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Etchells Match Racing at Docklands

by Jeremy Press on 10 Feb 2001
One of the highlight events of the VYC Cancer at Bay Regatta on
February 24 and 25 will be Etchells Match Racing at Docklands
(sponsored by MAB, makers of a better class of place to live)
(and apologies to all developers in the fleet).

Promises to be a great regatta. Clubs right around the Bay are
involved; boats from everywhere all converging on Docklands.

Etchells contestants include everyone from the old and wise to
Olympians (some young, some less so), that bloke who won the
America's Cup and some very hot up-and-comers.

All funds raised will assist the Challenge Cancer Support Network
in providing assistance to children with life threatening blood

Why do you need to know all this? Because there's more.

There's a party. You're invited.

There's a need for volunteer helpers on Sat. arvo. You're invited again.

There's room for spectators. Yep. You're invited.

There's a bus leaving from a yacht club near you (coming all the
way from Mornington). Are you invited? Yes.

Have you ever been so popular?


Yachties' Party of the Century. Starts 5pm Saturday, 24th February

At Victoria Dock Entry - Minimum donation $25 per head for adults
(tax deductible) Food and Drink optional at very reasonable prices.


Please email Diana Liptrot at the VYC .

A message like this:

Di! I'm available to help with Cancer @ Bay on Saturday

My Name:

My Phone Number: .... .... (day) .... .... (night)


Leaves RBYC approx. 4pm (tbc). Costs $10 (return) - $6 one way.
Pay the driver.

Leaves Docklands at 9pm, 10.30pm, 12.30am. $6 one way unless
you've paid the $10.

Returning along the beach as far as Mornington Yacht Club.


You can still donate. Email Di for details.

Diana Liptrot
Executive Manager
Victorian Yachting Council
Email -
Web -
Tel. 61 3 9597 0066
Fax. 61 3 9598 7384

And good time will be had by all. Hope to see you there.

Jeremy Press
35 Park Street Brighton Victoria 3186 Australia
phone + 61 3 9592 2887 fax 9592 2861

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