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Racing

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

  • Youth Sailing12 Jan, 2018

    Big opportunities

    Several young sailors from the Bay of Islands have jumped at the chance to race on board ‘big...

  • Youth Sailing11 Jan, 2018

    Sending it

    2018 Australian Youth Championships competitors ready to put their bow down and ‘send-it’

  • Skippers11 Jan, 2018

    Skipper speaks

    Turn the Tide on Plastic skipper responds to news of UK microbead ban from the middle of the Pacific...

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  • Regattas09 Jan, 2018

    Blast off

    Day 1 of the 2018 Etchells Australian Championships was a blast, a typical warm summer cloudless day...

  • Regattas09 Jan, 2018

    Beating the heat

    It came down to the wire in the Peroni 16 and 13-foot Skiff Australian Titles, despite the near...

  • Youth Sailing09 Jan, 2018

    Thrashing about

    Laser Radial mates to thrash it out at Australian Youth Championships.

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  • Regattas09 Jan, 2018

    Blown away

    Age no barrier as Rob McMillan claims OK Dinghy National Title.

  • Youth Sailing09 Jan, 2018

    Kiwi haul

    Two world titles at the 29er world championships to start the year for Kiwi sailors.

  • Offshore09 Jan, 2018

    Neck and neck

    The new week started with a reshuffle of the Leg 4 leaderboard as the seven-strong Volvo Ocean Race...

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Yachts

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

  • New Builds08 Jan, 2018

    Bavaria world

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

  • 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.

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  • Design27 Nov, 2017

    Downeast design

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

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • 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”...

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Gear

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

  • 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...

  • Hardware28 Nov, 2017

    Reliable performance

    Furlex introduces the 204E and 304E, making life on board easier and more enjoyable.

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  • 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...

  • Hardware13 Oct, 2017

    New style

    TOIO enters Australian marine clothing market.

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  • 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.

  • Hardware18 Sep, 2017

    Delta dawns

    Doyle Sails is thrilled to introduce the latest addition to their performance cruising and racing...

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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.

  • Profile30 Nov, 2017

    Family legacy

    John Muir will carry on the family legacy when he steps inside the commentary box for the Rolex...

  • 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.

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  • Profile30 Oct, 2017

    Legend honoured

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

  • International05 Oct, 2017

    New role for Aussie

    New Racing Manager appointed for The Royal Ocean Racing Club.

  • International04 Oct, 2017

    AC drawcard

    The New Zealand marine industry is predicting “a profound boost” from the 36th America’s Cup,...

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  • Profile26 Sep, 2017

    Aussie contender

    Home-grown America’s Cup Winner Glenn Ashby is in line for major award.

  • International26 Sep, 2017

    US Hall of Fame 2017

    The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) celebrated its seventh class of Inductees on Sunday 24...

  • International12 Sep, 2017

    Aussies take on world

    Martin Hill and his crew of Andrew Palfrey, David Chapman and Sasha Ryan are spearheading an...

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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.

  • 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...

  • Destinations24 Jul, 2017

    Best seat in the house

    Coral Expeditions has launched a unique Sydney to Hobart maritime themed itinerary which sets sail...

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  • 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...

  • Destinations23 May, 2017

    Pure (sailing) bliss

    With a touch of French sophistication and an azure lagoon, Nouméa lures holidaymakers and sailors...

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  • 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...

  • Destinations31 Mar, 2017

    Abell Point activates clean up

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

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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.

  • 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...

  • Awards06 Nov, 2017

    Stars shine

    Awards show Australian Sailing’s diverse strengths.

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  • 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...

  • Awards03 Nov, 2017

    To Victor go the spoils

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

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  • 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.

  • Social25 Sep, 2017

    Sailing gold

    Nominations are now open for the 2017 Australian Sailing Awards.

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