Applications open for Etchells development teams

Seeking RSYS Members for youth and development teams to join the Sydney Etchells fleet. The Sydney Etchells fleet is blessed to have 3 development boats donated by RSYS Members, which are set up specifically to encourage junior and intermediate sailors to join in with the best one design keel boat fleet on Sydney Harbour.

Who does this suit?

  • Junior, Intermediate and SKP sailors who want to compete in one design keel boat racing
  • Potentially you and your team have been through a development programme (match racing / youth fleets)
  • You are looking to challenge yourself and your team by sailing against the best sailors on the harbour in pure one design boats
  • A team of 4 to 6 people who want to grow and develop as a team and take their next step in sailing

What do you get ?

  • Access to 3 competitive Etchells that are well maintained, sails that are racing standard, all gear etc. you need to compete
  • Mentoring from the Etchells fleet participants and coaches
  • Opportunity to build your sailing CV
  • Access to some of the best sailing in Sydney

What do you need to do ?

  • Send your team’s sailing CV to the Sydney Etchells fleet committee. We will review this and quickly make a decision on the teams that we think will be best suited for this season.
  • You need to be able to sail roughly every second weekend through out the season (we encourage you to do more) and participate in one of the benchmark regattas that the Etchells fleet holds each year (States, Nationals etc)

When do you need to do this?

  • By the Saturday 30 July.

Who to speak to or send application to?
James Arnold –
Grant Crowle –

Please join the Etchells fleet via Zoom, this Thursday 28 July at 7.30pm for a session on the Development Teams. This will take 30 mins and answer all your questions. Remember, the Etchells development fleet isn’t necessarily age restricted! We can make this work for the right team.

Also if you don’t want put a full team together, the Etchells fleet are always on the look out for crew, so if you just want to sail, join this session as well. So grab a drink and spend 30mins with Grant and James on Thursday night.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 560 845 5909
Passcode: j1VvKX

Photo: Etchells NSW Championship  by Nic