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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 2018 Etchells Worlds Wrap Up Video
The 2018 Etchells World Championship based out of Brisbane's Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron
Posted on 1 Nov
Nice One Team!
On Saturday, Martin Hill, Julian Plante, Sean O'Rourke and Mat Belcher became the Etchells champs
Posted on 28 Oct
2018 Etchells Worlds in Brisbane overall
A perfect final day's sailing
Posted on 27 Oct
Etchells Worlds 2018 - Gen XY extend their lead
On their home waters in Brisbane
Posted on 26 Oct
2018 Etchells Worlds in Brisbane day 5
When two is just one
Posted on 26 Oct
2018 Etchells Worlds in Brisbane day 4
The three not the 300!
Posted on 25 Oct
Nic Douglass reports from Etchells Worlds day 3
Thornburrow takes top spot at Etchells Worlds
Posted on 25 Oct
2018 Etchells Worlds in Brisbane day 3
A bit of a marathon day with two great races in the hot sun
Posted on 24 Oct
Nic Douglass reports from Etchells Worlds day 2
Hill leads Etchells Worlds fleet of 94 boats
Posted on 24 Oct
2018 Etchells Worlds Day Two - Oooops!
There was a strong tide running out of Moreton Bay from South to North.
Posted on 23 Oct
2018 Etchells World Championship day 2 images
Mitchell Pearson provided this gallery of images
Posted on 23 Oct
Nic Douglass reports from Etchells Worlds
Murray takes the first gun
Posted on 23 Oct
2018 Etchells Worlds in Brisbane day 1
What a tease!
Posted on 22 Oct
Hill recruits Belcher for Etchells Worlds
A final tally of 94 entries of the highest standard
Posted on 22 Oct
Etchells practice race abandoned
Practice day abandoned due to lightning
Posted on 21 Oct
The party before the game
Celebrations at the Etchells World Championship as the class turns 50
Posted on 21 Oct
Former World Champ wins Etchells Pre Worlds
Etchells Queensland State Championship held in Brisbane
Posted on 16 Oct
It's getting hot in here
Well it certainly is, though some areas are being washed into the sea...
Posted on 14 Oct
Etchells Pre Worlds day 1 images
Mitchell Pearson provided this gallery of images
Posted on 14 Oct
When greatness speaks in superlatives
John Bertrand AO, is just one of the stars lining up for the 2018 Etchells World Championship
Posted on 13 Oct
Same Story. Different Name
The impending 2018 Etchells World Championship at Brisbane tells a tale almost as old as time itself
Posted on 2 Sep
Lawrie Smith wins Etchells Europeans
Trophy secured in the last race by a single point
Posted on 28 Aug
Etchells Europeans preview
19 teams representing nine yacht clubs from around the world set for Cowes
Posted on 22 Aug
2018 Lendy Cowes Week overall
A return to gentle conditions with a light southerly breeze
Posted on 12 Aug
2018 Lendy Cowes Week day 6
Plenty of challenging tactical decisions for the navigators
Posted on 9 Aug
2018 Lendy Cowes Week day 5
Gusts nearing 25 knots in the early afternoon
Posted on 8 Aug
2018 Lendy Cowes Week day 4
Wild fluctuations in the wind with some gusts over 20 knots on Ladies Day
Posted on 7 Aug
2018 Lendy Cowes Week day 3
A classic sea breeze day
Posted on 6 Aug
Mjölnir in the Mix
Fever-Tree Moment with Ian Armstrong & Mark Sherwood at Lendy Cowes Week
Posted on 6 Aug
2018 Lendy Cowes Week day 2
Family Day deliveres stunning conditions
Posted on 5 Aug
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Young Jordan Barney aboard The Saint during the 2018 Etchells Worlds, sporting a new pair of Barz Optics glasses
© Mitchell Pearson / SurfSailKite
Julian Plante, Martin Hill, Mat Belcher and Sean O'Rourke after winning the 2018 Etchells World Championship
© Emily Scott Images
On the bow of Encore on the final day of the 2018 Etchells World Championship
© Emily Scott Images
Heading downwind as the bulk of the fleet first rounds the weather mark and then the clearance mark (green) on the final day of the 2018 Etchells World Championship
