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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.

    • Skippers10 Apr, 2024

      Lisa Blair new record

      Australian record-breaking solo sailor Lisa Blair has set a World Sailing Speed Record Sydney to...

    • Regattas10 Apr, 2024

      Aussie accolades

      An overall victory with a side of Gold and Silver for Whitehead and Thomson in Palma, Mallorca.

    • Regattas10 Apr, 2024

      On your marks

      The first entries are coming in for the 32nd Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta.

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    • Regattas10 Apr, 2024

      Matador triumphs

      David Doherty’s Matador wins the Pallas Capital Gold Cup Act 2.

    • Offshore10 Apr, 2024

      Finish line in sight

      In just days the first yacht will cross the Cowes, UK finish line in the McIntyre Ocean Globe...

    • Regattas10 Apr, 2024

      From drama to calmer

      2024 SailFest Newcastle Regattas wraps and winners declared.

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    • Offshore03 Apr, 2024

      Celestial shines

      The 2024 Gladstone Ports Corporation Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race dished up assorted...

    • Offshore02 Apr, 2024

      Fight for every mile

      The McIntyre Ocean Globe fleet is crossing the equator and the sweltering doldrums scorch sailors...

    • Regattas02 Apr, 2024

      SailFest ahead

      Elite fleet set to contest nationals in Newcastle at the 2024 SailFest Regatta.

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    Yachts

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

    • New Builds10 Apr, 2024

      Lagoon masterpiece

      Lagoon unveils the Lagoon 43, hailed as the next best-selling catamaran for the brand.

    • New Builds03 Apr, 2024

      Excess 11: all the features of a big boat

      The Excess 11 is the only large-scale production boat on the market for this size of catamaran.

    • New Builds02 Apr, 2024

      Follow the sun

      Following the tremendous success of the Sun Odyssey 349, launched in 2013 and having sold nearly...

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    • New Builds20 Mar, 2024

      Lightweight wonder

      An expertly custom-crafted Schionning will sail the world with ease, thanks to the strong, durable...

    • New Builds19 Mar, 2024

      First look Lagoon 60

      Exploring the innovative new 60-foot Lagoon catamaran at Groupe Beneteau headquarters.

    • New Builds14 Mar, 2024

      Rapide range

      Vortec Marine Ltd has launched the new Rapide range of yachts, starting with the Rapide 41.

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    • New Builds04 Mar, 2024

      Anniversary edition

      Catana Group has launched its 14th Bali Catamarans model, the Bali 5.8 for the brand’s 10th...

    • New Builds28 Feb, 2024

      Seawind reveal

      The all new Seawind 1170 will make its official Australian debut at the Seawind Display Days on...

    • New Builds19 Feb, 2024

      Legacy of harmony: Oceanis 37.1

      The new Beneteau Oceanis 37.1 capitalises on the innovations of the seventh generation of Oceanis...

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    Gear

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

    • Technology19 Mar, 2024

      Hidden hydro

      There are many hidden parts to an America’s Cup campaign where innovation, performance and talent...

    • Technology13 Feb, 2024

      Smarter sailing

      Smart Wind offers professional-level wind transducers for leisure sailors.

    • Products30 Jan, 2024

      Sustainable sailcloth

      At boot Düsseldorf, North Sails launched RENEW, a sailcloth constructed from more than 90 percent...

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    • Hardware24 Dec, 2023

      Composite collab

      It’s a long way from Townsville to Paris, and Australian Olympic kite-foiler, Breiana Whitehead...

    • Products20 Nov, 2023

      Zhik toasts Kirsten

      The Zhik team are sending huge congratulations to Kirsten Neuschäufer who has been voted female...

    • Products17 Nov, 2023

      Inflatable innovation

      The new Nimbus collection brings COAST quality to inflatables.

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    • Hardware24 Oct, 2023

      Furling first

      The first ever production catamaran furling boom system has been introduced by Lagoon Catamarans.

    • Products17 Oct, 2023

      In the bag

      Zhik’s latest new bags and luggage are ideal for every type of water-based adventure.

    • Products10 Oct, 2023

      Revo vision

      Revo, the premium, high-quality performance sunglass company, has partnered with Acme Group...

