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Australian Match Racing Championship
Perth, WA

Starting today from the beautiful Royal Perth Yacht Club, eight of the southern hemisphere's finest match racing skippers and crews will fight it out for the title of Australian National Champion.
As well as the National Champions title being up for grabs, the event gives a unique opportunity for some up-and-coming skippers to prove their mettle against the big guys down under.

This year's event promises to be an ultimate battle on the Swan with aggressive prestart manoeuvrers and a clash of wits and skill as fresh upcoming talent test their abilities against Skippers with years of experience.

Skippers for 2003 Australian Match Racing Championships

Name Club Ranking
1 Michael Dunstan AUS Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron 28
2 Laurie Jury NZL Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron 51
3 Simon Minoprio NZL Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron 163
4 Pat Langley AUS Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club 241
5 Simon Sutherland AUS Fremantle Sailing Club 247
6 Jackson Digney AUS Royal Perth Yacht Club 277
7 Gordon Lucas AUS Royal Perth Yacht Club 349
8 Des Davis NZL Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club 826

Racing will commence at 1 pm on Monday 24 November (weather dependant) with the first of two round robins. The second robin should be completed by Wednesday morning on 26 November with the final taking place in the afternoon.

Further details are available on the RPYC website at the address below.
ISAF News Editor (Source: RPYC Website)
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