18ft Skiff Australian Championship

The Finport Finance team of Keagan York, Angus Williams and Phil Marshall became the 2022-23 Australian 18ft Skiff champion after a controversial day when no racing was completed on Sydney Harbour today. When racing was abandoned today, the championship then reverted to a four-race regatta and, under the sailing instructions of the championship, each team’s […]

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California Sea Grant Releases 2024-2027 Strategic Plan

Image: California Sea Grant. California Sea Grant, administered through the University of California San Diego, has released its 2024-2027 strategic plan, with a goal of better preparing the state’s coastal communities for extreme weather and coastal hazards, economic disruptions and other threats to communities’ well-being. The report notes the intimate connection between all California residents […]

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Fishing Coalition Hails Funding for Young Fishermen’s Development Act

Image via Fishing Communities Coalition. A national coalition of community-based, small-boat commercial fishermen is hailing a congressional decision to include $1 million to fund the Young Fishermen’s Development Act (YFDA) in the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending package for fiscal year 2023. Members of the Fishing Communities Coalition (FCC) worked with members of Congress for more […]

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French team enters the America’s Cup

The rumoured French America’s Cup entrant has finally been announced with Stephane Kandler and Bruno Dubois leading the outfit A long-rumoured French team has finally been announced as an entry to the next America’s Cup in 2024. Details are still thin on the ground but from the information sent out by the organisers of the […]

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Colby Returning To Speedonthewater.com Offshore Racing Coverage Team

A multi-time award-winning veteran marine industry journalist, Eric Colby will cover the 2023 American Power Boat Association Offshore National Championship Series, the Union Internationale Motonautique Class 1 World Championship, the Race World Offshore Key West World Championships and the Offshore Powerboat Association Englewood Beach Waterfest World Championships in 2023. Colby covered the sport for this […]

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How to prepare for an Atlantic crossing

Tempted to head off on an transatlantic adventure? Elaine Bunting looks at how to prepare for an Atlantic crossing in just one or two years In the spring of 2021, Laura Blom-Sipkens and her husband were chatting in their car when a thought suddenly struck her: we should take a break from work and take […]

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SOLAS Big Boat Challenge 2022

The John Winning Jr-skippered maxi yacht, Andoo Comanche, produced a masterclass of high-speed sailing to win Line Honours in the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge on Sydney Harbour today. Meanwhile, the Jim Cooney-skippered and owned Volvo 70 Willow was declared the overall winner. Under glorious sun and in southerly 15 knot winds that suited perfectly, Andoo […]

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