Wednesday, August 20, 2008

ABC Wednesdays - E for Etchells

The Etchells is an international class racing yacht; designed in USA in 1966 by Skip Etchells. The 22 foot (6.7m) now has fleets in 11 countries around the world. Last year's world championship was held at Cowes (the Isle of Wight) and this year it was in Chicago.

I took these photos at Glenelg in the Holdfast Shores Marina during the 2004 Australian Championships. Australia has 16 Etchells fleets; you can read more about them here.

I only thought of writing about Etchells for this week's ABC Wednesdays after seeing an Etchells on Alice's site (Arrandon, France)

To find out more about ABC Wednesdays and see other participants' contributions go to the ABC Wednesdays' site or to see direct links to their own sites go here.

14 comments:

leslie said...

Beautiful boats! I've never been sailing but it's on my list of things to do. :D

mannanan said...

Well you learn something new everyday. Thanks for posting. Great pics as well....

Kim from Hiraeth said...

There is something so majestic about sailing ships. We live near Chicago; wished we had seen them when they were here.

Very pretty!

CaBaCuRl said...

A class of boat I didn't know about till reading your blog, so thank you. I sailed NS14s & Mirrors in Sydney up until 12 years ago...loved it.

Greyscale Territory said...

I knew nothing about this class of yacht! Most interesting and great pics!

RuneE said...

That was a new one to me - thank you for sharing!

Bear Naked said...

I always Enjoy visiting your site because not only is it Educational but your photos are Exquisite.
Thank you for sharing.

Bear((( )))

Donna said...

SO Pretty!!!!hughugs

alice said...

I'm so happy to see this post! What a nice surprise to meet these beautiful sailboats again! Thank you Gordon.

photowannabe said...

Beautiful racing Yatchts and a great choice for E.

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starnitesky said...

Great photos of sailing ships.

Denise said...

I love the picture of the yachts, just felt like getting onboard and sailing towards the sun....yes, still raining here!

Miss_Yves said...

These sailing ships are really nice!
Très élégants !
miss Yves