Fleet Captain Year End Message

To Fleet 13 Members,

What a great weekend we had!  Starting with the Kris Kringle Regatta on Saturday morning - it looked for a while as if it might be a light wind day, but sure enough, around noon the westerly filled in and then it was game on! Congratulation to Andy La Dow and crew Jake La Dow and Max Hutchinson on MoFo (USA 985) for a flawless regatta – winning with three bullets – done skillfully by owning the pin end at the start of each race, heading left for the channel with an outgoing tide and extending thereafter to win, wire to wire.  Top Corinthian honors for the day go to Frederic Lafitte and family on Hustle and Flow (USA 1281) for second place overall, after parachuting in from Seattle for the weekend. Third place went to Ben Mitchell as guest skipper on Elizabeth (USA 1000) with crew members Brad Rodi and Patrick Powell. Fourth place went to skipper JJ Fetter and crew on Sputnik (USA 1044) while fifth place went to skipper Mike Terry and crew on Blue Fin (USA 1263).

2016 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 2nd Annual West Coast Spring Series. The series will encompass four regattas sailed in the Coronado Roads off Point Loma during the Spring of 2016, hosted by San Diego Yacht Club. Participants will enjoy top competition, ideal spring sailing conditions and the SDYC world class facilities.

Etchells Fleet 13 2012 ORCA Bowl sponsored by Sailing Supply

The San Diego Yacht Club hosted twenty competitive Etchells teams in the 2012 ORCA Bowl sponsored by Sailing Supply and sailed on the Coronado Roads in light to medium winds over the weekend of May 19-20. Since the inaugural ORCA Bowl event in 1985, this regatta has annually provided close competition for top Etchells sailors from San Diego and beyond.


Midwinters West, March 30-Apr 1

Its that time of year as Etchells head to San Diego from all over the Western US. Sailors from as far as Houston, will participate in this annual regatta. Sign up today to take on some of the best sailors in the world, in America's finest City.
We will have 3 solid days of sailing in the waters of San Diego.. There will be plenty of food, fun and camaraderie at this wonderful event. We look forward to seeing you here.

Superbowl Eclipsed by Seattle Slew

For San Diego Etchells Fleet 13, the upset came from Seattle, not New York, and was in the form of a Blonde Antelope, not a New York Giant.  In the second ODW for Etchells Fleet 13, Keith Whittemore (Blonde Antelope, #1152) (23 points) bested Bruce Nelson (Rhino #986) despite Nelson’s impressive record of three firsts (28 pts).  Andrew Whittome fell off his red hot pace, finishing third for the weekend, (41 points).  Fred Laffitte, also from the Pacific Northwest, finished fourth with a very respectable 47 points, followed by J. J.