2023 Worlds Preview – Etchells Class Still Going Strong After Almost Sixty Years

As the International Etchells Class prepares to contest its 47th world championship next week in Miami (April 16-21), some of the greatest sailors to ever step foot on the boat reflected on its enduring popularity.

This 15-minute read takes an in-depth look at how the Etchells class came to be and thrive around the world with interviews with American sailing legend Gary Jobson, Etchells master Dave Curtis, boatbuilder Dirk Kneulman Jr., Skip Etchells’ biographer Bill Barton, and world champion and 2023 competitor, Steve Benjamin.

Read Now at 2023.etchellsworlds.org

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