Photo © Mark Jardine

Etchells

Difficulty: 3 star rating intermediate

For thirty years the Etchells class has enjoyed solid and steady growth with over fifty active fleets worldwide. Etchells sailors are enthusiastic and loyal supporters of their boat and class association. The Etchells is a big, fast, simple, stable, and sleek racing sloop that can be sailed competitively and in comfort by three or four average sailors. It can tack in 70 degrees and has a low wetted surface hull form that keeps moving in the slightest breeze. In 20+ knots it absolutely flies. The strict one-design principle of the class was established from the outset and is controlled by a strong, established and well-administered class association. Control of construction by the class association and the ISAF ensures quality and uniformity. It's trailerable, easy to maintain and light enough to dry sail.

Size: 9.3 metres long, 2.1 metres wide, weighing approx kilograms
Sails: 28 square metres (extra sail called spinnaker is 37 square metres)

Number of sailors: between 3 and 4

Links:
List of all boat types

If you notice an error or omission in our information, please contact us.