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Southern Ocean adventure with WEST SYSTEM

Southern Ocean adventure with WEST SYSTEM

December 15, 2021

Ahead of her journey from Brisbane to Albany, WA preparing for her circumnavigation of the Antarctic in January, Lisa Blair met with Lorraine Duckworth from ATL Composites to stock up on WEST SYSTEM products to keep her yacht ship-shape during her odyssey. Lisa’s 15.25-metre…

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Father and son team up for Rolex Sydney Hobart two-handed debut

Father and son team up for Rolex Sydney Hobart two-handed debut

December 15, 2021

Michael ‘Zappa’ Bell was itching to be among those taking part in the inaugural Two-Handed Division of the 2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and entered with his younger son, Oli. Fortunately, the same yacht, Kayimai, is available this year, allowing him to enter with his older…

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Big Winds and Big Results round out Sail Sydney

Big Winds and Big Results round out Sail Sydney

December 13, 2021

Sydney Harbour put on a show for the last day of Sail Sydney, with a gusty southerly providing perfect racing conditions for the 200-plus competitors. The regatta has been the first opportunity for many athletes to test their skills against interstate competition in many…

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Whisper and Scallywag shine in 2021 SOLAS Big Boat Challenge

Whisper and Scallywag shine in 2021 SOLAS Big Boat Challenge

December 7, 2021

Whisper’s impressive form continued with Overall victory in the 2021 SOLAS Big Boat Challenge, as SHK Scallywag 100 took Line Honours in a stunning showdown on Sydney Harbour. The sun shone on the two super maxis and seven mini maxis for the 14 nautical mile race, which took…

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Japanese sailor rescued after 22 hours on capsized boat

Japanese sailor rescued after 22 hours on capsized boat

December 7, 2021

A 69-year-old Japanese man has been rescued in rough seas off Japan after spending 22 hours drifting in open water, with one official calling his survival a “miracle”. The man, whose name has not been released, was alone on a boat off south-western Kagoshima…

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Edith Piaf’s ‘love boat’ on sale at Sotheby’s

Edith Piaf’s ‘love boat’ on sale at Sotheby’s

December 7, 2021

Édith Piaf’s former love boat, the Flamant Rose, has been listed for sale by Sotheby’s London asking £1.5 million (AUD$2.8 million). The Flamant Rose (French for pink flamingo) is being sold by celebrity hypnotist and author Valerie Austin from its mooring in St Katherine…

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Speedwell kicks on for two-handed wins in Cabbage Tree Island Race

Speedwell kicks on for two-handed wins in Cabbage Tree Island Race

December 6, 2021

Campbell Geeves and Wendy Tuck claimed their first ever blue water win together, steering Speedwell to Line Honours and Overall (IRC) victory in the Two-Handed Division of the Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore’s Cabbage Tree Island Race. Speedwell completed the 172 nautical mile race in 30…

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Zen finds focus in tricky conditions to win Cabbage Tree Island Race

Zen finds focus in tricky conditions to win Cabbage Tree Island Race

December 6, 2021

Gordon Ketelbey’s TP52 Zen takes a huge “confidence boost” into the 2021 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, winning her final offshore hit-out before the great race – the Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore’s Cabbage Tree Island Race. Three TP52s led the Fully-Crewed IRC standings after the 172…