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Monthly Archives: December 2018

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2018

Christian Beck's 100-ft maxi Infotrack claimed 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race line honours in her previous guise as Perpetual Loyal in 2016 - photo © Rolex / Studio Borlenghi

The 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, contested by a hugely diverse and competitive 85-strong fleet, crewed by experienced and talented sailors, provided a reminder of the race’s relentless and changeable manner. For the two winners of the 74th edition’s main prizes, achievements rewarded with Rolex timepieces, calculated tactical decisions made in high pressure, ‘no turning back’, situations proved crucial. ...

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O’pen BIC World Championships 2019

O'Pen Bic World Championships. Manly Sailing Club, New Zealand. Sunday 30 December. © Suellen Davies

Things are not always what they seem to be, especially in sailing, and that was certainly the case here in Manly Bay, Auckland, New Zealand yesterday on Day 2 of the 2019 O’pen BIC World Championships. The young sailors were all fired up for some serious race action, and the wind had seemed to have filled in compared to the ...

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Australian Mirror Nationals

53rd Australian Mirror Nationals and 2019 Pre-Worlds in Sydney - photo © Robert Owe-Young

The 53rd Australian Mirror Nationals and 2019 Pre-Worlds concluded on Sydney Harbour with a tense finish in light winds. Going for his third consecutive national title, South Australia’s Damian Carey with crew Austin Freer began the day with a five point lead over locals Campbell and Stirling McKay. Just behind them were Douglas Raftesath and Spencer McKay from Balmoral and ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2018

Phillip Turner's 66-ft Alive sailing off Tasman Island - 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - photo © Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi

With all boats still racing now outside their handicap times Phillip Turner’s Alive Yachting representing Derwent Sailing Squadron Inc has won the double for the 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart; the George Adams Tattersall Cup for Overall Winner on IRC and the Charleston Trophy for Overall Winner on ORCi. Navigator Wouter Verbraak has won the Bill Owen Memorial Trophy – for the navigator of ...

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RSHYR 2018

30/12/18 © Crosbie Lorimer

In this interview with Tommy Spithill we hear about Winning Appliances race to Hobart, the purpose of their race – to commemorate the loss of John Dean in the 1998 race, whose son Peter raced aboard Winning Appliances – the importance of keeping a crew fresh and thrill of surfing down waves in a fast run south with your mates. ...

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Wayfarer Class Racing Review 2018

60th Anniversary Wayfarer Nationals at Castle Cove - photo © Richard White

2018 has seen another good year of racing for the Wayfarer Class. The programme included class racing at several large and well established summer regattas as well as a wide ranging schedule of domestic championships and open meetings headlined by the 60th Anniversary National Championships which were hosted by Castle Cove SC during the first weekend of June. The season ...

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Bembridge Illusion Icebreaker Trophy

Bembridge Illusion Icebreaker Trophy ©Mike Samuelson

Breaking the ice off the boats before launching for the oldest trophy of the Illusion Class – the Icebreaker – has often been necessary, however this year, conditions were reasonably warm with lots of sunshine and only light N/NNE breezes. With the first race on Thursday programmed for 13:30 and little or no wind in the harbour, the decision to ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart

Wild Oats X - Finish 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race - photo © Rolex

“It was a super easy race. We hardly had any water over the deck. You’ve got to sail hard, sail well and tactically keep yourself in the game, and be there when going around Tasman Island. You never know what can happen”, Wild Oats XI crew member, Mattie Mason told Sail-World NZ just after the finish. “The race was all ...

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Boat Show Dusseldorf 2019

Boat Show Dusseldorf 2019

Dusseldorf Boatshow 2019 The largest indoor boatshow on the planet is now only six weeks away and with no London Boat Show this year, our appointment book for Dusseldorf viewings is filling up fast! The show is open between the 19 – 27th January and the Ancasta team will be on-hand to present the following models to you (see below). ...

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Melges World League 2018

2018 Melges World League - Year in Review © Melges

MELGES WORLD LEAGUE As the year comes to a close, we reflect on a highly competitive and super fun year racing in the Melges World League. Congratulations to our new champions and everyone involved in the big fun throughout these twenty regattas in the Melges 20 and Melges 32 classes. Next year, we are thrilled to bring the Melges 14 into the Melges ...

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