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Inaugural Lendlease Brisbane to Hamilton Island Yacht Race

Beau GesteX © Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron

Entries continue to flow in for the Inaugural Lendlease Brisbane to Hamilton Island Yacht Race starting on Friday 02 August 2019. With a variety of vessels already looking forward to racing north through the Capricorn Channel in what will be a challenging race for navigators. The diversity of the fleet is already a stand out, with entries ranging from a ...

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World Sailing Show


The World Sailing Show – March 2019 After 211 days at sea, Jean-Luc Van Den Heede completed his solo circumnavigation and took the trophy for the 2019 Golden Globe Race. Among those waiting to greet him was the man who had started it all, the first man to lap the planet non-stop and alone, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. We hear from ...

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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

38th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta 2018 - photo © Laurens Morel

When the subject swings to racing keelboats in the Caribbean, it’s hard to get more classic than the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, which, as its name implies, takes place on the sun-kissed waters off of beautiful St. Maarten each spring. This year marks the 39th annual running of this storied event, which began in 1980 with just 12 boats. Heineken ...

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Combined Club Summer Pennant Race

Frontline won Division 2 PHS - Hobart Combined Clubs Summer Pennant race 7 © Peter Campbell

Roger Jackman’s Doctor Who and Don Calvert’s Intrigue on Saturday on Saturday showed they still head the who’s who of yacht racing on Hobart’s River Derwent, each notching up another win the Combined Clubs Summer Pennant. With two more Pennant race days to complete the summer season, Doctor Who, skippered by Rod Jackman, has a commanding points lead in both ...

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SailGP Sydney

Australia and Japan battle it out in front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge © Crosbie Lorimer

This time last week the SailGP Australia team was enjoying the celebrations of their victory in the inaugural event on Sydney Harbour. With the series roadshow packed up and heading for San Francisco we look back at the conversation we had with Kyle Langford, wing trimmer aboard SailGP Australia, shortly after he stepped ashore on Day 2. In this video ...

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71st Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race

2018 Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race - Black Jack © Shoebox Images

If you happen to be in or around Brisbane when you’re reading this, the chances are that you have weighed up the pros and cons and decided NOT to go sailing this weekend. Which leaves the question of what to do with your weekend instead. It’s probably going to be raining so mowing the front lawn is out. But fear ...

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Teakle Classic Lincoln Week Regatta 2019

Geoff Boettcher's Secret Men's Business - 2019 Teakle Classic Lincoln Week Regatta - photo © Take 2 Photography

Ichi Ban, skippered by Matt Allen, has come away with a resounding Division 1 IRC win at this year’s Teakle Classic Lincoln Week Regatta, dropping just one less than perfect result to end up carrying a picket fence. The regatta was made up predominantly of light winds with some challenging Boston Bay conditions providing a few tricks for the 40-plus ...

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Cowes Classics Week

Cowes Classics Week © Tim Jeffreys Photography

Cowes Classics Week, the largest classic yacht regatta in the world is delighted to announce today that Red Funnel has taken the role of Signature Sponsor for the event. Red Funnel will be providing invaluable support for both the organisers and competitors, enabling sailors and spectators to enjoy a week of competitive and fun racing in Cowes, the traditional home ...

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RORC Caribbean 600 – Class40

John Gallagher's Gunboat 62 Chim Chim (USA) has won the MOCRA class after time correction - 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 - photo © RORC / Arthur Daniel

In the early hours of Thursday 21 February, after two and a half days and nights of intense competition and over 600 miles of racing, it all came down to just a few minutes. Catherine Pourre’s French Class40 Eärendil won Line Honours for the Class40 Division for the second year in a row, this time defeating two of the rising ...

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St Maarten Heineken Regatta


The St Maarten Heineken Regatta will set sail on February 28th March 3rd and is hosting a kick-off party with the grand opening of the Regatta Village this coming Monday February 25th at 6pm. Organizers are excited to show what people can expect during the week of the Regatta. Visitors can stroll along the many booths and vendors displaying their ...

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