MySail Sail Racing News - Sailing & Yachting News From Around The Web
MySail Sail Racing News - Sailing & Yachting News From Around The Web

Hello sailors,

I hope you’re all enjoying 2021 so far!

In my previous newsletter I advised that I was busy with last-minute Sydney Hobart Yacht Race preparation. That was a mere 3 days before the whole race was called off due to a COVID-19 outbreak that started in Sydney’s northern beaches and quickly spread across the city.

Here’s to hoping 2021 brings a bit more certainly when it comes to planning sailing events!

This past weekend saw the first major sailing event of 2021 – the Prada Cup – get underway in Auckland, New Zealand. The Prada Cup Challenger Selection Series will determine which of the America’s Cup challenger teams will take on the defending New Zealand team in the main event. You can find out more about the Prada Cup here or read the latest news on

Enjoy reading some of the latest news from the sailing world below. 

Until next week, happy sailing 😊⛵

Deb Dalziel
Founder, MySail


Sailing News from Around the Web

To win the America’s Cup, first you must win the Prada Cup

The Prada Cup Challenger Selection Series will be used to determine which of the Challenger teams will take on the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand in the 36th America’s Cup.

From MySail News | Read full article.

NEWS ALERT: American Magic has capsized on day 3 of the PRADA Cup

After the capsize of American Magic this afternoon, America’s Cup Event Ltd and the Syndicate themselves have activated emergency management plans.

From MySail News | Read full article.

The Flying Technology of the AC75

The hull and appendages of the America’s Cup 75-foot foiler are the big tools to make these machines fly.

From Sailing World | Read full article.

First 100 entries over the line for CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week

Two weeks out from NZ’s largest multi-day keelboat regatta, and the first 100 entries have been received for CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week, which starts on Tuesday 26 January.

From MySail News | Read full article.

Sail Port Stephens welcoming entries for April regatta

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 yachts.

From MySail News | Read full article.

18ft Skiff NSW Championship on Sydney Harbour – Final Race

The tech2 team of Jack Macartney, Charlie Wyatt and Lewis Brake became the 2020-2021 NSW 18ft Skiff champion following an impressive all-the-way victory in today’s re-sail of Race 2 of the championship on Sydney Harbour.

From Sail-World | Read full article.

Solo Yachtsman Saved by Personal Locator Beacon on Life Jacket

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.

From MySail News | Read full article.

‘If it all goes wrong, I’d rather be on the water’: COVID-19 sparks boating boom

Australians have taken to the water during the COVID-19 pandemic, with travel restrictions and social distancing sparking a boom in boats from tinnies to superyachts.

From Sydney Morning Herald | Read full article.