2016 Etchells Worlds comes to Cowes
Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is delighted with the news that Governors of the International Etchells Class Association have approved Cowes as the venue for the 2016 Etchells World Championship. Racing will take place from 5th to 10th September 2016, organised by the Royal London Yacht Club, and up to 100 boats will be berthed at CHC’s Shepards Wharf Marina where there is an established Etchells dry sailing fleet.
Cowes Fleet Captain David Franks said: “Cowes has a terrific reputation and has held the Etchells Worlds twice previously, so it is great news to be bringing the event back here again. The extremely helpful attitude of everyone at Shepards Wharf, along with the marina’s investment in a new dry sailing crane and the regatta centre opening this year, has been instrumental in our decision to choose Cowes.”
Capt. Stuart McIntosh, Cowes Harbour Master, said: “It is very exciting and a privilege to be holding the Etchells Worlds in Cowes next year. The Harbour Commission continues to work proactively to attract more events to Cowes, and with the Etchells World Championship here in 2016 we can ensure that the yachting world’s focus stays on Cowes right through to September.”
“The Etchells Worlds attracts top competitors from around the world along with the keenest amateurs, and so we are delighted that Cowes has been selected to hold the event and for the Royal London Yacht Club to be the Organising Authority,” commented Peter Taylor, Commodore of the Royal London.
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