Etchells Southern Area Championship
On the weekend of the 13th and 14th April, the Cowes Etchells fleet competed in the Royal Thames Yacht Club’s Southern Area Championships, an excellently run and closely fought over regatta. The race committee perfectly took advantage of the conditions, with an average wind range of 17-24 knots, getting in 3 intense windward leeward courses per day.
Of the 11 boats in the fleet, 3 were youth teams following on from the 2019 Royal London Yacht Club’s Etchells Youth Academy trials. William Bedford’s Royal London team, having won a race, were the first youth team, followed by Robby Boyd’s Royal Lymington team and Ollie Grogono’s Royal Thames team. A further 4 Etchells were crewed by sailors that have previously been involved in the youth programme. Indeed of the 38 competitors on the water, 27 were from our youth academy either sailing a youth boat or crewing for owners. Only one boat had no youths.
Notice of Etchells Series 2019 Etchells Solent Championship 2019
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A new five Regatta Etchells Series for the Solent is being introduced in 2019:
|May 25-27||Sir Kenneth Preston|
|June 15-16||Saida Cup|
|July 12-14||European Championship|
|August 24-25||Bedrock Trophy|
|September 27-29||National Championship|
Each Regatta is “stand alone” and may be entered separately on Yacht Scoring once each NOR is published (expected by end of January).
The series winners will be decided at the end of the last regatta (National Championship) when there may be upto 4 categories of winners:
Corinthian ........all crew and helm Group 1 registered with World Sailing
Youths..............all crew and helm aged under 25
Senior...............helm aged over 60