Mid-Week News

The South Pacific Boomerang is set to launch, the Melbourne to Vanuatu race starts on July 4th. Jenny McGuigan from the ORCV updates us on the offshore training program. Kiwi sailors can join the second leg from Port Vila to Mackay on August 1st; it’s an 1150 mile feeder race for the Airlie Beach Race Week and Hahn Premium Hamilton Island Race Week. NOR at www.orcv.org.au

As some sailors predicted the Clipper Ventures schedule is being disrupted by storms as the hurricane season approaches. Leg 8 has just been shortened to allow skippers to take avoiding action around a tropical storm.

We hear from Tom Braidwood, preparing for his Mini-Transat campaign.

Peter Gilmour still leads the World Match Racing Tour going into Match Race Germany.

Gerald News from Sail-World UK was on the water in Portsmouth for the in-port race and captured all the action. Reports from a happy ABN Amro One and not so happy Brunel.

If you are thinking of going to Melbourne soon, don’t forget the Club Marine Melbourne Boat Show July 1-5 www.melbourneboatshow.com.au

Murray and Palfrey went for broke in the Stars, Dent to Dunk, will AAPT sail to Osaka? and more sailing news.