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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.

  • Regattas19 Sep, 2017

    Laser focus

    The 2017 Laser Standard Men’s world Championship is underway, with Aussies fiercely competing.

  • Offshore20 Sep, 2017

    Got it covered

    Readers have the chance to meet and cheer on Team AkzoNobel at the Auckland stopover of the Volvo...

  • Offshore18 Sep, 2017

    Rikki’s new Aussie adventure

    New Zealand yacht, Rikki is confirmed for the Club Marine Pittwater to Paradise Regatta and the...

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  • Regattas18 Sep, 2017

    Big finish

    Racing concluded at the 53rd edition of the Rolex Big Boat Series, hosted by the St. Francis Yacht...

  • 18 Sep, 2017

    Grand finale

    12 Metre North American Championship promises to be a spectacular finish to the 2017 sailing season.

  • Regattas18 Sep, 2017

    Best of Blue Water

    Outstanding conditions delivered a record-breaking run round Flinders Islet for Race 2 of the...

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  • Regattas13 Sep, 2017

    Farr-out

    The Farr 40 One-Design season is set to begin with an action-packed calendar.

  • Regattas18 Sep, 2017

    Maxi Cup finishes in style

    The 28th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup concluded 9 September with fierce competition.

  • Offshore12 Sep, 2017

    Back to the future

    It’s virtually assured the 36th America’s Cup will be contested in foiling monohulls.

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Yachts

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

  • Design05 Sep, 2017

    A blast from the past

    A yacht that is cemented deep within Australian sailing history is about to make a modern mark on...

  • Design15 Aug, 2017

    Space race

    Award-winning sailing yacht designer Philippe Briand unveils latest family cruiser model with...

  • New Builds24 Jul, 2017

    X marks the spot

    X-Yachts has announced the launch of the new X4⁹ – the latest addition to the successful “X”...

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  • New Builds13 Jun, 2017

    Discovery is go!

    Premier cruising yacht manufacturer, Discovery Yachts has given the green light for production to...

  • New Builds07 Jun, 2017

    Avant-garde sailing

    Sunreef Yachts is proud to announce the launch of the Sunreef 88 Double Deck - a sailing superyacht...

  • New Builds07 Jun, 2017

    The Southern Sorceress

    Southern Wind Shipyards is proud to announce the delivery of the Sorceress, the first unit in the...

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  • New Builds22 May, 2017

    Twice as nice

    The all-new Hallberg-Rassy 340 will have its world premiere at Scandinavia's largest sailboat show,...

  • New Builds21 Apr, 2017

    Unveiling the graceful Swan 65

    Designed by renowned architect Germán Frers, Nautor's Swan 65 delivers elegance, comfort and...

  • New Builds03 Apr, 2017

    The Solaris 50: “A sexy, elegant delight”

    Team Windcraft’s Solaris 50 has just been named best Large Monohull by the International Best Boat...

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Gear

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

  • Hardware18 Sep, 2017

    Things don’t seam

    North Sails has shaken up the cruising sail market with their new 3Di NORDAC technology.

  • Hardware18 Sep, 2017

    Delta dawns

    Doyle Sails is thrilled to introduce the latest addition to their performance cruising and racing...

  • Technology12 Sep, 2017

    Zeus be with you

    Leading sailing navigation and instrument developer B&G has introduced a new sailing...

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  • Technology12 Sep, 2017

    Power in the palm of your hand

    The new MAP handheld boat control device from MAP Marine Technologies will be available in Australia...

  • Tenders & Toys23 Aug, 2017

    Ducky to water

    Ducky catamarans are a range of inflatable sailing catamarans - quite literally a yacht in a...

  • Technology23 Aug, 2017

    Loud and clear

    Garmin has released their new inReach SE+ and inReach Explorer+ handheld satellite communicators.

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  • Technology23 Aug, 2017

    Dress for success

    Australian sailing industry stalwart, Duncan Curnow, has launched a new clothing venture.

  • 12 Jul, 2017

    Good gear

    New from iconic sailing apparel brand, Musto is a range of versatile and fashion-forward clothing...

