AFLOAT Daily News

Magnetic Island Race Week – Watching the locals pays on day one  30-Aug-2015
It’s hard not to call a perfect sailing day Champagne Sailing which is what the visitors and locals were saying as they returned to the dock after day one of the SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week.

Supermaxi Yacht Wild Oats XI gets the Chainsaw Chop  30-Aug-2015
Australia’s most successful ocean racing yacht, Bob Oatley’s 30-metre supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, is 30-metres no more. The sleek, silver-hulled beauty literally got the chop today at the hands of Bob Oatley and skipper Mark Richards.

2018 Melbourne to Osaka Double-Handed Yacht Race  27-Aug-2015
The Organising Committee for the 2018 Melbourne to Osaka Double-Handed Yacht Race is pleased to announce the publishing of the Preliminary Notice of Race for the next race due to start in Port Philip Bay in March 2018.

Multi mayhem at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2015 start  20-Aug-2015
Increased winds and a nasty sea-state created drama on day four of racing at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week in the Whitsundays and two pre-start collisions brought three multihulls ashore before their start gun had fired. Three from the Multihull Racing division were involved in two separate incidents, and Race Week has finished for two.

Waterscape entices at Sydney International Boat Show  20-Aug-2015
Lighting up the Cockle Bay Marina, Waterscape by Superior was an alluring beacon for visitors to the 2015 Sydney International Boat Show. Waterscape, which has already received a swag of awards, was on show with a stunning 6x6m LED-lit Waterscape pontoon.

New interest in sailing at RMYC Toronto  20-Aug-2015
The Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Sailing Division is experiencing an almost 50% increase in yachts preparing for the Spring/Summer racing season.

Leeuwin Launches Uni Challenge  18-Aug-2015
The Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation is looking for 40 amazing tertiary students to join us on-board the STS Leeuwin II for a life-changing voyage from 23 until 29 November 2015. The Leeuwin Uni Challenge is a 7-day adventure that lets students experience life on-board a tall ship, including climbing the mast, taking the helm, scrubbing the deck, sailing through the night and make new friends.

Whitsundays turn on brilliant conditions for IRC Australian Championship opener  17-Aug-2015
Brilliant sailing conditions on day one of the IRC Australian Championship inflated adrenaline levels and threw the less practiced straight into the deep end at the 32nd Audi Hamilton Island Race Week in the Whitsundays.

Cool Change capsizes at Airlie Beach Race Week  13-Aug-2015
A 30 knot gust of breeze out of nowhere resulted in the 10.9 metre multihull, Cool Change, capsizing during Race 6 at Airlie Beach Race Week today, but her owner and all crew members were safe and back on land by lunch time.

Airlie Beach Race Week: ‘Stay Tuned’ says Graham Sherring  13-Aug-2015
Sports Boat fanatic Graham Sherring is the owner/skipper of a Leech 650 he named ‘Stay Tuned’, and that was the message he sent rivals at Airlie Beach Race Week yesterday, when he won Race 5 of the Whitsunday Sailing Club’s regatta.


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