Etchells Fleet 13 Announces The 2017 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 3rd Annual West Coast Spring Series. The series will encompass four regattas sailed in the Coronado Roads off Point Loma during the Spring of 2017, hosted by San Diego Yacht Club. Participants will enjoy top competition, ideal spring sailing conditions and the SDYC world class facilities.

Series Schedule:

March 18-19                NOOD / Bill Bennett Memorial Regatta

San Diego Etchells Sailors Compete at Fall Events at Home and Around the Globe (Oct. 2016)

Due to an unusual weather system bringing in warm air from the desert, sailors arrived to the starting line on Saturday morning of the September One Design Weekend to find the wind coming from a very unusual NNE direction. This meant that the weather mark was tucked in the NW corner off of Coronado Island and while the entire course was shielded from ocean swells, the wind was shifty due to the effects of the Point Loma headlands.


            “Bruce Nelson Secures WCSS & Orca Bowl Wins on Final Upwind Leg of the Series” 

After 4 events and 26 races, Bruce Nelson secured wins in the WCSS (West Coast Spring Series) and the Orca Bowl in dramatic fashion on the last windward leg of the final race of the 4 regatta WCSS.

Etchells PCC Race Report 2016

The third event of the Etchells West Coast Spring Series (WCSS) was the Etchells Pacific Coast Championship (PCC) which was sailed the weekend of April 9_10.  The weekend forecast called for intermittent rain squalls with winds of 15 to 20 knots and gusts up to 25+ knots so as competitors prepared for the weekend they very concerned that they might be in for some brutal weather conditions. On Saturday morning Etchells arrived to the start line on Coronado Roads and were surprised to find a mild south breeze and semi cloudy skies.