What a Great Evening!
Congratulations to all of the many participants, organisers and volunteers - particularly the many novice crew and helms who gave even the most seasoned of Etchells salts a run for their money.
The results of the Invitational are posted here - but if were not at the front of the fleet don't worry, there will be plenty of opportunities in the future...
Photos by kind permission of Richard Gladwell (sail-world.com)
Join the Fleet!
Now that you have experienced first hand the excitement of close, one-design racing, you will doubtless be wondering how to get into the fleet. Happily, the Etchells is - by design - a exceptionally affordable boat and the Auckland summer programme is both civilised and cost-effective.
Boats seriously for sale are listed here and the various running costs are broken down here. If you have any other questions relating to ownership, please do not hesitate to contact Alex Webster (email@example.com), the relevant owner of the boat, or anyone else in the fleet - all will be delighted to assist.
If you think that you are not ready to buy a boat, first think again, because it really is an affordable option. However, if your interest lies in crewing, then the website and regular newsletters are your best bet for keeping up to date with what is happening in the fleet.
Again, please do contact Alex Webster (firstname.lastname@example.org) or anyone else in the fleet if you are keen to get out on the water and are not sure where to start. All owners are in regular contact and often on the look-out for crew.
If you are not already on the mailing list, you can join up here.
Alex Webster is Auckland Fleet Captain and runs this website, so blame him.