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.

August 2019:  Open Day at RQYS is upon us already for the 2019 / 2020 season and we’re hitting the ground running!  We’re kicking off with the traditional Etchells Brekkie at the hard stand on 31 August and will then be following up with a Racing Rules Refresher on Saturday September 14 09:30-10:30 at RQYS.  We’ll let you know the venue closer to the time.  We also have some Gill brand 2018 Worlds clothing kit still available at bargain basement prices.  Bear with us for a few weeks as we repopulate this new website to make it gleaming and shiny again and full of really helpful information.  And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook

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


Latest News

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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 […]

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January 16, 2019

Racing on Moreton Bay in Brisbane, the 2019 AUS Championship continues the current theme of snakes and ladders. You have to be good, all of the time, to be at the top. One slip, and the rest of the fleet is going to make you work for it.

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December 30, 2018

Seasons Greetings from the International Etchells Class Association including a full update on the international class and the newly elected Governors post the 2018 Etchells Worlds.  Read the full update here.

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November 25, 2018

The 2019 Australian Championships will be held from Sunday 13 – Friday 18 January hosted by Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron.  The regatta will consist of two days of registration, one weigh in and a practice race on and seven races over 4 days.  There will be two social functions – the Welcome event on Monday […]

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October 27, 2018

Winners are Grinners! Lisa Rose celebrate their overall win in style! Seen a lot of water. Been to a lot of places. Today, Brisbane pretty much offered the classic mix of sun, and just enough wind for the last two races of the 2018 Etchells World Championship. I think it is fair to say that […]

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.