Etchells News

The winner is One Design at the Etchells Victorian Championship

Some have said that they find Etchells more than a tad underwhelming. True, Skip Etchells’ design is more than 40 years old, they have aluminium masts, Dacron sails and fractional, symmetrical spinnakers. That’s hardly the coolest stuff going around. However, when you have a different winner for nearly every race, the sport’s greatest returning

No wind required for the first race at the Etchells Victorian Championship

Truthfully, we’re not actually talking about Race One of the regatta. Rather, you could probably refer to it as Race Zero, if you like, for it has no direct bearing on the outcome of the 2014 Etchells Victorian Championship. Earlier on in the week, it became very apparent that many of the crews were going to take the opportunity to sail

Appreciation flows at the Garmin Etchells NSW Championship

Well it just has to be a massive thank you. The Garmin Etchells NSW Championship owes a lot to the competitors, the volunteers, the Gosford Sailing Club and everyone has to thank Huey, the God of Wind, too.

No love from Huey at the Garmin Etchells NSW Championship

So if Valentines Day was all about the love, then the memo did not reach Huey. Yes, the God of Wind had no idea about it all and perhaps could even have been giving everyone mixed messages. There was no breeze to speak of early, then it arrived early afternoon and was quite possibly the fullest it had been all regatta.

It’s all about love at Garmin Etchells NSW Championship

It was not hard to end up feeling the love for the Garmin Etchells NSW Championship being run out of Gosford. Yes it was Valentines Day, but that was not the reason. In fact, as you walked around the quay this morning, you may have felt a tension. It was not unrequited and certainly not inappropriate in this PC world. It was not quite fear...

2014 World Championship Update

Two changes to the NOR have been made. Pre-Worlds regattas have been confirmed. Click on the article header to link to more information.

RYA & UK Etchells Class promotion of youth keelboat sailors

With the continuation of a very successful initiative which commenced in 2012, young sailors who aspire to race one design keelboats at the highest level are being given a unique chance to apply to take custody of a number of fully race prepared Etchells, 30ft keelboats, completely free of charge for most of the 2014 racing season.

2014 Etchells Worlds Registration Now Open

Online registration is now open. Click on the article header for more details. Check the Worlds website often for updates and further information.

The OD gets set for the Garmin 2014 Etchells NSW Championship

At a time when many a class would be lucky to have 20 entries for an Australian Championship, the Etchells already have that number for their next event. Yes, the Etchells once again prove that they are THE One Design keelboat. To be sailed out of the charming Gosford Sailing Club on Brisbane Waters, the Garmin 2014 Etchells NSW Championship...

Etchells International eNews #7

The seventh issue of the International eNews is posted. Check out the great variety of articles!

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