by Tom Stuchbery For this issue of Tell Tales I wanted to write an article that inspired yachties from a full spectrum of the sport. As a lifelong sailing addict, I thoroughly enjoy the conversations I have with customers on a day-to-day basis, with work often feeling like a brilliant never-ending game where sailing questions
I vividly recall my first encounter with Matt Tucker. It was April 2020, COVID was starting to spread throughout the world, and I was making the most of temporarily inheriting the office of a senior colleague thanks to social distancing measures. We received an email from a customer in Tasmania building an experimental racing proa with a 360-degree rotating rig. I knew I must find out more, so I immediately called Matt Tucker.
I soon found out that not only was Matt building a very interesting racing proa but he had also sailed from Hobart to Commonwealth Bay, Antarctica in 2006 with his father and brother on the 34′ Snow Petrel.
Peter Dowdney has competed in the famed Sydney-Hobart race a staggering 16 times, most recently competing in the first ever DoubleHanded division of the race on the 41′ Elliot 1250 Joker on Tourer. However, the Sydney-Hobart was just a warmup for Dowdney and co-skipper Grant Chipperfield, as they train for the longest longitudinal race in the
It is time to get females more involved in the sport of sailing, and keep the momentum going for them to remain involved.
Among other outdoor sports, I admit that I’ve pursued a love affair with sailing for a long time.
When we talk about women in sailing we can quickly recognize how much has changed in the last couple of years compared to earlier times.
An all-classes Weekend regatta on the sunny Mornington Peninsula. Enjoy the beach, BBQ, and a fantastic sailing location.
Some tips on how to fit out your boat to ensure an easy passage of sail to cruise on into the sunset……
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Ronstan’s emergence in the keelboat racing world was supercharged twenty years ago with the acquisition of Frederiksen, the highly reputed Danish sailboat hardware brand.
Ronstan’s strength in the small boat market can be attributed to its rich history of quality, innovation, and success on the racecourse.
Growing up in Sorrento, Victoria, both Sam & Will Phillips competed in their first sailing competition at a young age; Sam at just eight-years-old and Will sailed on the family mirror at Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club.
Our womens’ 470 team both come from sailing families in the West and have given it all through the Games. Well done Nia and Monique…
Mat Belcher is the most successful sailor currently in the Australian Sailing Team. He now has an Olympic gold to add to the tally including 2021, (2012) and silver (2016) medal to his name and numerous World Championships, including four with current crew, Will Ryan.
The International Moth Class isn’t exactly a new sailing class, yet the learning curve would have to be one of the steepest out there.
Four days of summer sailing magic has run its course. We were stoked to have 150 boats entered at the beautiful McCrae Yacht Club on the Mornington Peninsula for the 2021 Ronstan Regatta
It is recommended that the complete system be inspected by a competent person before each use, annually and every 5 years.