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Etchells World Championship fleet gathers at Cowes

58 teams from all over the world have entered the 2016 Etchells World Championship.

The event will take place at Cowes, hosted by the Royal London Yacht Club.

As a pre-worlds event, the Etchells European Championship will be raced between 29 – 30 August.

Racing for the 2016 Etchells World Championship will be held from 5-10 September.

Boasting at least thirteen current and past Etchells World Champions, as well as Olympic medallist, America's Cup sailors, and world champions from numerous sailing classes.

Twenty teams are from Great Britain and a dozen each from Australia and the United States of America.

Four entries are from Hong Kong and as far afield as:

Bermuda, Ireland, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates.