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The Sailor's Guide to Getting Through Coronavirus

The Sailor’s Guide to Getting Through Coronavirus

For many, the thought of not being able to go for a sail due to the current Coronavirus pandemic is very disappointing, or may even border on distressing.

Survey Results: Media coverage of ‘F1’ Sailing Events

Over the past couple of weeks we've run a short survey asking members their opinion about media coverage of sailing's 'F1' type sailing events such as the upcoming SailGP...

Class culture on display as Kiwis dominate 2020 Australian WASZP Championships

An epic four days of WASZP racing went right down to the wire in Port Stephens over the Australia Day long weekend, as a group of talented young Kiwis...
Snowdome Cccasional Coarse Language Too will compete in the 75th Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Tribulations to triumph – Snowdome Occasional Coarse Language Too’s journey to compete in the...

The crew onboard Snowdome Occasional Coarse Language Too are all set to compete in the 75th edition of the 628 nautical mile Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. As they...
Wings crew members Janease Graham, Elyse Guevara, Janelle Orth and Katy McDonald - 2019 Bird Island Race

Ian’s Angels spread their Wings for a good cause

For the crew of SV Wings the 75th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is significant in many ways. First of all, the team includes four fantastic female sailors....
The Importance of Keeping a Proper Lookout while Sailing; a Close Call

The Importance of Keeping a Proper Lookout while Sailing; a Close Call

I was reminded today of the importance of keeping a proper lookout at all times while sailing. We had only been on the water for about...
51st Keepit Kool Regatta

Sailing in the bottom of a bucket at the 51st Keepit Kool regatta

by Lisa Ratcliff & Beau White It's the middle of winter when the breeze usually evaporates along with the warm temperatures and frenzied summer coastal weekend race...
Team Rage competing in the 29th Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta AWKR

A Bit of Everything at This Year’s AWKR

I was privileged to be able to join a team for the second year in a row at the Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta (AWKR). The three...
growing sailing participation

All is Not Lost; What you Can Do to Help Sailing Thrive

I wrote most of this article sitting at a café in San Francisco – a brief stop on my way back to Sydney after visiting my family a world away. I grew...
6 Ways to Go Sailing and Lessons Learned

6 Ways to Get Involved in Sailing (with Lessons Learned from my Personal Journey)

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re already a sailor. Or maybe you’re an aspiring sailor, looking for your way into the sport. Whether you’re new to sailing or have decades of...