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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 2020 Etchells Queensland State Championship
Brad Ginnivan's The Front Bar takes the win
Posted on 6 Nov
Big breeze to spice up Coast NZ Etchells Nationals
A 20 knot forecast awaits the crews sailing out of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
Posted on 5 Nov
Cowes Etchells Fleet Ice Bucket Regatta
Weather forecast and travel restrictions take their toll
Posted on 28 Oct
Etchells Southern Area Championship
North Star rises in the Solent
Posted on 13 Oct
Skip Dieball joins Doyle Sails Midwest
Skip Dieball, one of the most accomplished and respected sailors in the US joins Doyle Sails
Posted on 7 Oct
Etchells British Nationals at Cowes
Sixteen boats race on a cold and blustery weekend
Posted on 30 Sep
The Evolution of Sailboat Coaching
The landscape of both professional sailing and coaching has changed significantly
Posted on 29 Sep
Etchells Bedrock Trophy at Hamble
Great racing for 14 boats in difficult conditions
Posted on 9 Sep
RHKYC Autumn Regatta 2020: It's trad, Dad.
This is how we start the sailing season in Hong Kong
Posted on 8 Sep
2020 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Annapolis overall
Will Crump and his teammates repeat win aboard R80 in the J/80 fleet
Posted on 31 Aug
2020 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Annapolis day 2
Race strategies take shape as fleets head into final day
Posted on 30 Aug
Ted Hood Regatta 2020 had something for everyone
A wide variety of courses, sizes and types of yachts
Posted on 29 Aug
2020 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Annapolis day 1
Herculean effort to get dismasted J/35 Abientot to the startline
Posted on 29 Aug
Coxon: Scissors to screens and now beyond
Michael Coxon retires today. For 45 years he has applied himself to sail making with vigour...
Posted on 28 Aug
Etchells Sir Kenneth Preston Trophy
The first official regatta of the year for the fleet
Posted on 25 Aug
AUS Etchells pilot National Championship League
With interstate travel off the table for foreseeable future
Posted on 13 Aug
Etchells = Champions and amateurs together
Sydney Harbour has proven to be a very attractive draw card for Australian sailing talent...
Posted on 28 Jul
Around Alone: Etchells ATI Solo
Single handed ‘cruise in company' around Hong Kong island
Posted on 5 Jul
Etchells Australia President's Update
Updates on exciting news about the season ahead, and reports on the ongoing hull review...
Posted on 1 Jul
Andy Beadsworth on the Happy Hour podcast
The boys talk baking birthday cakes, learning to drive in flash cars and Olympic sailing
Posted on 17 Jun
The time is both right and now!
Here's some well cool Etchells stuff for you to peruse, consider, implement, and look forward to…
Posted on 14 May
Howzat! (He implored)
Apologies to anyone unaware of the shenanigans surrounding a small red ball
Posted on 3 May
North Sails Etchells Webinar
Join North Sails experts Noel “Nitro” Drennan, Alex Curtiss and Eric Doyle for an informal web talk.
Posted on 13 Apr
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
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Etchells UK Nationals Attendance
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Todd Anderson's TAG at the weather mark of Race Four on Day 2 - Etchells Queensland State Championship 2020
© Emily Scott Images
The Front Bar after Race Four - Etchells Queensland State Championship 2020
© Emily Scott Images
Brad Ginnivan's The Front Bar on Day 1 - 2020 Etchells Queensland State Championship
© Emily Scott Images
Part of the fleet coming back downwind. - Etchells Queensland State Championship 2020
© Emily Scott Images
Noel Paterson's Waterloo Too crossing the finish line of Race 4 - Etchells Queensland State Championship 2020
© Emily Scott Images
Chinese take away for two - Waterloo Too (Red) and Stand In Line (White) both Chinese Gybe immediately after the finish of Race 4 - Etchells Queensland State Championship 2020
© Emily Scott Images
Start of Race Seven on Day 3 - 2020 Etchells Queensland State Championship
© Emily Scott Images
Martin Sinclair's, The Saint, during Race 4 - Etchells Queensland State Championship 2020
© Emily Scott Images
Peter Conde's Encore on Day 1 - 2020 Etchells Queensland State Championship
© Emily Scott Images
Encore on Day 3 - Etchells Queensland State Championship 2020
© Emily Scott Images
Encore at the weather mark of Race Four on Day 2 - Etchells Queensland State Championship 2020
© Emily Scott Images
Encore at the weather mark of Race Four on Day 2 - Etchells Queensland State Championship 2020
© Emily Scott Images
Title sponsor Coast is back onboard
© Andrew Delves
This year's regatta is set to offer more breeze than last year's event.
© Andrew Delves
The Etchells class is well regarded as one of the most technical yachts to sail well, with many different controls and tuning options.
© Andrew Delves
One of the hallmarks of the one design class is the extremely close racing.
© Andrew Delves
Cowes Etchells Fleet Ice Bucket Regatta
© Rob Goddard
Etchells Southern Area Championship hosted by the Royal Thames Yacht Club
© Rick Tomlinson / www.rick-tomlinson.com
Etchells Southern Area Championship hosted by the Royal Thames Yacht Club
© Rick Tomlinson / www.rick-tomlinson.com
Etchells Southern Area Championship hosted by the Royal Thames Yacht Club
© Rick Tomlinson / www.rick-tomlinson.com
Etchells Southern Area Championship hosted by the Royal Thames Yacht Club
© Rick Tomlinson / www.rick-tomlinson.com
Etchells Southern Area Championship hosted by the Royal Thames Yacht Club
© Rick Tomlinson / www.rick-tomlinson.com
Top Etchells sailor Skip Dieball has joined Doyle Sails Midwest
© Kylie Wilson
2020 Etchells British Nationals at Cowes
© Rick Tomlinson / www.rick-tomlinson.com
2020 Etchells British Nationals at Cowes
© Rick Tomlinson / www.rick-tomlinson.com
2020 Etchells British Nationals at Cowes
© Rick Tomlinson / www.rick-tomlinson.com
2020 Etchells British Nationals at Cowes
© Rick Tomlinson / www.rick-tomlinson.com
2020 Etchells British Nationals at Cowes
© Rick Tomlinson / www.rick-tomlinson.com
Good to be back on the water? Oh yes! RHKYC Autumn Regatta 2020.
© RHKYC / Guy Nowell
Jolly Roger leading Race 6 of the Etchells Bedrock Trophy
© Rob Goddard