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  Monday, 1 February 2016

Historical 18ft Skiffs Race on Sydney Harbour.

With enormous rigs and 6 man crews, these vintage 18ft skiffs were a sight to behold on Sydney Harbour this week, with 11 of the classics racing.
News > Sailing
  Friday, 15 January 2016

How to fit an 80 ft mast under a 65ft bridge?

No, the answer is not to lay it down! Well, it kind of is, but not in the way you first think! This every-day yacht uses an ingenious way to fit beneath a bridge on the Intracoastal Waterway in America.
News > Sailing
  Sunday, 10 January 2016

Sailing Legend - Bob Oatley dies aged 87

It's a sad day for the sailing community, who awoke this morning to hear of the death of Robert Oatley, sailing legend and owner of Wild Oats XI.
News > Sailing
  Sunday, 10 January 2016

Three tips to help win your next night race.

Summer is a great time to be on the water, racing beneath the stars and having a great time with like minded sailing junkies, who just can't get enough daylight to satisfy their sailing urges. There's nothing better than winning a night race though, so he
News > Sailing
  Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Making a hundred thousand dollar mast-erpiece.

Those exquisite masterpieces (see what we did there?) found on super yachts, and even cruisers these days, are made with sticky tape, plastic bags, a big oven and a Stanley knife. Basically.
News > Sailing
  Tuesday, 29 December 2015

100ft Comanche Races 13.9ft Lasers on Sydney Harbour.

While out training on Sydney Harbour this week, the 100ft Super Maxi Comanche was snapped going head to head with a fleet of Lasers, along with arch rival Ragamuffin.
News > Sailing
  Tuesday, 15 December 2015

6 Reasons Wild Oats XI will probably win the Hobart

Last seen motoring from the harbor in Hamilton Island, with a cut off bow (looking more akin to a 90ft Sabot!) early this year, Wild Oats XI has spend the winter in Sydney undergoing one of the most expensive nose-jobs in sailing history.
News > Sailing
  Thursday, 3 December 2015

An Inside Look into Flying Catamarans at the Americas Cup

Teamed up with Airbus, the American Team defending the Americas Cup is relying on aerodynamics, far more than conventional hydrodynamics, in their bid to win a match race in the sky above Bermuda in 2017.
News > Sailing
  Monday, 14 December 2015

The WSL returns to Shark City in 2016

This week the WSL released their highly anticipated schedule for 2016. Much to the delight of surfers, it once again includes the now-infamous South African break, Jeffreys Bay, where 'that' shark attack happened last year.
News > Sailing
  Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Yacht Sinks, So Man Hoists Spinnaker & Lives in Life Raft.

After coming adrift from anchor on St Martin, in the Caribbean, this mans yacht sunk and he chose to live in his life raft for a few days while he got it sorted out. But to make things less weird, he also hoisted the spinnaker.

See Inside the Worlds Largest Sail Loft

This week North Sails in the UK unveiled their brand new sail loft, the worlds largest with a raised floor of 1,950m2.

Around the world, Solo, The WRONG Way! 76 years old...

After walking away from a sailplane crash in 2014, a QLD man has decided to fill in the time while his aircraft gets repaired, by sailing around the world. He's doing it solo, unassisted, and the wrong way around.

Oh My... This Wally is asking to be found!

With the upturn in the financial state of the world, has come a shift in the way multi millionaires look at sailing boats. They want speed, style, and luxury; but they also want versatility. The latest superyacht: Galateia from Wally has all this, and so

Politician supporting kids sailing for advertising.

By sponsoring a Vagabond sailing dinghy, Glen not only gets the warm and fuzzies from helping kids get into the amazing sport of sailing, he also finds his name plastered across a sail.

Comanche set to return for Sydney to Hobart

The 100ft super maxi dubbed 'the Aircraft Carrier' is set to return to Australia for the iconic Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race on the 26th December.

173 years of history and $1.2m of Rum - Festival of Sails

Back in 1884, a small group of sailors got together on Corio Bay in Geelong, for what was then known as The Australia Day Regatta. Over 170 years later, sailors still gather, but number in the thousands for the 'Festival of Sails'.

Built in NSW - The worlds most exciting monohulls

Tucked away in a shed on the Central Coast of NSW, is a small group of guys who build what was the wet-dream of every young sailor in the world. The 18ft Skiff.

Sailing to Antarctica, and bringing it home to share

If you ask a sailor the question, most would tell you of one place they'd love to sail one day.

Nautor's Swan 115 - Elegance

At 115ft long, the Finnish yacht maker Nautor's Swan 115 is turning heads, with many calling it one of the most beautiful yachts of all time

Lee-boards are cool again - Gitana Mono 60

Who would have thought that lee-boards would see a comeback in competitive sailing? The brand new Gitana Mono 60 'Edmond De Rothschild' has just been launched, and quite literally blew itself out of the water.
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