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Sydney Hobart

63 yachts are still at sea and many parked in very little breeze 29/12/17 © Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi

This 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart may have been a spectacularly fast one for the quick yachts at the front of the fleet, but there is still a long way to go for the rest of the fleet – at dawn this morning, three were struggling up a completely windless Derwent River while the remaining 63 competing yachts were strung along ...

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Pantaenius Pittwater to Coffs Coast Yacht Race

Auric's Quest offshore training for the upcoming Pittwater to Paradise offshore regatta. © Southport Yacht Club

Southport Yacht Club’s Auric’s Quest will be a hot contender for back to back wins in the 2018 Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta, along with a solid chance to be named champion of the Pittwater to Paradise Series, 2018. Due to mechanical issues Auric’s Quest was unable to join the east coast offshore race, however fortunate enough to compete in home ...

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London Boat Show 2018

Visit Ancasta a the London Boat Show 2018 © Ancasta

Join Ancasta at London Boat Show 2018 The new five day format has attracted all the major power and sailboat brands to this unique London event. Open between the 10th – 14th Jan 18. Ancasta will be presenting the 460, 520 & 630 from Prestige. From Beneteau, you can see the new Swift Trawler 35 and the Gran Turismo 40 & 46. ...

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Merry Christmas Extreme Sailing Series™

Merry Christmas from the Extreme Sailing Series © Extreme Sailing Series

Twas the night before Christmas, and those with sea legs, Were dreaming of waves as high as mastheads; The stockings were shackled to the transom with glee, In hopes that St Nick would find them at sea; The sailors were nestled all snug in their quarters, With visions of sun, fair winds and calm waters. The salty old captain, tiller ...

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Doyle Sails International

Photo Credit: Tim Adler

Significant year for Doyle Sails International A Significant Year for Doyle Sails 2017 has been an incredibly busy and exciting year for Doyle Sails. Back in June, we announced our bold moves to drive the business forward on both global and local levels. The new management team of myself, David Duff and Richard Bouzaid formally announced our ownership of Doyle International, ...

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F101

The foiling F101 is set for Ocean Elements Porto Heli © ProVela

Over weekend of Dec 9th/10th four new F101 owners, Ron Price the F101 designer, Rob White from White Formula along with Alan, Rob and Jerry from Foiling World all gathered at Pro-Vela’s Mar Menor base for the first training session for owners in their new boats. We spent the three days getting the boats set-up, shoreside training sessions talking through ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2017

Maluka - smallest yacht in the fleet © Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi

“Line Honours is all that matters,” so declared the man who will steer one of the very last boats to cross the finish line in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race this year, as he has done six times previously. When he said that, Sean Langman was racing his 66 foot skiff on steroids, AAPT. ...

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François Garbart and Trimaran MACIF World record

First images of the trimaran MACIF and Francois Gabart as they arrive in Brest after the record time for a solo circumnavigation - photo © Jean-Marie Liot

34 year old French solo RTW sailor, François Gabart, smashed the solo round the world sailing record when the crossed the finish line between Ushant and Lizard Point at 0145 GMT on 17/12/17. The new record (yet to be ratified by the WSSC) is 42 days, 16hrs, 40mins and 35secs slashing a massive six days and 10hrs off the existing ...

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Hobart Races

B&G Advantage © Peter Watson

This year’s Launceston to Hobart yacht race will be the 11th edition, but for prominent Bellerive Yacht Club member Jeff Cordell and two of his crew of B&G Advantage this will be their 10th. It’s a significant year for Cordell as he was the winner, line and handicap, of the inaugural race in 2007, and his Mumm 36 will start ...

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Women’s International Match Racing Series 2017

ProKateam Sailing Team (Ekaterina Kochkina - RUS) gets caught by huge puff while setting the gennaker on day two of the 2017 International Bedanne's Cup © Patrick Deroualle

The conditions turned blustery on small Lake Bedanne in Normandy for the second day of racing at the International Bedanne’s Cup – the final event of the 2017 Women’s International Match Racing Series (WIM Series). But the change of conditions did not deter local skipper Pauline Courtois as she maintained control to remain in the lead. After a day of ...

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