• Australia

    Five 100ft maxis and one new 80 footer

    by  • 12 November 2013 • Anthony Bell, Australia, Beau Geste, Bob Oatley, carlo borlenghi, Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA), Gavin Brady, Grant Wharington, Karl Kwok, Loyal, Mark Richards, Maxi, Maxis, Michael Coxon, Offshore, ragamuffin, Stan Honey, Steve Hayles, Syd Fischer, Tom Slingsby, Wild Oats, Wild Thing, Zefiro

    Just under a month and a half out from the start of the 69th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the CYCA has confirmed that 97 yachts are registered for the race, including 22 international entrants,read more

    7 breezes it

    by  • 10 November 2013 • 18ft skiff, Andrew Hay, Aron Everett, Australia, Australian 18footers league, Brett Van Munster, chris nicholson, Dan Phillips, Darren McKavanagh, Dave, Dave Ewings, Dinghy, Euan McNicol, Ewings, Frank Quealey, Geoff Bauchop, Grant Rollerson, Haier Appliances, Harry Bethwaite, James Hozack, Jim Beck, Joel Castle, John Winning, Jonathan Whitty, Lumix, Malcolm Page, Michael Coxon, Mike McKensey, Mojo Wine, Nick Daly, Nick Press, Peter Nicholson, Rabbitohs-Kenwood Create More, Rick Peacock, Ricky Bridge, Simon Nearn, Skiffs and Asymmetrics, Smeg, The Kitchen Maker, Thurlow Fisher Lawyers, Yandoo

    The Gotta Love It 7 team took out the season’s first championship race with a brilliant victory in Race 1 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today.read more

    Lumix again

    by  • 27 October 2013 • 18ft skiff, Andrew Hay, Aron Everett, Australia, Australian 18footers league, Brett Van Munster, chris nicholson, Dan Phillips, Darren McKavanagh, Dave, Dave Ewings, Dinghy, Euan McNicol, Ewings, Frank Quealey, Geoff Bauchop, Grant Rollerson, Haier Appliances, Harry Bethwaite, James Hozack, Jim Beck, Joel Castle, John Winning, Jonathan Whitty, Lumix, Malcolm Page, Michael Coxon, Mike McKensey, Mojo Wine, Nick Daly, Nick Press, Peter Nicholson, Rabbitohs-Kenwood Create More, Rick Peacock, Ricky Bridge, Simon Nearn, Skiffs and Asymmetrics, Smeg, The Kitchen Maker, Thurlow Fisher Lawyers, Yandoo

    Jonathan Whitty, James Hozack and Aron Everett made it two-in-a-row victories when they steered their Panasonic-sponsored Lumix 18ft Skiff home an easy winner of race 3 of the 3-Buoys Chalread more

    Big conditions for season opener

    by  • 13 October 2013 • 18ft skiff, Australia, Brett Van Munster, chris nicholson, Dan Phillips, Dave, Ewings, Frank Quealey, Harry Bethwaite, Inshore, Joel Castle, Mike McKensey, Mojo Wine, Nick Press, Rabbitohs-Kenwood Create More, Ricky Bridge, Skiffs and Asymmetrics, Smeg

    Strong northwesterly winds played havoc with the Australian 18 Footers League’s fleet for the opening 18ft Skiff race of the 2013-2014 season on Sydney Harbour today.read more

    The Oatleys air their views

    by  • 2 October 2013 • Adam Beashel, America's Cup, Andrea Francolini, Australia, Bob Oatley, emirates team new zealand, Glenn Ashby, Iain Murray, Inshore, Jimmy Spithill, Joey Newton, Kyle Langford, oracle team usa, Sandy Oatley, Tom Slingsby

    Father and son team, Bob and Sandy Oatley held a press conference in Sydney yesterday where they answered questions about Hamilton Island Yacht Club becoming Challenger of Record for the 35th Ameriread more

    Huntress comes out on top

    by  • 26 August 2013 • Andrea Francolini, Australasian Regattas, Australia, Billy Merrington, Bob Oatley, Box Classic, Condor, Dan Salter, David Molloy, Ernesto Bertarelli, Ghost Rider, Grant Wharington, Hooligan, Huntress, Ichi Ban, Inshore, irc, Lisa Ratcliff, Malcolm Page, Marco Bergamuncha, Marcus Blackmore, Matthew Johns, Philip Grove, Ross Hennessy, Shogun, Wild Oats, Wild Thing, Will Oxley

    A motor mechanic with a knack for consistency behind the wheel and his Sydney crew, capitalised on the water in this year’s light air Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, to win the major prize atread more

    Hooligan with a day to spare

    by  • 24 August 2013 • Andrea Francolini, Australasian Regattas, Australia, Billy Merrington, Bob Oatley, Box Classic, Condor, Dan Salter, David Molloy, Ernesto Bertarelli, Ghost Rider, Grant Wharington, Hooligan, Inshore, irc, Lisa Ratcliff, Malcolm Page, Marcus Blackmore, Matthew Johns, Maxi, mini maxi, Ross Hennessy, Shogun, Wild Oats, Wild Thing, Will Oxley

    Marcus Blackmore’s Sydney-based TP52 Hooligan trumped the IRC Racing division at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week with one day to spare, earning yet another championship trophy and takread more

    Hooligan out in front

    by  • 22 August 2013 • Andrea Francolini, Australasian Regattas, Australia, Billy Merrington, Bob Oatley, Box Classic, Condor, Dan Salter, David Molloy, Ernesto Bertarelli, Ghost Rider, Grant Wharington, Hooligan, Inshore, irc, Lisa Ratcliff, Malcolm Page, Marcus Blackmore, Matthew Johns, Maxi, mini maxi, multihulls, One Designs, Ross Hennessy, Shogun, Wild Oats, Wild Thing, Will Oxley

    Today was a wind lottery for the 157-boat fleet entering the second half of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week being staged in the Queensland Whitsunday Islands.read more

    Victory for Victoire

    by  • 20 August 2013 • Andrea Francolini, Australasian Regattas, Australia, Billy Merrington, Bo Oatley, Box Classic, Condor, David Molloy, Ernesto Bertarelli, Ghost Rider, Grant Wharington, Hooligan, Inshore, irc, Lisa Ratcliff, Malcolm Page, Marcus Blackmore, Matthew Johns, Maxi, mini maxi, Ross Hennessy, Shogun, Wild Oats, Wild Thing, Will Oxley

    The race committee had to think on its feet today with a tricky start to the third day of competition then the perfect aperitif before layday, a building afternoon breeze to bring weary crews backread more

    Second bullet for Hooligan

    by  • 19 August 2013 • Andrea Francolini, Australasian Regattas, Australia, Billy Merrington, Bo Oatley, Box Classic, Condor, David Molloy, Ernesto Bertarelli, Ghost Rider, Grant Wharington, Hooligan, Inshore, irc, Lisa Ratcliff, Malcolm Page, Marcus Blackmore, Matthew Johns, Maxi, multihulls, One Designs, Ross Hennessy, Shogun, tp52, Wild Oats, Wild Thing, Will Oxley

    Day two of racing at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week delivered up more glorious conditions for the 12 classes contesting the premier Whitsunday regatta.read more