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Etchells

Etchells

For thirty years the Etchells class has enjoyed solid and steady growth with over fifty active fleets worldwide. Etchells sailors are enthusiastic and loyal supporters of their boat and class association. The Etchells is a big, fast, simple, stable, and sleek racing sloop that can be sailed competitively and in comfort by three or four average sailors. It can tack in 70 degrees and has a low wetted surface hull form that keeps moving in the slightest breeze. In 20+ knots it absolutely flies. The strict one-design principle of the class was established from the outset and is controlled by a strong, established and well-administered class association. Control of construction by the class association and the ISAF ensures quality and uniformity. It's trailerable, easy to maintain and light enough to dry sail.

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Show news Changing of the guard on the cards in the Etchells
A group of young guns won the last race of the WA Etchells States last weekend
Posted on 23 Feb
Etchells Biscayne Bay Winter Series wrap up
Three-peat win for Lifted with an impressive display of skill and consistency
Posted on 22 Feb
Etchells West Coast Spring Series returns in 2024
Etchells West Coast Spring Series is back
Posted on 10 Feb
Etchells Victorian Championships Prize Giving
Trophies presented by Geoff Henke at Metung Yacht Club
Posted on 30 Jan
Etchells Victorian Championships overall
Day three started early, with the intent to get enough races for a series
Posted on 30 Jan
Etchells Victorian Championships day 2
17 yachts racing at Metung after the first day's racing was cancelled
Posted on 27 Jan
Etchells Victorian Championships Preview
17 yachts entered to race at Metung Yacht Club
Posted on 25 Jan
Bertrand anticipates thrilling Etchells Worlds
Expecting a close battle at Fremantle in March
Posted on 22 Jan
HKRNVR Memorial Vase 2024
67 boats turned out on 13 January in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour
Posted on 15 Jan
Etchells Australia National Championship overall
Four days of close racing on Sydney Harbour
Posted on 11 Jan
Etchells Australia National Championship Day 3
A light easterly breeze fills in across Sydney Harbour
Posted on 10 Jan
Etchells Australia National Championship Day 2
Clear skies and an early southerly breeze greeted sailors in Sydney Harbour
Posted on 10 Jan
Etchells Australia National Championship Day 1
Grey skies and lighter than forecast winds in Sydney Harbour
Posted on 8 Jan
Entries open for Cowes Week 2024
Hoping to welcome around 500 boats racing in up to 36 different classes
Posted on 5 Jan
Etchells Youth Performance Squad opportunities
A brand new programme starting in 2024 at Cowes
Posted on 5 Dec 2023
Racer CC wins Etchells NSW State Championship 2024
A ripper of a final day to take the win in the nine race series
Posted on 19 Nov 2023
Iconic Fremantle set to host 2024 Etchells Worlds
Entries are ramping up for the event at the Royal Freshwater Bay and Royal Perth yacht clubs
Posted on 10 Nov 2023
Etchells Cowes Fleet Ice Bucket
A very warm event for an event with a somewhat wintry name
Posted on 9 Oct 2023
International Etchells Class UK Nationals
Three days of glamour racing for the 17 teams
Posted on 29 Sep 2023
Etchells South Coast Championship
Despite only one race run, crews agreed it was all worthwhile and enjoyable
Posted on 15 Sep 2023
Etchells Europeans at Cowes
Nine race series held over the Bank Holiday weekend
Posted on 1 Sep 2023
James Watt Dock Etchells Scottish Championship
Light winds at Royal Gourock Yacht Club
Posted on 9 Aug 2023
2023 Cowes Week day 7
Enigma wins White Group, and the week overall too
Posted on 4 Aug 2023
Record entry for Etchells Scottish Championship
17 boats set for this weekend's racing on the Clyde
Posted on 4 Aug 2023
2023 Cowes Week day 6
Less wind, but more tide, and no discards
Posted on 3 Aug 2023
2023 Cowes Week update
Winner of inaugural Youth Trophy announced
Posted on 2 Aug 2023
2023 Cowes Week day 4
Women's Day highlight's the huge impact women have at Cowes and is to inspire
Posted on 1 Aug 2023
2023 Cowes Week day 3
Royal Navy Day and Charity Day in the presence of HRH the Princess Royal
Posted on 31 Jul 2023
