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Racing

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

  • Regattas20 Feb, 2018

    New era

    Hamilton Island Race Week, one of Australia’s premier regatta, will enter an exciting new era in...

  • Regattas20 Feb, 2018

    Wild west

    Britain’s Lawrence Crispin heads the points table after four races in the Schweppes Viper Worlds...

  • Offshore20 Feb, 2018

    Legend returns

    The 2018 New Caledonia Groupama Race around the South Pacific’s island gem will see the return of...

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  • Offshore20 Feb, 2018

    Pressure mounting

    Volvo Ocean Race fleet leaders hold on as Leg 6 rankings tighten.

  • Regattas20 Feb, 2018

    Fleet growing

    Blackmore enters latest buy in Sydney Harbour Regatta, as entries begin to roll in.

  • Regattas19 Feb, 2018

    Chasing the leader

    iD topple ‘dream team’ as Euroflex scrape home for regatta win.

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  • Regattas14 Feb, 2018

    Path to the worlds

    The Etchells fleet will convene in Sydney for the NSW titles, hosted by the Royal Sydney Yacht...

  • Regattas14 Feb, 2018

    Takahashi triumph

    Takahashi takes out 2018 Nespresso Youth International Match Racing Cup.

  • Regattas14 Feb, 2018

    Historic night

    Entries are strong for the 50th Marlay Point Overnight Race, as hundreds of boats expected to line...

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Yachts

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

  • Design20 Feb, 2018

    Design in the works

    A new Juan Kouyoumdjian design in the next Vendée Globe.

  • Reviews23 Jan, 2018

    On top

    ClubSwan 50 was announced as the European Boat of the Year 2018 winner at Boot Düsseldorf.

  • New Builds08 Jan, 2018

    Bavaria world

    Bavaria Yachts will be opening the upcoming Boot Düsseldorf in January with an explosion of world...

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  • New Builds18 Dec, 2017

    Surprising performer

    The new NMD 43, Albator, built by OceanTec, is an all-round performer with the definite potential to...

  • New Builds07 Dec, 2017

    Creative collaboration

    High-performance luxury yacht ready to launch.

  • Design27 Nov, 2017

    Downeast design

    Zurn Yacht design brings a touch of New England style with the Marblehead 22 yacht.

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  • New Builds01 Oct, 2017

    Production of Figaro

    Beneteau is going ahead with full-scale production of the world’s first foiling monohull – the...

  • New Builds26 Sep, 2017

    New horizons

    Beneteau’s highly-anticipated Oceanis 51.1 has premiered at Cannes, promising new standards in...

  • 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...

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Gear

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

  • 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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  • Hardware13 Oct, 2017

    New style

    TOIO enters Australian marine clothing market.

  • Technology04 Oct, 2017

    Making connections

    Free interactive app to connect sailing community at the 2018 Festival of Sails.

  • Hardware18 Sep, 2017

    Things don’t seam

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

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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.

  • Regional13 Feb, 2018

    Changes in the wind

    Offshore Yachting​, the CYCA’s club magazine, recognised as one of the world’s premier sailing...

  • Profile14 Feb, 2018

    All The Oceans

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

  • International08 Feb, 2018

    worldwide expansion

    Gill North America Ltd, the US leader in technical marine clothing, has been acquired by the...

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  • Regional29 Jan, 2018

    Safe investment

    What’s a marine surveyor worth?

  • 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...

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  • International14 Nov, 2017

    Sailing future

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

  • International08 Nov, 2017

    Balancing the boat

    Gender equality in sailing discussed at World Sailing's 2017 Annual Conference.

  • Profile30 Oct, 2017

    Legend honoured

    Kay Cottee to be inducted into the Australian Sailing Hall of Fame.

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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.

  • 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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  • 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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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.

  • 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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  • Awards06 Nov, 2017

    Stars shine

    Awards show Australian Sailing’s diverse strengths.

  • Awards06 Nov, 2017

    World Sailor of the Year

    Vote now for the 2017 Rolex World Sailor of the Year.  

  • Awards06 Nov, 2017

    Mirabaud marvels

    55 of the best sailing videos from 12 countries have been pulled together for the public to vote on...

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  • Awards03 Nov, 2017

    To Victor go the spoils

    Victor “The Medal Maker” Kovalenko, known as the world’s greatest sailing coach, has been...

  • Awards02 Nov, 2017

    Snap happy

    Top twenty selected for Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2017.

  • Social18 Oct, 2017

    Australian Sailing Awards

    Australian Sailing Awards to recognise diverse achievements.

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