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Monthly Archives: January 2019

Festival of Sails 2019

2018 Festival of Sails © Salty Dingo

A fleet of more than 270 boats will compete in the 2019 Festival of Sails, Australia’s biggest celebration of sailing, which kicks off with the Passage Race from Melbourne to Geelong on Australia Day. Entries for Australia’s oldest sporting event closed at midnight, Wednesday, January, 16. Event organisers, the Royal Geelong Yacht Club said they were delighted with the result, ...

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Global Wave ~ climate making waves stronger

Increasing wave energy with climate change means more challenges for coastal risk and adaptation. © IH Cantabria

Upper-ocean warming is changing the global wave climate, making waves stronger Sea level rise puts coastal areas at the forefront of the impacts of climate change, but new research shows they face other climate-related threats as well. In a study published January 14 in Nature Communications, researchers report that the energy of ocean waves has been growing globally, and they found ...

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Block Island Race Week 2019

It's a Swan takeover in the IRC division so far with Ed Whitmore's Swan 45, Ticket to Ride, joining the fleet - Block Island Race Week © Storm Trysail Club

The 28th Edition of the famed Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race Week will take place from June 23rd to 28th, 2019. The STC Committee expects 150 boats and the number of racing formats has been expanded to attract an even wider array of yachts; ranging from Grand Prix teams to family-friendly cruising boats. Besides the usual Windward/Leeward racing, there ...

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J/80 World Championship 2019

J/80 World Championship © Real Club Marítimo del Abra - Real Sporting Club

From the 13th to 20th of July, the Real Club Maritimo del Abra and the Real Sporting Club will host the 2019 J/80 World Championship in the gorgeous waters off Arenas/Bilbao (the Basque country of Spain). The class expects over 75 boats and more than 500 sailors from all over the world that will compete for the title on the ...

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Goolwa Regatta Week 2019

Goolwa Regatta Week

Sailing families around South Australia are getting set for the Goolwa Regatta Week, and its marquee event the Milang-Goolwa Freshwater Classic, which is well known as one of the most enjoyable and lifestyle-focused on-water events in the State. With a rich regatta history and being held in one of Adelaide’s most popular getaway destinations, Goolwa Regatta Week combines a range ...

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505 World Championships 2019

Mike Martin and Adam Lowry use a Seldén Alto mast to win the 505 World Championship in Fremantle © Drew Malcom / Seldén Mast

We are celebrating the dominance in Seldén Mast product at last week’s 505 World Championships held in Freemantle, Australia. The top five were dominated with Seldén product, in positions 1, 2, 3 and further results through the top ten. Mike Martin and Adam Lowry were super-fast throughout the regatta and were using an Alto section mast. Seldén have been a ...

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Nations Cup Grand Final

Brazil win the women's ISAF Nations Cup 2013 - photo © ISAF Nations Cup 2013

St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, USA has been selected by World Sailing to host the 2019 Nations Cup Grand Final April 9-14, 2019 and will use its matched fleet of J/22s. St. Francis Yacht Club previously hosted in 1995 using J/24s. Ten Open and ten Women’s division skippers have registered for the Grand Final, including some of the ...

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Sir Robin Knox-Johnston in Boot Dusseldorf

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston ahead of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2015-16 © Mark Jardine

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person to sail solo non-stop around the globe, is to appear at Boot Dusseldorf, the biggest indoor boat show in the world. On Monday 21 January, Sir Robin will be taking to the Sailing Stage in Hall 15 at 14:30 (UTC+1) to talk about his record-breaking achievement ahead of its 50th anniversary in April this ...

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Etchells Australian Championship

Land Rat come to spend some time with media team on day 1 of the Etchells Australian Championship © John Curnow

This really is something you looked forward to. It was on the same racetrack as the super-successful 2018 Etchells Worlds. It was being staged out of the same club; namely at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron. By and large, many of the same competitors were back for more. Well those who live nearby in a global sense, anyway… Yes, all ...

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National Sailing League

2017 Sailing Champions League Act 1 in Saint-Petersburg © Anya Semeniouk

We trust that you, your club and members have had a fantastic 2018/2019 sailing season thus far and wish to introduce you to the National Sailing League. You may already be aware of the Sailing Champions League (SCL) which was established in Europe 8 years ago with the formation of the German Sailing League. The Sailing Champions League has now ...

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