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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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 […]

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January 19, 2019

Best was yet to come? Arguably it was, but you certainly had to wait for it… Mind you, there was nothing wrong with the theory overall. Get them out there nice and early, enjoy a race in absolutely stellar conditions, complete the series, get the boats back on their road trailers, and then finally, have […]

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January 18, 2019

Short, sharp, and certainly very sweet! Rumours of no wind towards the tail of the 2019 Etchells Australian Championship would appear to have been great over-exaggerated. For sure it is not exactly blowing dogs off chains, but awesome seabreezes that kick in from 6 knots and go to double that, are utterly delightful. Some grass […]

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January 18, 2019

Patience came to see Prudence! It was quite the thing. If yesterday had been marvellous, then what could you possibly say about the Wednesday, other than it was the day for the now world famous David and Sue Healey BBQ? These have become a must do component of any Brisbane Etchells event, and Wednesday night’s […]

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.