The Etchells class is one of the most prestigious one-design classes and North Sails has a dedicated team that sails the boat so we can offer our customers the fastest sails. Boats powered by North Sails have dominated the past several world championships. As sailors move to stiffer mast sections, our Etchells team can help you figure out which mainsail will suit your mast best.

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Mainsails

Etchells PC-FM Radial Head Mainsail

All-Purpose

The PC-FM Radial Head mainsail is an all-purpose sail and our best performing mainsail, sweeping the podium at the 2019 Worlds. It is easy to trim. Designed to match the newer stiff mast sections.

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Etchells PC+ Mainsail

All-Purpose

The PC+ Mainsail is an all-purpose sail for bendier masts. The luff curve matches many of the older Etchells mast sections and provides broader range.

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Headsails

Etchells LM-2L Radial Head Jib

Wind range: 0-12 knots

The same powerful shape of the championship winning LM-2L now featuring a radial head. This sail performs best in 0-12 knots, the LM-2L Radial Head is powerful, fast and also easy to trim.

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Etchells LM-6R Jib

Light-Medium | Wind range: 0-14 knots

The LM-6R Full Radial light-medium jib was used by the winning team at the 2018 Worlds. The LM-6R is developed to suit the current trend of inboard sheeting and using a straighter forestay. It performs best in winds up to 14 knots.

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Etchells MAL Jib

Light-Medium | Wind range: 0-12 knots

The MAL jib was used by Iain Murray to win the 2019 Worlds. It is a very deep sail that enjoys aggressive in-haul sheeting and using a straighter forestay. The MAL jib features a cross cut design and performs best in 0-12 knots.

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Etchells GM-6.5 Jib

Medium-Heavy | Wind range: 14+ knots

The GM-6.65 jib is a medium-heavy cross cut design. It is the ideal option for flat water sailing and performs best in 14+ knots. An easy to trim, plug-and-play jib.

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Etchells LM-2HR Radial Head Jib

Medium-Heavy | Wind range: 14+ knots

This Cross Cut Medium-Heavy sail with a radial head is a two-time World winning model. This sail best performs in 14+ knots. The LM-2HR is is an easy to trim jib and a popular choice with many teams.

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Etchells GT Jib

Medium-Heavy | Wind range: 14+ knots

The GT Jib is a cross cut medium/heavy sail. Used used by Iain Murray to win the Corpus Christi Worlds. It requires in-haul sheeting and using a straighter forestay. Performs best in 14+ knots.

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Spinnakers

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Etchells VMG Spinnaker

Wind range: 0-8 knots

The VMG Spinnaker is built out of AirX cloth and is designed for very light winds, Its smaller upper girths propels the boat in light air. Recommended for big fleets and choppy conditions.

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Etchells AUS VMG Spinnaker

Wind range: 0-8 knots

The AUS VMG uses minimum weight Contender Superlite fabric which provides a softer finish and less bounce than the standard AirX VMG spinnaker. Designed for very light winds, the smaller upper girths propels the boat in light airs. Recommended for big fleets and choppy conditions.

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Etchells Full Radial Spinnaker

All-Purpose

The Full Radial spinnaker is built out of AirX cloth and is designed as an all-purpose sail. The radial construction means it maintains its shape and stay faster for longer.

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Etchells FR-2 Spinnaker

All-Purpose

A further development from the the Full Radial spinnaker, the FR-2 is slightly fuller in the head section providing more stability, along with a slightly modified panel layout. It was used by Iain Murray to win the 2019 Worlds.

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Accessories

Etchells Skirted Deck Cover

The ultimate cover for your Etchells. Easy and quick to put on. Designed for use with mast up and boom resting on aft deck. Installs tightly to keep water from puddling. Webbing with adjustable buckle closures go under the hull to keep this cover tight and neat. Cutout with zipper opening allows you to get into boat without completely removing cover. Made out of Weathermax, a high breathable and water resistant fabric.

Etchells Keel Cover

Protect the keel of your Etchells when taking it on the road, or on long term storage. The keel cover is made out of Weathermax, a high breathable and water resistant fabric.

Etchells Rudder Cover

Protect the rudder of your Etchells after sailing, when boat is sitting at the parking lot. The North rudder cover is made out of Weathermax, a high breathable and water resistant fabric.

Etchells Mast Cover

Protect the mast of your Etchells while traveling with your boat.

Etchells Boom Tent Cover

Simpler, lower cost alternative to the full deck cover for the Etchells. This cover installs over the boom to keep dust and debris out of the cockpit with the mast up. Quick and easy to install. Attaches to boat/trailer with shockcord and hooks.

Etchells Transom/Stern Cover

Designed for Etchells that are trailered stern forward. Keep bugs and debris off your boat on your next road trip. Slips easily over transom with mast down and ties down tightly to trailer.

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