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Is it a boat? Is it a plane? No! It's a V_Rex! - Sailing News
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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?! - Sailing News
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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 - Sailing News
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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! - Sailing News
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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! - Sailing News
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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! - Sailing News
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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. - Sailing News
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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 - Sailing News
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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! - Sailing News
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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. - Sailing News
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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? - Sailing News
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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 - Sailing News
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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. - Sailing News
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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. - Sailing News
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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. - Sailing News
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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 - Sailing News
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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 - Sailing News
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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 - Sailing News
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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. - Sailing News
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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 - Sailing News
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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... - Sailing News
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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! - Sailing News
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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. - Sailing News
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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 - Sailing News
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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 - Sailing News
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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 - Sailing News
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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.