Class News

Have you paid your 2021 Class dues?

Take care of that easily online by going to the Class Membership Join/Renew page If you're not sure if you've paid your 2021 dues, here is the current list of 2021 paid members (updated Sept 22, 2021): ACTIVE/Owner AGNEW #532 ALLARDICE #1185 BARKER #988 BECKMANN #1378...

Stella Blue wins 2021 US Nationals

Steve Benjamin topped 30 teams to win the 2021 Etchells U.S. National Championship held June 18-20 in Marblehead, MA. With crew Michael Menninger, Ian Liberty, and Dave Hughes, Benjamin posted a 10-2-17 before making their move to the top, closing with two bullets to...

Updated Etchells Class Rules

The changes approved by the Class members to the Etchells Class Rules have also been approved by World Sailing. New updated version of the Class Rules effective March 1, 2021 can be viewed using this link.

2020 Long Island Sound Championship

Etchells Fleet 15 and the Shelter Island Yacht Club were very excited to host the 2020 Long Island Sound Championship on for September 25-27, 2020. Due to continuing Covid-19 restrictions, the previously scheduled Etchells North American Championship was not held in...

ACCs at Marblehead cancelled

Unfortunately, the regatta originally scheduled for July 24-26 has been cancelled. Organizers of the Helly Hansen National Offshore One-Design Regatta series, in conjunction with Marblehead Racing Association, have canceled the 2020 edition of the NOOD at Marblehead...

2020 West Coast Spring Series/US Nationals

Message from the San Diego Fleet 13 fleet captain regarding the status of the WCSS and US Nationals: Sailors and friends, while this was foreseeable, all hoped that this communication wouldn't have to be sent.  It would have been a beautiful day of racing the Bill...

Benjamin – Stella Blue crew win 2020 Sidney Doren Memorial Regatta

The Sidney Doren Memorial Regatta, the second event of the 2019-20 Etchells Biscayne Bay Series, attracted 41 teams on January 11-12 in Miami, FL. After stumbling with an 18th in the opening race, Steve Benjamin’s team of Michael Menninger, Ian Liberty, and Joseph...

International Class meeting summary

The Special General Meeting of the International Etchells Class Association was held on December 7, 2019. The required quorum was established to open the meeting. Two changes to the Class Rules were proposed and discussed by those present. The changes include the...

Benjamin wins Louis Piana Cup Regatta

The Etchells Biscayne Bay Series has been one of the major Etchells regatta series since 1994, attracting competitors has from all over the world. The 2019-20 edition got underway with 47 boats for the Louis Piana Cup Regatta on December 7-8 in Miami, FL. Steve...

International Etchells Class Special General Meeting Announced

ANNOUNCEMENT OF A SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING ON DECEMBER 7, 2019 AT 1800 A request has been submitted to the Class Chairman and Secretary calling for a special general meeting of the International Etchells Class. This is permitted by the Class Association Rules section...

Eight Bells – Bubbles Shattuck

The world of sailing, and the world in general, lost one of its great ones with the passing of Robert F. (Bubbles) Shattuck of Oxford, MD on October 4, 2019. Robert was born on Valentine’s Day (fittingly) in 1937 to Wilfred C. Shattuck and Julia Emma Salas Shattuck....