2011 Orange Power Australian Championships

1 – 7 January 2011

The 2010/2011 Nationals were held at Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club, Queensland, between the 1st and 7th January 2011.

If you haven’t organised to attend this season’s Nationals then you will probably be kicking yourself. We are expecting around 60 entries.

It is time to get excited about the quality and quantity of our fleet) proudly the best in the World.

Apart from our own regular World champions & Olympic medallist, this year we welcome Darren Bundock to his first A regatta. Also present from the Tornado fleet will be Will Howden (UK Olympian) and Mitch Booth returning to the Lake where he won the 1994 Worlds. We are also expected entries from at least 5 America’s cup campaigners.

Of course all the talk is about the curved boards and the new DNA’s which have all arrived in Australia and the owners are actively training to get to know their boats. At least with some wind expected we will start to see how all these curved boards behave.


All boats, especially the new boats, will need to bring along current measurement certificates. Scales will be available at the club for check weighing and it is your responsibility to ensure you weigh correctly. You will also need insurance papers with $5M public liability.


With the Nationals scheduled to start at Lake Cootharaba on 2nd January and some measurement verification on the 1st, some of you might be interested in activities at the venue for New Years Eve. The local community association runs a New Years Eve event with all sorts of activities including kids events and a fireworks show. The street in front of the club and beach is closed off to vehicles. The area becomes the venue for the festivities. Of course, any of the A sailors and families are invited to participate. It is recommended you remove your boats from the beach area on the evening of 31st December as fireworks and festivities don’t mix well with boats.

We thank Andrew Chaney for his sponsorship for the event.

We have also arranged to have some publicity during the event and photographs.

See some of the early publicity at:


QLD Yachting

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