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Class History

The Etchells 22 is a popular trailerable keelboat. Easily handled by three or four sailors, this stable sleek racing sloop attracts an enthusiastic following. Competitors often find themselves racing with world-class sailors like Dennis Connor, Russell Coutts, John Bertrand, Vince Brun and Judd Smith. The Etchell's class is fiercely competitive and the boat one of the quickest light-air dinghies on the water. etchells-sailplan.gif

Boat Specifications

Length: 30 ft 6 in (9.2 m)
Beam: 6 ft 11 in (2.1 m)
LWL: 22 ft (6.7 m)
Draft: 4 ft 6 in (1.4 m)
Displacement: 3450 lb (1.56 tonnes)
Keel Weight: 953 kg (2101 lb)
Mainsail: 188 sq ft (17.5 sq m)
Jib: 103 sq ft (0.6 sq m)
Spinnaker: 400 sq ft (37 sq m)



International EtchellsMicro Cam-Matic Cam Cleat - 46829 mm Fixed Carbo - 34829 mm Triple w/Swivel - 3441 in Wire Block - 30029 mm Carbo Double Seivel w/Becket - 34357 mm Carbo T2 Loop Block - 2151HL Small Boat CB Car w/Shackle - 272740 mm Carbo Double - 263840 mm Fixed Carbo - 2650Small Swivel Cam Base - 20557 mm Carbo Ratchamatic - 2625

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Mast Puller

This unique underdeck system bends or straightens the mast by pulling just one line.

International Etchells40 mm Carbo T2 Block - 214929 mm Fixed Carbo - 348Aluminum Cam-Matic Cam Cleat - 15029 mm Carbo Double w/Swivel - 34257 mm Carbo Ratchamatic Cheek Block - 263340 mm Carbo Double-2638Bullet Thru-Deck Block - 088Micro Control Blocks 2704Micro Line-Shedding End Stop - 2706Micro Traveler CB Car w/Pivot Shackle - 2700Micro Track - 2707.600mmMicro Cam-Matic Cam Cleat - 468 Micro Cheek Block- 23329 mm Carbo T2 Block - 2146Bullet Wire Thru-Deck Block w/ Stainless Steel Cover - 288Bullet Wire Thru-Deck Block w/Stainless Steel Cover - 288

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Jib System

The gross-trim allows the trimmer to sheet in quickly, while the fine-tune permits micro adjustments when the wind is up and the loads are high. The lead car adjustment helps shape the sail under load. Both gross-trim and lead car systems are under deck to keep the working area clean.

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