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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Helly Hansen Nationals

Heath Walter's Amigos in the middle of a spinnaker drop - Helly Hansen Melges 24 Nationals © Ally Graham

Racing at the Helly Hansen Australian Melges 24 Championship got off to a challenging start yesterday with mixed results at the top of the fleet as the opening two races were sailed in a range of different conditions. The start of racing was delayed due to a complete glass out when the boats hit the water, but thankfully the breeze ...

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Lincoln Race

Caillin Howard and David Oliver's Aikin Hames Sharley racing in the regatta last year. © Fran Solly

Adelaide to Port Lincoln Race – Two TP52s to do battle in iconic race Geoff Boettcher’s Secret Men’s Business has long since been the headlining yacht in the Adelaide to Port Lincoln Yacht Race, however this year will be put to the test when another TP52, Sam Haynes’ Celestial, makes its debut. The event, now dubbed the Teakle Classic Adelaide ...

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Beneteau Open Day RPAYC

New Beneteau Oceanis 41.1 Vicsail Sydney http://www.vicsailsydney.com.au

The new Oceanis 41.1, the Performance version, will be on display at RPAYC Newport. With well over 120 hulls sold in less than a year, this new Beneteau Oceanis 41.1 is already proving to be a worldwide hit and orders are piling up in France. We decided to order the performance version (hull #82) with deep L shaped keel, black ...

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Danish Dynamite to World Match Racing Tour

EWII Racing brings the Danish Dynamite to WMRT - World Match Racing Tour WMRT

Nicolai Sehested is known as the hard hitting, ‘never back down from a good fight’ skipper with the biggest smile. With a new team name (but still same long term sponsor formerly known as Trefor) EWII Racing and Nicolai Sehested from Denmark are back with a Tour Card for the 2017 season of the World Match Racing Tour. When Sehested ...

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FAST40+ Class

Henri Lloyd join forces with FAST40+ Class © Paul Wyeth

Premium British marine and lifestyle clothing brand, Henri Lloyd is delighted to announce their three year partnership with the FAST40+ Class. As the Official Technical Clothing Partner to the FAST40+ Class, Henri Lloyd will be working alongside the class organisers and owners to provide bespoke crew kit packages on Henri Lloyd’s latest inshore race apparel. In addition, all FAST40+Class crew ...

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Gulf Regatta 2017

Baby Tonga. © Guy Nowell

The annual Top of the Gulf Regatta is set to showcase Pattaya and the Gulf of Thailand this May. Big boats racing in IRC divisions, one-design Platus in the Coronation Cup, dinghies, and of course the Thailand Optimist Nationals – making for a fleet in excess of 200 boats and 700 sailors, coming from all corners of the world to ...

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