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Wings crew members Janease Graham, Elyse Guevara, Janelle Orth and Katy McDonald - 2019 Bird Island Race

Ian’s Angels spread their Wings for a good cause

For the crew of SV Wings the 75th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is significant in many ways. First of all, the team includes four fantastic female sailors. In a team of 12 this...
The Importance of Keeping a Proper Lookout while Sailing; a Close Call

The Importance of Keeping a Proper Lookout while Sailing; a Close Call

I was reminded today of the importance of keeping a proper lookout at all times while sailing. We had only been on the water for about 20 minutes and it was still...
51st Keepit Kool Regatta

Sailing in the bottom of a bucket at the 51st Keepit Kool regatta

by Lisa Ratcliff & Beau White It's the middle of winter when the breeze usually evaporates along with the warm temperatures and frenzied summer coastal weekend race schedule. For those whose addiction runs...
Team Rage competing in the 29th Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta AWKR

A Bit of Everything at This Year’s AWKR

I was privileged to be able to join a team for the second year in a row at the Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta (AWKR). The three day event is held over the...
growing sailing participation

All is Not Lost; What you Can Do to Help Sailing Thrive

I wrote most of this article sitting at a café in San Francisco – a brief stop on my way back to Sydney after visiting my family a world away. I grew...
6 Ways to Go Sailing and Lessons Learned

6 Ways to Get Involved in Sailing (with Lessons Learned from my Personal Journey)

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re already a sailor. Or maybe you’re an aspiring sailor, looking for your way into the sport. Whether you’re new to sailing or have decades of...
Yachts sailing on Sydney harbour

5 Reasons I Love Sailing (and think you should too!)

I have been sailing my whole life. Growing up in Nova Scotia, my parents had a small yacht that we would muck about on in the warmer summer months (which don’t...
winter sailing, why you should be sailing year-round

Winter Sailing – Why You Should be Sailing Year-Round

As the crisp autumn air moves in, it can be tempting to pack up the sailing gear and go into sailing hibernation until spring. In my native country of Canada, many people...
Shibumi manages their crew with MySail

2017 MYC Woman’s Challenge on Shibumi: How a Great Sailing Crew Made the Day

I had the good fortune of being able to skipper Northshore 369 Shibumi in this year’s MYC Woman’s Challenge. With clear skies, sufficient to moderate winds, and a great sailing crew,...

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