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Man the galley!

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Dear Recipient Name

Normally, that phrase would read 'Man the Pumps!' Yet this week's headline flows on from your overwhelming support for last week's editorial That sinking feeling. Our Managing Editor, Mark Jardine's piece, Don't let it get to you, go for a sail, also received similar accolades. We are both very humbled, and extremely appreciative.

We will continue to find the positive elements for all of us as sailors and members of the industry to reflect upon, and utilise them for strength in this troubling time. In speaking with the CEO of one of Australia's largest clubs it was not hard to miss the levels of frustration and sorrow their entire team felt as they yielded to COVID-19, and closed their doors.

The impacts to the staff were distinctly direct and accountable, let alone to all of those many bookings their cavernous function facilities had, not only for the weekend just been, but moving forward as well. We feel for you all, may sound trite, but it is nothing less than utterly genuine.

Now whilst in that discussion with Richard Hewett of the Sandringham Yacht Club, first a glimmer, then a roaring flame of fire, as if from the very char grill inside their capacious kitchen, appeared and swelled. Here was the silver lining... Their fridges and cellars were well stocked, and with the temporary closure of the clubhouse, not the marina, OTB, and hardstand facilities BTW, here was an opportunity.

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Sandringham Yacht Club and marina - photo © Sandringham Yacht Club
Sandringham Yacht Club and marina - photo © Sandringham Yacht Club

SYC's Head Chef, Kol, and his team had created $8-12 meals that included delights like Lasagne, and Lamb Shanks. Best of all, their suppliers were indicating that they could continue to deliver the goods (yes, fully intended), so they had the ability to offer the service for a short time moving forward. You could collect after payment via grab and go, or for their more senior members, there was the ability to provide home delivery, with wiped down bags and all.

The news got even better, because as the fridges would be shut off, beers and wines could also be purchased in your survival pack. Now you're talking, huh! All you needed was a credit card and a desire, and they would go to any length to help you, which over the long run may well help everyone when we can finally get back up and running.

Looking for more? Well one the club's provedores had also seen a massive downturn in their business, and still had plenty of stock on hand. Solution? The members got to order direct, and have it delivered to their home. Talk about bonus. Who would not go for beef mince and AUD15.50 a kilo, Cape Grim (cleanest air in the world) Porterhouse for AUD 44.50 a kilo, or marbled eye fillet for AUD 57.00 - yes please. If you were on more of a budget, then boned and rolled pork shoulder for AUD16.00 a kilo would do more than feed your army. Looks like Melbourne (VIC not FLA) might be the home of the deals right now...

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Mara Stransky - photo © Beau Outteridge for Australian Sailing Team
Mara Stransky - photo © Beau Outteridge for Australian Sailing Team

So we saw in Mark Jardine's piece, how going single-handed OTB is a really good way to get some vital stress relief right about now. Laser Radial sailor, Mara Stransky, commented, "It is an honour to be named as a part of the Australian Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020. I'm proud to have made the amount of improvement necessary for consideration over the last 12 months, but consider this very much a stepping-stone. I have not yet achieved what I've set out to, but this selection has served as very positive reinforcement that I am on the right track."

"The broader Radial program has lifted significantly over the last few years, and I hope that my involvement at the Olympic level will promote and quantify that."

"With so much uncertainty around the world currently, it's hard to know exactly what the program will look like from here, but I consider the Radials to be in a strong position, with no shortage of training partners domestically. At the moment we're also still enjoying a lot of freedom around training environments, so whatever does come next, I believe I'll be as well prepared for it as possible", said the effervescent and determined Stransky, whose Grandmother's compass hanging around her neck certainly has her on the right course.

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Mara Stransky - photo © Michael Martin
Mara Stransky - photo © Michael Martin

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John Curnow
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SailGP: The Battle for Sydney Harbour // Australia vs Great Britain
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Adventure Sailing Wayfarer with Nipegegi - RYA Dinghy Show Stage Talk
Record breaking adventurers Will Hodshon and Rich Mitchell share their experiences about successfully circumnavigating non-stop around the coastline of mainland Britain non-stop in a Wayfarer.

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The Whitbread Round the World Race 1973-74 Official Film
Like so many great adventure stories, this one started in a pub, with a conversation between the Royal Naval Sailing Association and the head of the Whitbread Brewery.

The WTC Logistics Tri-Race Ocean Sprint results revealed
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Hobart Combined Clubs Summer Pennant cancelled this Saturday
The final race of Hobart's major summer yachting series, the Combined Clubs Summer Pennant scheduled for today week, Saturday, 28 March, has been cancelled because of the COVID-19 virus spread.

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Sailing adjusts to a Coronavirus world
Andy Rice & Mark Jardine discuss a rapidly changing world held in the grip of coronavirus, and celebrate the fact that the 18ft skiffs still competed on Sydney Harbour for the JJ Giltinan Trophy.

An update on International 5o5 Regattas
With the crisis the world is dealing with at the moment changes have and will likely continue to be made to the 5O5 international racing schedule.

Clipper 2019-20 Race Suspension - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston Interview
The Clipper 2019-20 Race has been suspended with immediate effect, following the ongoing global outbreak of Covid-19 and the enormous impact it has created on world travel.

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Lloyd conquers all to reach her Olympic dream
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Book Extract: Des Townson, A Sailing Legacy - The Starling
"From the first time I raced a Starling I couldn't get over how balanced and fast the boat went. The Starling rewards being sailed like a proper boat" - Peter Burling, multiple world champion, Olympic Gold and Silver medalist, and America's Cup winner.

AtCup Kids Resources for at home and remote learning
In times like these, we recognize the tremendous amount of stress on parents and teachers to keep kids engaged and learning in a remote environment.

