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Images from NSW Etchells Championships By Sail-world.com, 1:45 AM Mon 4 Mar 2013
After two days blown out, the NSW Etchells class deserved a good day on the water and they finally got that. ...[more]

Michael Hiatt – Top Ten hit for the 'Commodore' By John Curnow, , 5:39 AM Wed 27 Jul 2011
In 12 short months, Michael Hiatt has taken himself from being the new Commodore a small armada to seventh on the Etchells World stage. That's impressive, so I could not wait to ask him a few more questions. Predominantly best known as the owner/driver of the Farr55, Living Doll, a very happy Michael outlined how it all came about. ...[more]

The return to Etchells and the podium By John Curnow, 5:14 AM Wed 27 Jul 2011
Noel 'Nitro' Drennan sure has sailed Etchells before and even placed in the top ten at a Worlds. However, he and crew of Will McCarthy and Anthony (Nocka) Nossiter went one better at the recent San Diego Etchells World Championships and made it to the podium with a terrific second place. ...[more]

Etchells World Championship - Noel 'Nitro' Drennan second By Etchells World Championship, 6:41 PM Sun 12 Jun 2011
Etchells World Championship final race day (Saturday) began with lighter winds from a 220 – 250 axis as the fleet arrived in the racing area. As the competitors sorted themselves out, the race committee patiently waited for the breeze to settle in to a relatively stable 10-12 knots at the 240 axis. ...[more]

Etchells World Championship day 2 + Video By Etchells Worlds, 10:15 PM Wed 8 Jun 2011
Brun and Hardesty did battle on day two of the Etchells World Championship in San Diego. With two first place finishes on his score card, Bill Hardesty looked to have an easy second day. ...[more]

Etchells World Championship day one - Hiatt top placed foreign boat By Etchells Worlds, 2:09 PM Tue 7 Jun 2011
Etchells World Championship 2011 is underway in San Diego. Bill Hardesty and Vince Brun were at the front of the fleet for nearly the entire day. AUS 1278 Michael Hiatt is the top foreign boat in sixth place overall. ...[more]

Etchells Experience for RSYS youth sailors By Malcolm Shaw, Sydney Harbour , 12:22 PM Thu 12 May 2011
Sunday May 1st dawned with clear skies and gentle SW breeze for 19 youth sailors to participate in the Etchells Experience for 2011. 6 Etchells were in the pond ready to go at 11.30am for a 12noon start. The pre-event briefing for the youth sailors (complete with pfd’s) and Etchell crews took a few minutes and sailors were allocated to their boats. ...[more]

Kane Sinclair on Cherubs, 505s, Etchells and Sydney 2012 By John Curnow, , 5:36 AM Wed 6 Apr 2011
During the recent Thrifty 2011 NSW Etchells State Championships, John Curnow got the opportunity to sit down with Lake Macquarie sailor, Kane Sinclair. ...[more]

Race Committee – Walk a Day in their shoes By Mandy McEvoy, Melbourne , 10:05 PM Thu 17 Mar 2011
We sailors of all shapes, sizes & classes turn up, rig up and tune up - whether it be in Twilights, Club Racing or Regatta’s but there is a whole host of dedicated, passionate and supportive people behind the scenes that really do 'make it happen'. ...[more]

Port Phillip provides the usual excitement for Etchells By John Curnow, 9:44 PM Sun 13 Mar 2011
Day two of the 2011 Etchells Victorian State Championships certainly started in interesting conditions, but they were nothing like the ones that finished the day. ...[more]

Etchells Victorian States 2011 Championship Races 1 and 2 By John Curnow, 7:02 AM Sun 13 Mar 2011
2011 Etchells Victorian State Championships. Ian Johnson’s Bananas in Pyjamas (BiP) leads with a certain Phill Smidmore crewing along with Tim Ede. ...[more]

Returning the favour at the 2011 Etchells Victorian States By John Curnow, 3:54 PM Tue 8 Mar 2011
Three Victorian crews made the journey to Newcastle last month for the Thrifty NSW Etchells State Championships. Now it’s March and four crews are returning the favour and going to Royal Brighton Yacht Club to compete in the Victorian Etchells State Championships over the coming long weekend. ...[more]

Etchells NSW State Championships 2011 images by John Curnow By Sail-World.com, 9:32 PM Mon 14 Feb 2011
Etchells NSW State Championships images from John Curnow. Sydney’s Mark Johnson and crew Nick Burfoot and Peter Conde won the championship ...[more]

Great times at the 2011 Etchells NSW State Championships By John Curnow, 5:51 PM Mon 14 Feb 2011
After racing in the 2011 Thrifty NSW Etchells State Championships was abandoned on Saturday for the day, crews were very keen to get out there again on Sunday and get a title sorted. Perhaps this is why all three starts were clean. Having said that, one vessel did get to within less than a metre of the line before the gun, however. ...[more]

Big day at the 2011 Etchells NSW State Championships By John Curnow, 9:06 AM Sat 12 Feb 2011
Sunshine, strong, predominantly Nor’easterly breezes and a good swell greeted the 35-boat fleet in the Thrifty 2011 Etchells NSW State Championships on Friday. Little wonder then that, Paul Gleeson, Rear Commodore of the host venue, Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club, commented that it was, ‘A big day at the office!’ ...[more]

Etchells NSW State Championship images by John Curnow By John Curnow, 10:52 PM Fri 11 Feb 2011
The Etchells NSW State Championship is underway in the waters off Newcastle and John Curnow sent this gallery of images from today's racing ...[more]

Musto Etchells Winters: catching the spirit at Mooloolaba in June By Tracey Johnstone, Mooloolaba , 9:42 AM Thu 3 Feb 2011
There is definitely something catching about winter Etchells racing off Mooloolaba with many of the Australasian region’s best one-design sailors already talking up this year’s June long-weekend regatta. It might be due to the warm weather, easy access to the course, great parties at end of each race day and plenty of accommodation choices that brings the sailors back. Or it could be the... ...[more]

World Champions bringing boat they sail in heaven to Geelong By Etchells Australian titles 2011 Media, 5:10 AM Thu 6 Jan 2011
While a lot of sailing events like the Sydney to Hobart or our Geelong Week have fleets of all sizes and shapes and speeds, the very tightest racing on the world sailing scene is done in One Design boats - fleets of identical boats, all of the same speed - and in those races the first boat across the finish line wins. ...[more]

More air time with Tom Slingsby By John Curnow, 4:22 PM Sun 7 Nov 2010
A little while ago, we saw how Tom Slingsby had no sooner won his third Laser World Championship, than he took to the air to get back in Australia. Once here, he got his foiling Moth out and took to the air, yet again, in preparation for the Heaven Can Wait event on Lake Macquarie. ...[more]

America's Cup 2010 - Australian's soar to victory By John Bertrand, 11:35 AM Sat 18 Sep 2010
America's Cup 2010 - Australian's soar to victory - That's hard to top! This Etchells world championship for me is quite different. In winning the Americas Cup I don't have anything left to prove. So my motivation, my interest in sailing is different. This is all about putting a world class team together and flying with the eagles! ...[more]

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