Class News

2018 US Nationals entry now open

Welcome to the Etchells 2018 United States National Championship. The regatta website is live with all the details. Online registration is open! Sign up here. Corpus Christi Yacht Club in conjunction with the US Etchells Class Association and Etchells Fleet 23...

Peter Duncan – US Sailing’s 2017 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year

Peter Duncan (Rye, New York), 58, a life-long one-design sailor and proud member of the American Yacht Club, was once again at the top of his game in 2017 at the highest-levels of international competition and in a variety of sailboat classes. He received this honorable distinction for first time in his illustrious career.

Thank You, Pam!

Thank you to Pam Mayer from US Etchells Class Association To all US Etchells Fleet Captains, I would like to share the announcement of the resignation, effective today, of Pam Mayer as the Class Secretary of the US Etchells Class Association. On behalf of the class, I...

LIS Championship – Day 2

Sunday dawned bright and breathless for the 20-boat Etchells LIS Champs fleet and out on the course, a drift-a-thon ensued. The courageous Larchmont RC set up due North of Hempstead Harbor in mid-sound, ready to catch the anticipated southerly.

Long Island Sound Championships – Day 1

Long Island Sound in July can be notorious for no wind and Saturday was no exception for the one design competitors eagerly anticipating competition as part of Larchmont race week!

2017 Atlantic Coast Championship Day 2

Day 2 dawned sunny and calm on Shelter Island for the Etchells ACCs Regatta. Light air and poor forecast greeted sailors as they prepared their boats and a postponement ashore ensued. At 11:30 the postponement flag was dropped and the fleet made its way back to Orient Bay in a light NW/W breeze that would oscillate back and forth on its way to the W/SW as the day went on.

2017 Atlantic Coast Championships

The International Etchells Atlantic Coast Championships, graciously hosted by Shelter Island Yacht Club, Shelter Island, NY got off to a flying start on Saturday June 24th, after a short delay to allow for a band of heavy storms to cross the area. The fantastic RC team, led by John Storck took the fleet down to Orient Bay for the days racing, which turned out to be a great call, as the breeze rapidly built from 15kts into the 20’s from the SW.

US-UK Etchells Youth Challenge

Announcing the first US – UK Etchells Youth Challenge. The Challenge, issued by the Cowes, UK Etchells Fleet includes one, or two, invitations to US Youth Teams for the Gertrude Cup in Cowes 22-Jul-17 to 26-Jul-17.

Five Things I Wish I Knew Sooner

Five things I wish I knew when I got into the Etchells about decade ago:

This will be the most rewarding and competitive sailing I have ever done.
Best sailors on the planet
If I wanted to compete against middling competition, I would go sail something else