Spring Regatta 2024

Spring Regatta 2024     " Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April saw the return of the Cowes Etchells Series. It was an exciting mix of senior boats, many of whom had been racing hard in Miami and Australia, mixed in with the Youth Boats who had been...

Peter Rogers

Peter Rogers     " Peter Rogers, who has died aged 72, was a popular and competitive racing sailor. A surveyor by profession, having qualified with Hillier Parker in London, he became interested in sailing when he  moved to Lanzarote in 1975, joining...

Youth Selection Weekend 2024

Youth Selection Weekend 2024     " On Saturday 13th April 8 Etchells Academy youth boats competed in the Youth Academy trials following 5 weekends of intense training on and off the water, led by David Bedford and Duncan Truswell  and the Race Committee...

Ice Bucket 2023

Ice Bucket 2023     " The closing regatta of the Cowes Etchells fleet, the Ice Bucket, was raced over the weekend of 7/8 Oct. Being the final regatta, with a somewhat wintry name, the fleet was reduced to 6 starters. Racing on Saturday however was truly...

National Championships 2023

National Championships 2023     " 3 days of glamour racing with 17 boats for the UK National Championship organised by the Royal Yacht Squadron with Rupert Erskin-Crum as PRO.  Day 1 began at Cowes Yacht Haven with registration and weigh ins, where one...

South Coast Championship 2023

South Coast Championship 2023     " After a week of high pressure dominating the Southern England weather system, the forecast was not looking good for the championships. And with little or no wind on the Saturday morning it was early afternoon before...

European Championship 2023

European Championship 2023     " The weekend started off with a briefing from the PRO Peter Taylor (Royal London Yacht Club) before racing where it was decided that there would be 4 races as there was a good breeze across the course coming in at 15knts...

Southern Area 2023

Southern Area Championship 2023     " The southern area championship unfortunately, consisted of just 3 races on the Sunday due to light airs and 180 degree shifts on the race area on the Saturday! The Sunday however, was a bit of a waiting game early...

Saida Cup 2023

Saida Cup 2023     " The 2023 Saida cup, hosted by The Royal Thames, got off to a slow start on the Saturday with competitors anxiously waiting for the wind to fill in from the south east. Thankfully after a short wait teams began filtering out towards...

Sir Kenneth Preston 2023

Sir Kenneth Preston 2023     " The Sir Kenneth Preston regatta hosted by the Royal Yacht Squadron was blessed with 3 days of sunshine and wind. Shorts and t-shirts were donned as 12 Etchells fought it out in the Solent with the PRO Philip Warwick and...