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Whether you sail a sabot or a superyacht, Sails has them covered.

Racing

All the racing and regatta news, results and reports from across the sailing spectrum.

  • Regattas17 Aug, 2018

    Island style

    On the eve of Hamilton Island Race Week, sailors are set for some grand prix racing.

  • Regattas17 Aug, 2018

    Airlie delight

    Another successful Airlie Beach Race Week comes to an end.

  • Regattas16 Aug, 2018

    Confidence boost

    New Zealand pair win 420 world title.

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  • Offshore16 Aug, 2018

    Western rush

    Blasting along the wild west during the Round Britain and Ireland Race.

  • Regattas13 Aug, 2018

    Silver lining

    Matt Wearn claims silver medal at the World Championships to add to a stellar year

  • Regattas08 Aug, 2018

    True grit

    Australians’ grit driving progress as Wearn takes lead.

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  • Regattas07 Aug, 2018

    World contenders

    Dying wind plays havoc but Belcher and Ryan push forward at the World Championships.

  • Regattas07 Aug, 2018

    D-I-Y countdown

    It’s do and D-I-Y for new IRC entry in Newport-Coffs.

  • Regattas07 Aug, 2018

    Draw of the islands

    Airlie Beach Race Week will provide excellent racing for a bumper list of competitors this year.

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Yachts

Reviews of the latest models, cruising designs, trends and concepts.

  • Reviews07 Aug, 2018

    Precision fun

    Hanse’s 418 is a template for enjoyable sailing: light and manageable, yet still powerful. And as...

  • New Builds01 Aug, 2018

    Easy sailing

    Hylas Yachts introduces the H60, a bluewater cruising yacht designed to perform.

  • New Builds24 Jul, 2018

    Be in the moment

    Befoil 16 is a simple and accessible foiling catamaran designed by VPLP especially for sailing...

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  • New Builds18 Jul, 2018

    Designing success

    Delphia yachts are set to shake-up the performance cruiser market, with the release of two new...

  • Design16 Jul, 2018

    New premieres

    Hanse Yachts have released details for the new 458 and 508 - two yachts for...

  • New Builds07 Jul, 2018

    Latest evolution

    Jeanneau announce the new Sun Odyssey 410.

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  • New Builds19 Jun, 2018

    Hot hybrid

    Nautor’s Swan has revealed the ClubSwan 36, an inspirationally innovative fusion of dinghy and...

  • New Builds22 May, 2018

    Shifting gears

    The first new J/121 has arrived in Australia and its combination of great looks and potent sailing...

  • New Builds14 May, 2018

    Fresh launch

    Belgiorno-Nettis’ launch new performance cruiser.

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Gear

Browse the sailing kit and technology essential not only to performance but also to safety.

  • Tenders & Toys30 Jul, 2018

    Inflatable is unbeatable

    When it comes to stand up paddle boards, Red Paddle Co has been making some of the best boards...

  • Technology17 Jul, 2018

    New flagship

    The Axiom XL range is the pinnacle of Raymarine navigation and modern helm integration.

  • Hardware11 Jul, 2018

    Good fit

    Sail Racing appointed exclusive apparel supplier to Emirates Team New Zealand.

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  • Tenders & Toys07 Jul, 2018

    Tender power

    Outboard engines are the traditional propulsion for many boats but environmental and technology...

  • Technology29 Jun, 2018

    Lighting the way

    Raymarine has released  new products for optimum performance across a range of conditions.

  • Technology12 Jun, 2018

    Audio boom

    JL Audio launches the MM50.

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  • Hardware22 May, 2018

    Celebrating innovation

    With over 40 years’ experience, Gineico will again be exhibiting at the 2018 Sanctuary Cove...

  • Hardware18 Apr, 2018

    Float free

    Lusty & Blundell Ltd has announced they will offer reliable, cost-effective “float free”...

  • Technology05 Mar, 2018

    All systems go

    B&G launch new Zeus3 Glass Helm series with 24” touchscreen.

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Industry

Stay up-to-date with the issues affecting the yachting world, and the people who shape races, regattas, sponsorships and events.

