Upcoming events in 2016…

  • America’s Cup World Series: Portsmouth, Japan (TBC)
  • Moth Worlds
  • VX One Midwinters
  • Cowes Week
  • Airlie Beach Race Week
  • Hamilton Island Race Week
  • VX One Qld States
  • METS (TBC)
  • Sailing World Cup Melbourne

Latest adventures…

SuperVax team storms into the lead with a passing raining cloud

VX One Midwinters – Final day

After nine races over three days of racing at the VX One Midwinters from the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, it all came down to the final race between two local sailors, Brett Whitbread on SuperVax and the Angry Beaver skippered by Daniel Alcock. The first race on Monday, the seventh in the series was started […]

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VX One Midwinters – Day 2

It was breeze on for day two at the VX One Midwinters, sailed from Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron. The 11 boat fleet managed to get in four races in an 18-20 knot sou’wester, with plenty of action and close finishes. Andrew York was “Boat of the Day” with a 1, 3, 1,1 on Speedwagon. “Play […]

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Tight racing amongst the VX One fleet from RQYS - Kasparek sits in second overall - Adventures of a Sailor Girl

VX One Midwinters – Day 1

Day one of the Australian VX One Midwinter Championships kicked off today at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron with two races in variable conditions. While the breeze was light, the racing was tight among the fleet of eleven boats (a record for Australia), one of the biggest draw cards for owners in this new and […]

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A new adventure with NC Sports

I have joined the Nautical Channel (NC) Sports team as of the beginning of June as their new sailing correspondent to an audience of over 22 million people on televisions globally (mainly in the northern hemisphere at present). Check out my segment on the YANMAR Moth Worlds, the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in […]

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The day after the Moth Worlds…

The “Benny Show”, Starkers, bamboo “foils” and a giant Buddha… You can’t script this stuff! A bit of banter, and fun on the day after the Moth Worlds exploring Kamakura.

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Goodison takes his golden moth

Goodison takes his golden moth

Paul Goodison said he wanted a gold moth, and the 2008 Olympic Gold Medallist in the Laser kept his cool today to do just that, despite young gun Rashley, speedster Greenhalgh (who won the only race today) and stalwart Babbage doing all they could on the race track. The final points were Goodison (22), Rashley […]

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Moth Worlds – Hayama Japan – Day 4

Paul Goodison (20 points), Chris Rashley (22 points), Rob Greenhalgh (25 points) and Scott Babbage (30 points) could all win the Moth Worlds tomorrow with three races yet to be sailed. Greenhalgh sailed exceptionally well today to take a 1, 2, 1 with Goodison taking the other heat win. It’s all on for tomorrow, with […]

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Moth Worlds 2016 – Hayama Japan – Day 3!

Wow. What a day of racing here in Hayama for day 3 of the Moth Worlds! Goodison was boat of the day with a 1, 1, 3 moving into the lead over Chris Rashley. All is still to play for, with a lay day tomorrow and lighter winds forecast for Saturday and Sunday. Once a […]

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Keio

Moth Worlds 2016 – Hayama Japan – Day 2!

I made it for race 4 of the Moth Worlds in Japan thanks to an awesome bunch of sailors from Keio University! Some tricky racing on day 2, with GBR sailors taking three from three race wins. I caught up with Rashley (current leader) on why he thinks the GBR sailors have been dominating so […]

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IMOCA 60 adventures – Alex Thomson of Hugo Boss and on board “No Way Back”

A quick catch up with Alex Thomson before he docked off from the Newport Shipyard to head to New York in preparation for the Ocean Masters race to Vendee on 29 May. While the offshore race from Newport to New York was cancelled, I still got a sail on the foiling IMOCA “No Way Back” […]

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