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What powerboating can learn from the ultimate sails-man | 11/09/2013
Joining the dots to stop boat theft rot | 11/07/2013
Is Australian boat manufacturing car-eening for fall | 11/07/2013
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Just quietly, marine technology has progressed in leaps and bounds | 20/05/2013
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Life is Now ... as the dementia may get ya | 15/03/2013
Toughing it out in a marine-o-sexual world | 22/02/2013
Where there's good will there's a way to help another boatie | 29/01/2013
Lake home owners disturb ski racing fun | 26/10/2012
The lifejacket message must be heard loud and clear | 18/09/2012
It's gold for Australia in the boatbuilding quality stakes | 20/08/2012
Unsafe vessel provisions set a dangerous precedent | 06/07/2012
Talk ain't cheap when it comes to VHF radio | 29/06/2012
As a boater you need to read this about this complete Rubbish | 18/06/2012
As with make-up, there comes a time when 'moor' is less | 08/06/2012
Sanctuary Cove Boat Show 2012 Day 1 | 24/05/2012
Avoiding boat show blindness and being shafted by salesmen | 17/05/2012
When skinny fittings aren't worth a brass razoo | 10/05/2012
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News - World & Australia

When race leader Dongfeng rounded Singapore 60+ nautical miles ahead of the chasing pack, it looked like the final 1200 miles of Leg three would be a procession but over the last day, the Volvo Ocean race leg from Abu Dhabi to Sanya China appears to have tightened incredibly. ... [more]  

The Classic 18fters were racing again on Saturday on Sydney harbour. Michael Chittenden caught the action from a shore vantage point. ... [more]  

2015 Festival of Sails - Conditions were hectic for the Festival of Sails fleet due to a howling west sou’west breeze gusting to 28 knots inshore and 33 offshore that whipped up Corio Bay and put the acid test on boat handling skills. ... [more]  

One of Australia’s oldest racing yachts, the gaff cutter Kelpie, built 122 years ago, tomorrow (January 26) will contest the world’s oldest continuously conducted regatta, the 179th Australia Day Regatta on Sydney Harbour. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - The first of the Great Capes is fast-approaching, with the leading boats in the Barcelona World Race expected to pass the longitude of the Cape of Good Hope at the tip of South Africa tomorrow. As they pass 20°E, the Atlantic Ocean will deliver its verdict – did Cheminées Poujoulat’s east-bound track or Neutrogena’s southerly gamble pay off? ... [more]  

The enormous cruising fleet that makes up 65% of the total number of entries at the 173rd Festival of Sails made the most of the fluky winds and another stunning summer’s day at Geelong on their penultimate day of competition. ... [more]  

Three former Australian champions, two of them past Olympic sailors, are expected to contest the Tasmanian and National championships for the SB20 one-design sports boat class to be sailed on Hobart’s River Derwent in early March. ... [more]  

Super Saturday at the Festival of Sails took every race official and volunteer in charge of marks and mark boats out on Corio Bay and the outer harbour. ... [more]  

The 35th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta has already attracted entries from 20 different countries: Antigua, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Dominican Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Puerto Rico, Russia, St.Maarten, Uruguay, USA and the US Virgin Islands. ... [more]  

Congratulations to all team New South Wales men & women sailors who took part in the Australian Championships last week at the Rye Yacht Club in Victoria. Other than in the freestyle event which Scott Buckingham from Victoria won, the New South Wales men and women placed first overall in the following disciplines: Course racing, Marathon and Slalom. ... [more]  

The world is watching. Can Dongfeng Race Team hold onto their 57 nautical miles lead to China for what will essentially be the ultimate home victory? Or will another team get desperate and make a bold decision that could cost Dongfeng their win? ... [more]  

2015 Australian Match Racing Championships - In a five race series that was full of drama and interest, Matt Jerwood overcame the experience of Evan Walker to claim his first national match racing title with a three-nil score line. ... [more]  

Most of the marque classes at Quantum Key West Race Week 2015 came down to the last day of the regatta, which delivered the toughest conditions of the week. Howling winds and rough seas challenging the competitors on Friday, forcing the top contenders to raise their game in order to claim overall victory. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Sport met science today on the Barcelona World Race when the pairs of skippers took the first opportunity to deploy their data monitoring Argo beacon which was given to them in Bareclona prior to the start. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2015 - With a solid 17-20 knots from the north east, reducing the possibility of a distance sapping park up, the likehood of the Leg three leader the Chinese boat Dongfeng getting the gun in Sanya just 640 nautical miles ahead continues to strengthen. ... [more]  

The 2015 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship set to be held in Swinoujscie, Poland from 15 – 19 September 2015 Notice of Race has been released. ... [more]  

For the Historical 18s Australian Championship, wile match racing Aberdare (John Winning) for the second day running, Harold Cudmore’s chances title were dashed when Yendys capsized off Nielsen Park on the run to Shark Island this afternoon. ... [more]  

Festival of Sails - Line honours announced by Festival of Sails Media
Festival of Sails - Hometown sailor Rob Hanna from the Bellarine Peninsula has added line honours in the 32 nautical mile Melbourne to Geelong passage race to his list of ocean-going successes, at this year's Festival of Sails presented by Rex Gorell Land Rover. ... [more]  

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On 2nd January 2015, Team Vestas Wind announced that skipper Chris Nicholson had been tasked to review the team during the month of January. The objective is to ensure the right team for the come back to the race, which is now, for this team, of a different nature than the scheduled original route from Alicante to Gothenburg. ... [more]  

