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

G’day sailors,

In my role as Founder of MySail, my focus is on building technology that helps connect the sailing world, and gets more people out sailing, more often.

Like many of you, I am passionate about promoting and growing the sport of sailing, and also about advancing women’s inclusion in the sport. I believe the best way to do this is by supporting each other (male and female) in a respectful and positive way. Helping others get started in sailing, develop their skills and connect into this wonderful community of people will make sure our sport continues to thrive.

However, I have been very dismayed lately to see a growing number of highly negative comments made on social media, directed towards other people, clubs and genders, in what I feel is a very aggressive and accusatory manner. 

Although I would normally stay away from politically-slanted topics in these newsletters, I felt compelled to raise this one. I cannot see any benefit to the sport from spreading negative sentiments towards others. Of course there is always room for improvement, but as sailors, let’s stick together and support each other in a positive way to make this happen. 

This is just my two cents; if you have anything to say on the topic, I’d love to hear it. Feel free to send your thoughts to and I may include these (anonymously) in a future newsletter.

Check out the links below for the latest sailing news and stories from around the web.

Until next week, happy sailing 😊⛵

Deb Dalziel
Founder, MySail


Sailing News from Around the Web

Sailing News from Around the Web

50th Milestone Reached for 2021 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Fleet

The Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race has reached a milestone, with the 50th entrant – Kevin Whelan and his Beneateau 45F5 Reve – representing the host club in the annual race from Sydney Harbour to Gold Coast.

From MySail News | Read full article.

Highs and Lows Action for an 18ft Skiff Champion

Current JJ Giltinan world champion, Michael Coxon has been sailing 18s for around 20 seasons and during that time has won four JJ world titles and five Australian Championships as well as numerous other major titles, but even the world’s best can have good and bad days when you are racing an 18ft Skiff around Sydney Harbour.

From MySail News | Read full article.

JPK 10.80 Wins the Siska Trophy and is the Best in the West 20/21

Simon Torvaldsen is having a real blast in his JPK 10.80 “Atomic Blonde” winning the prestigious Siska Trophy as the best performing yacht on IRC Overall during Western Australia’s 20 / 21 season.

From MySail News | Read full article.

Celebrating the Birth of the Laser

Australia will be celebrating the birth of the ILCA Laser dinghy by organizing a world record attempt of 200+ Lasers to sail in a parade from Sydney Opera House to South Head on May 30 to recognize 50 years of the popular sailing class.

From Scuttlebutt Sailing News | Read full article.

iQFoil International Games, Marathon on Lake Garda

The weather is the main character on every regatta, and today the wind shuffled the plan and instead of going for a morning Marathon, the long regatta was raced in the afternoon with a nice South breeze building up to 15-16 knots for the fun of the 107 sailors patiently waiting on the Univela Sailing lawn.

From MySail News | Read full article.

Disposing of Unwanted Distress Beacons

Please do not throw your beacon in the bin. Beacons can inadvertently activate if they are not correctly disposed, which often occurs when beacons are thrown in the rubbish and end up in tips.

From | Read full article.