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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

Substitution of helm and crew between regattas is permitted - we want to encourage the boat to compete in as many of the regattas as possible. The substitute crew and/or helm must meet the category definitions on the first day of each regatta if you wish to compete for Corinthian and/or Youths and/or Senior.

The boat’s best 4 results will count allowing the worst result to be discarded. Results will be adjusted using a weighting system to take into account the number of entries in each regatta. For example a first place in a 20 boat regatta will weigh more than a first place with only 10 boats.

Guest helms are permitted for Sir Kenneth Preston, Saida Cup and Bedrock Trophy. The Etchells International Governors will be meeting in October to consider extending guest helms for Nationals and European Championships.

There are six other Etchells events for 2019 not part of this series:

13-14 April Southern Area Championship
27-28 April Spring Regatta
27-28 July South Coast Championship
28 July-2 August Cowes Classic Week
10-17 August Cowes Week
14-15 September Ice Bucket

The Youth Programme is shown on the attached and a limited number of owners may be able join in at a fee if £150 to include coaching and de-brief dinner.

Boats are available to charter and overseas competitors are most welcome.

David Franks Cowes Etchells Fleet Captain 07768063868. or October 6 2018

DateLouis Pianna Cup, Miami Etchells
8-9th Dec Louis Pianna Cup, Miami Etchells
26-27 Jan Etchells Youth Programme 1
2-3 Feb Etchells Youth Programme 2
9/10 Feb Florida State Championship Miami Etchells
16-17 Feb Etchells Youth Programme 3
1-3 March Mid Winters Regatta Miami Etchells
9-10 March Etchells Youth Programme 4
22/24 March (prov) Coral Reef Cup Miami Etchells
30/31 March Etchells Youth Trials
13-14 April Etchells Southern Area Championship
19-21 April Easter Regatta RORC IRC
27-28 Apr Etchells Spring 1
17-19 May Vice Admirals Cup RORC
25-27 May Etchells Sir Kenneth Preston
15-16 June Etchells Saida Cup
25-29 June Etchells Worlds Corpus Christi
29-Jun Round the Island Race
5-7 July IRC Nats RORC
12-14 July Etchells European Championship
13-20 July Panerai Classic Week
15-20 July NYYC 175th Anniversary Regatta Newport
27-28 July Etchells South Coast Championship
28Jul - 2nd Aug Cowes Classic Week
3-Aug Fastnet
3-4 Aug Household Division
10-17 Aug Cowes Week
24-25 Aug Etchells Bedrock
27 Aug - 1st Sept Dartmouth Regatta
14-15 Sept Ice Bucket
27-29 Sept Etchells Nationals
no date avail RYS Members Regatta
no date avail Commodores Cup RORC
Nov 20 2020 Etchells Worlds Perth 2020