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Story Contributors: Eric Doyle, Alex Curtiss, Noel Drennan


New Australian Boat Setup

Class Experts Noel “Nitro” Drennan, Alex Curtiss and Eric Doyle discuss the new Australian setup and new sail designs for the Etchells Class.

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Story Contributors

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Eric Doyle

One Design Expert — San Diego, California

Eric was raised in Pass Christian along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where he learned at a ripe young that he was hooked on sailing. After attending Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL, he was scooped up by Hall of Famer...

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Alex Curtiss

One Design Expert — Long Beach, California San Diego, California

A self-described “one design guy,” Alex Curtiss grew up in Chicago sailing Optis, 420s, and Lasers, as well as other one design and PHRF boats. In 2016, he graduated from St. Mary’s with an economics degree and two All-American awards,...

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Noel Drennan

One Design Expert, Sail Expert — Sydney, Australia

Noel has extensive experience within many One Design classes, including the Etchells, J24, Lasers, and A-Class Catamarans. He also competes in the grand prix arena, with RC44s and TP52s. Noel most recently competed in the Etchells Worlds in Brisbane in 2018,...

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