The bumper December/January issue of Offshore Yachting, the Official Program of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2007, has something for offshore and armchair sailors alike.
For the offshore sailor, it’s the perfect read to curl up with between watches, with the latest on every boat in the fleet.
For armchair sailors, we look back at the history of this great racePacked with race reports local and international, lifestyle articles and boat tests.
The latest issue is available in all leading newsagents nationally.
sail-world.com -- News - Offshore Yachting
Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series overall
By Justin Chisholm,
7:00 AM Sun 19 Jun 2011
The Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series is currently taking place in Porto Cervo and has offered up breezier conditions for the second day with winds quickly building from around 15 knots to over 20 knots. ...
RORC Easter Challenge - A golden opportunity for sailors
By Louay Habib,
5:01 AM Wed 6 Apr 2011
There is less than a month to go until the 20th edition of the RORC Easter Challenge and once again this ever-popular event has attracted a huge range of yachts. Raced on tight Solent courses over the Bank Holiday weekend, the event is an ideal way to kick-start a racing season, test new equipment and brush up on boat handling. ...
Crown Series 2011 Bellerive Regatta shared honours
By Peter Campbell,
9:40 AM Sun 27 Feb 2011
Crown Series 2011 Bellerive Regatta - Bellerive yachtsmen Jeff Cordell and Hughie Lewis are sharing the top honours in Division 1 after day two of their club’s Crown Series 2011 Bellerive Regatta. ...
Rolex Middle Sea warm up Race
By Event media,
7:19 AM Thu 15 Oct 2009
2009 Rolex Middle Sea Race - 23 yachts took part in a 15 nautical-mile warm-up race. For a variety of reasons, not least of them the weather, this short race proved a good shakedown ahead of the main-event. ...
Owen Parker (1932-2008) - the professional racer
By Richard Gladwell,
11:16 AM Wed 23 Jul 2008
Owen Parker, who was Sir Edward Heath’s professional sailing master on several yachts owned and skippered by the former UK Prime Minister passed away on July 9 aged 76 after a long battle with cancer ...
First entries in ISAF Offshore Team World's
By ISAF, YCCS, Italy ,
1:16 AM Mon 19 May 2008
Germany, Italy, Russia and Spain are the first entries for the 2008 Sardinia Rolex Cup - ISAF Offshore Team World Championship, held in Porto Cervo from 14-21 June. ...
SolOceans double-handed in the Indian Ocean
By Clementine Chaignaud, Cape Town (South Africa) ,
5:20 AM Wed 13 Feb 2008
It was 1.15pm (11.15am UT) this morning,when Bostik left Cape Town under a shinning sun and a cloudless sky. The absence of wind under Table Mountain force the Veolia Oceans 20 one-design skippered by Charles Caudrelier and Liz Wardley to use the engine to make way before arriving in a windy zone located a few nautical miles off the shore. ...
Joyon reclaims world solo record, by 14days
10:17 PM Sun 20 Jan 2008
Frenchman Francis Joyon reclaimed the title of fastest-ever sailor to complete a solo non-stop circumnavigation of the globe from Briton Ellen MacArthur on Sunday when he sailed into the Brittany port of Brest.
The 51-year-old's maxi-trimaran crossed the finish line after 57 days 13 hours 34 minutes and 6 seconds following a 21,600 nautical miles (38,900km) journey. ...
History of Rolex Sydney Hobart 1945 - 2006
By Peter Campbell,
4:24 AM Wed 26 Dec 2007
The Rolex Sydney Hobart ranks historically, along with the Rolex Fastnet Race in England and the Bermuda Race in the USA, as one of the three great ocean passage races of the world. Over the past 62 years, the Rolex Sydney Hobart has become an icon of Australia’s summer sport, ranking in public interest with such national events as the Boxing Day Test Cricket and the Australian Open Tennis. ...
Sydney Hobart feature -OFFSHORE YACHTING
By Alexander Gilly, Sydney ,
3:05 PM Fri 7 Dec 2007
The bumper December/January issue of Offshore Yachting, the Official Program of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2007, has something for offshore and armchair sailors alike. For the offshore sailor, it’s the perfect read to curl up with between watches, with the latest on every boat in the fleet. For armchair sailors, we look back at the history of this great race. ...
Médiatis Région Aquitaine in stopover in Bordeaux
By Yves Parlier's Team, Bordeaux, FRA ,
6:07 AM Fri 17 Mar 2006
Médiatis Région Aquitaine came to spend the last weekend in Bordeaux for the biggest pleasure of the curious strollers, who were able to see evolving the 60 foot sailboat along quays. ...