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.

Etchells Fleet 13 Announces The 2018 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 4th Annual West Coast Spring Series. The series will encompass four regattas sailed in the Coronado Roads off Point Loma during the Spring of 2018, hosted by San Diego Yacht Club. Participants will enjoy top competition, ideal spring sailing conditions and the SDYC world class facilities.

Series Schedule:

March 17-18                NOOD / Bill Bennett Memorial Regatta

Tom Carruthers Wins 2017 ORCA Bowl & Etchells West Coast Spring Series

By Jared Wohlgemuth | May 22, 2017

This weekend over 20 boats raced in Coronado Roads for the 2017 ORCA Bowl which was the fourth and final event in the Etchells West Coast Spring Series. Over two days of racing, the Race Committee ran 6 races, using one as a throw out score.

Sailors competed in sunny, but slightly breezier conditions than expected, especially on Saturday. The breeze built to about 15-20 knots on Saturday while the highest speed reached on Sunday was about 10 knots.

Xavier Sheid Appointed as Chairman of North American Etchells Association

Earlier this month Tim Keyworth, Chairman of the Etchells North American Association decided to step down due to other pressing commitments, thus necessitating the search for a new class Chairman. Outgoing Chairman Keyworth and NA Class Secretary Pam Mayer canvased the Board of Governors and other active member-racers on the east and west coast and are pleased to announce the appointment of our own Fleet 13 Fleet Captain, Xavier Sheid as the new Chairman, effective immediately.