  • Regional17 Aug, 2018

    Hot spot

    Geelong will be the epicentre of world sailing when it hosts four Olympic Class World Championships...

  • Environmental17 Jul, 2018

    The green way

    Yachting New Zealand launch a wide-ranging environmental strategy they hope will prompt real change...

  • International05 Jul, 2018

    New class

    Agreement will see IMOCA 60 boats in the next Volvo Ocean Race.

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  • Regional12 Jun, 2018

    Critical funding

    Grant provided to Salability at South of Perth Yacht Club.

  • International14 May, 2018

    Power couple

    Rolex is strengthening its support of World Sailing.

  • International26 Apr, 2018

    Bumpy seas

    Bavaria Yachts release statement regarding conjecture about their current financial state.

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  • Profile14 Mar, 2018

    All The Oceans

    Renowned yacht designer Ron Holland grew up in New Zealand, surrounded by vast blue water and...

  • Regional13 Feb, 2018

    Changes in the wind

    Offshore Yachting​, the CYCA’s club magazine, recognised as one of the world’s premier sailing...

  • International08 Feb, 2018

    worldwide expansion

    Gill North America Ltd, the US leader in technical marine clothing, has been acquired by the...

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Cruising

An inspiring guide to throwing off the bowlines and catching the trade winds in your sails, along with destinations to entice.

  • Destinations16 Aug, 2018

    Southern jewel

    The rugged island across the infamous Bass Strait is much more than just a pit stop at the end of...

  • Destinations27 Jun, 2018

    Natural harmony

    The archipelago of Vanuatu is a tropical haven for visiting sailors yet within reach of Australia.

  • Destinations22 May, 2018

    Bouncing back

    One year on from the storm that made headlines all over the country, Brittany Cooper talks...

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  • Destinations27 Mar, 2018

    Make way to the Bay

    As Sail Port Stephens fast approaches, avid sailors and holiday makers alike are flooding to the...

  • Rallies07 Mar, 2018

    Sail around paradise

    A regatta in the middle of the Pacific, a true festival of sailing for 4 days in the Leeward Islands...

  • Destinations31 Jan, 2018

    Royal Nomuka Yacht Club

    Adventurer, Don McIntyre now calls Nomuka Iki home after a lifetime of adventures which have taken...

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  • Rallies06 Dec, 2017

    Multihulls makes a splash

    A fleet of multihulls took Pittwater by storm in late November at the hugely successful Multihull...

  • Rallies26 Sep, 2017

    Kava break

    Participants in the second Oyster World Rally have made landfall in Fiji, drawing the...

  • Destinations24 Jul, 2017

    Best seat in the house

    Coral Expeditions has launched a unique Sydney to Hobart maritime themed itinerary which sets sail...

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Events

A front row seat to all the best regattas, boat shows, product launches and networking occasions, in Australia, New Zealand and around the world.

  • Boat shows08 Aug, 2018

    Curtain down

    Sydney International Boat Show wrapped up for another year, with exhibitors reporting positive sales...

  • Social07 Aug, 2018

    Back to camp

    The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron launch successful International Foiling Camp for the...

  • Social02 Aug, 2018

    Good Voodoo

    Voodoo first Festival of Sails entry after Notice Of Race goes live.

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  • Boat shows01 Aug, 2018

    Boating Valhalla

    It’s high time for yachting enthusiasts to get on board the 2018 Sydney International Boat Show.

  • Social24 Jul, 2018

    Saltwater veterans

    Meet the aptly self named 'Saltwater Veterans', the inspirational sailors a part of the Soldier On...

  • Awards05 Jun, 2018

    Hoist a new sail

    At a special ceremony at the Australian National Maritime Museum, the cream of the crop of...

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  • Boat shows08 May, 2018

    Something for everyone

    The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show will celebrate a bumper 30th anniversary edition from...

  • Social02 May, 2018

    Rescue reunion

    OCC Member Mervyn Wheatley reunited with Captain Wells of the Queen Mary 2 who rescued him.

  • Boat shows17 Apr, 2018

    Un, deux, trois

    Groupe Beneteau presented three Asian premieres at the biggest show in the region.

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