Etchells Fleet 13 Super Bowl ODW Update 2

Despite the Super Bowl on Sunday, the turn-out for this coming weekend (Feb 4-5) is looking strong with 19 Etchells already registered and more expected (calling Chris Busch), with at least three teams travelling in from Seattle to enjoy our great weather and racing. The SDYC RC fleet will again cooperate with our request for shorter courses close to Zuniga Jetty for less transit time and more races, and get us ashore in time for the 3:30p kick-off on Sunday.

SDYC Etchells Fleet 13 Whit Davis Tractor Protocol

In 2010, Etchells Fleet 13 member Geoff Davis made a generous contribution to the SDYC Sailing Foundation for the purpose of procuring a suitable new mule for the fleet’s use, known as the Whit Davis Tractor in memory of Geoff’s father who served as Etchells Measurer and US Sailing Senior Judge for many years.  Fleet 13 and SDYC have now agreed to establish the following Protocol regarding the use of the Whit Davis Tractor:

Etchells Fleet 13 Super Bowl XLVI One Design Weekend Update

Well, now it’s all settled – Super Bowl XLVI will be a repeat of the NY Giants vs NE Patriots game in 2008 (and we all remember how that turned out) thus there is no longer any excuse not to race Etchells Feb 4 & 5.  This ODW will kick-off the 2012 Fleet Championship Series, so sign-up now at the SDYC website ( and go enjoy some fresh air and fun competition.

Etchells Fleet 13 January 2012 Update

Reigning Fleet Champion Andrew Whittome led the way again on the first weekend of the new season (January 7-8) with the able assistance of Ian Storer with Kasey Campbell on Saturday, and super all-pro Etchells crew Artie Means on Sunday. Light and shifty conditions made for challenging race course management decision-making both days, and PRO Bruce Greene accommodated the fleet quite well by squeezing in four races each day.

2012 Etchells Fleet 13 January Newsletter

Welcome to 2012, and a fresh new year of Etchells racing! With the drama and excitement of 2011 behind us, I am looking forward to a fun year of low-stress Etchells racing – and encourage everyone to get out join in the fun. The December clinic introduced a group of enthusiastic newcomers to Fleet 13 sailing, and we should endeavor to develop new talent throughout the year.