© Emily Scott Images
The two wine glasses. The one who finishes lower in the standings is the one buying – and it is not cheap - on the final day of the 2018 Etchells World Championship
© Mitchell Pearson / SurfSailKite
Always good when you're going uphill and they're coming down on the final day of the 2018 Etchells World Championship
© Mitchell Pearson / SurfSailKite
Not so orderly leeward rounding on the final day of the 2018 Etchells World Championship
© Mitchell Pearson / SurfSailKite
Orderly leeward rounding on the final day of the 2018 Etchells World Championship
© Mitchell Pearson / SurfSailKite
Dangerzone from New Zealand on the final day of the 2018 Etchells World Championship
© Mitchell Pearson / SurfSailKite
Lisa Rose wins Race Eight and pretty seals the championship as well on the final day of the 2018 Etchells World Championship
© Emily Scott Images
Brisbane Fleet member, Land Rat on the final day of the 2018 Etchells World Championship
© Emily Scott Images
Triad take out Race Nine and weren't they thrilled on the final day of the 2018 Etchells World Championship
© Emily Scott Images
Top 40 head back uphill as the rest of the fleet makes the leeward gate on the final day of the 2018 Etchells World Championship
© Emily Scott Images
Local entry, Our Thing on the final day of the 2018 Etchells World Championship
© Mitchell Pearson / SurfSailKite
The Committee Boat was again popular today, but did not get any more kisses on the final day of the 2018 Etchells World Championship
© Mitchell Pearson / SurfSailKite
Orderly procession on the final day of the 2018 Etchells World Championship
© Mitchell Pearson / SurfSailKite
Winners are Grinners! Lisa Rose celebrate their overall win in style on the final day of the 2018 Etchells World Championship
© Emily Scott Images
Winners of Race Seven, The Cure, David Clark, Ray Smith, Alan Smith and Angus Sherring on day 5 of the 2018 Etchells World Championship
© Emily Scott Images
The Youth Squad on Grand V have been carving it up on day 5 of the 2018 Etchells World Championship
© Mitchell Pearson / SurfSailKite
The sponsors had a great time aboard Temptation on day 5 of the 2018 Etchells World Championship
© Mitchell Pearson / SurfSailKite
On the foredeck of Fifteen on day 5 of the 2018 Etchells World Championship
© Mitchell Pearson / SurfSailKite
Back story. The wine glass does not represent the number of times it comes out of the bag all twisted up, but rather the red that is drunk as a side bet between them on day 5 of the 2018 Etchells World Championship
© Mitchell Pearson / SurfSailKite
Stella Blue demonstrating some of their secret winning ways on day 5 of the 2018 Etchells World Championship
© Mitchell Pearson / SurfSailKite
Triad2 - John Bertrand, Noel Drennan and Ben Lamb - on day 5 of the 2018 Etchells World Championship
© Emily Scott Images
Making the magic happen, for it won't be there next week on day 5 of the 2018 Etchells World Championship
© Emily Scott Images
Demonstrating perfect balance aboard Perfect Balance! (Brendan Garner, Chris Manton, Ben O'Brien, with Joshua Garner all smiles at the shrouds for us) on day 5 of the 2018 Etchells World Championship
© Mitchell Pearson / SurfSailKite
Leeward mark rounding, as seen by the drone on day 5 of the 2018 Etchells World Championship
© Mitchell Pearson / SurfSailKite
Regattas need volunteers and a World Championship needs heaps of them, so thank you! 2018 Etchells World Championship
© Mitchell Pearson / SurfSailKite
Mark Crier, Andrew Harry, Andy Feathers on Forte on day 5 of the 2018 Etchells World Championship
© Mitchell Pearson / SurfSailKite
Matthew Whitnall, Robert Bishop, Harley Kruse, and Blake Wilson on Mona Lisa on day 5 of the 2018 Etchells World Championship
© Mitchell Pearson / SurfSailKite