Higher evolution

Beneteau’s new Oceanis 46.1 epitomises the best of modern production yacht design, where the emphasis is firmly on ‘user friendly’, but with enhanced performance.

Top spot

Australian Sailing Team members Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin have claimed Gold for Australia in the Nacra 17 class at the 50th Princess Sofia Trophy Iberostar in Palma, Spain.

Simple pleasures

The Louisiades are a string of stunning islands, reefs and lagoons within easy sailing distance of the coast of Far North Queensland. Anyone venturing there should be prepared for breathtaking seascapes and effusive local hospitality.

Catch 22

It’s 22 nautical miles from Newcastle Harbour to the Port Stephens heads, but there was a catch – as in, no breeze at the start of the annual Sail Port Stephens feeder race.

Mistery solved

Bill Hopton’s Swarbrick S99 Mistery becomes the first local entry into the 2019 Airlie Beach Race Week.

Dehler disruptor

Dehler have released full details of the new Dehler 30 One Design, capable of transforming from potent grand prix racer into laidback cruiser, depending on your needs.