The Zhik 2013-2014 AUS 9er Championships practice race scheduled for 1500hrs yesterday had to be cancelled for all 29er, 49erFX and 49er fleets after a gale warning was issued for Port Phillip Bay.
This year’s Zhik Australian 9er Championships has attracted almost 80 teams from WA, VIC, NSW, QLD and TAS, and a number of top international teams from NZL and HKG.
The Zhik 2013-14 Australian Championships for the 29er, 49er and 49er FX classes will be conducted by Royal Brighton Yacht Club over the coming New Year period – from December 28 through January 3.
Racing has wrapped up at the 2013 49er and 49erFX World Championships with two Australian crews recording top 10 finishes.
London 2012 Olympic Games gold medallists Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen finished fifth while Olivia Price silver medallist and Caitlin Elks were ninth.
Zhik is pleased to announce a three year partnership with the newly formed alliance of the Australian 29er and 49er/49erFX Associations, which includes sponsorship of the joint Australian championship for the next three years.