“The Martian” takes Etchells World title
Published on June 16th, 2013
Rosignano, Italy (June 15, 2013) – No wind on the final day of the Etchells World Championship completed the series, confirming the victory of “The Martian” skippered by American helmsman Marvin Beckmann with tactician Steven Hunt and Ezra Culver. The series organized by Yacht Club Cala de’ Medici completed 8 of the 9 scheduled races.
“Our success was mainly due to consistency,” said Beckmann after the last race was abandoned for lack of wind, “provided by our tactician and the team work and chemistry of the team we kept in fun. The competition was stiff with many countries and good veteran sailors. We got a good jump the first day of racing and able to build on that. The last few days of racing were variable allowing different teams to show their strengths. In the end we were able to maintain our lead.”
Marvin “The Martian” Beckmann (cartoon character he watched on TV as a child) adds the Worlds title to recent wins at the Jaguar Cup in Miami and the North American Championship.
Finishing second overall was “Raging Rooster” skippered by American Peter S. Duncan with class champion Jud Smith and bowman Thomas Blackwell, with “Swedish Blu” skippered by European champion Ante Razmilovich (Hong Kong) together with American Chris Larson and Stuart Flinn finishing in third place.
Overall results: http://www.etchellsworlds2013.it/classific.html