Lisa Rose are World Champions!

Congratulations Martin Hill, Julian Plante, Mat Belcher and Sean O'Rourke of Lisa Rose 1449 who have won the 2018 Etchells World Championship. 

Martin commented: 'It was both a thrill and relief to cross the finish line in the final race to win the 2018 Etchells World Championship. Nothing can prepare you for such a competitive 94 boat fleet and a starting line that is 1.2 km in length. It was the combined skill of Julian Plante on Main, Mat Belcher on Tactics, Sean O Rourke on the jib/kite and Michael Blackburn as our coach, that weaved the magic to give us  2,2,21,6,2, 1 & 6th  score line and 17 point wining margin.

'I should also mention congratulations to the AST with both Mat Belcher and Will Ryan with Victor Kovalenko as their coach, achieving 1 & 2nd  respectively overall. They are a class in their own.'  

Further Sydney Fleet Members also won prestigious awards: Iron Lotus 1442, comprising Tom King, David Edwards, Ivan Wheen and Greg O'Shea, took out the Corinthian trophy, and Jean-Claude Strong won the Female Helm award.

View full results here
More photos here

Photos by Emily Scott Images and Adventures of a Sailor Girl.

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