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Racing

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

  • Regattas12 Jun, 2019

    Malaysian rendezvous

    Aussies eye the prize at the Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta (RMSIR).

  • Regattas12 Jun, 2019

    Tasman challenge

    The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club and Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron partner for the new Sydney...

  • Regattas11 Jun, 2019

    Double trouble

    New Zealand sailors win gold and silver at World Cup Series Final.

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  • Regattas11 Jun, 2019

    Fighting spirit

    Tough final day decides winners of Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta.

  • Regattas05 Jun, 2019

    Home coming

    The Farr 40 Class brings the World Championships back to Sydney in 2020 for the fourth time.

  • Regattas04 Jun, 2019

    Massing the fleet

    Ocean Respect Racing makes it a record 40 entries for Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta.

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  • Regattas03 Jun, 2019

    Wide open

    A mix of newcomers and race-winning veterans headline a 75-strong fleet already entered in the 2019...

  • Regattas31 May, 2019

    Only the best

    Australian Sailing has announced its 14-athlete strong team to represent the country at this...

  • Offshore30 May, 2019

    Boss boat

    Alex Thomson Racing prepares to launch new Hugo Boss boat, confirms October debut in Transat Jacques...

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Yachts

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

  • Design12 Jun, 2019

    Nice ketch

    New Zealand-based Lloyd Stevenson Boatbuilders preview their new ketch-rigged blue water cruiser...

  • New Builds30 May, 2019

    Like the first time

    After two years in development, Beneteau's eagerly awaited First Yacht 53 will make waves this year...

  • New Builds27 May, 2019

    An attractive option

    Multihull Central debut the Seawind 1600 at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.

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  • Design20 May, 2019

    Deck lifestyle

    A closer look at Moody Yachts latest design, the Moody Decksaloon 41.

  • New Builds13 May, 2019

    New generation

    Oyster Yachts celebrates the launch of the Oyster 565.

  • Design06 May, 2019

    Move the limits

    The all-new 40C from Hallberg-Rassy moves the limits for what is possible to achieve in a yacht up...

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  • 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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Gear

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

  • Technology21 May, 2019

    Wing check

    The second round of structural testing of the one design AC75 foil arms has successfully been...

  • Technology01 May, 2019

    Display mode

    The race is well and truly on to develop the broadcast systems for the AC75s and the next...

  • Hardware20 Mar, 2019

    Locked in

    Spinlock revealed as clipper race official lifejacket supplier.

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  • 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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Industry

Stay up-to-date with the issues affecting the yachting world, and the people who shape races, regattas, sponsorships and events.

  • Profile05 Jun, 2019

    Eight bells Lowell North

    Tributes pour in for sailing pioneer Lowell North.

  • Environmental04 Jun, 2019

    Saving the seas

    Ocean Racing Club of Victoria gets serious about saving our oceans.

  • Environmental03 Jun, 2019

    Whale song

    B&G announce a partnership with the Arctic Whale Project.

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  • 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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Cruising

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

  • Destinations30 May, 2019

    Tropical migration

    Every year when the south-east trades are blowing, dozens of cruising yachts join the procession...

  • Rallies30 May, 2019

    Maiden mission

    Iconic Whitbread Round the World yacht Maiden is being prepped in Auckland, ahead of the next leg of...

  • Rallies24 Apr, 2019

    Maiden night

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

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  • 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...

  • Destinations11 Jan, 2019

    Easy in

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

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  • 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.

  • Destinations06 Nov, 2018

    Solo journey

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

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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.

  • Regattas12 Jun, 2019

    Empire state of mind

    SailGP announces Bermuda Tourism Authority as Official Event Partner for first New York SailGP.

  • Awards04 Jun, 2019

    Whitsunday gold

    Abell Point Marina took home gold not once, but twice, in the Marinas19 Marina of the Year Awards.

  • Awards29 Mar, 2019

    Sailing stars

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

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  • 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.

  • Social04 Feb, 2019

    Star power

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

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  • 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.

  • Boat shows23 Jan, 2019

    Multi show

    Multihull Boat Show announced for Gold Coast.

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