Brisbane Etchells

Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron

Welcome to Brisbane Etchells!  We’re a friendly bunch of Etchells sailors at RQYS and welcome all to join in.  Whether you just want to try out on an Etchells for a day to get experience or you’re existing Etchells crew visiting from out of town, get in touch and come and experience the amazing racing on Moreton Bay.

Visit the Race HQ page from the nav bar above for more information and updates.


Latest News

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April 27, 2022

For the 2021/22 Season, the Brisbane Etchells Fleet launched a ‘loan a boat’ program to not just grow the local fleet, but specially targeted to encourage more women to the join the class and experience what the best one-design sailing class has to offer! We welcomed Helen Wood as skipper in September last year and […]

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April 22, 2022

The Final Showdown – Race Review Sat 9 Apr by Kevin Molen It came down to the final day of racing to determine this year’s squadron championship winner with Patto and Heals tied on points going into the final day of racing. The day started with drama. BBQ Chef extraordinaire Chris tested covid positive on […]

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April 2, 2022

Thanks for a great weekend! Many thanks to all our valued fleet for a fantastic weekend at the Brisbane Etchells Fleet Championship last week. Congratulations to Peter Conde, Brian Hillier and Miles Baron-Hay for the win on Encore! David Healey, Kevin Molen and Ian Miller on Rapscallion took 2nd and 3rd place went to Vaughan […]

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July 7, 2021

Seeking “Expressions of Interest” to campaign an Etchells in the 21/22 season. Nominate your Entry Here Entries close Saturday July 31st Our trial loaner boat program, starting in August 2021 in the lead up to the 21-22 season, will have boats available to those wanting to put a club racing program together. There is a huge […]

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July 2, 2021

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the International Etchells Class Association, Brisbane Fleet Inc. will be held in the Auditorium at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, Manly, on Saturday 24th July 2021 at 11.00 am Please find attached the Agenda, Nomination Form and Proxy. AGM Agenda […]

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November 6, 2020

The 2020 Etchells Queensland State Championship was won by The Front Bar (AUS 1317). On board were Australian Sailing Squad member, Joel Turner, Ray Smith, and skippered by one of the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron’s most notable members, Brad Ginnivan. Ginnivan is certainly a character amongst characters, but so giving of his time and energy, […]

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July 1, 2020

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the International Etchells Class Association, Brisbane Fleet Inc. will be held in the Auditorium at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, Manly, on Saturday 25th July 2020 at 11.00 am Please find attached the Agenda, Nomination Form and Proxy. AGM-Agenda-2020 Nomination-Form-Brisbane-Fleet […]

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July 28, 2019

At the Brisbane Etchells Fleet AGM yesterday, long-time office holders Noel Paterson and David Healey stood aside from their respective positions within the Fleet handing their batons over to Jason Hawkins (incoming Fleet Captain) and Chris Nezmah (incoming Treasurer). Both Noel and David have worked tirelessly to further the Etchells Fleet in Brisbane as well […]

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July 3, 2019

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the International Etchells Class Association, Brisbane Fleet Inc. will be held in the Auditorium at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, Manly, on Saturday 27th July 2019 at 11.00 am Please find attached the Agenda, Nomination Form and Proxy. AGM Agenda […]

Latest Promo Video

Check out our recap video from the 2018 Etchells Worlds and see why you won’t want to miss out on the 2019 Australian Championship from January 13-18 hosted by the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron.