Adventures Weekly

Stunning Easter Sunday for J70 Australian Championships

Stunning April conditions met the fleet for day two of the 2021 J70 Australian Championships at Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron on Easter Sunday. Prevailing south-westerly offshore breezes were on the menu day two’s three races, with wind speeds building throughout the afternoon.  Coming out of the blocks strongly in race four was Celestial, leading the top […]

International Women’s Day 2021

Here we go for International Women’s Day 2021! Standby as we add content here over the course of the day (we are lucky we get two days effectively between Australian and Europe and US based Sailor Girl’s! We will have a combination of past adventures, and new live chats over the 1.5ish days incorporating all […]

Shannon Falcone – Clubhouse

Insightful chat with Shannon Falcone, Trimmer/Grinder for Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli after taking the Prada Cup Final to 4-0 over INEOS Team UK.Shannon was in the gym, but took the time to chat with us in the Sailing Club on the Clubhouse App.Marco Brandon Rossini and Brooks Watson hosted the chat, and I was lucky […]

Yannick Bestaven (Maître Coq IV) Wins Ninth Vendée Globe

Yannick Bestaven, the 48 year old French skipper of Maître Coq IV, is the overall winner of the ninth edition of the Vendée Globe. Although he actually took the gun for third place off Les Sables d’Olonne, France at  03hrs 19mins 46 secs early this Thursday morning, because he carried a time compensation of 10 […]

What a race, and there will be none tomorrow!

I can report that there will be no racing tomorrow, so INEOS Team UK now have three full weeks to develop their boat and getting ready for the next race, whereas Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team have only 6 days before to fine tuning their AC75 before the next race against American Magic who are […]

“We have to win a race”

It’s all on today in a must win race for Prada to keep the round robin series of the Prada Cup, the Challenger Series for the 36th America’s Cup alive. James Spithill’s mantra at the press conference yesterday, and one we have heard him say many, many times before was, “we have to win a […]

Prada Cup – Day 2

“Sometimes you are the bug, and some days you are the windshield” said Terry Hutchison of today’s Prada Cup racing. “At any given moment all the teams were dealing with the same thing, I guess we drew the unlucky number in the lottery” said Hutchinson of today’s race track. Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli posted their first win […]

Adventures Weekly – Needham & Turner

For the first Adventures Weekly of 2021 we caught up with Tom Needham & Joel Turner, who were part of the winning team on IRC at the Bartercard Australia Sail Paradise Regatta last week.  The pair are also training for the 2024 Olympics as part of the Australian Sailing Development Squad, so we cover the issues they are facing, […]

Sail Paradise 2021

Wild Finish to Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta The twelfth edition of the Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta concluded today in a strong and gusty southerly, with the sporty conditions testing the sailors who did take to the water to race. “It’s called Sail Paradise, not Survive Paradise” commented Race Officer, Southport Yacht Club’s own Mark Dingley […]

Adventures Weekly: Big Boat Wrap

For Adventures Weekly on 11 December – we recapped a massive week of sailing – well it felt like it after so long! We dived in behind-the-scenes at the Grinders Coffee SOLAS Big Boat Challenge, including our interviews with all of the skippers, plus our Vendée Globe updates, being on-site for the VX One Australia […]