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Close racing in Auckland Etchells Champs By Hayden Whitburn, NZ Etchells Assoc, Auckland , 10:21 AM Fri 21 Feb 2014
The 2014 Etchells Auckland Championships were held over Monday and Tuesday night attracting ten boats. Six races were sailed in total with 10 - 18 Knott gusty winds. The racing was very tight with four different race winners. It was great to see an all Womens crew and some new boat owners mixing it up with the top guns. ...[more]


Etchells Tuesday Night Series: Valsheda takes win from 15 boats By Alex Webster, Auckland , 8:23 PM Tue 2 Apr 2013
Auckland’s long belt of sunny days and good afternoon breezes have provided great sailing conditions for the Auckland Etchells fleet. Well, it was a fitting end to an excellent season with Valsheda taking a clean sweep in perfect conditions and thereby hermetically sealing her victory in the series overall. A southerly breeze, lacking its usual icy bite, was livelier at the start than some had ima ...[more]


Images of the Waitemata: Etchells Tuesday evening series By Richard Gladwell, 8:26 PM Thu 21 Mar 2013
Sail-World was on hand to capture the penultimate round of the Etchells Tuesday evening series, sailed off Westhaven. Normally 10-12 Etchells race however the 30kt winds that earlier crashed Emirates Team NZ's wingsail into the side of the building, reduced numbers to six boats. ...[more]


Etchells Tuesday Night Series – Fast sailing fun in the sun + Video By Colin Preston, Auckland , 6:30 PM Mon 11 Mar 2013
Auckland’s long belt of sunny days and good afternoon breezes have provided great sailing conditions for the Auckland Etchells fleet. Close racing in this fast one design class tests all sailors being able to mix it up in two to three races each Tuesday night. ...[more]


Etchells Tuesday Night Series: Ten Etchells racing in fresh breezes By Alex Webster, 4:47 AM Thu 7 Mar 2013
Flight 12 of the Auckland Etchells Tuesday Night Season were sailed on Tuesday March 5, 2013, Fleet Captain Alex Webster reports: Flight 12 saw some of the freshest conditions of the entire series and a fleet of 10 boats enjoyed two long races into the lively nor' easter. This flight also saw the relaunch of Tortuga (779) and a welcome return to form of former world-beater Captain Pete. Aboar ...[more]


Powering up with Etchells By John Curnow, 10:40 AM Tue 26 Feb 2013
Dovetailing in nicely from the recent Etchells Australian Championship in Perth come firstly the NSW and then Victorian State titles. Michael Manford, Dean McAullay and Nicholas Gray won the national title in one of the first Etchells to come out of the new mould that the Australian Association and builder, Phil Smidmore, have developed. ...[more]


Etchells Tuesday Night Series: Racing resumes for 2013 By Alex Webster, 9:45 PM Fri 1 Feb 2013
Flight 8 of the Auckland Etchells Tuesday Night Season were sailed on Tuesday January 30, 2013, Fleet Captain Alex Webster reports: As stalwarts of the fleet were breaking the ice on the second half of the season (hardly - another scorcher), your correspondent was treading the familiar path from Pier Z to the boatyard with another Etchells on the tow bar ...[more]


Etchells Tuesday Night Series: T'was the flight before Christmas By Alex Webster, 6:19 AM Wed 23 Jan 2013
Flight 6 of the Auckland Etchells Tuesday Night Season were sailed on Tuesday December 12, Alex Webster reports: If the events of Flight 6 evoke one word, that word is 'bugger'. But if they evoke any other word in addition to 'bugger', that word is 'tide'. Your correspondent was delighted to join Scotty 'Exocet' Kennedy for the penultimate flight before Chrimbo. ...[more]


Etchells Tuesday Night Series: Flight 5 View from the Sidelines By Alex Webster, 7:26 PM Sun 9 Dec 2012
Flight 5 of the Auckland Etchells Tuesday Night Season were sailed on Tuesday December 5, Alex Webster reports Sadly I was unable to observe Flight 5, but it affords me an opportunity to take a closer look at the results, provide a few statistics and, in the time honoured fashion of sporting reportage, make things up. ...[more]


Etchells Tuesday Night Series: Flight 4 Sanderson joins the fleet By Alex Webster, 8:47 AM Thu 29 Nov 2012
Flight 4 of the Auckland Etchells Tuesday Night Season were sailed on Tuesday November 27, Fleet Captain Alex Webster reports: After last week's fluky conditions, Flight 4 of the Tuesday Night Series was eagerly anticipated and well-attended by a spirited fleet, which included season-newcomer Mike Sanderson at the helm of Affinity (17). ...[more]


Etchells Tuesday Night Series: Flight 3 a view from Economy class By Alex Webster, 8:52 AM Thu 22 Nov 2012
Flight 3 of the Auckland Etchells Tuesday Night Season were sailed on Tuesday November 20, Fleet Captain Alex Webster reports: Some have suggested that it is windage, resulting from your correspondent’s massive bulk, others have speculated, more tactfully perhaps, that the back of the fleet offers a better vantage point for these reports ...[more]


Etchells Tuesday Night Series: Flight 2 - All changes in a week By Alex Webster, 9:01 AM Wed 14 Nov 2012
Flight 2 of the Auckland Etchells Tuesday Night Season were sailed on Tuesday November 13, Fleet Captain Alex Webster reports: Well, what a difference a week makes. Or not, as the case may be: After last week’s drifter, conditions for flight 2 were near-perfect with around 12 knots of cross-tide breeze and a fleet of 10 making the most of it. ...[more]


Etchells off to a strong start on Tuesday Night Series By Alex Webster, 8:42 PM Sun 4 Nov 2012
A tremendous start to the Auckland Etchells Tuesday Night Season in fickle conditions felt like high-stakes poker, with displays of calculated ambition, misjudged caution and all-in kahunas at each shuffle of the deck. The results (scrawled, fittingly, on a bar napkin) eloquently describe how the chips changed hands often over the three races (although familiar high-rollers ultimately remained ...[more]


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