Welcome to the 2016 Etchells Worlds CowesWelcome to the 2016 Etchells Worlds Cowes Cowes has an unsurpassed heritage in racing yachts and indeed the world’s most famous yacht race, the America’s Cup, was first raced from Cowes around the Isle of Wight in 1851.
The Sir Kenneth Preston Trophy Regatta, organised by the Royal Yacht Squadron, attracted one of the largest fleets of Etchells seen in the Solent for many years. Bolstered by the forthcoming 2016 Etchells World Championship, to be held in the Solent 31 August – 10 September. 28 teams from Australia, Great Britain, Hong Kong and the United States of America took part.
Probably the most competitive and hotly contested keel boat class in the Solent, the Cowes Etchells fleet is tuning up for the 2016 Etchells Worlds hosted the Royal London Yacht Club. The April Training Regatta with coaching attracted 19 teams hosted by the Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club (CCYC) and supported by Doyle Sails One Design guru, Jud Smith, who provided high level on the water coaching.