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  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.
News > Sailing
  Thursday, 31 March 2016

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.
News > Sailing
  Monday, 14 March 2016

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'.
News > Sailing
  Friday, 4 March 2016

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!
News > Sailing
  Friday, 4 March 2016

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.
News > Sailing
  Friday, 19 February 2016

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.
News > Sailing
  Friday, 19 February 2016

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.

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.

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.
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