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Racing

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

  • Regattas16 May, 2019

    Re-match

    Top two TP52s Ichi Ban and Hooligan return to Airlie Beach Race Week.

  • Regattas16 May, 2019

    Momentum gains

    Bryant and Wilmot upwardly mobile at European Championship in Weymouth.

  • Regattas16 May, 2019

    Happy days

    The Beneteau Pittwater Regatta was held on Sydney Harbour,  bringing together sailors from the...

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  • Skippers16 May, 2019

    Tropical pit stop

    The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is set to return to the Whitsundays.

  • Regattas13 May, 2019

    Three from three

    Over six races in very mixed conditions Neville Crichton’s Maserati team posted their third...

  • Regattas13 May, 2019

    Next stop

    From 13-19 May, members of the Australian Sailing Team will compete at the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17...

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  • Regattas08 May, 2019

    Squall semantics

    It was a memorable opener to the CYCA’s 2019 Winter Series.

  • Regattas07 May, 2019

    Gold class

    Australian sailor Matthew Wearn wins gold at the Semaine Olympique Française in Hyères.

  • Regattas06 May, 2019

    Two hander

    Sheers and Rushbrook make Executive Decision to win ORCV Double Handed Race.

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Yachts

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

  • New Builds13 May, 2019

    New generation

    Oyster Yachts celebrates the launch of the Oyster 565.

  • Design06 May, 2019

    Move the limits

    The all-new 40C from Hallberg-Rassy moves the limits for what is possible to achieve in a yacht up...

  • Reviews08 Apr, 2019

    Higher evolution

    Beneteau’s new Oceanis 46.1 epitomises the best of modern production yacht design, where the...

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  • New Builds02 Apr, 2019

    Dehler disruptor

    Dehler have released full details of the new Dehler 30 One Design, capable of transforming from...

  • Design26 Mar, 2019

    foil plans

    New foiler design with 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart in mind.

  • Design26 Feb, 2019

    Pack up

    Corsair Marine announces a new 29’ trimaran.

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  • New Builds21 Feb, 2019

    Compact appeal

    Launched at boot Düsseldorf, Beneteau’s Oceanis 30.1 is a smaller design packed full of big...

  • Design08 Feb, 2019

    Toast to longevity

    Contest Yachts Celebrates 60th Anniversary at boot Düsseldorf.

  • Design05 Feb, 2019

    Yacht attraction

    Fountaine Pajot Astréa 42 awarded ‘2019 European Yacht of the Year’.

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Gear

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

  • Technology01 May, 2019

    Display mode

    The race is well and truly on to develop the broadcast systems for the AC75s and the next...

  • Hardware20 Mar, 2019

    Locked in

    Spinlock revealed as clipper race official lifejacket supplier.

  • Technology06 Feb, 2019

    Sail stars

    North Sails confirmed as supplier to Star & Stripes Team USA.

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  • Hardware29 Jan, 2019

    Race tech

    B&G announced as an official technical supplier of SailGP.

  • Hardware25 Jan, 2019

    Light work

    RokLUME 280 LED work lamps from Hellamarine shows you the light.

  • Hardware12 Jan, 2019

    Driving force

    Maxon Motor joins Emirates Team New Zealand as official supplier.

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  • Technology05 Jan, 2019

    Future driven

    Yanmar invests in the future of the marine industry.

  • 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...

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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.

  • International24 Apr, 2019

    Shipwreck discovered

    Australian freighter SS Iron Crown found after being sunk by submarine in 1942.

  • Profile22 Mar, 2019

    New appointment

    Australian Sailing welcomes new CEO, Ben Houston.

  • Regional15 Mar, 2019

    Northern exposure

    Flagstaff Marine consolidates its Queensland presence with the acquisition of The Yacht Brokerage.

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  • International12 Feb, 2019

    Timely partnership

    Rolex joins SailGP as Presenting Partner and Official Timepiece.

  • Profile06 Feb, 2019

    Diesel power

    Nanni Diesel Australia on board for the Australian Wooden Boat Festival.

  • Profile23 Jan, 2019

    Part of the plan

    Despite being a world sailing champion and Olympian, Krystal Weir always wanted to be a...

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  • Profile22 Jan, 2019

    New horizons

    Australian Sailing CEO to leave role.

  • 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...

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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.

  • Rallies24 Apr, 2019

    Maiden night

    Wendy Tuck, skipper of Maiden, and her crew have shared insights from the first leg on the their...

  • Destinations08 Apr, 2019

    Simple pleasures

    The Louisiades are a string of stunning islands, reefs and lagoons within easy sailing distance of...

  • Charter08 Feb, 2019

    Heavy weather lesson

    The best way to prepare for any storm is to prudently avoid it. But when the inevitable occurs and...

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  • 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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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.

  • Awards29 Mar, 2019

    Sailing stars

    Sailors Matt Allen and Wendy Tuck headline the list of winners at the Cruising Yacht Club of...

  • Regattas25 Feb, 2019

    Trailer blazers

    Trailer sailors welcomed at Sail Port Stephens 2019.

  • Boat shows07 Feb, 2019

    Old school

    All aboard for the 2019 Mystate Australian Wooden Boat Festival.

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  • Social04 Feb, 2019

    Star power

    Stacey Jackson and Jade Cole to be guest speakers ahead of the Women in Sailing Challenge.

  • Boat shows03 Feb, 2019

    Safe harbour

    Full steam ahead for the 2019 Mystate Bank Australian Wooden Boat Festival.

  • Regattas23 Jan, 2019

    Back to the future

    SailFest to recreate history on Newcastle Harbour.

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  • Boat shows23 Jan, 2019

    Multi show

    Multihull Boat Show announced for Gold Coast.

  • 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...

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