2017 SCIBS success

The 29th Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show has been stamped with the ultimate seal of approval from exhibitors and visitors, with immense satisfaction, record-breaking sales and excellent visitor feedback from what has been hailed ‘the best show in 10 years’.

Welcome winds of change

Race 5, the final autumn race of the Land Rover Winter Series went off with a bang for the 102-boat fleet, in a solid 12-18 knot north westerly breeze on Sydney Harbour.

Fremantle back in the Clipper

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has announced it will return to Fremantle, Western Australia, during the eleventh edition of the world’s biggest round-the-world ocean race.

All things dinghy

Yachting Australia Yachtmaster, Michael Troy, explains why dinghies should be treated with respect, before diving deeper and highlighting and comparing modern builds.

Luck strikes

Wang Bin, a prominent Chinese yachtsman, continues to make waves in offshore sailing throughout China. Sails magazine was privileged to interview the premier sailor in 2016.

Scallywag set for VOR

The fifth entry to the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race will sail under the name Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag and will represent Hong Kong.

Twice as nice

The all-new Hallberg-Rassy 340 will have its world premiere at Scandinavia’s largest sailboat show, Open Yard in Ellös on Orust, 25 to 27 August 2017.

Golden future

The Volvo Ocean Race is planning a raft of changes and special commemoration for its 50th anniversary edition in 2023, strengthening its ties with the Southern Ocean, new design boats, shorter legs and more Host Cities.

Cyclone clean up

A post-Cyclone Debbie clean up campaign is underway at Airlie Beach, as the Whitsunday Sailing Club aims to continue hosting the picturesque Airlie Beach Race Week in August.