18ft Skiffs: Long drought over for Fisher & Paykel - Video

...


5:32 AM Tue 25 Oct 2011 GMT
'Fisher & Paykel - Sydney 18ft Skiffs' Ali Chapman - copyright Click Here to view large photo
The long drought is over for Fisher & Paykel and Skipper Andrew Chapman after a clever last beat in last Sunday's heat 2 of the Beko 3 Buoy Challenge Series.

Chapman claimed the lead at the final turn mark in Watsons Bay to cruise across the finish line the winner of heat two and collect $1,000 as the overall leader of this five race series.

?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" />

http://www.18footerstv.com/

Suzzane Stevens won Pick the Podium and will go into the draw on the 13th November for the DeLonghi Coffee maker valued at $2000....




by Bob Killick






Newsfeed supplied by
...

Foiling Catamaran Slices RIB in half!

While racing on Lake Garda, a GC32 has t-boned a photography RIB while in full flight. Luckily, nobody was hurt.

New Route for Volvo Ocean Race - More Miles, Less Time!

The route for the 2017/2018 Volvo Ocean Race has been released, and it will see sailors sailing further, in less time than ever before.

Youth Sailors invited to compete in Americas Cup 2017

32 kids under the age of 15 will compete in the Americas Cup next year, during the half time entertainment on the final day of racing. The boats they'll be sailing? O'Pen Bics!

These kids go surfing in their O'pen Bic's!

High wind blasting, surfing hawaiian waves; these boats might only be 9ft long and sailed by kids but they're incredible to watch!

Man sailing around the world with his pet CHICKEN!

A French man is part-way through a multi faceted adventure in the arctic, and along for the ride is his pet chicken Monique. They're going to break some records, write a children's book and have a lot of fun together.

Is it a boat? Is it a plane? No! It's a V_Rex!

An Austrian designer has filed patents for a boat that looks more akin to a fighter jet, than a yacht. But it still uses the power of the wind!

What's with all the boats named after Kidman movies?!

This strange tradition in Olympic sailing has stood strong for years, and despite new crews, new boats and changing times - the Olympic 470's are still named after Nicole Kidman movies.

Real Life Castaway - Three Sailors Stranded on a Deserted Is

When three sailors capsized and damaged their boat off the tiny island of Fanadikin Micronesia, there was no other option but swimming to shore and sitting there, waiting three days for rescue.

Catamaran crossing bar in Hawaii - destroyed on rocks!

Back in February, a monster swell rolled into Hawaii. That very same day, a catamaran tried to cross a bar it shouldn't have.

Darwin Sailing Club - an industry leader!

The Darwin Sailing Club say they're getting back to their core mission, offering sailing and hospitality, but no pokies. This week throwing them on the rubbish pile to make way for more 'sailing stuff'.