International Etchells Association of Australia

Disaster response and recovery

Let?s help people get back on their feet after a disaster

We're fundraising for Red Cross to ensure they can be there for people when the worst happens. Dealing with an emergency can be stressful and exhausting and recovering from a disaster is a complex process that may take months, even years to overcome. Red Cross supports people through their recovery by being there to provide practical and emotional support and information.

Helping people who have been affected by disasters is really important to us and we?d love your support. Please help us by donating to our fundraising page.


Ahead of the Etchells Australian Championships

From 7-12 January the Etchells Melbourne Fleet and Royal Brighton Yacht Club will be holding the Etchells Australian Championships, with sailors visiting from all over the country. We are thinking of those who are affected by the fires and keen to take the opportunity to raise funds to assist the victims of this terrible disaster. As a mark of respect all competitors will fly ribbons from their boat's backstays during the regatta. We will use the "off water" activities as an opportunity to raise money for the bushfire relief effort.

Thank you to my Sponsors


On Behalf Of Etchells Melbourne Fleet And Vic State Titles Participants

The Etchells Melbourne Fleet and participants in the upcoming VIC State titles are thinking of all the people on the long road to recovery after the bush fires and wishing them well.



Money raised from jib raffle at Etchells Nationals – thanks to North Sails


Martin Webster


Mark Woodland


Mark Roberts


Mayo, Slingsby & Taylor Taylor


Martin Hill Care Of Lisa Rose Team

We are proud of the classes initiative




Paul Jackson

Great idea guys let’s all get on board




Nicole Shrimpton

Well done to the Etchells Association for becoming the first of hopefully many red-ribbonned 'regattas for relief' across the sailing community world-wide. And thanks Sail-World for getting behind it too.


Tony Hennessy


Iain Murray


Gary Bunyard


Jonathan Harris


Peter Johns


Niesje Hees


Matt Johnston