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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.

  • Offshore25 Sep, 2018

    Successful rescue

    Injured solo sailor rescued successfully during Golden Globe Race.

  • Regattas25 Sep, 2018

    Classic battle

    An eight-race series on Rhode Island Sound and Narragansett Bay determined title holders for the...

  • Regattas24 Sep, 2018

    Wild finish

    Australians clinched gold at the Para World Sailing Championships in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA.

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  • Regattas23 Sep, 2018

    Northern dominance

    Queenslanders crowned National Champions.

  • Skippers23 Sep, 2018

    Sea rescue

    A multinational search operation is now under way to rescue injured Indian solo sailor Abhilash Tomy...

  • Regattas20 Sep, 2018

    Champions crowned

    Juliet Costanzo and team crowned Australian Women’s Match Racing Champion.

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  • Regattas18 Sep, 2018

    Historic showdown

    12 Metre North Americans to be hotly contested.

  • Regattas17 Sep, 2018

    Record race

    Locomotive breath powers new Flinders Islet Race record.

  • Regattas17 Sep, 2018

    Driving ambition

    Rio Silver Medallists fire first shot enroute to Tokyo.

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Yachts

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

  • Design25 Sep, 2018

    First range reborn

    Beneteau injects new vitality into the legendary First range.

  • New Builds24 Sep, 2018

    Fresh launch

    The launch of the first Contest 85CS is set to be the largest of all Contest Yachts to date.

  • Design01 Sep, 2018

    T5 test

    The British Challenger for the America's Cup, INEOS TEAM UK has launched its first test boat in...

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  • 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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Gear

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

  • Technology11 Sep, 2018

    Accelerated learning

    This Volvo Ocean Race was the wildest and windiest edition since 2005/6. Gautier Sergent, lead...

  • 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.

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  • Hardware11 Jul, 2018

    Good fit

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

  • 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.

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  • Technology12 Jun, 2018

    Audio boom

    JL Audio launches the MM50.

  • 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”...

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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.

  • International17 Sep, 2018

    Looking to the future

    Future of Bavaria Yachtbau looking up as private equity fund confirm investment.

  • International04 Sep, 2018

    Buyer interest

    A new owner for Bavaria Yachtbau looks to be in sight, with reports that a bidder’s binding offer...

  • Profile21 Aug, 2018

    Changing of the guard

    Ian Cook named Commodore of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.

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  • 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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Cruising

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

  • 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...

  • Destinations22 Aug, 2018

    The serious side of fun

    More than meets the eye for the Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club.

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • Destinations27 Mar, 2018

    Make way to the Bay

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

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  • 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...

  • Rallies06 Dec, 2017

    Multihulls makes a splash

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

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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 shows25 Sep, 2018

    Boat display

    Twentieth edition of Auckland On-water Boat Show kicks off this week.

  • Social25 Sep, 2018

    A night to remember

    SOLAS raises close to $30,000 at Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron dinner.

  • Social25 Sep, 2018

    A class above

    Australian Farr 40 class celebrates two decades.

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  • Boat shows12 Sep, 2018

    Plans for the future

    Cannes Yachting Festival announces bold plan to grow the sailing yacht sector at the show.

  • Social31 Aug, 2018

    Race day

    Day 1 dawns at SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week.

  • Boat shows08 Aug, 2018

    Curtain down

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

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  • 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.

  • Boat shows01 Aug, 2018

    Boating Valhalla

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

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