Sailing World Regatta Series at Marblehead overall
The 2023 edition will be remembered for its challenging light-winds
Posted on 31 Jul 2023
2023 Cowes Week Day 2
Strong winds force abandonment of racing
Posted on 30 Jul 2023
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Jason Poutsma and crew Xavier Bates, George Elms and Thomas Cooper sailed Hustler to a race win in the WA Etchells States
© Harry Fisher / Down Under Sail
Jason Poutsma's Hustler will compete in the Etchells Worlds in Fremantle
© Harry Fisher / Down Under Sail
Fleet 20 Winter Series - Etchells Biscayne Bay Winter Series
© Kathleen Tocke
Lifted Trophy winners - Etchells Biscayne Bay Winter Series
© Etchells North American Class
MidWinters Winners - USA 1419 - Etchells Biscayne Bay Winter Series
© Kathleen Tocke
Etchells West Coast Spring Series
© Mark Albertazzi
Etchells West Coast Spring Series
© Mark Albertazzi
Niesje Hees, skipper of Quandong, was awarded the First Female Helm, of the Etchells Victorian Championship 2024
© Jeanette Severs
Ireland Girl and her crew after they completed the last race in the International Etchells class Victorian Championship 2024
© Jeanette Severs
Basic Instinct meeting the rising wind - Etchells Victorian Championship 2024
© Jeanette Severs
Playing Around 3 is brought around the windward gate by Peter Robson, with Toby Conn and Bentley Conn raising the spinnaker, while Oscar Forbes is ready to help - Etchells Victorian Championship 2024
© Jeanette Severs
Elusive, Come Monday and Jindavik contested all day - Etchells Victorian Championship 2024
© Jeanette Severs
The crew on Basic Instinct – Tom Russell, Mitch Kanat and Will Llewellyn – worked hard all day - Etchells Victorian Championship 2024
© Jeanette Severs
Jindavik (AUS1487), Apres La Mer (AUS923) and Elusive (AUS1360) reaching - Etchells Victorian Championship 2024
© Jeanette Severs
Playing Around 3, Men's Shirts Short Skirts, Feng Shui and other yachts in the fleet with spinnakers flying - Etchells Victorian Championship 2024
© Jeanette Severs
The crew of Feng Shui start to raise the spinnaker on day three of the Etchells class Victorian Championship 2024, contested on Lake King, at Metung - Etchells Victorian Championship 2024
© Jeanette Severs
Jindavik (AUS1487) and Playing Around 3 (AUS1444) follows Apres La Mer (AUS923) around the windward gate in race one on Lake King at Metung - Etchells Victorian Championship 2024
© Jeanette Severs
Odyssey (AUS1254) and Count Boris's Secret Rendezvous (AUS872) contest the windward gate on the race course on Lake King at Metung - Etchells Victorian Championship 2024
© Jeanette Severs
Tim Hall goes forward on Feng Shui to raise the spinnaker as the boat traverses the windward gate - Etchells Victorian Championship 2024
© Jeanette Severs
Basic Instinct (AUS1122), Odyssey (AUS1254), Elusive (AUS1360) and Quandong (AUS1245) with spinnakers up on Lake King at Metung - Etchells Victorian Championship 2024
© Jeanette Severs
Elusive sails around the leeward gate in high seas - Etchells Victorian Championship 2024
© Jeanette Severs
Apres La Mer (AUS923) leading the way in race one on day two of the Etchells class Victorian Championship 2024
© Jeanette Severs
Basic Instinct (AUS1122), Tamm Ha Tamm (AUS865), and Second Chance (AUS621) and AUS1292 around the windward gate on Lake King at Metung - Etchells Victorian Championship 2024
© Jeanette Severs
Spinnakers flying and high seas were typical of the afternoon's contest on Lake King at Metung - Etchells Victorian Championship 2024
© Jeanette Severs
The French and Argentinian team on board Tamm Ha Tamm are still learning to sail Etchells and look forward to contesting this regatta on the Gippsland Lakes
© Anies Suzukawa
Seventeen Etchells yachts will contest the Victorian championships at Metung on January 26 to 28
© Jeanette Severs
The Come Monday crew combines experience and youthful energy and should bring strong competition to the regatta
© Jeanette Severs
Apres La Mer has on board one of the best sailors in the Metung Yacht Club
© Jeanette Severs
There will be family rivalry between Come Monday and AUS1292 for a podium finish
© Jeanette Severs
Feng Shui is a combined Metung Yacht Club and Royal Brighton Yacht Club crew
© Jeanette Severs
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