Tropical migration

Every year when the south-east trades are blowing, dozens of cruising yachts join the procession northward along the east coast of Australia. Many are headed to North Queensland, to the stretch of coast between Townsville and Cairns – where they have their pick of over 50 stunning islands.

Boss boat

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

Samui sojourn

One of Asia’s most popular sailing events, the Samui Regatta is in its 18th year. The racing is always tight, with the odd scrape, as occurred between Team Hollywood and WindSikher.

Champion returns

Melbourne Osaka
Chinese Whisper, the yacht that claimed every possible prize in last year’s 5500-nautical-mile Melbourne to Osaka two-handed race, is among the latest in a record run of entries for this year’s Hamilton Island Race Week.

Maiden mission

Iconic Whitbread Round the World yacht Maiden is being prepped in Auckland, ahead of the next leg of her two-year circumnavigation.

Wing check

The second round of structural testing of the one design AC75 foil arms has successfully been conducted at Persico Marine in Italy this week.

Change of pace

Top racers from around Asia to compete and Premier Cruising Class makes a come-back at the Samui Regatta.