Event
Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race Virtual Regatta

Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race Virtual Regatta

January 25, 2021

Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club and Virtual Regatta team up for virtual Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race 2021 Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, in conjunction with the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, have developed a race between two great southern hemisphere…

Event
Vendée Globe Day 68

Vendée Globe Day 68

January 15, 2021

Passing Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, there are no options in terms of strategy and choices on the northwards climb up the Atlantic for the tightly matched Vendée Globe leaders. But the conditions are difficult and tiring. The easterly tradewinds shift in direction and more…

Review
Book Review: Beyond Boundaries

Book Review: Beyond Boundaries

January 15, 2021

Beyond Boundaries by Des Kearns Popeye Publishing Reviewed by Oliver Shtein Des Kearns is a master mariner and marine surveyor. His memoir Beyond Boundaries recounts a life spent mostly at sea and his experiences across the nautical spectrum. Kearns spent the 1960’s riding the…

News
Santa Cruz dinghy chaos

Santa Cruz dinghy chaos

January 13, 2021

Santa Cruz Harbor in California was recently blessed with some of the biggest surf they had seen in years and for some reason the junior sailing club decided to hold their Sunday session. Things went from bad to worse quickly as the 9 and…

Event
Vendée Globe Day 66

Vendée Globe Day 66

January 13, 2021

After 65 days racing and over 23,000 nautical miles sailed on the course, the Vendée Globe in effect restarted off Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with the five top boats regrouping within 26 miles of each other in terms of the distance to the finish…

Product & Industry
Dufour 530 wins 2021 Best Boat Award

Dufour 530 wins 2021 Best Boat Award

January 12, 2021

The Dufour 530 has won the prestigious SAIL Magazine 2021 Best Boat Award in the category of ‘Best Large Monohull 50ft and above’. The stunning new yacht has been designed with optimal versatility to cater for all clients’ sailing requirements. Available in three models,…

Event
Sail Port Stephens welcoming entries for April regatta

Sail Port Stephens welcoming entries for April regatta

January 12, 2021

With safety plans in place and fingers firmly crossed, Sail Port Stephens is accepting entries for its 2021 regatta in April and once again aiming to provide an unforgettable sailing holiday for crews aboard everything from small dinghies to family cruiser-racers and IRC racing…

News
Solo yachtsman saved by Personal Locator Beacon

Solo yachtsman saved by Personal Locator Beacon

January 7, 2021

A joint operation between the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) and the Northern Territory Police on 4th January 2021 has successfully saved the life of a solo yachtsman who fell into the Arafura Sea approximately 45km east of Cape Wessel, NT. The yachtsman was…

Event
Vendée Globe Day 59

Vendée Globe Day 59

January 7, 2021

With 1300 miles to sail to Cape Horn this next week will be the toughest of British skipper Pip Hare’s Vendée Globe. With her autopilot system compromised due to the lack of true wind direction and strength data input, Hare is having to constantly…

News
Orange roughy ruling victory for sustainable fisheries

Orange roughy ruling victory for sustainable fisheries

January 7, 2021

Moves by the fishing industry to get Australia’s orange roughy fishery certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) have failed in a victory for conservation and sustainable seafood in Australia. The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the decision by an…

Event
2021 Sail Melbourne Regatta cancelled

2021 Sail Melbourne Regatta cancelled

January 4, 2021

Australian Sailing in conjunction with the Royal Brighton Yacht Club (RBYC) regretfully announces that the 2021 Sail Melbourne Nex Gen and Sail Melbourne International regatta has been cancelled. RBYC has been confirmed as a COVID-19 public exposure site, with known cases at the club…

Event
Vendée Globe Day 57

Vendée Globe Day 57

January 4, 2021

Charlie Dalin (Apivia) became the second Vendée Globe skipper to round Cape Horn at 0439hrs early this Sunday morning, the 36 year old French skipper who originates from Le Havre, passing much closer than leader Yannick Bestaven (Maître Coq IV) did some 14 hours…