Welcome to the 2018 Etchells World Championships website. Brisbane Etchells and the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron wishes to thank all competitors, organisers, volunteers and supporters for an amazing 2018 Etchells Worlds. We also congratulate Lisa Rose and skipper Martin Hill and crew Sean O’Rourke, Mat Belcher and Julian Plante for being the newly crowned 2018 Etchells World Champions! A great effort.
Retrace the racing through the live tracker (button below) or check out the action and photos from the Worlds on the Etchells Brisbane Facebook page or go to ‘Galleries’ on this site for links to images, videos and drone footage.
Watch the Racing on the Tracker.
Winners are Grinners! Lisa Rose celebrate their overall win in style! Seen a lot of water. Been to a lot of places. Today, Brisbane pretty much offered the classic mix of sun, and just enough wind for the last two races of the 2018 Etchells World Championship. I think it is fair to say that […]
It is always nice to be on station, on time, and with the prospect of racing getting underway near enough to the schedule. Tick. Tick. Even Huey, the God of Wind had delivered a wonderful Northerly in the ten-knot zone for 2018 Etchells World Championship to enjoy. There’s always a catch, and this time it […]
Looking at it, and knowing this is about sailing, you might expect that headline to be some reference to huge wind shifts. It is not. Mind you, out on the track today for the 2018 Etchells World Championship, we did see everything from 110 early on, to 050/060 degrees, with the latter being where it […]
There was more breeze this morning than there was this afternoon on Moreton Bay in Brisbane. This was great news, for it meant that after just a short stay ashore, the 2018 Etchells World Championship Race Committee sent the 94 boat fleet out for racing, and it looked like there was more than a great […]
The 2018 Etchells World Championship Race Committee has been pretty clear about it. They have lost the last two mornings to ultra-light and variable winds, and they want to run the best series they can until Saturday 1500hrs, when they can set no more races away. Nine in total would be ideal, seven makes for […]
On shore this morning you felt that it was going to be a grand day. The time had come. Race one, and even race two were upon us. A champion crew was soon going to be determined for the 2018 Etchells World Championship being held on Moreton Bay in Brisbane, Australia. Yet once out past […]