Etchells News

2019 Worlds NOR posted and entry open

The Notice of Race is posted and the online entry is open for the 2019 World Championship in Corpus Christi, Texas

New Year. New Governors.

First and foremost, the IECA wishes all of you, and your families a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. May you have a safe, and relaxing holiday time.

2019-2020 International Governors named

The voting is closed and all votes have been verified. The new IGC members for 2019-2020 are as follows:

Proposed changes to the class rules

The four proposed changes to the class rules were approved by the members in the recent ballot. The next step is to send the changes to World Sailing for final approval.

Road to 2019 Etchells Worlds Championship Schedule set

The schedule for the road to the 2019 Etchells World Championship in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA has been finalized. Make your plans now to get to the USA and participate in all nine regattas or whatever your calendars will allow.

2018 Worlds top 12 equipment used and comments

Wondering what equipment was used by the top finishers at the last World Championship? Want some insight about the areas that affected performance? Link through for the details and comment from the top 12.

Chairman’s message October 2018

Chairman Grantham Kitto's full report as delivered at the 2018 World Championship meetings.

2018 Etchells Worlds Wrap Up Video

The 2018 Etchells World Championship based out of Brisbane's Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron got a full compliment of nine races in for the 94-boat armada that sailed on Moreton Bay.

Etchells Worlds Day 6 – Perfect Day’s Sailing

Seen a lot of water. Been to a lot of places. Today, Brisbane pretty much offered the classic mix of sun, and just enough wind for the last two races of the 2018 Etchells World Championship. I think it is fair to say that it was very much appreciated by all and sundry, whether they were competitors, or part of the large flotilla of spectators who took to Moreton Bay to witness the crowning of a new champion.

Now despite dire predictions, including no breeze at all just after lunch, it seemed Huey the God of Wind was just as motivated as the Race Committee to get a full series in. True, he may have wanted it to move around a bit, just to keep it interesting, but there can be no denying the intent.

Etchells Worlds Day 5 – When two is just one.

It is always nice to be on station, on time, and with the prospect of racing getting underway near enough to the schedule. Tick. Tick. Even Huey, the God of Wind had delivered a wonderful Northerly in the ten-knot zone for 2018 Etchells World Championship to enjoy. There’s always a catch, and this time it was the tide was just about to begin to ebb. It had been a full moon overnight, and a massive tide to boot, with the walkways to the floating marina just about going uphill as you walked to the boats.

Out on Moreton Bay, this was most evidenced by the fact the anchored vessels all swung through 90 degrees to be effectively beam on to the wind. Thankfully, I can report that nearly all of the international visitors have now worked out the tides, which in today’s case would be South to North. Cool. As a result, there were many more USA and GBR sail numbers present in the upper echelons of the mark roundings. Nice.

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