Upcoming events…

  • Hamilton Island Race Week – August 2016
  • VX One Qld States – October 2016
  • America’s Cup World Series: Japan Nov 2016 (TBC)
  • Sailing World Cup Melbourne – December 2016
  • Australian Tasar Nationals – Jan 2017
  • Key West Race Week – Jan 2017
  • Festival of Sails – Jan 2017

Latest adventures…

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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Day 3: Audi Hamilton Island Whale Watching Week??!

Day 3 saw no racing for any of the 252 entries at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, but there was plenty of people and whale watching to be done for the media! I have to say it is the best postponement I have had in my 20+ years of sailing! Here are a few of […]

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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Day 2 – Ichi Ban & Concubine in the Tavern

Another gorgeous day on Hamilton Island, but the breeze was not entirely on board with keeping the on-water action up to par with the off-water activities! I caught up with Matt Allen, owner of Ichi Ban who is now sitting in second in IRC Rating Division 1 after the team were second across the line […]

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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Day 1 – “Pillow Talk” & Scallywag’s Honeymooners

Amazing to be back on Hamilton Island for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. A record-breaking fleet of 252 boats, a stunning location, and catching up with so many of my sailing mates from around the world, what could be better??! First up I caught up with Matt Owen, “Pillow” in the Tavern to chat about […]

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Cowes Week adventures…

The Cowes Week adventures so far… Day 1 & 2 – Figaro, first-timers, fast mast drops and First 40s I talk with my Dad, Rob Douglass on his first sail on the Solent, Sam Laidlaw who dropped a rig during a race and was still leading the Quarter Tonners at the end of day two, […]

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5o5’s in Weymouth

Wow. Have you ever seen a World Championship with a fleet of 130 boats have a possible seven winners leading into the last race? Mike Martin & Andy Lowry had a 22 point lead going into the last race of the 5o5 Worlds with two tough results in races 1 and 2 of the series. […]


Etchells Invitational won by RTYC Academy

The Cowes Etchells Invitational Regatta finished up today with the Royal Thames Yacht Club Youth Academy beating a fleet of far more experienced Etchells teams to take the Gertrude Cup. I interviewed Tim Gratton from the winning team, who have an average age of 22, and Tom Carruthers, skipper of the San Diego Yacht Club […]

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Sailor Girl reports for NauticalChannel Sports on 29 July 2016

I joined the newsroom from Portsmouth to chat about the America’s Cup Worlds Series event in Portsmouth. This is my segment only from the show that aired around the world to over 22 million viewers on 29 July 2016, but make sure you check out the full show (if you haven’t already) here: https://youtu.be/C7pUO_UUQbE.

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Comanche: on the dock and on board

Congratulations Comanche! Trans-Atlantic monohull record: 5D 14H 21M 25S Prior record: 6D 17H 52M 39S (Mari Cha 2003) 1D 3H 31M 14S faster over 2880nm Averaging 21.44 knots The last time I was waiting for Comanche to arrive after achieving a goal that they had set out to achieve was a very different scene to […]


LVACWS Portsmouth final day – fast and furious

While Oracle Team USA did all but everything they could to take the win with a 2, 1, 1 scorecard today, it wasn’t enough to topple the fast and furious tenacity of a Ben Ainslie led Land Rover BAR on the final day of racing at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth. […]

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LVACWS Portsmouth 2016 day 1: “Bumper” action

The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series racing today in Portsmouth, with light winds across the course in a slowly building south-easterly sea breeze was far more exciting than any of us were expecting. Feedback from all of the teams put this down to a tight start line, tidal influence and the constantly shifting breeze […]