Class News

2018 North American Championship

Scott Kaufman and the crew on Rebel battled through to the very end to win the 2018 North American Championship at Chicago Yacht Club. This makes two years in a row for Scott and his team as they also won in 2017 in San Diego. Repeats wins are hard to accomplish!

2018 Lobster Bowl Sept 22-23

Registration is $375 (includes racing, parties, three lobster dinners, and haul/launch). There is still some free housing available. Link to the regatta page for more information and online...

2018 Canadian Nationals

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.

Eight Bells: John McConnell

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

2018 North American Championship

Registration is open for the North Americans and the lead-up Great Lakes Championship. September is a great time to be in Chicago! Get all the details here. This year's Etchells North American Championship will be in Chicago September 13-15, at the Chicago Yacht...

2018 US Nationals – Day 2: Big Breeze, sunscreen needed

Welcome to Corpus Christi, have a nice day!! The morning brought sun and heat. At the 9am morning debrief, the breeze was already up higher than it was for the third race yesterday.  The fleet decided that we really didn't need to sail a big race track, so the...

2018 Atlantic Coast Championship won by Caramba

Congratulations to Jose Fuentes, Ian Coleman, and Luke Lawrence! Link through for the report, results, and great photos. Day One Report Overall Report RESULTS ETCHELLS ATLANTIC COAST CHAMPIONSHIP FINISHES OFF WITH PICTURESQUE SAILING CONDITIONS Rye, N.Y. (May 20,...

Eight Bells – Kenneth Strong Batzer

A tribute to a true friend of the Etchells Class: Kenneth Strong Batzer (7/21/45 – 5/13/2018) was an avid sailor who was passionate about all aspects of the sport; from one design and offshore racing, to organizing regattas and trophy presentation. He grew up sailing...

2019 Etchells Worlds dates set

The schedule for the 2019 (June 20-29) Etchells World Championship has been finalized. Mark your calendars, schedule your time off from work!