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New Australian Sailing Team

New Australian Sailing Team

The new 2015 Australian Sailing Team additions Matthew Wearn (WA), David Gilmour (WA), Rhys Mara (VIC) and Joel Turner (QLD) were officially welcomed on to the Australian Sailing Team at a team dinner at Middle Harbour Yacht Club last night. Sydney Olympic gold medallist in the Men’s 470 Tom King officially inducted the recent additions to the Australian Sailing Team. ...

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Asia Boating Awards Online Nominations Open for 2015

Online nominations for the much-anticipated annual Asia Boating Awards are now open. Readers of Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines, yacht owners, boating enthusiasts, brands and industry professionals are invited to have their say about who deserves to be recognised as the best in Asia’s yachting scene. Online nominations can be submitted in the Awards section of the Asia-Pacific Boating ...

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Atlantic Odyssey 2 – Cornell Sailing

Atlantic Odyssey 2 - Cornell Sailing

Atlantic Odyssey 2: Finally My Darling crossing, Day 16 – 22 Rally Control update: since Finally My Darling sent this blog, they safely arrived in Martinique on 18th February. Soon after their arrival they caught up with the Atlantic Odyssey crews from Roxy, Calypso, Neptune 2, Sattwa, and Penny Lane. Col writes: “Happy hour last night was a really great time.” Before ...

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Beneteau Oceanis 35 3-in-1 Melbourne

Beneteau Oceanis 35 3-in-1

Making its world debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2014, the Beneteau Oceanis 35 is already making its mark in Australia, with a second place in its division on its first outing at the Festival of Sails, Geelong, Victoria in January. The Oceanis 35 embodies individuality and versatility in one 35-foot package, suiting experienced sailors and first timers. Whether ...

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SAILING ANTARCTIC PENINSULA EXPEDITION 2016

ANTARCTIC PENINSULA EXPEDITION 2016

A yacht-based expedition to The Antarctic Peninsula January 4 – February 1  2016 Multiple summit possibilities for experienced ski-mountaineers. Introductory snowshoeing, ice-climbing, sea-kayaking  and wildlife-watching for the sailing support team. BACKGROUND In 2013, after five expeditions to the sub-antarctic island of South Georgia, I finally got to the actualAntarctic mainland, with Skip Novak, the owner of the 74 foot yachtPelagic ...

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Multihull record will be defeated Into Antigua?

Multihull record will be defeated Into Antigua

The Multihull record for the RORC Caribbean 600 has not been broken since the inaugural race in 2009. For the last six editions the record set by John Burnie and Claude Thelier on ORMA 60 trimaran, Region Guadeloupe (40 hours 11 mins 5 secs) has remained unbeaten. However, this year there are two multihulls, both owned by RORC members, that ...

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Catamaran Extreme H2O in Newport Beach

Catamaran Extreme H2O in Newport Beach

A long time coming, the Morelli and Melvin Designed 66′ Catamaran Extreme H2O was splashed in Southern California last week, stepped and began sea trials ahead of its racing debut in the Cabo Race next month. The racer cruiser with emphasis on the racing portion began life in South Africa before being shipped to Westerly Marine for completion. Some interesting ...

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ORC World Championship

ORC World Championship

Another large turnout ahead for the 2015 ORC World Championship 72 entries from 17 countries have already registered at close of first pre-entry deadline; resort venue in Greece chosen for 2016 European Championship Barcelona, Spain – The Real Club Nautico Barcelona (RCNB) and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) announces that with passing of the first pre-entry deadline last weekend, 72 ...

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Armel Le Cléac’h new maxi-multihull Banque Populaire IX

Armel Le Cléac'h new maxi-multihull Banque Populaire

Armel Le Cléac’h’s sponsor, Banque Populaire, has reasserted its commitment to sponsoring sailing for another five years and has announced the construction of the maxi-multihull Banque Populaire IX. his new giant of the seas will be out there racing from 2017, in other words after Armel has taken part in the 2016 Vendée Globe aboard the Banque Populaire VIII monohull. ...

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Team LaserPerformance RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show

Team LaserPerformance RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show

Team LaserPerformance is looking forward to meeting all the sailing enthusiasts attending the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 28 February – 01 March at Alexandra Palace in London. On display will be several of their top boats including the Laser, Laser Pico, Laser Bahia and Bug. Special Show Offerings will be available across the entire product range that you won’t want ...

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