The Cruising Yacht Club (TCYC) in conjunction with the WA Minnow Sailing Assoc hosted the 35th Australian Alcoa Minnow Sailing Championships from 11-16 Jan 2015. The regatta attracted 57 sailors from WA, NT and Victoria, 42 in the combined Open/Junior fleet and 15 in the Novice. ... [more]  

It could be the clash with the Australia Day long weekend, it could be the crappy storm fronts we have endured in amongst the hot weather, it could be the swarms of malevolent jellyfish littering the waters on the race course, but for whatever reason, the 2015 Surf to City Race starts on Saturday with the biggest fleet ever of more than 100 boats ... [more]  

Beau Outteridge has compiled a video of highlights and interviews from the 2015 McDougall + McConanghy Moth Worlds completed recently in Sorrento, Melbourne ... [more]  

The first monohull entry for this year’s Sydney to Mooloolaba Yacht Race is Shane Kearns’ Sydney-based 34-foot Quikpoint Azzurro. ... [more]  

Former Oracle Team USA team member, Matthew Mitchell has issued a media release stating that he has lodged a complaint with the International Sailing Federation over the actions of a fellow crew member, Simeon Tienpont, and inaction by the International Jury for the 34th America's Cup, in San Francisco. ... [more]  

Children’s heart health continues to benefit from Team Alvimedica’s online auction now underway for two unique experiences during the Volvo Ocean Race stopover here. The Chinese Agape Foundation Inc. will be the recipient of funds raised for these unique team experiences in Sanya, the next stopover port of the global ocean race. ... [more]  

2015 Australian O'pen Cup - Perfect conditions by Andrew YEN, Sandringham YC
Port Phillip can be fickle. Last week the moths had either too much or too little wind. This week, 30 miles north at Sandringham, the O’pen Bic Australian Championship had a perfect range of conditions for the Junior ISAF skiffs. ... [more]  

On the opening day at Geelong’s annual Festival of Sails sailing regatta a late arriving sea breeze kept the Hogs Breath Sports Boat division and Melges 24s out past 5pm enjoying the best conditions. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 3 update from Dongfeng Race Team: All hands on deck as Chinese crew suffer damage to their boat as the tack line of an important sail (J1) broke suddenly sending the 132 m² sail shooting up the forestay in a matter of seconds. The team have managed to set up a temporary replacement but the reality is, this is a rude awakening of how far away the finish line is. ... [more]  

18ft Skiffs Australian Championship - In a replay of last year’s final race, defending Historical 18ft Skiffs Australian champion John Winning steered Aberdare to victory on the first day of the 2015 Championship, after engaging in a race-long battle with Irish yachting identity Harold Cudmore at the helm of Yendys. ... [more]  

Congratulations to all 'Team NSW' men and women sailors who took part in the Australian Championships last week at the Rye Yacht Club in Victoria. Other than in the freestyle event which Scott Buckingham from Victoria won, the NSW men and women placed first overall in the following disciplines: Course racing, Marathon and Slalom. ... [more]  

The city of Cagliari , Sardinia - Italy, will inaugurate the 2015 – 2016 America's Cup World Series, the regattas preliminary to the 35th America's Cup. The event will take place in the Gulf surrounding the island's capital from June 4 to 7, 2015. ... [more]  

For the Sesquicentenary Cup, on Saturday the 31st of January, tomorrow is the final day to get your nomination in. We want to ensure this is one of the biggest yachting events on the river and really celebrate RPYC’s 150th year in style. ... [more]  

Images of the Millennium Cup and Bay of Islands Sailing Week - Day 1:
Australia Day - Have a safe, fun and memorable day on the water
Millennium Cup: Racing in the picturesque Bay of Islands
Volvo Ocean Race - Up up and away
Barcelona World Race - 'Haves' and 'Have Nots'
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 update from Jack Bouttell onboard Dongfeng
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Game time!
Croatia First Regatta - Brand new limited entry one design event
Düsseldorf Boat Show - Land Rover Above and Beyond Award
Extreme Sailing Series - Fresh new line up on Oman Air
2015 Australian O'pen Cup - Day 2, hot and humid
Extreme Sailing Series™ 2015 – Ninth year ready to rock!
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami kicks-off 2015 int'l regatta season
2015 179th Australia Day Regatta - Classic fleet lining up
America's Cup: Spithill leads Oracle reconnaissance team in Bermuda
Extreme Sailing Series announces new teams and venues for 2015
Barcelona World Race - Leaders enter the fastest section of the course
Australian O'pen Cup - Wind, waves and sun on Day 1
New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup preview
RORC Caribbean 600 proving irresistible
18ft Skiffs: Images from NSW Championships - Race 2   
67th Bunbury and Return Ocean Race - Race record safe for another year   
Volvo Ocean Race – Malacca Nightmare – now it’s a boat race again!!   
2015 Australian 16ft Skiff Championships - Winner declared   
Festival of Sails - Entries close tonight as entries creep towards 300   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica - Enter the Dragon + Video   
World Match Racing Tour's title sponsor goes into administration   
Kieler Woche 2015 promotes Olympic sailing competitions   
Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía – Kiteboarding and Dragons return   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami preview   
Barcelona World Race - The South is looming.   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 3 position report for 19th January   
Brisbane to Gladstone Multihull Yacht Race - Major sponsor announced   
Multihull Solutions launches expansive new website   
Volvo Ocean Race: Sally Barkow - from the Olympics to the Volvo   
Sharpie Nat Champs - Higgins doesn't lose Focus and re-writes history   
Australian O'pen Bic Cup - All is ready   
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - The big casino *Feature   
Schweppes Little Wheel Regatta overall   
Rolex Sydney to Hobart 2014 - Spirit of Koomooloo Video highlights   


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