Following a week of high drama for America's Cup defender, Team New Zealand, which included accusations of government money being lost in an internet scam, CEO Grant Dalton fires back. Read more
The event will be on a smaller scale this year, but no less fun than in previous years, organisers promise.
It is a busy time for organisers at Airlie Beach Race Week on the announcement the Queensland border will open on 10 July.
The police coordinated a search involving water police, rescue helicopters, VMR Bundaberg and Roundhill vessels, with weather conditions hindering search efforts.
As Quentin Wallop, the Earl of Portsmouth rounded the Horn during the Second Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race in 1977/8, aboard the British maxi yacht Great Britain II.
Team New Zealand and America's Cup organisers are at the centre of an inquiry commissioned by the Crown over the spending of public money, including allegations of a "reclassified" $3 million loan and claims of fraud involving a Hungarian bank account.
Coast Guard crews assisted in three medical evacuations, responded to six disabled vessels, five vessels taking on water, two vessels aground, one vessel on fire, seven boating cases needing tows, as well as investigating an uncorrelated mayday.
Danger, drama, destruction; plus desires and dreams all realised in this month's issue.
Lisa Darmanin, one of the world's best sailors and 2016 Olympic Silver Medallist in the Nacra 17, talks to Stephen Brayshaw about the Olympic experience and being on the team going to Tokyo.
After consultation with local authorities, the Northern Territory (July), Queensland (September), Western Australia (September), New South Wales (October) and Tasmania (October) events will be able to go ahead as things stand.
Registration procedures will be streamlined through digital channels, the skippers' briefing and the prize giving - which will take place outdoors - will involve a limited number of crew members in proportion to the spaces.
He is best known for designing the first canting keel in New Zealand, probably anywhere in the world, and his NZ 37, Young 88 and Young 11 designs have been highly successful worldwide
More compact than her big sisters, the NEEL 47, 51 and 65, the new 43 will still have a high freeboard and a very similar pod in terms of design.
By using electric propulsion to regenerate the batteries whilst sailing, the yacht will be able to operate for up to four days without having to plug into shore power or start the two onboard generators.
Your marine battery – if given the chance – will try and push as much current from positive to negative as it can… hundreds or thousands of amps. Too much current – just like the burners in your oven – can cause enough heat to start a fire.
The New Caledonia Yacht Rally will be a call together for the purpose of sailing the biggest lagoon in the world and experiencing a little bit of France into the bargain.