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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.

  • Youth Sailing19 Feb, 2019

    Fresh talent

    Youth shines on the final day of the Garmin 2019 Etchells NSW State Championship.

  • Regattas17 Feb, 2019

    First time success

    Ichi Ban just misses record but takes double in maiden Adelaide-Lincoln Race.

  • Regattas16 Feb, 2019

    Sydney spectacle

    Thousands of spectators turn out to watch Australia win inaugural SailGP in Sydney.

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  • Regattas15 Feb, 2019

    Cutting edge

    The inaugural SailGP regatta, which kicks-off today, could feature a number of breakthroughs for the...

  • Regattas07 Feb, 2019

    Soft launch

    All six F50s hit the water ahead of SailGP Sydney.

  • Regattas05 Feb, 2019

    Gold class

    Aussies take gold at first World Cup of 2019.

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  • Regattas03 Feb, 2019

    Fire power

    Outlaw had a spectacular day on the water to win the 2019 Farr 40 NSW State title. 

  • Regattas31 Jan, 2019

    Strong lead

    Maloney and Meech hold handy lead at Miami World Cup.

  • Skippers30 Jan, 2019

    Round the world

    Van Den Heede receives huge welcome back in Les Sables d’Olonne.

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Yachts

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

  • Design05 Feb, 2019

    Yacht attraction

    Fountaine Pajot Astréa 42 awarded ‘2019 European Yacht of the Year’.

  • Design30 Jan, 2019

    Model example

    New Amel unveiled at boot 2019.

  • New Builds20 Jan, 2019

    Foiling fun

    The foil-assisted ClubSwan 36 brings the fun and excitement of keelboat from one of the most...

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  • New Builds16 Jan, 2019

    Home grown treats

    Hanse Yachts bring a host of brands to boot Düsseldorf.

  • Design09 Jan, 2019

    Live to Excess

    Groupe Beneteau appoint Flagstaff Marine as the exclusive Australian Importer for Excess catamarans.

  • New Builds02 Jan, 2019

    Increased opportunity

    Ocean Marina Yacht Club support disabled sailing in Thailand with purchase of eight “SV14”...

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  • New Builds18 Dec, 2018

    Stow away

    The Reverso is an innovation, a super simple portable dinghy which aims to make sailing more...

  • New Builds13 Dec, 2018

    Purpose driven

    It’s taken a little while for the standard-setting Dehler 42 to tie-up at an Australian dock, but...

  • New Builds03 Dec, 2018

    Delivery complete

    The first Contest 85CS has been handed over to her new owner and is ready to travel the world.

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Gear

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

  • Technology06 Feb, 2019

    Sail stars

    North Sails confirmed as supplier to Star & Stripes Team USA.

  • Hardware29 Jan, 2019

    Race tech

    B&G announced as an official technical supplier of SailGP.

  • Hardware25 Jan, 2019

    Light work

    RokLUME 280 LED work lamps from Hellamarine shows you the light.

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  • Hardware12 Jan, 2019

    Driving force

    Maxon Motor joins Emirates Team New Zealand as official supplier.

  • Technology05 Jan, 2019

    Future driven

    Yanmar invests in the future of the marine industry.

  • Technology09 Jan, 2019

    Set sail

    Advanced Wing System (AWS) named official supplier of American Magic.

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  • Hardware26 Dec, 2018

    Safety first

    All Sat Communications supplies crew of Celestial with 14 Ocean Signal Man Overboard Devices for...

  • Technology03 Dec, 2018

    Navigator aid

    Let the adventure begin with NUUD for iPad Pro.

  • Technology26 Nov, 2018

    Master and commander

    This sailing app helps you make your way through your local waterways.

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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.

  • International12 Feb, 2019

    Timely partnership

    Rolex joins SailGP as Presenting Partner and Official Timepiece.

  • Profile06 Feb, 2019

    Diesel power

    Nanni Diesel Australia on board for the Australian Wooden Boat Festival.

  • Profile23 Jan, 2019

    Part of the plan

    Despite being a world sailing champion and Olympian, Krystal Weir always wanted to be a...

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  • Profile22 Jan, 2019

    New horizons

    Australian Sailing CEO to leave role.

  • Regional02 Dec, 2018

    Local recruit

    Doyle Sails announced that professional sailor Gordon Maguire will join Chris Nicolson and the team...

  • Regional30 Oct, 2018

    Setting sail

    Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club receives a boost with the arrival of eight Olympic yachts...

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  • Profile22 Oct, 2018

    Eight bells – Robin Crawford

    Well-known yachtsman and philanthropist, Robin Crawford has passed away.

  • Profile17 Oct, 2018

    Eight bells – Ian Kiernan

    One of Australia’s best-known yachting identities and passionate environmentalist Ian Kiernan has...

  • Regional02 Oct, 2018

    Tropical delights

    Airlie Beach Race Week organisers report great success for the 30th Anniversary.

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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.

  • Charter08 Feb, 2019

    Heavy weather lesson

    The best way to prepare for any storm is to prudently avoid it. But when the inevitable occurs and...

  • Destinations11 Jan, 2019

    Easy in

    The Indian Government allows for smoother customs and immigration clearance into the Andaman...

  • Destinations18 Dec, 2018

    Home coming

    Record breaker Lisa Blair returns to Sydney.

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  • Destinations13 Nov, 2018

    Voyage of a lifetime

    HMB Endeavour to set sail for adventure.

  • Destinations06 Nov, 2018

    Solo journey

    Lisa Blair provides an insight to her solo circumnavigation around Australia.

  • Rallies06 Nov, 2018

    Split personality

    Aaron Cole from North Sails has a few tips to get the most out of your pride and joy.

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  • Destinations20 Oct, 2018

    Change of pace

    Solo record holder Lisa Blair tackles her latest sailing challenge when she leaves Sydney in...

  • Destinations08 Oct, 2018

    Rust never sleeps

    Yachts are our usually our biggest investment after our home, says Kevin Green. Regular maintenance...

  • Destinations11 Sep, 2018

    The real thing

    There are many people living the dream on yachts of all shapes and sizes, on a broad range of...

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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 shows07 Feb, 2019

    Old school

    All aboard for the 2019 Mystate Australian Wooden Boat Festival.

  • Social04 Feb, 2019

    Star power

    Stacey Jackson and Jade Cole to be guest speakers ahead of the Women in Sailing Challenge.

  • Boat shows03 Feb, 2019

    Safe harbour

    Full steam ahead for the 2019 Mystate Bank Australian Wooden Boat Festival.

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  • Regattas23 Jan, 2019

    Back to the future

    SailFest to recreate history on Newcastle Harbour.

  • Boat shows23 Jan, 2019

    Multi show

    Multihull Boat Show announced for Gold Coast.

  • Social21 Dec, 2018

    Historic partnership

    Ocean Media becomes the Official Super Yacht Program Partner for Sydney SailGP.

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  • Social26 Nov, 2018

    Fresh look

    The Royal Geelong Yacht Club, home of the iconic Festival of Sails, will soon have a new look thanks...

  • Awards24 Oct, 2018

    Whitsundays on show

    At a black-tie event hosted in the Whitsundays this weekend, the 2018 Whitsunday Tourism Awards...

  • Awards19 Oct, 2018

    Worthy recognition

    Female sailors shine at the the 2018 Australian Sailing Awards.

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