Photo credit: Lissa Reyden, LiveSailDie
Etchells Racing is Back! After a lengthy and profound hibernation, the fleet returned in good numbers for the first flight of the season - managing 3 ridiculously close races before the light gave out.
Feng Shui (1348) - fresh from the San Francisco Worlds - made a clean sweep - although questions were asked as to the Corinthian nature of their crew, which included an obvious ring-in.
Your correspondent welcomed Julio - the new owner of Upfront (814) aboard Tortuga (779). Julio and his all-Spanish crew will hope to join the fray in earnest after Christmas.
It was great to see Bobby's Girl (1058) join in the pre-season action with an encouraging 3rd place overall - and both Affinity (1059) and Split Decisions (914) are expected to return soon.
Results are here
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