  • 05 Jul, 2017

    Warm up as you dry out

    The story behind the SeaRug is a classic case of ‘find a need, fill a need’.

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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 Sep, 2017

    Aussies take on world

    Martin Hill and his crew of Andrew Palfrey, David Chapman and Sasha Ryan are spearheading an...

  • Regional06 Sep, 2017

    Expert checklist

    Large or small, basic or customised, every vessel needs to be maintained and proper pre-season...

  • Regional05 Sep, 2017

    New role for Big Fella

    Highly respected and awarded sailor, Iain Murray AM joins Australian Sailing as Performance...

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  • Regional23 Aug, 2017

    Funding boost

    Rushcutters Bay Sailability has received Marine Industry Foundation Grant.

  • Regional21 Aug, 2017

    Full house

    The Boat Works at Coomera on Queensland's Gold Coast, has experienced an expansion burst, adding...

  • Regional18 Aug, 2017

    Legends prepare at Rivergate

    Ahead of what promises to be a stellar season of sailing, five iconic sailing yachts have berthed at...

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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.

  • Destinations24 Jul, 2017

    Best seat in the house

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

  • Rallies12 Jul, 2017

    Rally with the multis

    Entries are now open for Multihull Solutions Australian Cruising Rallies.

  • Rallies05 Jun, 2017

    World ARC returns to Mackay

    The World ARC Rally will visit Mackay again this 2017 cruising season, comprising 25 to 30 vessels...

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  • Destinations23 May, 2017

    Pure (sailing) bliss

    With a touch of French sophistication and an azure lagoon, Nouméa lures holidaymakers and sailors...

  • Destinations29 Apr, 2017

    Australia’s own underwater wonder

    Famed underwater sculptor, Jason deCaires Taylor will soon visit Townsville and North Queensland,...

  • Destinations20 Apr, 2017

    Venture to paradise

    Yachting guru and founder of Fleming Yachts, Tony Fleming, invites you to Venture with him to the...

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  • Destinations31 Mar, 2017

    Abell Point activates clean up

    In the wake of category 4 Tropical Cyclone Debbie, Abell Point and the Whitsundays region are...

  • Destinations11 Apr, 2017

    HK’s new superyacht on land

    Renowned yacht design firm Vitruvius Yachts is set to make waves this autumn with the opening of...

  • Destinations16 Jan, 2017

    Dipping into charter – Part two

    All you need to know ahead of experiencing the wide-world of a luxury charter yacht vacation. 

  • Destinations30 Mar, 2017

    Beluga centre stage

    When deciding on your next holiday location, why commit to a static bedroom when you could have your...

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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.

  • Social29 Aug, 2017

    Top place for a Shag!

    This weekend the Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club will host their annual Rendezvous in Gloucester...

  • Social21 Aug, 2017

    Australia’s biggest Shag

    More than a thousand official 'Shaggers' are making their way to the pristine waters of the...

  • Boat shows02 Aug, 2017

    50th SIBS sets sail!

    Celebrating 50 golden years, the Sydney International Boat Show has a host of sailing vessels on...

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  • Social12 Jul, 2017

    Cue the fun

    Airlie Beach Race Week’s parties are legendary and this year organisers are ensuring there will be...

  • 19 Jun, 2017

    Catch us if you can

    Emirates Team New Zealand blitzed Oracle Team USA on day two of the America's Cup Match, recording...

  • Boat shows31 May, 2017

    2017 SCIBS success

    The 29th Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show has been stamped with the ultimate seal of approval...

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  • 19 May, 2017

    Cyclone clean up

    A post-Cyclone Debbie clean up campaign is underway at Airlie Beach, as the Whitsunday Sailing Club...

  • 23 Apr, 2017

    35th America’s Cup countdown

    Friday 21 April marked a significant milestone in the countdown until the 35th America's Cup - just...

  • 10 Apr, 2017

    The race must go on

    Despite the devastation of Cyclone Debbie Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2017 will continue as...

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