WIN a sailing day aboard Wild Oats XI

December 24, 2015

 She's had a nose job, had a little taken off her rear ... and she's looking better than ever. No, I'm not talking about Aunty Marlene, but Australia's most favourite super-maxi Wild Oats XI. Fresh from her recent overhaul, Wild Oats XI is back out on the water with her crew getting used to her new characteristics as they prepare for the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart yacht race. Now faster and with improved handling downwind, the Wild Oats XI crew and owners Bob and Sandy Oatley are meeting the challenge of newer yachts Comanche and Rambler head-on. Her hydrofoil wing and retractable daggerboards are just some of the improvements aimed at keeping Wild Oats XI, now 10 years old, competitive...

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Competition winners sailing day aboard Clipper Race Yacht Visit Seattle

December 19, 2015

    I used to think that nothing beat a day sailing.Yesterday changed my mind.The only thing better than a day sailing is a day sailing aboard a 70 foot Clipper yacht.Yesterday will be remembered as "the best day ever".Eight excited Henri Lloyd competition winners, one fabulous skipper, four amazing crew and me, Susana, from Henri Lloyd. You can just call me Lucky!Even before our meeting at CYCA early yesterday I was excited. The forecast was perfect. Sunshine and wind, every sailors dream. I could spot the lucky competition winners from far away, just by the excited look on their faces.Our first (and only) problem of the day was experienced before we even got on board, let alone set sail....

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