Information courtesy David Heritage Racing Yachts

The International Etchells strict one-design principle was established from the outset and is controlled by a strong, well-administered Class Association.

The hull is constructed with premium high performance resins and glass cloth, which combined with accurate temperature controlled post curing techniques, ensures quality and a long, trouble free hull life. Control of construction ensures quality and uniformity. The Etchells fast, stable and sleek design enables it to be sailed comfortably and competitively.


Overall length9.29 m
Waterline length6.70 m
Beam2.12 m
Draft1.37 m
Displacement1.564 tonnes
Mainsail area20m2
Genoa area8.5m2
Spinnaker area48m2


Hull and Deck
High quality controlled hand lay-up using the best resin and glass cloth from ISAF approved moulds in temperature controlled workshop and post cured to resin manufacturer’s specification to ensure maximum hull and deck stiffness.

White/light grey

Double action bilge pump fitted on mast beam, glass tiller and easy adjusted mast rake system fitted as standard.

Fully optimised shape within class rules.

Fit out
Using top quality ball bearing blocks and cleats. Machine tapered main, jib and spinnaker sheets. TackTic micro compass, safety equipment to class rules.

Mast, boom and spinnaker pole from Selden Masts, fully rigged with Dyform standing rigging and calibrated turnbuckles, 1 x 19 wire running rigging and Spectra spinnaker halyard adjustable mast step fitted as standard. Other rig combinations are available.