THE husband-wife team of Brett and Christa Goodall will join forces at this year's national Viper catamaran championships in Queensland.
Brett and Christa have sailed with and against each other many times, but the regatta from December 28 to January 3 will be their first hit-out together in a a national championship for the Viper class.
Most recent contest for the Bendigo-based couple was the national F16 catamaran championships in Forster.
After three days of racing the Goodalls were in fourth place.
"It was a result we were pleased about. The Viper class titles are the big one for this season, so we were rapt to have sailed so well in the F16," Brett said.
Craft at the Viper nationals is identical, so it's all about judging the wind and teamwork.
Sailing has played a big part in Brett Goodall's life from a young age.
"I have gone to many parts of the world to compete in various regattas," he said.
A highlight was teaming with Jason Waterhouse to be fifth at this year's world F18 championships in Italy.
"A goal is to race at next year's world F18 titles in Ireland," he said.
Brett and Christa first met at a sailing regatta in France more than eight years ago and their biggest fan is daughter, Grace.
When not racing, Brett Goodall is hard at work at Australian High Performance Catamarans in Long Gully. He is in a second year coaching at the Bendigo Yacht Club and soon has another coaching stint coming up at an F18 regatta in Hong Kong.