Etchells Sailing Instruction 2020/21


Etchells Results 2020/21 Online Entry

july 2021

10jul(jul 10)8:30 am11(jul 11)8:30 am2021 Queensland Paper Tiger State Championships

10jul(jul 10)8:30 am11(jul 11)8:30 am2021 International OK Dinghy QLD Championships

august 2021

07aug(aug 7)11:00 am(aug 7)11:00 amCrab Island Classic 2021

september 2021

12sep(sep 12)10:00 am(sep 12)10:00 amDa$h 4 Ca$h 2021

october 2021

09oct(oct 9)9:30 am10(oct 10)9:30 amBridge to No Bridge 2021

17oct(oct 17)9:00 am(oct 17)9:00 amBurleigh Bash Yacht Race 2021Sponsored by Seabreeze Industries

november 2021

06nov(nov 6)10:00 am07(nov 7)10:00 amTed Elkes Memorial Regatta 2021

20nov(nov 20)10:00 am21(nov 21)10:00 amJohn McNamara Memorial Yacht Race 2021

january 2022

03jan(jan 3)7:00 am06(jan 6)7:00 amQoin Sail Paradise Regatta 2022

april 2022

09apr(apr 9)10:00 am(apr 9)10:00 amLadies Day Race 2022Sponsored by Telemachus Jewellery



Etchells Gold Coast Fleet was established in 1988 and sailed from the Southport Yacht Club at Main Beach until 1992 when its hardstand was appropriated by the “Australia One” America’s Cup Challenge. All but one of the Etchells of that time was sold to other fleets as the all-important launching crane had been removed.

In 1996 a grant from the State government’s gaming fund saw a new hardstand and berthing marina constructed at the SYC Sailing Squadron at Hollywell. With the old crane relocated, Etchells returned to racing with the fleet growing to 11 boats with a total of 7 registered.

The majority of our races are conducted in the open sea off the magnificent beaches of the Gold Coast however when conditions are unfavourable offshore we sail in the protected and challenging Broadwater. The Club is part of the three-way rotation to host the state titles. New members and visiting sailors are most welcome to participate on some of the warmest and sunniest sailing waters on the east coast of Australia.