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Tens n Marbles Prep for Aussie Champs

LakeMullawa

It's 2020 and just around the corner is the 2020 Ten Rater Class and Marblehead Class Australian Championships to be held at Yarrawonga, Victoria.

It's hard to believe that almost a year has gone by since the 2019 Australian Championships were held at Regatta Waters on the Gold Coast and now sailors are preparing their boats once again for a trip to Yarrawonga in country Victoria.

Yarrawonga, located 281 km north-east of Melbourne lies on the border between Victoria and New South Wales at the south-western corner of Lake Mulwala where the lake passes through the Yarrawonga Weir and flows into the Murray River and the Yarrawonga Yacht Club (YYC) will host the Australian Championships for the two classes over seven days from 16 - 22 February 2020.

Victoria's Kirwan Robb will be keen to defend his title in both classes after success in Queensland but will no doubt be pressed by a number of keen challengers including four time 10R winner (2013, 2014, 2016 & 2017) and 2018 Marblehead winner, Scott Condie (NSW) who, by posts on social media, appears to have been receiving some personal coaching and guidance from none other than the master Brad Gibson. (The editor is assured that this cost him numerous beers!)

Competition in the 10's will be tight as alongside Robb & Condie there will be numerous other contenders including Andy Reid (2018 champion), Steve Sedgmen (ACT) as well as WA's Glenn Dawson all pushing for a championship win.

While both entry lists still have plenty of additions to be made, the 10R entry list is dominated by the Gibson designed Trance and the Sedgmen designed Sanga which will no doubt make for fantastic racing with little deciding the designs - will the Sanga come out on top in 2020?

The Marblehead's are not much different with the Gibson designed Indie's & Grunge's filling the list along side the Red Ant F series designs and once again you can expect some top quality racing with the Robb, Condie, Reid trio expected to be placing well but with racing so tight any number of M sailors could upset the balance.

Whether it be 10's or M's, both will deliver some extraordinary racing with these classes the thoroughbred's or formula 1's of radio sailing!

Entries close 07 February so act now and get your entry in!

by: Sean Wallis

For further information visit the AYRA Australian Championships website (aryanationals.com). 


 

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