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Glandore Harbour Yacht Club's Lawrie Smith with Gonçalo Ribeiro and Pedro Andrade, the 2018 Etchells European Champions
Glandore Harbour Yacht Club in West Cork has won the 2018 Open Etchells European Championships thanks to its member Lawrie Smith with Gonçalo Ribeiro, Ella Bennett and Pedro Andrade. The 2018 Corinthian European Etchells Champion is a team from the…
The celebrated classic small cruiser Guapa. Somewhere in there is an Etchells 22
The vintage Etchells 22 transformed into a classic small cruiser last year by Bill Trafford of Alchemy Marine for a Crosshaven owner has been short-listed for an international award writes W M Nixon. The superbly-finished Guapa – Spanish for “beautiful”…
Cork's Jamie McWilliam Toasts Success in Hong Kong's Around the Island Race
Royal Cork Yacht Club's Jamie McWilliam has won Hong Kong's Around the Island Race. It was a day of varied conditions for the 2017 Turkish Airlines Around the Island Race with everything from 2 to 28kts of easterly breeze being…
Etchells racing on the Solent
Another top result for Royal Cork's Mark Mansfield in the Etchells Class this week as he took a podium in Cowes Week, racing as tactician,with Robert Drake. Counting three race wins in the 7 race series they finished with a…
Mark Mansfield (left) onboard J109 Joker II, the Dun Laoghaire Yacht of the Week winner
Cork sailor Mark Mansfield has just finished the Tattinger Regatta on the Isle of Wight as tactician on John Smart's J109 Jukebox where the team won the J109 Class and the overall regatta with straight wins. Mansfield, a distinguished Olympic…
The “Super Etchells 22” Guapa on Cork Harbour
Bill Trafford, Ireland’s boatbuilding sorcerer who beavers away in a shed near Skenakilla Crossroads in North County Cork, is already hatching new magic as onlookers continue to be entranced by his Super Etchells 22 Guapa currently making her debut on…
Released into the daylight at last – Bill Trafford at Skenakilla with his latest creation
As Johnny Smullen, boatbuilder to America’s Cup legend Dennis Conner has put it, the transformation job on a tired old Etchells 22 is simply amazing writes W M Nixon The well-worn white hull of a standard Etchells 22 went into…
World Champs –  John Bertrand (AUS), representing the Royal Brighton Yacht Club, with crew Paul Blowers (GBR) and Ben Lamb (AUS)
The overall winner of the 2016 Etchells World Championship, hosted by the Royal London Yacht Club, is John Bertrand (AUS), representing the Royal Brighton Yacht Club, with a crew of Paul Blowers (GBR) and Ben Lamb (AUS). In 2nd is…
Fully powered up, punching through the Solent chop – big breeze arrived for today's Etchells World Championship race
Big breeze arrived at the 2016 Etchells World Championship today; fully powered up, punching through Solent chop upwind and pulling the trigger down wind, several teams experienced gear failure. The conditions were unexpected, 25 knots of solid breeze with bullets…
Sparkling conditions for the Etchells Worlds on the Solent
It was a dramatic finish to the third day of the Etchells World Championship, sponsored by Red Funnel Ferries. John Bertrand, representing the Royal Brighton Yacht Club (AUS), was initially disqualified from Race 5, for being over early on a…
 Richard and Samantha Burrows from Howth Yacht Club are racing at the Etchells Worlds
There was some more Aussie cheer, on Day Two of the Etchells World Championship. Irish born Noel 'Nitro' Drennan, has raced Etchells with Dennis Connor and John Bertrand, and his experience showed today, nailing the pin end of the start…
Australians Lead at Etchells Worlds
The 2016 Etchells World Championship started in earnest today, with two intensely competitive races in the Central Solent. It took four attempts to get the fleet away for Race One and the U-Flag start produced several casualties, including reigning Etchells…
58 teams from 11 nations will be competing at the 49th Edition of the Etchells World Championship.
250 guests attended the Etchells World Championship Gala Reception, hosted by the Royal London Yacht Club last night. The Medina Marching Band opened proceedings, and Regatta Director, David Franks, welcomed the sailors to the regatta. As the flags of the…
Weight rule – The Etchells rule change results in crews within eight kg of the limit having to reweigh on Wednesday and crews less than that having no reweigh
There is ongoing disgruntlement among some members of the Etchells fleet as to how rule changes were effected and communicated on the eve of the class world championships in Cowes tomorrow. The assembled fleet on the English South coast learned…
 Eddie Warden Owen's RORC team of Ossie Stewart and John Greenwood, was top Corinthian Team for the Etchells Open European Championship.
The New Zealand team racing Feng Shui of Andrew Wills, Anatole Masfen and Matthew Kelway, has won the 2016 Etchells Open European Championship writes Louay Habib. After two days of tricky shifting breeze in the Solent, the New Zealand Team…
The top Etchells team today was Feng Shui, from the Royal Akarana Yacht Club, Auckland, NZ
For the first day of the 2016 Etchells Open European Championship, Principal Race Officer, Phil Lawrence, prophesied that it might be a long day and he was spot on writes Louay Habib. Malahide YC's Bedrock skippered by Richard Burrows is…

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