Category Archives: Sailing Blogs

Challenging Themselves and Lake Pleasant for Charity

Can a small sailboat sail 100 miles on a four-mile long lake in under 24 hours? We’ll soon find out and the effort will benefit a national charity. At 9 am September 6, the crew of Mermaid Rescue will depart from Pleasant Harbor Marina on Lake Pleasant for a 24-hour, 100-nautical-mile Endurance Challenge benefiting The [...] Continue reading

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Trans-Tasman contract to boost NZ search and rescue

Trans-Tasman contract to provide major boost to NZ search and rescue capability Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) have signed a contract that will provide a major boost to search and rescue (SAR) in the region. The contract with McMurdo Group’s Techno-Sciences Inc. will improve the way emergency distress beacon [...] Continue reading

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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup: Day 2

MINIMAL MARGINS, MAXIMUM SKILL [Source: Regattanews.com] The appeal of the Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship is clear. Cutting-edge racing yachts crewed by skilled professional sailors, driven by the energy and passion of their owners. Races decided b… Continue reading

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Summer on the Lake!

With the 14-15 sailing season about to kick off in most Australian States this weekend, ASBA is keen to spread the word on any Sports Boat specific racing at your club. President of the Australian Melges 24 Association, Dave Young (No Comment), is driv… Continue reading

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Marsden Cove Regatta, 2014 E5.9 Traveler Series 

Event three on the 2014 Traveler Series sailed from Marsden Cove, hosted by Onerahi Yacht Club, included another strong fleet of 16 boats including all four new boats launched in the last few months. The conditions on Saturday were moderate to strong s… Continue reading

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LSD joins forces with the Sydney Sailboat Expo

LSD has jumped on board with the Sydney Sailboat Expo which will be held for the first time on the 18th & 19th April 2015. Post by Sydney Sailboat Expo. Hosted by the International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) in Manly, the ICMS campus has a prestigious history as the former site of St Patrick’s Seminary. [...] Continue reading

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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup: Day 1

A TOUCH OF YESTERYEAR [Source: regattanews.com] The 25th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup commenced with gusto today as the 35 competing Maxi yachts completed a coastal course through Sardinia’s Maddalena archipelago. Strong winds ensured conditions were exacting for the five classes of Maxi yacht contesting the event, among them the beguiling J-Class yachts, [...] Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race: TVW: Team Announcement

Here is one for the Aussies and Kiwi’s to support! [Source: Team Vestas Wind] Team Vestas Wind bank on mix of experience and youthful energy to get the job done The Team Vestas Wind crew will enter the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 with a good mix of experience and young talents. Australian skipper, Chris Nicholson, [...] Continue reading

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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

PORTO CERVO, ITALY – AUGUST 31 – SEPTEMBER 6, 2014 [Source: regattanews.com] IN A CLASS OF ITS OWN An international fleet of 35 Maxi yachts have arrived in Porto Cervo, Sardinia for one of the sailing calendar’s great annual occasions. 2014 marks the 25th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, a competition sponsored by [...] Continue reading

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Swap Meets at Westhaven

Dig out your gear and get ready for summer fishing and boating! This spring Westhaven is holding two free swap meets that are your chance to recycle, sell or repair unused boating gear, or even donate it to a worthy cause. BOATING AND SAILING – THURSDAY 9 OCTOBER 5.30-7.30PM  Get free advice from industry experts [...] Continue reading

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