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Racing

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

  • Regattas24 Apr, 2019

    Gold finish

    Australia’s Jock Calvert finishes Genoa World Cup Series with a Medal Race win.

  • Regattas24 Apr, 2019

    Chance at glory

    U.S. SailGP Team unveils all-new design featuring Lady Liberty on the wingsail of its F50.

  • Regattas24 Apr, 2019

    Transpac time

    Ran Tan II setting sail for a Transpac adventure of a lifetime.

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  • Regattas23 Apr, 2019

    League showdown

    West Australian women sign up for the National Sailing League Final hosted by the Royal Sydney Yacht...

  • Offshore23 Apr, 2019

    Racing with purpose

    The Ocean Race is building on its position as the sustainability leader in global sport by...

  • Regattas16 Apr, 2019

    Historic year

    History to be made in 75th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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  • Regattas14 Apr, 2019

    Thrills and spills

    Winners and wipeouts on the final day of Sail Port Stephens.

  • Regattas10 Apr, 2019

    World beaters

    Stig claims the 2019 Melges 20 World Championship title.

  • Regattas10 Apr, 2019

    Easter classic

    The 71st Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race, hosted by the Queensland Cruising Yacht Club, has...

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Yachts

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

  • Reviews08 Apr, 2019

    Higher evolution

    Beneteau’s new Oceanis 46.1 epitomises the best of modern production yacht design, where the...

  • New Builds02 Apr, 2019

    Dehler disruptor

    Dehler have released full details of the new Dehler 30 One Design, capable of transforming from...

  • Design26 Mar, 2019

    foil plans

    New foiler design with 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart in mind.

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  • Design26 Feb, 2019

    Pack up

    Corsair Marine announces a new 29’ trimaran.

  • New Builds21 Feb, 2019

    Compact appeal

    Launched at boot Düsseldorf, Beneteau’s Oceanis 30.1 is a smaller design packed full of big...

  • Design08 Feb, 2019

    Toast to longevity

    Contest Yachts Celebrates 60th Anniversary at boot Düsseldorf.

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  • 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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Gear

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

  • Hardware20 Mar, 2019

    Locked in

    Spinlock revealed as clipper race official lifejacket supplier.

  • 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.

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  • Hardware25 Jan, 2019

    Light work

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

  • 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.

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  • Technology09 Jan, 2019

    Set sail

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

  • 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.

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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.

  • International24 Apr, 2019

    Shipwreck discovered

    Australian freighter SS Iron Crown found after being sunk by submarine in 1942.

  • Profile22 Mar, 2019

    New appointment

    Australian Sailing welcomes new CEO, Ben Houston.

  • Regional15 Mar, 2019

    Northern exposure

    Flagstaff Marine consolidates its Queensland presence with the acquisition of The Yacht Brokerage.

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  • 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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Cruising

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

  • Rallies24 Apr, 2019

    Maiden night

    Wendy Tuck, skipper of Maiden, and her crew have shared insights from the first leg on the their...

  • Destinations08 Apr, 2019

    Simple pleasures

    The Louisiades are a string of stunning islands, reefs and lagoons within easy sailing distance of...

  • 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...

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  • 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.

  • Destinations13 Nov, 2018

    Voyage of a lifetime

    HMB Endeavour to set sail for adventure.

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  • 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.

  • Destinations20 Oct, 2018

    Change of pace

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

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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.

  • Awards29 Mar, 2019

    Sailing stars

    Sailors Matt Allen and Wendy Tuck headline the list of winners at the Cruising Yacht Club of...

  • Regattas25 Feb, 2019

    Trailer blazers

    Trailer sailors welcomed at Sail Port Stephens 2019.

  • Boat shows07 Feb, 2019

    Old school

    All aboard for the 2019 Mystate Australian Wooden Boat Festival.

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  • 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.

  • Regattas23 Jan, 2019

    Back to the future

    SailFest to recreate history on Newcastle Harbour.

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  • 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.

  • Social26 Nov, 2018

    Fresh look

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

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