed off Royal Akarana Yacht Club.

Up to five races per day will be sailed in the Saturday and Sunday with the courses being located between Mechanics Bay and Rangitoto Island on the inner Waitemata harbour. Racing starts each day at 1000hrs.

Some of New Zealand's top sailors will be competing including former World Champions in the class and Olympic representatives.

The National Championship will also double as the Auckland Championships for the class, which is undergoing a resurgence after the establishment of a launching and storage facility at Westhaven last year.

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Hull/ BoatSkipperCrew  
1295Velsheda IIAlastair GairDerek Scott
  Dave Ridley
  Anna de Fleuter
1184 Unfinished BusinessJohn KensingtonS Swinburne
  James Glidden
914 (1240)FootloosePhilip PrydeBrian HughesDave Johnston
1077ImpulseCharles St Clair BrownPeter ShawDavid Endean
1348Feng ShuiAnatole MasfenAndrew WillsMatt Kelway
1058SwuzzlebubbleWill PageRobin KenyonMatt Jeffery
1314QuantumLindsay KennedyChris Urry Trevor Swinburne
809Irish CrystalBrian JonesJohn Booth Rob Bassett
1240Waiwera InfinityJohn St Clair BrownDon CowieWayne Avery
1236FoundationAllan KearneySimon JenningsRob Cowan
763SaltyGrant SaundersVincent SaundersJames Gordon