The Need for Speed
A big weekend for Sailing with the Sydney Harbour Regatta and the start of the Performance Sailcraft sponsored Laser Masters Worlds 2012.
|Sydney Harbour Regatta 2011, Middle Harbour Yacht club, Sydney
HOOLIGAN Andrea Francolini Photography ©
|Laser Masters Worlds 2011 Chuck Lantz - copyright|
Sail-World will be at RQYS for this major event in which 233 sailors from 19 countries around the world will be sailing from Sunday 11th for the next week.
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet will reach Auckland on Sunday and we will have full coverage as you'd expect.
|Brad Jackson has two hands on the helm and two eyes on the horizon, where an ominous black cloud looms in the waiting. PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG during leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Sanya, China to Auckland, New Zealand. (Credit: Amory Ross/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race) Amory Ross/Puma Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race© |
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Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team
|Farr 400 – Pretty purposeful – Part II |
This weekend, Matt Allen's new Farr 400 will debut at the Helly Hansen Sydney Harbour Regatta. In Part I, of this article, Dee Smith, who is the Project Consultant for the pretty purposeful Farr 400, explained in terrific detail, firstly the creation of the boat and then the strict class controls that will be applied to these vessels. Now in Part II, we get to hear what owner, Matt Allen, has to s... [more]
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