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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Final day of the Festival of Sails

Geelong sailor Nick Lee during the Festival of Sails © Salty Dingo

Geelong teenager and budding sailor Nick Lee has grown up on the water and was one of almost 3000 competitors who took part in this weekend’s historic 175th running of the annual Festival of Sails. “My parents bought a boat when I was six months old and I reckon I’ve been on a boat ever since,” the fifteen year old ...

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Helly Hansen Women’s Challenge

Little Nico – Helly Hansen Women's Challenge © Crosbie and Dale Lorimer

Manly Yacht Club is proud to announce Helly Hansen as our continuing sponsor for the Women’s Challenge 2018. The MYC Women’s Challenge is celebrating its 23rd year and we have a commitment to encourage and support women in sailing at every level. The event is being conducted over two days with Lasers, Optis, PJs, MJs and access dinghies competing on ...

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Superyacht Cup Palma 2018

Superyacht Cup Palma

The New Zealand Millennium Cup, which concludes tomorrow, marks the start of the superyacht racing season, not to mention the beginning of the countdown to The Superyacht Cup Palma, one of the most hotly anticipated events on the superyacht sailing calendar. Although racing is still six months away, this year’s entry list already boasts some of the most legendary yachts ...

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Congressional Cup

Congressional Cup © Ian Roman

The 54th Congressional Cup goes back to its roots this year, returning to the exciting 10-boat format favored by spectators and competitors alike! The Congressional Cup is recognized as the ‘granddaddy’ of modern world-class match racing. Founded by Long Beach Yacht Club in 1965, it set the standard for top-level match racing worldwide, pioneering the concept of on-the-water umpiring, in ...

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175th Festival of Sails

Line honours winner Ichi Ban – Festival of Sails © Salty Dingo

More than 50,000 people flocked to the Geelong waterfront and vantage points around Corio Bay on Australia Day to celebrate the return of the historic Festival of Sails to the long weekend. The 175th Festival of Sails got off to a magnificent start with more than 250 boats taking part in the Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race. The Passage Race, ...

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10 Championship ~ Middle Harbour Yacht Club

Powderhulk and Let Loose tack their way towards North Head - photo © Margaret Fraser-Martin

The 2018 Adams 10 Australian Championships are being sailed at Middle Harbour Yacht Club (MHYC) over this Australia Day weekend with seven races scheduled. “The competition will be wide open this year”, said John Roxburgh this morning, just after stepping down as President of the National Class Association. “Rob Clarke’s Kick ‘n Chase, Mitch Miller’s Rock Solid, New Class President ...

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J/70 Class

Racing at the Audi J/70 World Championship 2017 © Max Ranchi / www.maxranchi.com

The International J/70 Class Association (IJ70CA) Executive Committee (EC) has unanimously agreed to the J/70 Class membership suspensions listed below. The IJ70CA EC authority and process to suspend a membership is described in Section 6 MEMBER SUSPENSION of the IJ70CA Constitution, a copy of which is available on the International J/70 Class website. The J/70 EC has found that the ...

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Pittwater Broken Bay Regatta

Pittwater Regatta

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, Newport, invites you to the return of the Pittwater Broken Bay Regatta, to be held over the weekend of Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th February, 2018. This is a great regatta for offshore and inshore competitors alike, with post racing celebrations, crew BBQ, including live music, held at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. ...

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Island Racers & Islands Sailing Week

Day 2, CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week, 2018, January 25, 2018 - photo © (c) Will Calver, oceanphotography.co.nz.

Another delayed start today, Day 2 of CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week, was welcomed by the fleet, who seemed to unanimously support the Race Officer’s decision to postpone racing until the breeze had properly filled in. Some crews took advantage of the delay to jump in for a swim with the local dolphins. But they were back on board ...

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Festival of Sails

Festival of Sails 2018

Final figures and the range of entries for the 175th anniversary Festival of Sails have organisers at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club thrilled. RGYC can lay claim to hosting the largest keelboat regatta in the southern hemisphere with more than 250 entries representing all Australian states plus overseas entries in the Rating Series, Brian Peterson’s Elliott 50 Ran Tan campaigning ...

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