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  Friday, 19 December 2014

Extreme 40's battle it out in Sydney

One of the sports most exciting classes of sailing, the Extreme 40 has just completed a year long series that took the fleet around the world, racing over 230 races in 8 locations, all culminating in an epic finale right here in Sydney.
News > Sailing
  Friday, 12 December 2014

Luxury Land Sailing in a 70's Trailer-Sailor

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you rigged your trailer-sailor on the ramp (like many do), and hoisted the sails? Would you be able to sail that trailer right down the ramp?
News > Sailing
  Friday, 5 December 2014

Shipwrecked on the Cargados Carajos - Team Vestas Wind

While belting along at 19 knots last week, the Volvo 60 Team Vestas Wind ran into the Cargados Carajos Shoals in the Indian Ocean, 430 km north east of Mauritius. Tearing the stern of the multi-million dollar boat to pieces and leaving the crew left stran
News > Sailing
  Friday, 5 December 2014

Glorious conditions enjoyed at the Rockingham Race Weekend

WA's offshore fleet was blessed with ideal conditions for the two-day Rockingham Race Weekend off the coast of Perth, WA. Hosted by Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, the event is part of the Farrawa Cup Series.
News > Sailing
  Thursday, 27 November 2014

WA yachts gear up fo the Rockingham Race Weekend

Thirty one yachts are gearing up for the Rockingham Race Weekend, hosted by Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club. Contested off the coast of WA, racing will be on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 November.
News > Sailing
  Thursday, 27 November 2014

Accountant sails faster than Sailor of the Year!

This week an accountant from New Zealand has one-upped Sailor of the Year, Jimmy Spithill in one of the most unique races ever seen in sailing.
News > Sailing
  Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Volvo Ocean Racers to Use Kites in Emergency

Gone are the days of brightly coloured storm sails in ocean racing, in this years Volvo Ocean Race, yachts will be using kiteboarding gear to get home!
News > Sailing
  Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Route Du Rhum record broken by 103ft Trimaran

After only 7 days at sea, 54 year old French Sailor Lo?ck Peyron has broken the race record in what is considered one of the most gruelling races on earth, the Route Du Rhumb.
News > Sailing
  Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Sydney to Mooloolaba Race: Notice of Race released

The 2015 Sydney to Mooloolaba Yacht Race Notice of Race has been released today by the event organisers Middle Harbour Yacht Club (MHYC) and the race partner club, Mooloolaba Yacht Club (MYC).
News > Sailing
  Thursday, 6 November 2014

Route Du Rhum Claims yachts big and small

It's barely three days into the epic Transatlantic race, the Route Du Rhum and already 17 of the 91 entrants have abandoned their race.
News > Sailing
  Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Entries Open for the 2015 MIlang Goolwa Freshwater Classic

During January, 2015
News > Sailing
  Thursday, 30 October 2014

The worlds largest RC Yacht: Team Vodaphone

Team Vodaphone is being fitted out with some high tech radio controlled gear so it can be sailed via smartphone, over their new 4g network.
News > Sailing
  Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Sailors recognised in the Yachting Australia Awards 2014

Winners were announced, nominees were stoked to be there, and at the end of the night everybody left proud of the sport of sailing. But who won!
News > Sailing
  Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Charter 1 Summer Season is Open!

Great option for friends, family and co-workers looking for a unique and affordable way to spend time together.
News > Sailing
  Thursday, 16 October 2014

Comanche sets sail: Sailors turn green.

Never before have sailors been confronted with such a technical marvel, with good looks to match. The highly polished black carbon hull reflects every detail of the water surface below it, and those sails. Oh those sails! Made by North there's barely a wr
News > Sailing
  Monday, 13 October 2014

The most physically demanding boat in the world: the Finn.

"Sailing is part of who I am. It's an addiction. It's in my blood. My Name is Oli Tweddell, and I sail for Australia."
News > Sailing
  Saturday, 4 October 2014

Maxi's line up for the record (Sydney to Hobart)

With a couple of months to go, the 2014 Rolex Sydney to Hobart is heating up with several big name entries already on the list to make the overnight journey from Sydney, across Bass Strait to Hobart.
News > Sailing
  Thursday, 25 September 2014

Who needs a hydrofoil? Flying 49er.

In the sailing world, it's all about flying. Every boat imaginable is being outfitted with hydrofoils, from Optimists to 72ft Americas Cup challengers, you name it, they've slapped a foil underneath.

Light winds in first days of World Sailing Champs

Despite lighter than preferred conditions in Spain this week for the first days racing of the Sailing Worlds, Aussies are currently in the lead with two first places in the Laser, and Finn classes.

Tasar Nationals to visit north Queensland's Townsville in 20

Townsville Sailing Club announced today they have been awarded the hosting rights for the 2015 Tasar Australian Championship.
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