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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 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
Cowes Week 2019 day 8
The final day's racing is for the Cowes Town Regatta
Posted on 17 Aug 2019
Cowes Week 2019 day 7
Fridays's racing held in an increasing south-southwesterly breeze
Posted on 17 Aug 2019
Cowes Week 2019 day 6
A breezy day on the Solent, with powerful gusts to 25 knots
Posted on 15 Aug 2019
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Etchells UK Nationals Attendance
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The Island Sailing Club launches the Windeler Cup
© ISC
Jack Bate, Peter Bate and Peter Kant in Race 4 - 30th Eastern Region International Etcells Championship
© Julie-Anne McPherson
Temptress Leads the fleet in Race 3 - Eastern Region International Etcells Championship 2020
© Julie-Anne McPherson
War of the Roses skippered by Jeff Rose, crewed by Damian Daniels and Fred Haes - 30th Eastern Region International Etcells Championship
© Julie-Anne McPherson
Bananas in Pyjamas wins International Etchells - 2020 MacGlide Festival of Sails
© Salty Dingo
Team Barry were the youngest crew overall, despite having Damien King on board. - 2020 Etchells Australian Championship, final day
© John Curnow
Changing the headsail luff on the Rat Pack – Grantham Kitto, Ethan Prieto-Low, and Bradley Moore - 2020 Etchells Australian Championship, final day
© John Curnow
The fleet under kite – the wind built all afternoon as the cloud dissolved. Classic racing weather. - 2020 Etchells Australian Championship, final day
© John Curnow
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly – kind of sums up the weather… - 2020 Etchells Australian Championship, final day
© John Curnow
Trim, trim, trim aboard Tamm Ha Tamm - 2020 Etchells Australian Championship, final day
© John Curnow
Magpie won Race Six, and the championship. Graeme Taylor, James Mayo and Tom Slingsby - 2020 Etchells Australian Championship, final day
© John Curnow
Apart from Magpie, Lisa Rose won the race to the crane. - 2020 Etchells Australian Championship, final day
© John Curnow
Kirwan Robb, Rodney Muller, Brett Taylor and young Josh Garner on Triad, who won the Corinthian Division.
© John Curnow
Magpie and Shoulda Gone Left in front of Melbourne's CBD - 2020 Etchells Australian Championship, final day
© John Curnow
Ah yes, that is mast bend! We are looking at Fumanchu (Fourth Overall). - 2020 Etchells Australian Championship, final day
© John Curnow
Billy Merrington, Ian McKillop and Steve Jarvin on Adam Magpie - 2020 Etchells Australian Championship day 4
© John Curnow
Coming back down to earth with Flying High. - 2020 Etchells Australian Championship day 4
© John Curnow
Busting through with Flying High. - 2020 Etchells Australian Championship day 4
© John Curnow
Forte's forte is being airborne – Mark Crier, Robbie Gibbs, Blair Spalding. - 2020 Etchells Australian Championship day 4
© John Curnow
Madness from Hong Kong will remember this regatta – Charlie Manzoni, Charlie Boag, Kevin Crandall and Violet Fung. - 2020 Etchells Australian Championship day 4
© John Curnow
Kirwan Robb, Rodney Muller, Brett Taylor and young Josh Garner on Triad. - 2020 Etchells Australian Championship day 4
© John Curnow
Walk on Water – you did not need to – it came to you! Brett heath, Glenn Norton, Andrew Poulton - 2020 Etchells Australian Championship day 4
© John Curnow
Stepping away smartly from the start line with Pedro and Flying High - 2020 Etchells Australian Championship day 4
© John Curnow
Tale of two cities in the Etchells, only Wicked (Rod Hagebols, Brenton Carnell, James Hannah) are virtually the only ones on the left… - 2020 Etchells Australian Championship day 4
© John Curnow
A moment's sunshine comes to greet the fleet. - 2020 Etchells Australian Championship day 4
© John Curnow
Conspiracy from Hong Kong, 17 year old Eliza Ewart on the helm, Cam Ewart in the middle and Lallie leckey on the bow, also 17 years – and they are at least 50 kilos under weight… - 2020 Etchells Australian Championship day 4
© John Curnow
Etchells Australian Championship
© John Curnow
Etchells Australian Championship
© John Curnow
Kirwan Robb, Rodney Muller, Brett Taylor and young Josh Garner on Triad of the 2020 Etchells Australian Championship
© John Curnow
RBYC Head Coach, Adrian Finglas, and Johnny Rodgers watch the racing on day 2 of the 2020 Etchells Australian Championship
© John Curnow