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Optimist Nationals: huge event starts on weekend

Mornington Yacht Club logoThe Hart Marine 2014 International Optimist Australian and Open Championships are being conducted by Mornington Yacht Club, starting on Saturday 4th January.

The entry number has been capped at 344 (Green Fleeet – 89, Intermediate Fleet – 103, Open Fleet – 152)

Back on the 16 December the call went out that entry had to be stopped as the event had reached its maximum entry number of 324.

Event manager Michelle Pickford posted on the club’s website, “Due to unprecedented numbers of entries received, many of which came in the last week, Mornington Yacht Club has suspended the receipt of further entries and is currently assessing its ability to receive any more entries. ┬áResources, logistics and safety plan review are all part of this process.”

Luckily for the last few the club has been able to accommodate another twenty sailors to take the entry numbers up to a very impressive 344.

For more information on the event and for Sailing Instructions, go here.

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