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Monthly Archives: January 2016

International boat show Phuket

Phuket International Boat Show

The 13th Phuket International Boat Show came to a close yesterday (Sunday 10th January) after four days of showcasing the region’s best marine and luxury brands to a record turnout of visitors. Independently audited, the boat show welcomed 5,500 visitors, 45% of which were international – primarily Europe and Asia – with the show seeing robust growth in the number ...

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Innovative Wider 150 Superyacht

The Innovative Wider 150 Superyacht Completes First Sea Trials

Wider has completed the first sea trials of the Wider 150 superyacht, an all-aluminium ship with a hybrid diesel-electric propulsion system. Designed by Fulvio de Simoni and overseen by Tilli Antonelli, the 150-foot yacht functioned smoothly throughout each test and achieved its forecasted goals. Wider 150 reached a top speed of 15 knots in diesel-electric mode and utilized new technology ...

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RS Aero UK Winter Series

RS Aero UK Winter Series – Round 4 overall

RS Aero UK Winter Series – What a perfect Mary, it does not get much better than that! Breezy, but not too much. Warm, but no rain until after dark. Busy with 274 entries, but not too chaotic – well, mostly! Ten RS Aeros made it to the start line a healthy increase on last years five. With the wind ...

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AUS Etchells

AUS Etchells – Three races and three winners

Someone very prominent said that it was champagne racing today. He should know, for he has a list of accomplishments the envy of all, and also stands atop the standings after Day Two at the 2016 Etchells Australian Championship. John Bertrand, together with crew Billy Browne and Jake Newman have ensured their boat, Triad, has a four-point buffer over the ...

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Quantum Key West Race Week 2016

Quantum Key West Race Week 2016 joins Clean Regattas Program

Quantum Key West Race Week 2016 on January 17-22 is doing its part to restore ocean health by participating in Sailors for the Sea’s Clean Regattas Program. Organizers at the Storm Trysail Club, which took over management of Quantum Key West Race Week last year, will implement several measures at this year’s regatta with the goal of achieving “Bronze Level” ...

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Goolwa Regatta Week 2016

2016 Goolwa Regatta Week events

Goolwa Regatta Week 2016 – The Marina Hindmarsh Island 2016 Goolwa Regatta Week events are attracting keen interest from sailors and spectators. Goolwa Regatta Week will commence on Saturday 16 January 2016 and will conclude with the iconic Milang-Goolwa Freshwater Classic on Sunday 24 January. The waterways of Marina Hindmarsh Island will be the venue for Dinghy racing in The ...

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Henri Lloyd Hobart to Whitsundays Race

Henri Lloyd Hobart to Whitsundays Race - Selfless act of seamanship

Henri Lloyd Hobart to Whitsundays Race – After a non-stop arrival window which saw eleven teams cross the Henri Lloyd Hobart to Whitsundays Race six Finish Line overnight between the hours of 2137 and 0935 local time, there is now just one team left to complete the race fleet in Airlie Beach’s Abell Point Marina. Mission Performance is 80 miles ...

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The Oatley family on Bob Oatley’s passing

The Oatley family on Bob Oatley's passing

It is with profound sadness the Oatley family announces the passing of Robert Ian Oatley, AO, BEM. Known affectionately to all as Bob, he was a proud and passionate Australian recognised for his outstanding contributions to the Australian wine, tourism, coffee, sailing and thoroughbred horse industries. Bob was also well-recognised as a philanthropist who supported Australian Olympic activities, medical research ...

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Etchells World Championship

Etchells World Championship – Inside tips and thoughts from top teams

At the recent 2015 Etchells World Championship in Hong Kong, teams led by Skip Dieball and Steve Benjamin fought neck and neck, down to the wire, to see who would earn the 2015 World Champion title, with Skip’s team passing two boats in the last 100 yards of the penultimate race to earn the crown. We caught up with both ...

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Solo Round the World 2015/16

Solo Round the World 2015/16 – After a 10 day stop in Cape Town for repairs, in the immortal words of Willie Nelson, I am indeed ‘On the Road Again. After replacing the hydro-generator converter box, then the alternator, then the batteries, I think we finally came to the end of my charging system woes and everything seems to be working ...

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