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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.

  • Regattas16 Jan, 2019

    Outstanding champions

    Press and Hay undisputed 12ft Skiff Interdominion champions.

  • Offshore16 Jan, 2019

    Race against time

    Mark Slats closes to within 50 miles of Van Den Heede in nail-biting race to the finish.

  • Regattas16 Jan, 2019

    Bright future

    A new set of national youth champions were crowned after a week of sailing on the Derwent River at...

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  • Regattas15 Jan, 2019

    Under the wire

    Festival of Sails entry deadline extended with no late fee.

  • Regattas09 Jan, 2019

    Down to the line

    2019 Dragon World Championship title goes down to the last day.

  • Regattas09 Jan, 2019

    Sail fest

    Festival of Sails fast approaching.

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  • Regattas09 Jan, 2019

    By sailors, for sailors

    Record entries two weeks out from CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week.

  • Offshore08 Jan, 2019

    Countdown begins

    Van Den Heede serves 18 hour penalty during the Golden Globe Race.

  • Regattas07 Jan, 2019

    Flying finish

    Jerwood family dominate Flying 15 National Championship.

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Yachts

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

  • New Builds16 Jan, 2019

    Home grown treats

    Hanse Yachts bring a host of brands to boot Düsseldorf.

  • Design09 Jan, 2019

    Live to Excess

    Groupe Beneteau appoint Flagstaff Marine as the exclusive Australian Importer for Excess catamarans.

  • New Builds02 Jan, 2019

    Increased opportunity

    Ocean Marina Yacht Club support disabled sailing in Thailand with purchase of eight “SV14”...

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  • New Builds18 Dec, 2018

    Stow away

    The Reverso is an innovation, a super simple portable dinghy which aims to make sailing more...

  • New Builds13 Dec, 2018

    Purpose driven

    It’s taken a little while for the standard-setting Dehler 42 to tie-up at an Australian dock, but...

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Design25 Sep, 2018

    First range reborn

    Beneteau injects new vitality into the legendary First range.

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Gear

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

  • Technology09 Jan, 2019

    Set sail

    Advanced Wing System (AWS) named official supplier of American Magic.

  • Hardware26 Dec, 2018

    Safety first

    All Sat Communications supplies crew of Celestial with 14 Ocean Signal Man Overboard Devices for...

  • Technology03 Dec, 2018

    Navigator aid

    Let the adventure begin with NUUD for iPad Pro.

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  • Technology26 Nov, 2018

    Master and commander

    This sailing app helps you make your way through your local waterways.

  • Hardware03 Oct, 2018

    SLAM dunk

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

  • Hardware02 Oct, 2018

    Halo sign

    Simrad announces HALO24, an innovation in pulse compression radar.

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  • 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.

  • 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...

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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.

  • Regional02 Dec, 2018

    Local recruit

    Doyle Sails announced that professional sailor Gordon Maguire will join Chris Nicolson and the team...

  • 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.

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  • Profile17 Oct, 2018

    Eight bells – Ian Kiernan

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

  • 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.

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  • International04 Sep, 2018

    Buyer interest

    A new owner for Bavaria Yachtbau looks to be in sight, with reports that a bidder’s binding offer...

  • 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...

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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.

  • Destinations11 Jan, 2019

    Easy in

    The Indian Government allows for smoother customs and immigration clearance into the Andaman...

  • Destinations18 Dec, 2018

    Home coming

    Record breaker Lisa Blair returns to Sydney.

  • Destinations13 Nov, 2018

    Voyage of a lifetime

    HMB Endeavour to set sail for adventure.

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  • 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.

  • Destinations20 Oct, 2018

    Change of pace

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

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  • 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...

  • Destinations22 Aug, 2018

    The serious side of fun

    More than meets the eye for the Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club.

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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.

  • Social21 Dec, 2018

    Historic partnership

    Ocean Media becomes the Official Super Yacht Program Partner for Sydney SailGP.

  • 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...

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  • Awards19 Oct, 2018

    Worthy recognition

    Female sailors shine at the the 2018 Australian Sailing Awards.

  • 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.

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  • Awards02 Oct, 2018

    Picture perfect

    Top 20 Selected for Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2018.

  • 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.

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