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Racing

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

  • Regattas22 May, 2018

    Season finale

    From 26 May until 2 June 2018, the Samui Regatta will attract sailors from around the world.

  • Regattas22 May, 2018

    Cannonball run

    After a long wait for wind on the Bay of Naples, Rolex Capri Sailing Week concluded with a...

  • Regattas22 May, 2018

    First charge

    Foggy first 24 hours has Dongfeng Race Team leading the charge.

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  • Regattas17 May, 2018

    Paradise sail

    The Club Marine Pittwater to Paradise Regatta set for a January start in 2019.

  • Regattas14 May, 2018

    Fast ride

    Warrior takes line honours, Varuna counts the minutes in the Antigua Bermuda Race.

  • Regattas14 May, 2018

    Inaugural success

    Middle Harbour Yacht Club's (MHYC) inaugural Women's Regatta welcomed a strong fleet of 22 boats.

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  • Regattas13 May, 2018

    Italian job

    After an eight race series, Enfant Terrible is on top of the podium in Porto Ercole for the J/70...

  • Regattas13 May, 2018

    Laser gold

    Stirring finish catapults Australia to gold at 2018 Laser European Championship.

  • Skippers10 May, 2018

    Gold drawcard

    Tom Slingsby joins Australian Sailing Team camp.  

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Yachts

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

  • 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.

  • New Builds06 May, 2018

    Galley elegance

    A unique new sailing yacht is under construction, with design by Hoek Design Naval Architects.

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  • Design04 Apr, 2018

    Ready and able

    New yacht design to encourage participation from the disabled sailing community.

  • New Builds20 Mar, 2018

    Bluewater debut

    The award winning new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440 will make it’s Australian regatta debut at Sail...

  • New Builds13 Mar, 2018

    Breaking free

    MM341 breaks free of her mould.

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  • New Builds06 Mar, 2018

    Pure enjoyment

    X-yachts launched the new pure X range, incorporating the best elements from both the Xcruising...

  • New Builds27 Feb, 2018

    Light and fast

    Saffier Yachts presented the Se 37 Lounge for the very first time at boot Dusseldorf.

  • Design22 Feb, 2018

    Tailor made

    Contest Yachts new 26-metre flagship Contest 85CS was launched at boot Dusseldorf.

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Gear

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

  • 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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  • Hardware21 Feb, 2018

    Compact power

    Yanmar launches the 3JH40, a CR Inboard Marine Diesel Engine.

  • Technology11 Jan, 2018

    Expanding family

    Marine electronics giant Navico has added a Norwegian technology integrator to its array of marine...

  • Technology04 Dec, 2017

    Recycled racers

    Land Rover BAR partner with ELG Carbon Fibre to recycle and reuse carbon fibre used during America's...

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  • Hardware28 Nov, 2017

    Reliable performance

    Furlex introduces the 204E and 304E, making life on board easier and more enjoyable.

  • Technology12 Nov, 2017

    Tech on board

    Team AkzoNobel debuts SAP’s biometric sensor technology in Volvo Ocean Race.

  • Technology16 Oct, 2017

    Bin it

    Land Rover BAR have partnered with Seabin Pty to install the UK's first Seabin on the pontoon of the...

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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.

  • 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.

  • Profile14 Mar, 2018

    All The Oceans

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

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  • 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...

  • Regional29 Jan, 2018

    Safe investment

    What’s a marine surveyor worth?

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  • Regional25 Jan, 2018

    Sail on

    Renowned sailmakers The North Sails Group announced that following the company’s consolidation of...

  • Profile30 Nov, 2017

    Family legacy

    John Muir will carry on the family legacy when he steps inside the commentary box for the Rolex...

  • International14 Nov, 2017

    Sailing future

    The World Sailing Conference concluded with the decisions made on a future Offshore World...

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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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • Rallies26 Sep, 2017

    Kava break

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

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  • 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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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 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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  • Social13 Mar, 2018

    The Mercy Ticket Giveaway

  • Social13 Mar, 2018

    Challenging the Deep

    A major new immersive exhibition about the history-making deep-sea expeditions of deep-sea explorer...

  • Awards28 Feb, 2018

    World recognition

    Australian Jessica Watson is among the recipients selected for outstanding contributions to the...

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  • Awards24 Jan, 2018

    blue water rewards

    Ocean Cruising Club announces award winners for 2017.

  • Social10 Jan, 2018

    Foiling Week

    From 11 to 14 January at Woollahra Sailing Club in Rose Bay, Sydney, a new year of foiling will be...

  • Awards08 Nov, 2017

    Sailing superstars

    Team New Zealand's Peter Burling has won Male World Sailor of the Year award, and Marit Bouwmeester...

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