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The Boat

For over 30 years the International Etchells Fleet has been the world’s leading international one-design keelboat outside of the Olympic classes. 

The Etchells is fast, sleek, stable and can be sailed competitively by 3 or 4 average sailors. 1400 boats have been built and the rules ensure that older boats remain competitive allowing newcomers to join with a modest investment. Club sailors all enjoy racing in the boat, 30 feet of pure sailing machine, which planes downwind when it’s windy and slips along in the light.

SPECIFICATION
Rig type Fractional Sloop
Hull type Fin with rudder on skeg
Rig type Fractional Sloop
LOA 30.50’ / 9.30m
LWL 22.00’ / 6.71m
Beam 7.00’ / 2.13m
Listed Sail Area 301 ft2 / 27.96 m2
Draft (max) 4.50’ / 1.37m
Disp. 3,325 lbs. / 1,508 kgs
Ballast 2,175 lbs / 987 kgs
SA/Disp 21.68
Bal/Disp 65.45%
Disp/Len 139.40
Designer E. W. Etchells
Construction FG
Ballast type Lead
First Built 1966
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RIG DIMENSIONS
I 27.60’ / 8.41m P 32.50’ / 9.91m
J 8.00’ / 2.44m E 11.70’ / 3.57m
SA (fore) 110.40 ft2 / 10.26 m2
SA (main) 190.13 ft2 / 17.66 m2
Total (calc.) SA 300.53 ft2 / 27.92 m2
DL ratio 139.40
SA/Disp 221.64
Est. Forestay Length 28.74’ / 8.76m

For further information on the Clyde Etchell fleet contact:

info@clydeetchells.co.uk

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