International Etchells Class




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One-Design Class Type: Keelboat

Was this boat built to be sailed by youth or adults? Adult

Approximately how many class members do you have? 750

About International Etchells Class

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 World Sailing ensures quality and uniformity. It’s trailerable, easy to maintain and light enough to dry sail; and Etchells hold exceptional resale value.


Boats Produced: 1500

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Approximately how many boats are in the USA/North America? 700

Where is your One-Design class typically sailed in the USA? List regions of the country:

New England
Middle Atlantic
Mid West

Does this class have a spinnaker or gennaker? Yes

Ideal combined weight of range of crew:  maximum 285 kilos

Boat Designed in 1966

Beam: per Class Rules

Weight of rigged boat without sails: per Class Rules

Draft: per Class Rules

Mast Height: per Class Rules