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

  • Regattas12 Jun, 2019

    Malaysian rendezvous

    Aussies eye the prize at the Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta (RMSIR).

  • Regattas12 Jun, 2019

    Tasman challenge

    The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club and Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron partner for the new Sydney...

  • Regattas11 Jun, 2019

    Double trouble

    New Zealand sailors win gold and silver at World Cup Series Final.

  • Regattas11 Jun, 2019

    Fighting spirit

    Tough final day decides winners of Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta.

  • Regattas05 Jun, 2019

    Home coming

    The Farr 40 Class brings the World Championships back to Sydney in 2020 for the fourth time.

  • Regattas04 Jun, 2019

    Massing the fleet

    Ocean Respect Racing makes it a record 40 entries for Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta.

  • Regattas03 Jun, 2019

    Wide open

    A mix of newcomers and race-winning veterans headline a 75-strong fleet already entered in the 2019...

  • Regattas31 May, 2019

    Only the best

    Australian Sailing has announced its 14-athlete strong team to represent the country at this...

  • Offshore30 May, 2019

    Boss boat

    Alex Thomson Racing prepares to launch new Hugo Boss boat, confirms October debut in Transat Jacques...



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

  • Design12 Jun, 2019

    Nice ketch

    New Zealand-based Lloyd Stevenson Boatbuilders preview their new ketch-rigged blue water cruiser...

  • New Builds30 May, 2019

    Like the first time

    After two years in development, Beneteau's eagerly awaited First Yacht 53 will make waves this year...

  • New Builds27 May, 2019

    An attractive option

    Multihull Central debut the Seawind 1600 at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.

  • Design20 May, 2019

    Deck lifestyle

    A closer look at Moody Yachts latest design, the Moody Decksaloon 41.

  • 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...

  • 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.



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

  • Technology21 May, 2019

    Wing check

    The second round of structural testing of the one design AC75 foil arms has successfully been...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.



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

  • Profile05 Jun, 2019

    Eight bells Lowell North

    Tributes pour in for sailing pioneer Lowell North.

  • Environmental04 Jun, 2019

    Saving the seas

    Ocean Racing Club of Victoria gets serious about saving our oceans.

  • Environmental03 Jun, 2019

    Whale song

    B&G announce a partnership with the Arctic Whale Project.

  • 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.

  • 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...



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

  • Destinations30 May, 2019

    Tropical migration

    Every year when the south-east trades are blowing, dozens of cruising yachts join the procession...

  • Rallies30 May, 2019

    Maiden mission

    Iconic Whitbread Round the World yacht Maiden is being prepped in Auckland, ahead of the next leg of...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Destinations06 Nov, 2018

    Solo journey

    Lisa Blair provides an insight to her solo circumnavigation around Australia.



A front row seat to all the best regattas, boat shows, product launches and networking occasions, in Australia, New Zealand and around the world.

  • Regattas12 Jun, 2019

    Empire state of mind

    SailGP announces Bermuda Tourism Authority as Official Event Partner for first New York SailGP.

  • Awards04 Jun, 2019

    Whitsunday gold

    Abell Point Marina took home gold not once, but twice, in the Marinas19 Marina of the Year Awards.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Boat shows23 Jan, 2019

    Multi show

    Multihull Boat Show announced for Gold Coast.