After the East Coast Low - The 2016 East Coast Championship!

by Melissa Williams-Brown

Our 2016 East Coast Championship was sponsored by NB Sailsports this year.  The regatta was HUGELY popular, with about 120 sailors competing....and thank goodness it wasn't scheduled for LAST weekend during the East Coast Low!  The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club hosted the event this year and with their plentiful staff of very capable volunteers, the regatta ran quite smoothly.  Thanks to everyone that helped out and to the race officials that kept things moving on Saturday and Sunday.

A selection of images taken on Saturday can be viewed here and you can download the images, at no cost, here.  These images are for personal use only.  Any commercial use inquiries should be sent to  Please credit photos to Melissa Williams-Brown if you share them on social media.

Our podium placed finishers are:

Open Fleet

  • 1st Archie Cropley
  • 2nd Lachlan Brewer
  • 3rd Ryan Littlechild

First 11yo - Nate Brown

Sportsmanship - Darcy Hillhouse

Intermediate Fleet

  • 1st Joel Beashel
  • 2nd Chapman Turner
  • 3rd Finlay Crafter








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