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NSW B14 State Championship 2017 - Spectre whitewash haunts fleet  28-Mar-2017
Sunday the 12th March marked the final day of racing for the B14 NSW State Titles 2017. Illawarra Yacht Club turned on the good weather, bringing in a 15-20 knot northeasterly which built towards the end of the day. The consistent breeze made for great competitive sailing amongst the healthy fleet of 11 boats.

Multiple formats for Sydney Harbour combined clubs Winter racing  28-Mar-2017
All you need is an extra jumper. That’s the main difference between Summer and Winter club racing on Sydney Harbour, yet competitive fleets during the May-August period have always tended to diminish quite markedly.

Team Beau Geste secure win fourth year in a row in IRC at 2017 Australian Yachting Championship  27-Mar-2017
Team Beau Geste have secured their fourth IRC win in as many years at the 2017 Australian Yachting Championship that concluded today, Sunday 26 March. After four days of racing outside the Sydney Heads, Karl Kwok’s ‘Team Beau Geste’ took the win in Division A IRC.

CYCA Ocean Racer of the Year awards  27-Mar-2017
Recipients of the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 CYCA Ocean Racer of the Year Awards were announced at an official function at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia on Friday evening.

Kurnell Catamaran Club supports youth sailors  22-Mar-2017
“We have no young people sailing at our club” “The membership numbers are down and everyone is getting older” “ YA take all our money and spend it on a few elite sailors” These are the laments heard at most sailing clubs around the country. Kurnell Catamaran Club is a small volunteer run Sydney club Sydney faced with the same problems but instead of moaning the members took positive action.

Muir gets behind Australian circumnavigation for Parkinson’s  22-Mar-2017
Poppy Moore will circumnavigate Australia to raise money for Parkinson’s NSW, with Muir Winches pleased to offer support.

M32 Australian Series: Jerwood’s Redline Racing Supreme  16-Mar-2017
For local Perth skipper Matt Jerwood and his Redline Racing Team, the M32 Australian Series event was always about getting time in the boat, and learning, they did this supremely well, winning 14 of 16 races sailed.

Australian Sailing Championship at Lane Cove over Easter  15-Mar-2017
If you want some excitement this Easter then get yourself down to the Lane Cove Sailing Club. The Kitchen Maker is sponsoring the 82nd Australian Open 12ft Sailing Championship which will be run out of the club.

Darren Lowder 20th Memorial Regatta Trial Bay NSW  15-Mar-2017
Around 70 catamarans of all shapes and sizes made the pilgrimage to Trial Bay, on the mid north coast of NSW, to sail in the Darren Lowder Memorial Regatta. This was held in conjunction with NSW State titles for Nacras, F18s and Arrows classes.

Solaris 50 - Best Boats 2017 Category Winner  14-Mar-2017
The European Performance Cruiser of the Year in 2016, the Solaris 50 was described by judges as, “, elegant, sophisticated and a positive delight to sail.” Fast forward to 2017 and was the International Best Boat judges turn to give the Solaris the top award.

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