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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 Etchells Victorian Championship overall
World Champions claim title with a great win on the back of incredible consistency
Posted on 9 Mar
Etchells Victorian Championship Day 2
All about the sail changes
Posted on 8 Mar
Etchells Victorian Championship day 1
Stake a claim
Posted on 7 Mar
Australian Eastern Region Etchells Championship
Largest participation for a few years, with strong growth from Gippsland Lakes
Posted on 29 Jan
Shutters come down on MacGlide Festival of Sails
The TP52 division offered spectacularly close racing
Posted on 27 Jan
North Sails Weekly Debrief
#NSVictoryList: 5.5 Metre Worlds, North Kites, Etchells Australian Nationals, Winter Photo Share
Posted on 18 Jan
That man Lilley
Latest Sail-World Australia newsletter from John Curnow
Posted on 12 Jan
Etchells Australian Championship overall
Two races in good wind with improving skies closed out the event
Posted on 12 Jan
Etchells Australian Championship day 4
How would you like your moguls?
Posted on 11 Jan
Etchells: Singularity and uniformity
Etchells Class has regularly taken the opportunity to review itself
Posted on 10 Jan
Etchells Australian Championship day 2
Race management conquer a challenging day with fickle winds
Posted on 9 Jan
Etchells Australian Championship day 1
Practice for all ahead of sheep stations
Posted on 8 Jan
More than 50%
Last week's newsleter cast a spotlight on the ever-changing world of SailGP
Posted on 22 Dec 2019
Cowes Week announces the Official Charity for 2020
Scaramouche Sailing Trust gets youngster from North London into sailing
Posted on 15 Dec 2019
Steely Bill - Forever upstanding
At the 50th Birthday celebration for the Etchells that one Bill Steele was left standing alone
Posted on 2 Dec 2019
Panacea - Sailing Etchells is always the cure
Another win after their first Queensland State title in 2017
Posted on 19 Nov 2019
NEW 60mm Tii block from Allen
Addition to the popular performance range of Tii blocks
Posted on 18 Nov 2019
So do you want another?
He's just about to collect lucky number seven of the successful Allanson/Murray Etchells
Posted on 11 Nov 2019
2019 Lipton Cup at Royal YC of Victoria preview
Strong fleet gearing up one of the most historic in Victoria
Posted on 4 Nov 2019
Etchells British Open and Nationals at Cowes
Stars align for Jolly Roger
Posted on 3 Nov 2019
Local Etchells sailors get set for 2019 Lipton Cup
The Lipton Cup event is one of the most historic in Victoria
Posted on 31 Oct 2019
2020 Etchells Australian Championship
2020 Etchells Australian Championship is to be held from January 7
Posted on 24 Oct 2019
The one before the big one
KA-5, the 12 Metre known simply as, Australia
Posted on 13 Oct 2019
2019 Fall Regatta at American Yacht Club
Two weekends of beautiful weather, fierce competition and great sailing
Posted on 10 Oct 2019
Coconut Oil
All the oils (yes, if you're Australian you'll shave your head and dance)
Posted on 29 Sep 2019
2019 Etchells U.S. Nationals at American YC
Over 75 competitors from across the U.S. took part
Posted on 25 Sep 2019
RSYS members score major international titles
Staging a world-beating charge to claim five key sailing trophies
Posted on 25 Sep 2019
Etchells Ice Bucket Regatta at Cowes
One race lost due to time limit
Posted on 18 Sep 2019
Insights into a magic campaign
Etchells Worlds results cause much debate on 'special hulls'
Posted on 12 Sep 2019
Cowes Etchells Bedrock Trophy
Eight teams race in the sunshine
Posted on 27 Aug 2019
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Etchells UK Nationals Attendance
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At one stage, all the fleet was on Port tack heading out from the CBD, as if someone had hit a switch. - Etchells Victorian Championship 2020
© John Curnow
On a Mission – youth crew sitting in 15th place in their first ever regatta – Josh Galland, George Henderson, Ethan Hosking, and Lewis Sloane. - Etchells Victorian Championship 2020
© John Curnow
Magpie (Graeme Taylor, James Mayo, and Tom Slingsby) head out to the course in what was the windiest part of the day. - Etchells Victorian Championship 2020
© John Curnow
Close racing is assured with the Etchells. - 2020 Etchells Victorian Championship
© John Curnow
Tango won Race Eight today. - Etchells Victorian Championship 2020
© John Curnow
The RBYC Youth Crew finished in 15th place in their very first outing in the Etchells, and are keen to be back for more. - Etchells Victorian Championship 2020
© John Curnow
Racer CC and Flying High work to windward. - Etchells Victorian Championship 2020
© John Curnow
The Cure set up for the spinnaker hoist as the head for the clearance mark. - Etchells Victorian Championship 2020
© John Curnow
It is always busy at the weather mark - Etchells Victorian Championship 2020
© John Curnow
Not a bombing raid over the club, or low level reconnaissance, this C130 Hercules was do training runs ahead of next week's F1 GP. - Etchells Victorian Championship 2020
© John Curnow
Ian Murray on the way to the start to finish the job – they did. And how… - Etchells Victorian Championship 2020
© John Curnow
Three Four-Up crews off tuning up before the first start with the CBD in the background. Racer CC, On A Mission, and Flying High. - Etchells Victorian Championship 2020
© John Curnow
In the second race of the day, Zephyr lead the fleet away from the start line. No mere waft of wind, they were fully puffed out cheeks and blowing hard.
© John Curnow
Close racing is assured with the Etchells.
© John Curnow
On a Mission – youth crew sitting in 15th place in their first ever regatta – Josh Galland, George Henderson, Ethan Hosking, and Lewis Sloane.
© John Curnow
Racer CC's turn for a sail change.
© John Curnow
Shortly after the start and you can see the pink marks that form the leeward gate, which is usually about 300m to windward of the start line.
© John Curnow
Sail change for The Cure.
© John Curnow
Part of the fleet heading back downhill with Black Rock in the background.
© John Curnow
V for Vendetta – Melbourne Fleet Captain James Bacon with Nigel Jones, Peter Robson, and Aaron Stead.
© John Curnow
Off tuning up before the first start with the CBD in the background.
© John Curnow
Graeme Taylor proves that Skippers go from the back to the front. Here he is doing one of their many sail changes.
© John Curnow
The shifty and super brisk breezes played havoc (pun not intended) with many of the fleet's spinnakers.
© John Curnow
Flying High and that pink spinnaker – Jeanne-Claude Strong, Seve Jarvin, troy Tindal, and Kate Devereaux.
© John Curnow
The power of youth - Conspiracy with On A Mission on day 1 of the 2020 Etchells Victorian State Championship
© John Curnow
Finally the sun came out and lifted everyone's spirits on day 1 of the 2020 Etchells Victorian State Championship
© John Curnow
Eliza Ewart is just 17 and helms Conspiracy, with her father Cam on main and Stuart Bloom on the bow on day 1 of the 2020 Etchells Victorian State Championship
© John Curnow
Kirwan Robb, Rod Muller, and Brett Taylor – Corinthian leaders on day 1 of the 2020 Etchells Victorian State Championship
© John Curnow
on day 1 of the 2020 Etchells Victorian State Championship
© John Curnow
Some additional wisdom from club coach, Adrian Finglas, for On A Mission on day 1 of the 2020 Etchells Victorian State Championship
© John Curnow