Presenting a world of sailing sport and lifestyle news

Welcome

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.

  • Regattas23 Oct, 2017

    Runaways

    Outlaw scores a runaway win at Farr 40 MHYC One Design Trophy.

  • Regattas23 Oct, 2017

    Hectic opening

    Controversy continued for Team AzkoNobel ahead of the first leg the Volvo Ocean Race, 1450 nautical...

  • Regattas20 Oct, 2017

    Melbourne battle

    Australian Sailing Team’s Olympic medallists confirmed for Sail Melbourne International.

  • Advertisement

  • Youth Sailing19 Oct, 2017

    Star recruit

    Sir Ben Ainslie to bolster Land Rover BAR Academy in Extreme Sailing Series Act 7,  in San Diego.

  • Regattas17 Oct, 2017

    Going Dutch

    Brad Jackson joins AkzoNobel as skipper following the departure of Simeon Tienport.

  • Regattas16 Oct, 2017

    Ichi feat

    Debut win for Ichi Ban in CYCA’s Blue Water Pointscore Race 3.

  • Advertisement

  • Regattas17 Oct, 2017

    Kiwi cup

    The world’s most southerly superyacht regatta has released its 2018 notice of race. The New...

  • Regattas16 Oct, 2017

    Tenacious

    First non-Victorian team wins Couta Boat Championship.

  • Regattas16 Oct, 2017

    Summer slam

    Ginger stars in the opening of the MC38 2017-18 Summer Series act 1 hosted by RSYC.

  • Advertisement

SEE MORE

Yachts

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

  • New Builds26 Sep, 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...

  • Advertisement

  • 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...

  • Advertisement

  • 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,...

  • Advertisement

SEE MORE

Gear

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

  • 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.

  • Technology04 Oct, 2017

    Making connections

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

  • Advertisement

  • 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...

  • Technology12 Sep, 2017

    Zeus be with you

    Leading sailing navigation and instrument developer B&G has introduced a new sailing...

  • Advertisement

  • Technology12 Sep, 2017

    Power in the palm of your hand

    The new MAP handheld boat control device from MAP Marine Technologies will be available in Australia...

  • Tenders & Toys23 Aug, 2017

    Ducky to water

    Ducky catamarans are a range of inflatable sailing catamarans - quite literally a yacht in a...

  • Technology23 Aug, 2017

    Loud and clear

    Garmin has released their new inReach SE+ and inReach Explorer+ handheld satellite communicators.

  • Advertisement

SEE MORE

Industry

Stay up-to-date with the issues affecting the yachting world, and the people who shape races, regattas, sponsorships and events.

  • 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,...

  • Profile26 Sep, 2017

    Aussie contender

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

  • Advertisement

  • 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...

  • Regional06 Sep, 2017

    Expert checklist

    Large or small, basic or customised, every vessel needs to be maintained and proper pre-season...

  • Advertisement

  • Regional05 Sep, 2017

    New role for Big Fella

    Highly respected and awarded sailor, Iain Murray AM joins Australian Sailing as Performance...

  • Regional23 Aug, 2017

    Funding boost

    Rushcutters Bay Sailability has received Marine Industry Foundation Grant.

  • Regional21 Aug, 2017

    Full house

    The Boat Works at Coomera on Queensland's Gold Coast, has experienced an expansion burst, adding...

  • Advertisement

SEE MORE

Cruising

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

  • 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.

  • Advertisement

  • 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...

  • Destinations29 Apr, 2017

    Australia’s own underwater wonder

    Famed underwater sculptor, Jason deCaires Taylor will soon visit Townsville and North Queensland,...

  • Advertisement

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Advertisement

SEE MORE

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.

  • 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.

  • Social29 Aug, 2017

    Top place for a Shag!

    This weekend the Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club will host their annual Rendezvous in Gloucester...

  • Advertisement

  • Social21 Aug, 2017

    Australia’s biggest Shag

    More than a thousand official 'Shaggers' are making their way to the pristine waters of the...

  • 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...

  • Advertisement

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Advertisement

SEE MORE

WE ARE SOCIAL