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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.

  • Regattas20 Aug, 2017

    Adrenaline filled day one #AHIRW

    It was a cracking first day of the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Regatta with plenty of breeze to...

  • Offshore17 Aug, 2017

    Leg zero victory

    Spanish Team MAPFRE completed Leg Zero victory while Vestas 11th Hour Racing celebrated a first...

  • Regattas16 Aug, 2017

    Light refreshment

    A lack of solid breeze hasn't smothered the competitive spirit and bonhomie among the crews of the...

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  • 16 Aug, 2017

    Ultimate accolade

    Australia’s sailing supercoach Victor Kovalenko has received all kinds of awards, from Soviet...

  • Regattas15 Aug, 2017

    Fijian fillip

    Sailors from around the Pacific and beyond are already signaling their intention to be part of the...

  • Offshore11 Aug, 2017

    Burling joins Brunel

    Olympic gold medallist and America's Cup winning helmsman Peter Burling has joined Team Brunel for...

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  • Offshore10 Aug, 2017

    Rambler 88 takes Fastnet

    American George David's Rambler 88 arrived in Plymouth to claim monohull line honours.

  • Regattas10 Aug, 2017

    Festival unfurls

    Notice of Race for the 175th Festival of Sails is now online which means entry is open.

  • Offshore09 Aug, 2017

    Wardley turns the tide

    Turn the Tide on Plastic skipper Dee Caffari has named her first crew member of the 2017-18 edition...

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Yachts

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

  • Design15 Aug, 2017

    Space race

    Award-winning sailing yacht designer Philippe Briand unveils latest family cruiser model with...

  • New Builds24 Jul, 2017

    X marks the spot

    X-Yachts has announced the launch of the new X4⁹ – the latest addition to the successful “X”...

  • New Builds13 Jun, 2017

    Discovery is go!

    Premier cruising yacht manufacturer, Discovery Yachts has given the green light for production to...

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  • New Builds07 Jun, 2017

    Avant-garde sailing

    Sunreef Yachts is proud to announce the launch of the Sunreef 88 Double Deck - a sailing superyacht...

  • New Builds07 Jun, 2017

    The Southern Sorceress

    Southern Wind Shipyards is proud to announce the delivery of the Sorceress, the first unit in the...

  • New Builds22 May, 2017

    Twice as nice

    The all-new Hallberg-Rassy 340 will have its world premiere at Scandinavia's largest sailboat show,...

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Gear

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

  • 12 Jul, 2017

    Good gear

    New from iconic sailing apparel brand, Musto is a range of versatile and fashion-forward clothing...

  • 05 Jul, 2017

    Warm up as you dry out

    The story behind the SeaRug is a classic case of ‘find a need, fill a need’.

  • Tenders & Toys23 May, 2017

    All things dinghy

    Yachting Australia Yachtmaster, Michael Troy, explains why dinghies should be treated with respect,...

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  • Technology20 Apr, 2017

    Connect the dots

    The advanced superyacht booking system, LuxBerths, has launched in Asia.

  • Technology07 Apr, 2017

    Blood, Sweat & The Sea

    Walkley Award winning journalist Mike Swinson tells the story of John Muir in a highly regarded new...

  • Technology31 Mar, 2017

    High tech specs

    The M100 and M200 compact thermal cameras from Raymarine use cutting edge artificial intelligence to...

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  • Hardware04 Apr, 2017

    Cleaned and Sealed

    Soap and Sealer Products Designed to Clean and Protect Polyurethane Topcoats.

  • Technology04 May, 2017

    Art for your ears

    Listening to music never looked so good! Bespoke ear gear from Noble Audio takes the simple act of...

  • 21 Apr, 2017

    Fish finding drone

    Aiming to revolutionise the recreational fishing market, the PowerRay drone from PowerVision, is a...

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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.

  • International22 May, 2017

    Aurelius aquires Privilège

    Aurelius Equity Opportunities SE & Co has acquired a majority stake in French catamaran builder...

  • International23 May, 2017

    Luck strikes

    Wang Bin, a prominent Chinese yachtsman, continues to make waves in offshore sailing throughout...

  • Environmental29 Apr, 2017

    Silver lining for the Reef

    Scientists are considering brightening the clouds above the Great Barrier Reef as a stop-gap measure...

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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.

  • 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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  • Destinations31 Mar, 2017

    Abell Point activates clean up

    In the wake of category 4 Tropical Cyclone Debbie, Abell Point and the Whitsundays region are...

  • Destinations11 Apr, 2017

    HK’s new superyacht on land

    Renowned yacht design firm Vitruvius Yachts is set to make waves this autumn with the opening of...

  • Destinations16 Jan, 2017

    Dipping into charter – Part two

    All you need to know ahead of experiencing the wide-world of a luxury charter yacht vacation. 

  • Destinations30 Mar, 2017

    Beluga centre stage

    When deciding on your next holiday location, why commit to a static bedroom when you could have your...

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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 shows02 Aug, 2017

    50th SIBS sets sail!

    Celebrating 50 golden years, the Sydney International Boat Show has a host of sailing vessels on...

  • Social12 Jul, 2017

    Cue the fun

    Airlie Beach Race Week’s parties are legendary and this year organisers are ensuring there will be...

  • 19 Jun, 2017

    Catch us if you can

    Emirates Team New Zealand blitzed Oracle Team USA on day two of the America's Cup Match, recording...

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  • Boat shows31 May, 2017

    2017 SCIBS success

    The 29th Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show has been stamped with the ultimate seal of approval...

  • 19 May, 2017

    Cyclone clean up

    A post-Cyclone Debbie clean up campaign is underway at Airlie Beach, as the Whitsunday Sailing Club...

  • 23 Apr, 2017

    35th America’s Cup countdown

    Friday 21 April marked a significant milestone in the countdown until the 35th America's Cup - just...

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