In order to save his boat from being wrecked after plowing into a cliff, Thomson had to start his engine. Read more
Reigning world champions, Vladimir Prosikhin's Team Nika, are leading at the halfway stage.
Many classes will race; Olympic medallists Mat Belcher/Will Ryan leading the 470 class, while the new Male and Female Sailors of the Year are also racing.
Whilst the number of boats in the ARC+ St. Vincent fleet is the smallest of the three routes, the types of boats and experiences of crews are just as diverse, representing 12 different nationalities and sailors from all walks of life.
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Clubs in all Australian states and also in Canberra rallied behind the idea as a fresh way to remind younger sailors of the senior sailing options at their home clubs.
Rob had a huge input into early fibreglass trailer sailer design in Australia. He turns 90 on the 2nd of January and still actively keeps tabs on how his classes are performing via the internet.
More than 70 entries have already been received from international sailors for the 2019 world championships to be sailed at Manly, north of Auckland, in the New Year period.
Paul Meilhat and Yann Eliès may be battling for victory, not the second place they expect, as Thompson has been penalised.
Long term leases cost upwards of $400,000 and the problem is getting worse as ETNZ has taken over the majority of Hobson West Marina.
Performance catamarans may scare off older customers, so Seawind found a happy medium.
The USS Providence, which featured in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, was damaged in 2015 but will be fully restored.
All individually tested during production, the boots are 100% waterproof and sealed, with an integrated external gaiter to prevent water ingress in extreme conditions.
The re-accreditation process included a thorough review of the marina’s policies and procedures.