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Tour legendary maxi yacht Wild Oats XI this Australia Day weekend at the National Maritime Museum  18-Jan-2018
Visiting vessel – Wild Oats XI – open 26 – 28 January Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour

Entries open for 2018 Sail Port Stephens  16-Jan-2018
Entries and the Notice of Race for the 2018 Sail Port Stephens race week have now gone online as another ripper regatta is predicted for April 9-15.

The 2018 J24 Monjon Australian Championships  16-Jan-2018
Congratulations to Hugo Ottaway, a previous winner in 2002 and his crew, Pauliina Mattila, Gareth Evans, James Tarode and Megan Aulich sailing ‘Bruschetta VI’, the new National J24 Class Champions for 2018 by 3 points from Simon Grain in ‘Jet’ and Steve Wright in ‘Tinto’ in third.

Just 10 Days To Go for 175th Anniversary Festival of Sails  15-Jan-2018
On Australia Day, Friday January 26, a fleet of up to 300 yachts big and small will take off in a mass start of the largest keel boat regatta in the southern hemisphere, the Festival of Sails.

Magpie wins 2018 Etchells Australian Championship at Fremantle, WA  15-Jan-2018
Magpie sailed by Graham Taylor, James Mayo and Richard Allanson sailed the final two races today to seal the 2018 Etchells Australian Championship title by a comfortable 9 points and equal John Bertrand’s record of three back to back wins. The Mornington YC crew sailed a very consistent regatta and had impressive boat speed both up and down the course all week.

BAVARIA C50 – Feel the C  15-Jan-2018
Following the successful launch of the BAVARIA C57 last season and the approaching world premieres of the BAVARIA C65 and BAVARIA C45, BAVARIA YACHTS now present the fourth sailing yacht of the new C-line, the new BAVARIA C50.

BAVARIA C45 – Feel the C  15-Jan-2018
BAVARIA YACHTS will be opening the upcoming boot Düsseldorf (20 to 28 January) with an explosion of world premieres. Among the premieres are: The new BAVARIA C45. A 13.98-metre-long sailing yacht with superyacht character and a wide range of features usually only found in much bigger yachts. A BBQ grill with wetbar in the cockpit, space for the dinghy in the stern and, along with the classic 3 and 4 cabin version, the option to order a 5-cabin version are just three of a long list of innovative new features in this size of boat.

Staying safe on NSW waterways  12-Jan-2018
Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey today launched the State Government’s Maritime Safety Plan to minimise trauma and promote safety on NSW waterways.

Ichi Ban is Number One at last  30-Dec-2017
Hobart, 29 December 2017 - Matt Allen’s Ichi Ban has been confirmed as the overall winner of the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart. With 28 races under his belt, this is the culmination of a quest to claim the top prize at one of the world’s most revered sporting occasions by one of Australia’s stalwarts of the sport of sailing. The coincidence of a new boat and a forecast that encouraged the 50-footers, made Ichi Ban one of the pre-race favourites. That should not in any way diminish the scale of this achievement. Ichi Ban needed to sail a near perfect race to beat their immediate opposition, both on the water and on handicap.

Club Marine Pittwater to Paradise nurtures sailing young guns  30-Dec-2017
The 2018 Club Marine Pittwater to Paradise Regatta, commencing Tuesday 2 January, has its share of under-30s sailing talent in its ranks this year. Some are newcomers to sailing and others are seasoned sailors who have hundreds of nautical miles under their collective belts. All of them are primed and ready for the 2018 P2P, motivated by equal parts camaraderie and competitive spirit.


Contender Selden Furlex

MOSS Australia





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