Etchells News


2018 Canadian National Championship

The 2018 Etchells Canadian Nationals was combined with the inaugural Hans Fogh Memorial Regatta. It was sailed out of the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club, Hamilton, Ontario, which was the home club for Hans Fogh.



Lawrie Smith 2018 Etchells European Champion

The 2018 Open Etchells European Champion is Lawrie Smith racing Colin (Glandore Harbour YC ) with Gonçalo Ribeiro, Ella Bennett and Pedro Andrade. The 2018 Corinthian European Etchells Champion is a team from the Royal London YC Etchells Youth Academy, skippered by Will Bedford, racing Shamal with Fraser Woodley, Nik Froud, and Henry Collison.



2018 Worlds Measurement Information Update

Prior to the 2018 Brisbane World Championship the International Governors Committee would like to draw your attention to the Class Rules and Appendices.



News from Class Chairman Kitto

The Chief Measurer and the ODTC Chairman have advised that apertures (commonly referred to as slots) cut through the deck in lieu of jib tracks are in contravention of Class Rules, including (but not limited to) C.7.1(d) and D.2.3(b). This interpretation is supported by the IGC



Eight Bells: John McConnell

International Etchells Class life member John McConnell passed away on July 16, 2018.



2019 Worlds venue showcased at World Sailing Youth World Champs

Corpus Christi, Texas recently hosted the 2018 World Sailing Youth Worlds. Some great video footage captures a look at a fantastic sailing venue.



2018 Etchells Gertrude Cup

The Etchells Gertrude Cup was 4 days of intense racing with 12 races scheduled and, despite the predominantly high pressure sitting over the UK, was successfully completed.  By the final day, 4 boats were in contention for overall victory.



2018 Worlds Early Bird Discount

Check in with the 2018 Worlds organizers for the latest information. Early bird discount before July 20.



British Etchells National Championship 2018

Any time a boat gets to discard a second place in its winning scoreline, it suggests a walkover, but in the case of the 2018 British Etchells National Championship Lawrie Smith and his crew of Richard Parslow / Will Heritage and Gonçalo Ribeiro only took the championship on the last beat of the last race.



2018 World Championship registration now open

Online registration for the 2018 Etchells World Championship is now open. Early bird discount until July 20th



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