Etchells News


2013 AUS Nationals Day Two Shift at the Top

The second day of racing in the Etchells Australian Championship, being hosted by Southport Yacht Club on Queensland’s Gold Coast, saw the top two teams trade places overall in another day of perfect Etchells weather. Going into the start of the day John Bertrand’s Triad was on equal first with David Clark’s Fifteen. Peter McNeill’s Iris III ..



2013 AUS Nationals - Day One

The Australian Etchells class National Championship started today in shifty, soft conditions, on the offshore waters of Queensland’s Gold Coast. The six-time national champion, world champion, Olympian and America’s cup helmsman, John Bertrand, called today’s racing fabulous; not just once, but several times.



2013 AUS Nationals Preview

Etchells Nationals – dark horse Bradford knows how to time his run



Timothea “Timmy” Larr honored

Etchells Class life member, Timmy Larr was recently inducted to the National (USA) Sailing Hall of Fame. She noted her two Etchells North American Championship wins as her most important wins. See her full bio for more details. Congratulations, Timmy!



2014 World Championship

The finishing touches are being made to the Notice of Race for the 2014 Etchells World Championship. The dates are confirmed as follows:



Last Voyage - Thomas C. Piper

It is with heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of Thomas C. Piper. Tom left us on the morning of September 9, 2013. We remember him as a formidable competitor in many regattas both offshore and around the buoys.



Etchells at Cowes Week 2013

You know it's been a tight regatta when 4 boats enter the last race with a chance of winning overall.



Proposed Updated Association Rules for Review

A ballot to make changes to the Association Rules to incorporate the use of electronic communication is on the way to the voting members of the class. The updated document with the proposed changes can be viewed here.



Top six stretches for racing sailors

Andrew Verdon works with the Australian Sailing Team and he has been glad to provide health ideas for you to consider. Do you always read we should stretch after exercise (including yacht racing)? Yes? However, what stretches should you actually do?



Hong Kong Stays True to Form

Hong Kong weather was true to form for winter during the first two months of 2013. We have had some excellent racing days in the Harbour with steady breeze, blue skies and warm temperatures. The fleet continues to expand with newcomers and close, competitive racing has meant some series final results have been tight.



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