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  Saturday, 25 June 2016

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!
News > Sailing
  Sunday, 19 June 2016

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!
News > Sailing
  Sunday, 12 June 2016

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.
News > Sailing
  Sunday, 22 May 2016

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!
News > Sailing
  Friday, 29 April 2016

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.
News > Sailing
  Tuesday, 12 April 2016

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'.

Get into foiling on a budget! Waszp Moth cheaper than Laser!

A new Moth is being developed by an Australian designer, which promises a competitive boat for less than $15,000. That's small change for a foiler!

60ft Ocean Racer Hugo Boss found shipwrecked in Chile.

In 2006, Alex Thompson suffered a keel failure in his IMOCA 60, Hugo Boss which forced him to abandon the boat and step aboard a fellow competitor's yacht. 10 years later, it's been found.

106,000 beers, 6 tons of beef, 3,000 snags - Hamo Race Week

Of course it's not just about the beers, Hamilton Island Race week is Australia's highest profile yachting regatta and this week the NOR is available and entry open.

Crazy Fast Foiling Catamarans Are Coming to Australia!

This week in Dubai, the Extreme Sailing Series was launched, announcing 8 teams competing in 8 stops around the world, with an all new boat that's set to wow spectators.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.
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