Another big month….
Yesterday saw the culmination of a very busy three week period, in that it was the final day of two events in which teams I coach were competing. Gotta Love It 7 were sailing in the JJ Giltinan Trophy for the 18Footers and Transfusion were sailing in the Aust C’ship for the Farr40’s.
The results could not have been more contrasting. Such is life and sport. (more…)
Just had a wonderful weekend of flat-water sailing on the Gippsland Lakes with JB and Tommy Slingsby. Tight racing. Lots of fun. Rasa Bertrand and my wife Kate also joined us (no kiddies).
Some eloquent prose below by John Lethlean:
Metung Victorian State Titles
By John Lethlean
America’s Cup hero and still Australia’s most recognisable yachtsman, John Bertrand, proved he’s lost little of his touch at the helm at the weekend winning the Victorian Etchells class championship, at Metung in the state’s east.
Bertrand, fresh from winning the national title of the ultra-competitive Etchells racing class in January in his Brighton-based Triad, has firmed as Australia’s best chance for the forthcoming Etchells worlds in Melbourne this March. (more…)