Etchell’s August One Design Weekend – South Bay

By: Dale Gordon Fleet 13 Secretary

A picture-perfect weekend was celebrated by an all-female crew win, a different venue, outstanding weather, Coronado Yacht Club hospitality, and converging racecourses characterized the weekend of sailing. It was another amazing Etchell’s one Design Weekend!

The winners...


Bruce Nelson wins the ORCA Bowl and sets a milestone as an 8-time winner of this event and 

Jim Cunningham repeats as overall the West Coast Spring Series (WCSS) Winner

2019 International Etchells West Coast Spring Series

The International Etchells Class Fleet 13 - San Diego in conjunction with the San Diego Yacht Club invites all Etchells Fleet members in good standing to participate in the 5th Annual West Coast Spring Series. The series will encompass four regattas sailed in the Coronado Roads off Point Loma during the spring of 2019, hosted by San Diego Yacht Club. Participants will enjoy top competition, ideal spring sailing conditions and the SDYC world class facilities.


NOOD/Bill Bennett Cup:  March 16, 17

Fall 2018 Fleet 13 Etchells Report

Tom Carruthers Repeats as Etchells Fleet 13 Champion 

The fall series started with Tom Carruthers on USA-1411 logging 3 race wins to take the top spot for the September One Design Weekend. Kjeld Hestehave on USA-971, who was preparing for the Worlds, was sailing noticeably fast all weekend and had 2 race wins to finish a close 2nd.  Kris Zillmann racing USA-1066 won Race 3 and finished in 3rd place for the weekend.  

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.

2018 was a wonderful, and successful year for the Etchells. In a way, this was epitomised by the magnificent turnout in October for the World Championship in Brisbane. So many people from within, and outside of the Class are still talking about it.