The Etchells is a rare gem: a true world-class design - and the boat of choice for legendary sailors like John Bertrand, Chris Dickson, Dennis Conner, Russell Coutts and Kenny Reid - that nevertheless remains competitive and entirely affordable for the weekend warrior. Thanks to timeless lines and a strict one-design rule (specifically drafted to keep costs down), Etchells racing is always close and never gets old.
2023 - 2024 Season
Tuesday Night Racing is managed by Northcote Birkenhead Yacht Club, in conjunction with our friends in the Young 88 and Stewart 34 fleets. Race dates, Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions can be found on our calendar page.
New Zealand Class - Get Involved!
The Etchells class in New Zealand is a strong and active one-design class that embraces the ethos of the international association and is always looking for new members!