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Geographe Bay Race Week

Cruising divisions form a line astern in Race 1. - Geographe Bay Race Week 2017 © Bernie Kaaks

Easterly winds at 15- 20 knots gave sailors a wonderful introduction to this year’s Geographe Bay Regatta. The big boats sailed a 19 mile course around the bay, while the Viper sports boats sailed a series of windward and return races and the M32 catamarans sailed on a match racing course alongside the Busselton jetty. Once again the most popular ...

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Bruny Island Race

Alive at the start of the Bruny Island Race, just before hoisting her huge white spinnaker ad hurtling down the Derwent at 25 knots © Jimmy Emms

Tasmania’s fastest ocean racing yacht, the Reichel/Pugh 66, Alive, early lastevening fell just short of breaking the record the 89 nautical mile Bruny Island Race, Australia’s oldest inshore/offshore yacht race. First held by the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania in 1898, this was the 91st edition, with races missed during the war years. The powerful Alive, owned by Derwent Sailing ...

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Club Marine Series

2016-17 Club Marine Series - Day 4 © Alex McKinnon

After nearly two months away from the race track the Club Marine Series was continued yesterday 11 February, 2017, with 119 registrants and hosted by the Royal Brighton Yacht Club. This decent break gave local yachts the opportunity to participate in other well-known regattas such as the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race and the Festival of Sails regatta. A late ...

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Royal Perth Yacht Club’s Iberia Race

After a start which they would rather forget, Indian clears the traffic. - Iberia Race Bernie Kaaks

Chris Higham’s Archambault 40 Argo showed the way in Royal Perth Yacht Club’s Iberia Race, the feeder race for Geographe Bay Race Week. In unseasonal conditions, the race was run in freezing conditions, with heavy rain at times, but offset by a solid south easterly breeze, making for very fast times and flat water close to shore. Anthony Kirke’s Enterprise, ...

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Lisa Blair

Lisa Blair Solo Circumnavigation of Antarctica crosses International Date Line Tracey Whittaker

Lisa Blair enjoys a sunrise crossing of International Date Line At sea for 20 days, 13 hours, 4 minutes and 39 seconds, sailor and adventurer Lisa Blair, 32 reached a key milestone in her attempt to circumnavigate Antarctica solo and unassisted crossing the International Dateline at 16:25:39 UTC (05:25:39 local time) on 11 February 2017. The International Dateline, established in ...

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Teakle Classic Adelaide to Port Lincoln Yacht Race

Geoff Boettcher's Secret Men's Business will be tough to beat in this year's race. - Teakle Classic Adelaide to Port Lincoln Yacht Race © Fran Solly

Entries for the iconic Teakle Classic Adelaide to Port Lincoln Yacht Race have hit 50 boats, a day before entries for the race close. The entry list, which includes a few big names such as Geoff Boettcher’s Secret Men’s Business and Sam Haynes’ Celestial, is made up of 46 boats in the racing fleet and four in the cruising fleet. ...

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Maserati RORC Caribbean 600 and Transpacific Yacht Race

Maserati to compete in RORC Caribbean 600 and Transpacific Yacht Race © Tiziano Canu

After a successful first season in 2016 that included a record-setting line honours victory in the Rolex Middle Sea Race and a second-place arrival in the RORC Transatlantic Race, the Italian multihull Maserati Multi70 skippered by Giovanni Soldini will this year race in two classic offshore races – the 600-mile RORC Caribbean 600 and the 2,225-mile Transpacific Yacht Race. Soldini ...

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Extreme Sailing Series

Extreme Sailing Series 2016 - Dubai - SAP Extreme Sailing Team © Tristan Stedman - SAP Extreme Sailing Team

SAP Extreme Sailing Team has announced its return to the Extreme Sailing Series™ ahead of the season opener in Muscat, which takes place in less than a month’s time. In preparation for what will be its sixth season in the world’s leading Stadium Racing Series, the team has undergone a major reshuffle in its crew line-up. The Danish-flagged team is ...

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Zhik Xeflex

Zhik Zeflex © Zhik http://www.zhik.com

This radiant barrier mid-layer nearly defies description. How do you make a water resistant garment that really breathes, yet reflects your own body heat back to you? Where do you find a compression resistant and extremely insulating filling that is nowhere near as bulky as the Michelin Man, yet gives you that kind of warmth and comfort? Well it started ...

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Low Register Yacht or Vessel Dutch Flag

Register your vessel under the Dutch flag

Register your vessel under the Dutch flag Holland (The Netherlands) is one of the most widely chosen jurisdictions for ship registration. There are a few important reasons to register your sail or motor boat in the Netherlands; rules and regulations are less strict then other EU countries and the costs are much lower. Several European countries have very strict provisions ...

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