Brisbane Etchells

Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron

Welcome to Brisbane Etchells!  The 2018 Etchells Worlds & Nationals are over but we are not stopping – our next big regatta is the 2019 Brisbane Fleet Championship, 2019 hosted by Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron.  We’ve had some terrific feedback from so many Worlds competitors so we know we can host a fabulous regatta for everyone. We look forward to welcoming all skippers, crews, partners, families and friends back to Manly for another battle on Moreton Bay.

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Latest News

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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 […]

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October 26, 2018

It is always nice to be on station, on time, and with the prospect of racing getting underway near enough to the schedule. Tick. Tick. Even Huey, the God of Wind had delivered a wonderful Northerly in the ten-knot zone for 2018 Etchells World Championship to enjoy. There’s always a catch, and this time it […]

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October 25, 2018

Looking at it, and knowing this is about sailing, you might expect that headline to be some reference to huge wind shifts. It is not. Mind you, out on the track today for the 2018 Etchells World Championship, we did see everything from 110 early on, to 050/060 degrees, with the latter being where it […]

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.