Etchells News

Announcement of the New Chairman of the One Design Technical Committee

Posted December 08, 2015

It is my pleasure and honor to appoint Bruce Nelson effective immediately as the Chairman of the International Etchells One Design Technical Committee replacing Jake Gunther. We thank Jake for his service to the Class.

Bruce is a University of Michigan graduate with a degree in naval architecture. He has been the principal yacht designer in many America’s Cup campaigns (12 meters, catamarans & IACC). He is a founder and principal of Nelson/Marek Yacht Design, started in 1979, which has been a prolific team designing numerous winning yachts.

Bruce is a long time Etchells owner/sailor in the highly active San Diego Fleet 13. Additionally he has served on the ODTC for many years. The Class is extremely pleased that Bruce has accepted this position. His experience and success in yacht design plus his intimacy with the Etchells Class will continue to maintain the highest integrity of the one design of the Class.