Welcome to 2020 and the first edition of our newsletter for this year!
It’s a new year so I thought I’d try something new with our weekly newsletter. As well as the regular compilation of news from around the web (in a slightly different format) you’ll also get a weekly update from me (yay!) and an event highlight or product update to keep you in the know.
If you have any feedback on the new format or would like to see something else included in our weekly news please email your ideas to email@example.com.
Now back into the swing of things, the 75th Rolex Sydney Hobart almost feels like a distant memory. A very peaceful and enjoyable memory for myself and the majority of the fleet that got into Hobart after a primarily warm northeasterly run down the cost, before a late southerly change on the 30th threw a few of the smaller yachts a bit of a challenge.
I have some footage to sift through at some point, and once I do I’ll share it with you all. If anyone else has footage, photos or stories from the race I invite you to send them to firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion on MySail News and in this newsletter.
I was very privileged to meet a few people in Hobart who had secured their ride or some crew through MySail. Thanks to those who saw me and stopped by to say hello! It’s always great to meet fellow sailors and I love hearing how MySail helped people connect.
If you didn’t hear the news, there were a couple of incidents on the delivery trip home to Sydney with Showtime losing her keel and capsizing and Gun Runner getting dismasted.
This goes to show that delivery trips – although yachts are able to choose their weather and not under the same performance pressures as when racing – are not without their risks and not the time to be complacent with safety. Check out the first article below for more details. I also found an article on keel failures which is included in the number 2 spot below.
That’s all for now!
Deb (MySail Founder)
Sailing News from Around the Web
Delivery Disasters after Sydney Hobart
While the 628nm Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race was relatively mild in 2019, the northerly delivery along Australia’s east coast has been anything but as three boats issued distress calls in just 30 minutes on January 5.
From Scuttlebutt Sailing News | Read full article.
Why do keel failures happen and what can we do to prevent it?
We investigate the causes of keel failures and find some worrying reports of near-misses.
From Yachting World | Read full article.
Another record-breaking year for CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week
Previous records for entry numbers continue to tumble as NZ’s biggest multi-day regatta heads into its 18th year. With 128 entries confirmed for CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week, and just under two weeks until racing starts on Wednesday 22 January, the event has already smashed last year’s total of 116 boats.
From MySail News | Read full article.
First all-female double handed team place first in their division in the 2019 Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race
The first all-female double handed team d’Albora Climate Action Now placed first in the double handed division, second on the IRC handicap, third on the PHS handicap and fourth on line honours in the 2019 Melbourne to Hobart yacht race led by high profile yachtswoman and Australian adventurer, Lisa Blair, and co-skipper Jackie Parry.
From MySail News | Read full article.
Highlight of Regatta Week is the iconic Milang to Goolwa Freshwater Classic Yacht Race
Goolwa Regatta Week is proudly organised by the Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club (GRYC) and starts on January 18.
From Victoria Harbour Times | Read full article.
Looking ahead to two great retro sailing races
2020 may have only barely begun, but already entire groups of adventure-minded sailors are looking forward to 2022 and 2023, which is when the Golden Globe Race 2022 and the 2023 Ocean Globe Race are slated to begin.
From Sail-World | Read full article.
Upcoming Event: Goolwa Regatta Week & Milang Goolwa Freshwater Classic
Race Organiser: GRYC
Start Location: Goolwa, SA Australia
Start Date: 18 – 26 Jan, 2020
Goolwa Regatta Week is very proudly organised by the Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club (GRYC). It has conducted the iconic Milang Goolwa Freshwater Classic since 1974 and expanded the program of events when it launched the Goolwa Regatta Week in 2012, with strong community support.
Register interest or find crew: https://app.mysail.team/series/462/goolwa-regatta-week