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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.

    • Profile02 Apr, 2024

      Vale Plymo

      Remembering Andrew ‘Plymo’ Plympton.

    • Regional26 Mar, 2024

      Wallis on board Spirit

      British modern classic yacht design and build company Spirit Yachts has appointed Kevin Wallis as...

    • Regional19 Feb, 2024

      Contest joins Windcraft

      Windcraft Yachts forges exclusive new partnership with renowned Dutch marque Contest.

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    • Regional13 Feb, 2024

      Accreditation achieved

       Cruising Yacht Club of Australia achieves Clean Marina and Fish Friendly Accreditations.

    • Regional06 Feb, 2024

      Game fishing friends

      Raymarine continues its sponsorship of the 2024 NSWGFA Interclub State Championships.

    • Regional24 Dec, 2023

      Joining forces

      Australian Sailing has chosen Nic Douglass as its next SheSails Ambassador. 

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    • Regional12 Dec, 2023

      Live the dream

      Own a share in the new Bali 4.4 ‘Halyna’ this summer.

    • International05 Dec, 2023

      Axxon acquired

      Wichard Group acquires Axxon Composites, manufacturer of carbon masts.

    • Profile14 Nov, 2023

      Spirit of adventure

      Brit builder Oyster Yachts is famous for its go-anywhere, luxury bluewater cruisers. As it...

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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.

    • Rallies26 Mar, 2024

      Oysters cross Canal

      Oyster World Rally fleet transits the Panama Canal and gets ready for Galapagos.

    • Destinations06 Feb, 2024

      Sailing paradise

      The Maldives and Seychelles named ‘Top Yachting Destinations’.

    • Rallies01 Aug, 2023

      Clipper adds port

      Clipper Race confirms Puerto Sherry as a stopover on its global route – its first ever visit to...

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    • Destinations31 Jul, 2023

      Highfield adventurers

      Jessie Cripps and Michael Takach, vloggers and explorers aboard the 2006 37-foot (11.3m) Easy...

    • Destinations25 Jun, 2023

      Share the dream

      You can own a one-half share of a brand new Fountaine Pajot Astréa 42 Catamaran.

    • Rallies15 May, 2023

      Go East Rally begins

      The Boat Works is proud to again welcome the cruising community involved in the 2023 Down Under...

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    • Charter05 Dec, 2022

      A lifetime of sailing holidays

      Enter to win a lifetime of sailing holidays with GlobeSailor! A free yacht charter, every year, for...

    • Rallies14 May, 2021

      Land Down Under

      Oyster Yacht’s next World Rally live webinar sets sail for the East Coast of Australia.

    • Destinations01 Feb, 2021

      Cruise the Med

      The world will return to normal – and when it does, there are opportunities cruise the Med on a...

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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.

    • 02 Apr, 2024

      Skiff selection

      Australian Olympic Committee announces Paris Olympics skiff selections.

    • Boat shows26 Mar, 2024

      Sailing Show first

      You’re invited to the 2024 Pittwater Sailing Yacht Show.

    • 14 Mar, 2024

      Rolex returns

      Rolex has renewed its support of Australia’s iconic yacht race, the Rolex Sydney Hobart.

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    • Awards26 Feb, 2024

      That winning feeling

      AkzoNobel’s ‘That Feeling’ influencer campaign landed a top prize in the Neptune Awards,...

    • 28 Feb, 2024

      New Cup Champion

      An heroic effort by Perseus^3 sees her win the 2024 NZ Millennium Cup. 

    • Boat shows22 Jan, 2024

      Sailing debuts

      The latest sailing yachts on the market can be seen at boot Düsseldorf 2024, including many global...

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    • Awards09 Jan, 2024

      Awards added

      New awards will celebrate female sailors at 2024 Bay of Islands Sailing Week, 23 to 26 January.

    • Regattas24 Dec, 2023

      Making Waves

      Making Waves will make its inaugural attendance at the Festival of Sails 2024.

    • Regattas18 Dec, 2023

      Aussie Youth champs

      Congratulations to Zac West with his team Jameson Prescott, James Hayhoe, Emily Keg, Brooke Wilson,...

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