It’s full steam ahead for the northern Queensland regattas in August with Queensland announcing plans to open its borders (although it looks like these will remain closed to travellers from Victoria). Hamilton Island Race Week, Airlie Beach Race Week and Magnetic Island Race Week are all scheduled to go-ahead.
For the 36th America’s Cup, it’s looking like things are full steam ahead. However, there has been some funding dramas with the NZ Government stopping its America’s Cup funding while it investigates claims in relation to the Auckland event’s organisation.
If you’re thinking it’s time to start pulling together your crew for the upcoming sailing season, check out this article from the archives covering 5 steps to build a winning sailing crew. Need to find some new crew for your team? Advertise your crewing positions on our Yacht Listing page and check out the Crew Search page to connect with some sailors.
Until next week, happy sailing 😊⛵
Deb (MySail Founder)
Sailing News from Around the Web
Foot off the Pedal
The victim of structural damage, Armel Tripon from L’Occitane en Provence has been forced to retire from the Vendée Arctique.
From Sails Magazine | Read full article.
Rookie of the Star Sailors League
A new face among the giants of the Star Sailors League gets no special treatment on the racecourse.
From Sailing World | Read full article.
Airlie Beach Race Week Prepares as Queensland Border Opening Announced
With the announcement that the Queensland border will open on 10 July to all but Victoria, Whitsunday Sailing Club (WSC) is working hard to make sure that Airlie Beach Race Week Whitsundays Festival of Sailing, to be held from 6-13 August, is a memorable event for all concerned.
From mysailing.com.au | Read full article.
SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week: Taking the party to the people in 2020
The prayers of keen yachties were answered yesterday afternoon when it was announced the Queensland border will open from 10 July, at this stage allowing yachties to participate in Townsville Yacht Club’s much anticipated SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2020.
From Sail-World | Read full article.
Northland Regatta Picks up Gold Sustainability Award
New Zealand’s biggest multi-day keelboat sailing event, CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week, has been awarded Gold Level Clean Regattas certification for their “extraordinary waste management efforts” during the last regatta in January 2020.
From MySail News | Read full article.
Assessing Standards for the Profession
The category of ‘professional sailor’ has morphed to cover a lot of ground and the degree of refinement for the adjective before the noun has significant range too. Attorney Maurice Cusick, specialising in maritime law, offer this observation from his office in Newport, RI.
From Scuttlebutt Sailing News | Read the article.
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