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Festival of Sails Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race

Festival of Sails - Mono line honours Hooligan - photo © Salty Dingo

The Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race line honours contest finished in spectacularly close fashion, four grand prix boats closing in on the finish line within 200 metres of each other in the Festival of Sails’ opening event. Two start lines ...

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Golden Globe Race

Onboard Jean-Luc Van Den Heede's French Rustler 36 yacht MATMUT during the 2018 Golden Globe solo non-stop round the world race. © Jean-Luc Van Den Heede / PPL / GGR

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede endured another tough night with 45knots winds and 6-7m seas but his Rustler 36 Matmut is now within 100 miles of the finish line at Les Sables d’Olonne and the 73-year old Frenchman is expected to ...

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10th edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth

Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille - photo © Christophe Jouany

With less than three months to go until the start of the 10th Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille, the line-up for this anniversary edition is continuing to grow with highlights such as the US Maxi 72 Bella Mente ...

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12 Metre World Championship

KZ-5 and KZ-7 at the 12 Metre North American Championship 2012 - photo © SallyAnne Santos / Windlass Creative

Brazil’s Torben Grael and Denmark’s Jesper Bank, who have eight Olympic sailing medals between them, will face off in the 2019 12 Metre World Championship, joining sailing royalty from around the globe for the largest-ever gathering of 12 Metres in ...

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Beneteau First Yacht 53

First Yacht 53 © Beneteau

In late 2018, BENETEAU completed the renewal of the First range, with the launch of four small sport boats. Next summer, the brand is preparing to launch the first First Yacht: 53 feet of sheer audacity and performance, perfectly in ...

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Super Maxi Transpac champ Rio 100

Rio 100 © Sharon Green / www.UltimateSailing.com

Australia has the world’s best 100ft Super Maxis, so if you’ve dreamed of racing amongst the big guns, here’s your chance. As there’s not many super maxis in the world, it’s encouraging to the class that this is a yacht ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race - Leg Zero, Around the Island Race. 02 August, 2017 © Marc Bow / Volvo Ocean Race

Efforts to increase understanding of ocean health recognised by prestigious Ocean Tribute Awards. The seven boats collected new scientific data during the nine-month fully-crewed, round the world yacht race. This helped increase scientific understanding of the impacts plastic pollution and ...

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The Ocean Cleanup

A top view image of System 001 taken during a daily inspection [2018-10-31 14.56 UTC-10] - photo © The Ocean Cleanup

It has been four weeks since we deployed System 001 in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP). In this time, we have observed that plastic is exiting the system once it is collected, so we are currently working on causes ...

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The 2019 Festival of Sails

2018 Festival of Sails © Salty Dingo

The Festival of Sails, with the support of Barwon Water, has joined an international campaign to provide “clean regattas” in a bid to protect our local waters. The Festival of Sails, which starts on Saturday, has registered with the Sailors ...

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New Zealand Millennium Cup

Dolphins at the NZ Millennium Cup race alongside Enso - photo © Jeff Brown

At the top of the North Island of New Zealand lies what is referred to as one of the world’s great natural playgrounds. The Bay of Islands is formed of 144 islets and, from 30 January to 2 February, it ...

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