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Aussie sweep at Etchells Worlds

Published on June 29th, 2019

Iain Murray (AUS) with Colin Beashel and Richard Allanson topped the 37-boat fleet to win the 2019 Etchells World Championship, with racing held June 25-29 in Corpus Christi, TX. Murray’s team led every day, but after Graeme Taylor (AUS) won four straight races, Murray’s margin was reduced to five points with one race remaining. While Taylor won that race too, Murray’s 4th place was enough to take the title. In third was 2017 World Champ Steve Benjamin (USA), 24 points off the lead. Winning the 6-boat Corinthian title was Britain’s William Bedford/ William Heritage/ Lucie Offord/ William Birch-Tomlinson.

Nine races were scheduled from June 25 to 29, with a discard allowed after the seventh race.

Winning team (from right): Iain Murray, Colin Beashel, and Richard Allanson

Iain Murray (1461) finishing the final race alongside Steve Benjamin (1427).

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Final Results (Top 10 of 37; 9 races, 1 discard)
1. AUS, Iain Murray/ Colin Beashel/ Richard Allanson, 2-1-1-7-2-2-[16]-6-4; 25
2. AUS, Graeme Taylor/ James Mayo/ Tom Slingsby, 3-11-8-[24]-1-1-1-1-1; 27
3. USA, Steve Benjamin/ Michael Menninger/ Ian Liberty/ Jonathan Goldsberry, 1-8-5-3-[15]-10-7-12-3; 49
4. AUS, Chris Hampton/ Sam Haines/ Charlie Cumbley, 11-[15]-2-5-12-9-10-3-12; 64
5. USA, Jud Smith/ Mark Johnson/ Andrew Smith, 10-4-12-9-7-5-5-17-[22]; 69
6. USA, Marvin Beckmann/ Bill Hardesty/ Pilar Calabrese/ Keith Swinton,12-2-[15]-6-9-7-14-11-10; 71
7. HKG, Mark Thornburrow/ Mike Huang/ Alexander Conway/ Malcolm Page, 15-17-9-[19]-4-6-11-5-7; 74
8. AUS, Martin Hill/ Julian Plante/ Mathew Belcher/ Sean O Rourke, 9-10-3-4-[18]-16-9-15-11; 77
9. USA, Michael Goldfarb/ Skip Dieball/ Morten Henniksen, 7-13-22-13-10-3-2-[26]-9; 79
10. GBR, Lawrie Smith/ Richard Parslow/ Joao De Matos Rosa/ Goncalo Ribeiro, 4-7-6-2-19-12-24-[27]-6; 80

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