Friday, 18 March 2011

ETNZ's Coach, Glenn Ashby, the Winner on the Victorian State A Cat Championships

Glenny Ashby crosses Andrew Williams at the Victorian State A cats. Image copyright David McDonald.

by Glenn Ashby

It was great to have many interstate and international sailors join the local McCrae and local Victorians at the recent State championships.

The A class has been seen recently to have inclusions from many internationally renowned sailors that are looking to "up-skill" themselves and learn the basics of Multihull sailing on a light hight performance single hander.

The racing we had on the weekend at McCrae although shifty, was great racing and enabled a variety of different boats and rigs to perform well.

I was very happy to have some of the AC guys involved as it is great for the class and promotes us as a class internationally with the press and media they receive.

I had a good regatta and with the lend of my mate Will Howden's boat, I managed to put together some solid races and a good result.

I was extremely happy with Dave Brewer's result of 2nd closely followed by Dean Barkers 3rd place after winning the last heat of the regatta.

Dave Brewer definitely man of the match sailing extremely consistently on an older Flyer Mk2 design.

McCrae YC