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

Happy hump day, sailors!

If you’re hanging out for the start of SailGP season 2, you’ll want to check out the first article below which is an extensive interview with Australia team skipper Tom Slingsby from Sails. Unfortunately, the weather forecast for Sydney harbour is very light again for the second weekend in a row, but fingers crossed the wind gods decide to kick it up a notch for the two-day event.

On the subject of light winds, this past weekend was also exceptionally light on Sydney harbour. I was out myself for the Farr 40 State Championships, which unfortunately were completely abandoned on Saturday due to the lack of wind. However, the race committee did a great job of getting in four races for the fleet on Sunday, despite a late start due to the light winds and several general recalls on the start line.

If you don’t yet have your entries in for Sydney Harbour Regatta, it’s not too late! The early entry fee has been extended to TODAY, so you still have a couple of hours to get this in.

Apologies to our non-Sydney based sailors for the focus on Sydney news in this write-up, but to round this out I’ve included several stories below from around Australia and New Zealand.

Happy sailing,
Deb (MySail Founder)

Sailing News from Around the Web

Tom Slingsby: Game Changer

Slingsby sat down with Sails Editor Scott Alle last December for an extended interview to talk about the intricate mechanics and team dynamics of guiding an F50 at maximum speed around a tight racecourse.

From Sails | Read full article.

Early Entry Fee Extended for Sydney Harbour Regatta

Great news for all owners; the club’s generous early entry fee deadline has been extended until Wednesday February 26.

From MySail News | Read full article.

Queensland grandfather becomes oldest person to sail around the world

A Queensland grandfather has become the oldest person to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world after spending nearly an entire year at sea.

From Nine News | Read full article.

Chinese Whisper Sets a New Benchmark in SA Ocean Racing Classic

David Griffith’s 62-foot Chinese Whisper has set a new race record in the 2020 Teakle Classic Adelaide to Port Lincoln Yacht Race this morning, finishing at 1:34:17 AM in a total time of 10 hours, 34 minutes, 17 seconds.

From MySail News | Read full article.

Outlaw 2020 State Champions

After four races on Sydney Harbour today, Tom Quick and the Outlaw team were crowned 2020 Farr 40 State Champions.

From MySail News | Read full article.

SSANZ Round the North Island – all 38 boats about to start Leg 2! Highlights from Leg 1

The first leg of the Evolution Sails SSANZ Round North Island Race started in Auckland on Saturday (22.2) with a 154NM dash to Mangonui at the top of the North Island.

From Live Sail Die | Read full article.

An environmental startup cleaning oceans just raised an insane amount of money from crowdfunding

The Seabin Project, a tech and education startup reducing the amount of waste in the world’s oceans, raised more than $1 million over the weekend as retail investors got behind an equity crowdfunding campaign for the social good venture.

From Startup Daily | Read full article.

Upcoming Event

Sydney Harbour Regatta

Race Organiser: Middle Harbour Yacht Club
Start Location: Mosman, NSW Australia
Date: 7 – 8 March 2020

180 keelboats will race across 25 divisions over 8 course areas, throughout Sydney Harbour as well as offshore near Sydney Heads.

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