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52nd Australian Contender Championship at Gosford Sailing Club Preview

by Ross Hansen 16 Jan 05:20 GMT 17-21 January 2022
Australian International Contender Championships © Ross Hansen

The 2022 52nd Australian International Contender Championships will be hosted by Gosford Sailing NSW on January 17th to 21st.

A variety of conditions are expected with lighter winds day 1 and then the following 4 days have moderate to fresh SE winds. Gosford are hosting the event for the first time and have 7 local boats entered.

John Humphries (Humps) AUS 2444 who's running the class at Gosford said "We are stoked that the Contender Nationals have come to Gosford in only our second season at the club and to look out for the two father son combos of James Ellis AUS 1360 Sam Ellis AUS2669 & Brian Pike AUS 2411 Lindsay Pike AUS 2.

Several interstate boats fancy their chances but none more than Mark Bulka, 3 time World Champion,AUS 2457 from Victoria McCrae Yacht Club.

Veteran of the class Paul Cohen class President is sailing Encore AUS 2270 said " It's great to have a nationals after last year being cancelled and looking forward to great sailing at Gosford with several days of good breeze forecast"

Racing will start Monday 17th to Friday 21st with 10 races scheduled.

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