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Indian claims line honours in Exmouth Yacht Race

Indian claims line honours in Exmouth Yacht Race

May 11, 2021

Indian shatters race record Main photo: Indian crosses the finishing line at Exmouth. Photo by Bernie Kaaks Indian crossed the Exmouth finishing line at about 10:15 this morning, so her elapsed time of under three days shatters the record set by…

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BELUGA crowned Yacht of the Year in the Ocean Awards

BELUGA crowned Yacht of the Year in the Ocean Awards

May 6, 2021

M/Y BELUGA¸ a 34.7-metre Moonen based in Port Douglas Queensland, has been crowned Yacht of the Year in Boat International’s Ocean Awards for 2021. The award, in its first year, is recognition of BELUGA’s Owner and crew’s efforts to survey and protect the marine…

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Heavy hitters heading to Airlie Beach Race Week

Heavy hitters heading to Airlie Beach Race Week

May 5, 2021

A trio of past Sydney Hobart winners in Geoff Boettcher, Darryl Hodgkinson and Phil Turner, along with yachting champion Marcus Blackmore, are among the heavy hitters heading north to race in the IRC Passage Division at the 33rd running of Airlie Beach Race Week,…

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Fremantle to Exmouth Ocean Race and Rally

Fremantle to Exmouth Ocean Race and Rally

May 4, 2021

With Fremantle Sailing Club’s Fremantle to Exmouth Ocean Race and Rally less than a week away, 37 crews are eagerly looking at advance weather models, all indicating that the race record is set to be smashed. Early indications suggest soft conditions between Fremantle and…

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Entries open for 30th Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta

Entries open for 30th Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta

May 4, 2021

Organisers at Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron are pleased to announce entries are now open for the 30th Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta (AWKR), to be held over the Queen’s Birthday weekend, 12- 14 June 2021. Following the cancellation of last year’s event due to COVID…

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Batemans Bay Marina Regatta

Batemans Bay Marina Regatta

April 30, 2021

Main photo: Tricky mark rounding. Photo by Celia Davey Sailors came from far and wide to race the 2021 Batemans Bay Marina Regatta on April 24th and 25th, including one crew who drove across from Adelaide. There were 81 boats out on the Bay…

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Heaven Can Wait on target for half million in 2022

Heaven Can Wait on target for half million in 2022

April 30, 2021

The recently held 2021 Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta (HCW) has raised $38,000 at a time when the recovery from the Covid19 pandemic was – and still is, at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Regatta Director and Vice Commodore of the Royal Motor…

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Superyacht towed through narrow canal in Netherlands

Superyacht towed through narrow canal in Netherlands

April 27, 2021

A Dutch superyacht has completed its four day passage through a narrow canal while passing through to the North Sea for testing. At 94 metres long, it is the largest possible vessel which can pass through. Tom van Oossanen, a superyacht photographer who captured…