chris hampton tango 2019 etchells worlds awards

Chris Hampton’s Tango excels at the Etchells Worlds 2019

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on google
Share on linkedin
Voiced by Amazon Polly

A fleet of 37 boats competed at this year’s Etchells Worlds Titles in Corpus Christi, Texas.

It may have been a smaller fleet than usual for an event of this kind, but the level of the sailors involved was nothing but world-class, with the likes of Iain Murray and Tom Slingsby, just to name a couple.

Member Chris Hampton, with Sam Haines and Charlie Cumbley as his crew, flew the RBYC burgee on Tango (AUS1466) over by the Lone Star State.

Throughout the 5-day regatta and the 9 races competed, the team managed some very impressive results, granting them 4th overall, just shy of the podium.

Aussies at large dominated the event: Iain Murray, onboard Havoc (AUS1461) took the honours, in an extremely tight competition with Graeme Taylor on Magpie (AUS1447), who managed to win the last 5 races.

RBYC congratulates Chris and his crew for their amazing results, and the whole Etchells fleet who competed in this world-class event.

RBYC will be running the 2020 Australian Etchells Nationals and the 2023 Etchells Worlds, and we cannot overstate our excitement in hosting some of the world’s best sailors.