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)
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