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

Walking past a cafe earlier today I was pleasantly surprised to see SAILING being covered on the news!

Not just a 5 second blip that would barely register with the average viewer – a several minute-long interview on a major news channel. They were interviewing Australia’s Tom Slingsby about the upcoming SailGP season 2 opener to be held in Sydney February 28-29, 2020.

While the format and equipment used in SailGP makes it a far cry from how the average MySail member participates in the sport, it’s great to see sailing in the limelight.

More main-stream media coverage of sailing will hopefully help to increase participation and interest in our sport. However, I do wonder if this type of coverage with multi-million dollar machines travelling at immense speeds makes sailing seem even more out of reach to the average viewer.

What are your thoughts – is media coverage of sailing’s ‘Formula 1’ type events good for participation, or not? Click here to have your say.

Happy sailing,
Deb (MySail Founder)

Sailing News from Around the Web

Tom Slingsby and Australia set to defend SailGP Championship on Sydney Harbour

The one month countdown is on until SailGP returns to Sydney Harbour on 28-29 February.

From Sails | Read full article.

Sailing: Sir Russell Coutts takes success in stride, setting lofty goals for second season of SailGP

Sir Russell Coutts and Larry Ellison saw a hole in the market. Sailing had the America’s Cup, Olympics, World Championship regattas and Ocean Race. What it didn’t have was a fast-paced tournament style competition that travelled the world and ultimately crowned a champion at the end of the tour.

From NZ Herald | Read full article.

Shutters come down on MacGlide Festival of Sails

Some of the thousands of MacGlide Festival of Sails sailors weary from three days of racing and partying over the Australia Day long weekend are fortunate to be heading home with a trophy for their efforts. The rest take a smile, a tan line and great memories of the age-old event’s 177th edition.

From MySail News | Read full article.

Tasmanians dominate SAILING Champions League – Asia Pacific Southern Qualifier

Tasmania dominated the SAILING Champions League – Asia Pacific Southern Qualifier, the state’s two heavyweight teams making the four-boat final and finishing first and second after a thrilling last race that broke a four-way deadlock.

From MySail News | Read full article.

Mayhem reigns on last day of CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week

At the end of the 18th edition of New Zealand’s biggest multi-day keelboat regatta, it was Mayhem who reigned supreme in the event’s premier A Division.

From MySail News | Read full article.

Southend RNLI hovercraft goes to the rescue of stranded dolphins

The volunteer crew of Southend-on-Sea’s RNLI Hovercraft launched on Monday 20 January to assist in the rescue of two dolphins who had become stranded on mud at Mucking on the north bank of the Thames.

From | 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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