Mooloolaba is perfect for those with an itching for Etchells

Etchells Australasian Winter Championship

Sailing is a wonderful past time, both to perform and to watch. While the sailors themselves have a raft of exciting events to compete in and show off their boats, spectators get to travel the country to some of the most stunning coastal areas Australia has to offer to watch the sails flitter and glide about the water. So, whether you love competing or you want to enjoy the event from a deck chair on a golden beach, book your resort accommodation in Mooloolaba for this area's big event.

Etchells Australasian Winter Championship

Organised each year by the Mooloolaba Yacht Club, the Etchells Australasian Winter Championship is high on the calendar of many an Aussie sailor. It features competitors sailing the yacht class of the same name and follows a calendar of similar competitions, such as the Brisbane Fleet Etchells Championship.

This particular type of boat was first designed in 1966 for a competition which called for new three-man Olympic keelboat designs. Though it did not win, the Etchells still went on to become an international class, even instituting a one-design rule so all manufacturers have to create the same product, for fairness. Mooloolaba's famous competition consists of six challenging races to see who is top. According to the event's website, no one has ever successfully defended the victory title.

"Organised each year by the Mooloolaba Yacht Club, the Etchells Australasian Winter Championship is high on the calendar of many an Aussie sailor."

Holidaying in Mooloolaba

If you choose to visit the Etchells Australasian Winter Championship, you'll find the race taking place out in the open water nearby. You'll be delighted to know that if you book a stay at Mantra Mooloolaba Beach, you'll be staying in a contemporary hotel almost adjacent to the city's renowned beach. This area is a popular swimming spot, thanks to it being one of the few north-facing beaches in the country, keeping the waters sheltered and safe.

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