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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.

  • Youth Sailing19 Jul, 2018

    World contenders

    New Zealand and Australian sailors made a strong start to the youth sailing world championships in...

  • Regattas18 Jul, 2018

    On the record

    Airlie Beach Race Week on track for all-time record entries.

  • Regattas17 Jul, 2018

    Rivalry reignites

    New entries and old foes finalise preparations for 2018 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race.

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  • Regattas17 Jul, 2018

    Sail on

    Sail Melbourne International officially opens for entries.

  • Skippers11 Jul, 2018

    Solo sail

    Young sailor completes solo voyage from Sydney to Los Angeles, raising $16,500 for the Indigenous...

  • Offshore10 Jul, 2018

    Fast run

    Philippe Péché strengthens lead over top four sailors in Golden Globe Race.

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  • Regattas11 Jul, 2018

    Early entry

    First entry confirmed for Newport Coffs Coast race.

  • Regattas10 Jul, 2018

    Winter wrap

    The final race of the Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series did not disappoint. With sun, clear blue...

  • Regattas07 Jul, 2018

    World experience

    The Offshore Sailing World Championship 2018 will take place from 12 to 20 July off the coast of The...

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Yachts

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

  • New Builds18 Jul, 2018

    Designing success

    Delphia yachts are set to shake-up the performance cruiser market, with the release of two new...

  • Design16 Jul, 2018

    New premieres

    Hanse Yachts have released details for the new 458 and 508 - two yachts for...

  • New Builds07 Jul, 2018

    Latest evolution

    Jeanneau announce the new Sun Odyssey 410.

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  • New Builds19 Jun, 2018

    Hot hybrid

    Nautor’s Swan has revealed the ClubSwan 36, an inspirationally innovative fusion of dinghy and...

  • 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.

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  • New Builds06 May, 2018

    Galley elegance

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

  • 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...

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Gear

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

  • 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.

  • Tenders & Toys07 Jul, 2018

    Tender power

    Outboard engines are the traditional propulsion for many boats but environmental and technology...

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  • Technology29 Jun, 2018

    Lighting the way

    Raymarine has released  new products for optimum performance across a range of conditions.

  • Technology12 Jun, 2018

    Audio boom

    JL Audio launches the MM50.

  • Hardware22 May, 2018

    Celebrating innovation

    With over 40 years’ experience, Gineico will again be exhibiting at the 2018 Sanctuary Cove...

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  • 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.

  • Hardware21 Feb, 2018

    Compact power

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

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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.

  • Environmental17 Jul, 2018

    The green way

    Yachting New Zealand launch a wide-ranging environmental strategy they hope will prompt real change...

  • International05 Jul, 2018

    New class

    Agreement will see IMOCA 60 boats in the next Volvo Ocean Race.

  • Regional12 Jun, 2018

    Critical funding

    Grant provided to Salability at South of Perth Yacht Club.

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  • 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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Cruising

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

  • Destinations27 Jun, 2018

    Natural harmony

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

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • Rallies26 Sep, 2017

    Kava break

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

  • 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.

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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.

  • Awards05 Jun, 2018

    Hoist a new sail

    At a special ceremony at the Australian National Maritime Museum, the cream of the crop of...

  • 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.

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  • Boat shows17 Apr, 2018

    Un, deux, trois

    Groupe Beneteau presented three Asian premieres at the biggest show in the region.

  • 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...

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  • Awards28 Feb, 2018

    World recognition

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

  • 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...

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