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

G’day sailors,

Well, this normally comes out on a Wednesday, but with the lead-up to Christmas and the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race preparations I was a bit late this week (apologies to our regular readers!)

Speaking about Hobart preparations, due to an injury I’ve managed to put myself out of this weekend’s 174NM Cabbage Tree Race, the last of the CYCA Bluewater Pointscore races before the Rolex Sydney Hobart. Thankfully it seems that the tear in my forearm muscle sustained during an epic laser sail last week will be better for Hobart, as long as I rest it up. 

This injury reminded me of the interview I did with a sailor and physiotherapist Alice Tarnawski during our Dockside with Deb series. One of the things Alice spoke about was injury prevention and recovery for sailors. You can view the interview here if you’d like to get some tips to help keep you injury-free and sailing.

Check out the articles below for some of the latest news from around the sail racing world.

Until next week, happy sailing 😊⛵
Deb Dalziel
Founder, MySail

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Sailing News from Around the Web

2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Offers Something for Everyone

The 76th running of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will be different this year with COVID-19 restrictions in place around the world, however, it has not diminished the quality of the fleet; the chase for the Tattersall Cup as strong as it ever was and a new Two-Handed division has added a new element.

From MySail News | Read full article.

Black Jack Returns from a Spell in Europe for the Rolex Sydney Hobart

Ever wonder how much work goes into preparing a yacht for the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – never mind a big boat that has just returned from Europe amid the COVID-19 pandemic?

From MySail News | Read full article.

Search Launched After Vendee Globe Competitor Abandons Ship

A leading competitor in this year’s Vendee Globe solo round-the-world race has abandoned ship, and a search to find him is under way.

From The Maritime Executive | Read full article.

Escoffier’s Vendée Globe Rescue

A collective sigh of relief went across the Vendee Globe fleet with news that PRB skipper Kevin Escoffier had been finally rescued by competitor Jean Le Cam after a harrowing search and rescue effort in conditions nothing short of heroic.

From Sailing World | Read full article.

Alex Thomson out of Vendée Globe

(November 28, 2020) – After incurring damage yesterday to the starboard rudder of his boat, British sailor Alex Thomson has ceased racing in the Vendée Globe and is now sailing his boat towards Cape Town.

From Scuttlebutt Sailing News | Read full article.

2021 RORC Caribbean 600 – Race Update

The 13th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 is scheduled to start off Fort Charlotte, Antigua on Monday 22nd February 2021.

From Sail-World | Read full article.

Extreme Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship Tests Crews

Middle Harbour Yacht Club’s Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship (SSORC) coincided with Sydney’s record-breaking hot weather weekend, 28 crews enduring 40 knot gusts for race two and brutal temperatures in the low 40s both days of the longstanding annual series.

From MySail News | Read full article.

Zane Gifford Wins Postponed 2020 Harken Young 88 Nationals

After a high-pressure decision to postpone the Nationals on the cusp of the COVID-19 pandemic back in March, the event was successfully completed last weekend by a competitive fleet of sixteen boats racing in ideal conditions… Take that Covid!

From MySail News | Read full article.

Lazy Dog Looms Over Act 6 and MC38 Season Pointscore

Middle Harbour Yacht Club’s Lazy Dog team closed out the 2020 MC38 calendar with a third series triumph, giving Shaun Lane and Quentin Stewart’s crew the overall season trophy from six acts.

From MySail News | Read full article.