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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.

  • Regattas10 Dec, 2018

    Launch pad

    Sydney Sailmakers adds NSW Championship for trifecta of titles.

  • Regattas10 Dec, 2018

    Ready to roll

    Online entries and the Notice of Race now up and running for the 12th annual Sail Port Stephens...

  • Skippers08 Dec, 2018

    All good

    Susie Goodall rescued in the Golden Globe Race.

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  • Regattas08 Dec, 2018

    Gold sailing

    Olympic class racing at Sail Sydney 2018 was decided on Sydney Harbour in fresh summer breezes with...

  • Regattas06 Dec, 2018

    RS Aero-batics

    Port Stephens will host RS Aero Australian Championship.

  • Regattas04 Dec, 2018

    Derwent clash

    Michael Cooper, skipper of Export Roo, and his team of David Chapman and Sam Tiedemann sailed into...

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  • Regattas04 Dec, 2018

    Summer slam

    Sail Sydney, staged out of Woollahra Sailing Club at Rose Bay, is the start of a long summer of...

  • Regattas03 Dec, 2018

    Causing Edakes

    Jeff Carter and team Edake had their first regatta win of the season in the Farr 40 One Design...

  • Regattas03 Dec, 2018

    Records topple

    Comanche breaks seven-year record as she sailed to a fourth Line Honours win in the Audi Centre...

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Yachts

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

  • New Builds03 Dec, 2018

    Delivery complete

    The first Contest 85CS has been handed over to her new owner and is ready to travel the world.

  • New Builds24 Nov, 2018

    Smooth sailing

    The new RM 1370 has been designed for optimum performance.

  • New Builds09 Oct, 2018

    Cat power

    Fountaine Pajot launches new 45’ sailing catamaran.

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  • 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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Gear

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

  • Technology03 Dec, 2018

    Navigator aid

    Let the adventure begin with NUUD for iPad Pro.

  • Technology26 Nov, 2018

    Master and commander

    This sailing app helps you navigate your local waterways.

  • Hardware03 Oct, 2018

    SLAM dunk

    Quality Marine Clothing (QMC) has announced the latest brand to enter its stable, with SLAM...

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  • Hardware02 Oct, 2018

    Halo sign

    Simrad announces HALO24, an innovation in pulse compression radar.

  • Technology11 Sep, 2018

    Accelerated learning

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

  • Technology27 Aug, 2018

    Light load

    A new range of water-repellent duffel bags for your sailing gear has just hit the Australian market.

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  • 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.

  • Hardware11 Jul, 2018

    Good fit

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

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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.

  • Regional30 Oct, 2018

    Setting sail

    Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club receives a boost with the arrival of eight Olympic yachts...

  • Profile22 Oct, 2018

    Eight bells – Robin Crawford

    Well-known yachtsman and philanthropist, Robin Crawford has passed away.

  • Profile17 Oct, 2018

    Eight bells – Ian Kiernan

    One of Australia’s best-known yachting identities and passionate environmentalist Ian Kiernan has...

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  • Regional02 Oct, 2018

    Tropical delights

    Airlie Beach Race Week organisers report great success for the 30th Anniversary.

  • 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...

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  • Profile21 Aug, 2018

    Changing of the guard

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

  • 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...

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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.

  • 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.

  • Rallies06 Nov, 2018

    Split personality

    Aaron Cole from North Sails has a few tips to get the most out of your pride and joy.

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  • Destinations20 Oct, 2018

    Change of pace

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

  • Destinations08 Oct, 2018

    Rust never sleeps

    Yachts are our usually our biggest investment after our home, says Kevin Green. Regular maintenance...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • Destinations27 Jun, 2018

    Natural harmony

    The archipelago of Vanuatu is a tropical haven for visiting sailors yet within reach of 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.

  • Social26 Nov, 2018

    Fresh look

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

  • Awards24 Oct, 2018

    Whitsundays on show

    At a black-tie event hosted in the Whitsundays this weekend, the 2018 Whitsunday Tourism Awards...

  • Awards19 Oct, 2018

    Worthy recognition

    Female sailors shine at the the 2018 Australian Sailing Awards.

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  • Awards08 Oct, 2018

    Stars align

    Finalists announced for 2018 Australian Sailing Awards.

  • Awards04 Oct, 2018

    Worlds best

    Australian skipper Wendy Tuck on the shortlist for World Sailor of the Year.

  • Awards02 Oct, 2018

    Picture perfect

    Top 20 Selected for Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2018.

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  • 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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