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In conversation with Jon Partridge
From Swallows & Amazons style sailing on the Norfolk Broads to become the co-Managing Director of RS Sailing, Jon Partridge has risen through the ranks and is deeply passionate about sailing, and in particular the RS Feva class.

Kieler Woche 2020 to take place in September
The current corona pandemic has an impact on almost all areas of public and private life - Kieler Woche is no exception. Kiel's unique sailing but summer festival can therefore not take place at the end of June this year as usual.

Core values: Hans Eckerström's vision for Henri-Lloyd's future
Henri-Lloyd was originally founded in 1963 in Manchester by Henri Strzelecki and Angus Lloyd and pioneered the use of new technologies. In June 2018 the brand was acquired by Swedish investment company Aligro Group, we spoke to Chairman Hans Eckerström...

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Honda take third JJ's in a row
The Honda Marine team of David McDiarmid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins took their third in a row JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff World Champs today with a race to spare!

2020 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship - Races 8 & 9
Defending champion Honda Marine team of David McDiarmid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins took out the third consecutive JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship after another impressive performance in the final two races of the regatta on Sydney Harbour today.

Introducing the new Moth 9DSX Decksweeper
North Sails proudly launches the 9DSX Moth mainsail range for the 2020 season. Incorporating on-the-water feedback from the 2019 Moth World Championship, the 9DSX is North's fastest Moth sail to date, as proven by Tom Slingsby

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Mara Stransky selected to Australian Olympic Team
Queensland's Mara Stransky has today been named by the Australian Olympic Comittee as Australia's selection for the Laser Radial class at the 2020 Olympic Games.

America's Cup: Arbitration Panel confirms cancellation of ACWS Sardinia
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Update from Clipper Race Organising Committee
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72nd Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race cancelled
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What's it like after 8 weeks of coronavirus self-isolation in China?
Andy Rice talks to Choni Lin who is 'crawling up the walls' after two months of self-isolation in Shenzhen, the tech capital of China.

Sailmon Corona Update
"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." - William Arthur Ward

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2020 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship - Races 6 & 7
The defending champion Honda Marine team of David McDiarmid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins hold a narrow points lead over their nearest rival as the fleet goes into the final two races of the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour tomorrow.

America's Cup: Beating the Bug - behind the base at Emirates Team NZ
Emirates Team New Zealand take us inside the team base in Downtown Auckland, for a look at the measures they are taking to avoid the team being impacted by the Bug.

Marine Auctions: The safe way of either buying or selling any type of vessel
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Keeping calm and carrying on amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic
A friend once told me that anytime she feels unsettled, she looks up at the trees. While I love the trees, I personally find that sweeping views of mountains, oceans and other large bodies of water are a better salve.

38th Garda Lake Meeting Optimist postponed to June due to the global health emergency
Due to the global pandemic COVID-19 that the Fraglia Vela Riva has decided to postpone the 38th edition of the Garda Lake Meeting Optimist.

2020 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship - Races 3, 4 & 5
Three windward-return course races staged on Day 3 of the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today produced three different winners in the light SE breeze.

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Boating is part of the recovery
Australia has experienced an extraordinary combination of environmental extremes in fire and flood, and is now experiencing the pandemic Coronavirus COVID-19.

International 14 Victorian State Championships at Sandringham Yacht Club
Renamed the Mark Fox Victorian Championships in honour of the passing of one our most beloved characters in the class, this year took place at Sandringham Yacht Club where are a number of sailors in the i14 fleet grew their sailing legs.

Harken Young 88 Nationals attract Who's Who of NZ sailing talent
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Oceania and Australian Laser Masters Championship at Royal Geelong Yacht Club - Overall
There were some very weary Masters sailors hauling their boats up the beach on the last day of the Oceania and Australian Laser Masters Championship. It was a glorious sunny day in Geelong

2020 Superyacht Challenge Antigua - Overall
After a vote from all competing boats, the Gosnell Trophy for the 2020 Superyacht Challenge Antigua has been awarded to John McMonigall's Oyster 82 Zig Zag, skippered by Philip Howard-Smith.

Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race postponed
With the ongoing global outbreak of Covid-19 and the enormous impact it has created on world travel, the Clipper 2019-20 Race has been postponed with immediate effect.

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International WASZP Games cancelled
It is a with a heavy heart that WASZP has decided to cancel the 2020 International WASZP Games to be hosted at Maclesine, Lake Garda, Italy. We are really feeling for all those affected by COVID-19 currently both in Italy and around the world.

Bermuda Gold Cup postponed to October
Organizers for the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club's Bermuda Gold Cup match racing regatta have postponed the celebratory 70th running to October due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and travel restrictions imposed around the world.

2020 Sabre WA State Championships at Perth Dinghy Sailing Club
Only one race was sailed on Saturday due to the breeze dropping out for the afternoon session. Sunday was more promising with a light 10 knot breeze swinging wildly making the race officers job very difficult to set a course on Matilda Bay.

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2020 Melges 24 World Championship cancelled
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Henri Lloyd Covid-19 Update
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Don't let it get to you, go for a sail
There is no doubt we're going through a very difficult time due to the COVID-19 disease. Our way of life is having to change and sports events around the world are being cancelled by the hour.

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Firefighter Family Day a success on the water!
Hundreds of volunteer firefighters and their families from brigades around Australia turned out for a fantastic day on the water with members of the boating community.

America's Cup visit to Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club postponed
It is with great disappointment we hoist the AP flag on our flagship promotional event; the March 28-29 visit of the America's Cup to the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) and hope we may be able run the event later this year.

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