Sail More. Find and Keep Your Crew.

Sail more by finding and keeping your crew. Why do crew stay and why do crew quit? Here are some easy ideas to help catamaran and dinghy sailors build good teams.

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Perth 2011 – ISAF World Championships Coverage

There was a lot of excitement at the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships held in Fremantle – Western Australia from 3 December to 18 December 2011. Countries used this event to qualify teams for the limited Olympic Sailing spots at the London 2012 games.

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World Sailor of the Year ready to take on Perth

‘Anna Tunnicliffe and Team Maclaren – Rolex International Women’s Keelboat Championship’    © Rolex/Daniel Forster

Recently crowned 2011 World Sailor of the Year, US Match Racing Skipper Anna Tunnicliffe and her United States Sailing Team AlphaGraphics crewmates that make up Team Maclaren (Debbie Capozzi, Molly Vandemoer and Liz Lewin (alternate) ) are all fired up for the competition at Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships. Continue reading

The Future as seen by 2011 F18 Champ Greg Goodall

‘Greg Goodall and Brett Goodall work the upwind leg (sail 222) – 2011 Australian F18 National Championship at Gosford Sailing Club’    Lulu Roseman

2011 Australian F18 Champion – Greg Goodall shares his insight into future sailors to watch and how catamaran classes are changing.

Congratulations to Skipper Greg Goodall and Crew Brett Goodall on their Australian F18 National Championship. The F16 and F18 catamaran championships were held at Gosford Sailing Club from Saturday 22 January to Monday 24 January 2011.

40 competitors registered for the F18 class, with 37 teams competing in the actual competition. Greg commented that the Gosford venue is nearly landlocked and the geography makes for variable wind conditions.

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Looking at the Reemerging Catamaran Classes

Ryan Duffield is among the top catamaran athletes in Australia and working his way up among international sailing competitors. He takes a look at his sailing career and the international catamaran classes.

'Ryan Duffield helms the NACRA f18 Infusion to victory in Fremantle' Photo courtesy Ryan Duffield

In February 2007, Ryan’s sailing career took off quickly. He crewed for Gary Gornall at the Seawind Formula 18 Worlds in Yeppoon, Queensland – Australia. In combination with entering international competition, Ryan celebrated his 23rd birthday at the Yeppoon event. A month later, Ryan was crewing for Brett Burvill at the SWG Tornado Australian National Championships. After his first day of Tornado racing, Ryan and Brett knew they had an incredible team.

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Global Memorials for the World War II Survivors on the HMAS Perth and USS Houston

World War II crews from the HMAS Perth and USS Houston (CA-30) will be honored on both sides of the globe and in respect of the 69th anniversary of the two cruisers’ final battle.

In Perth – Australia, the HMAS Perth Survivors Association, the Naval Association of Australia (Fremantle sub-section) and Nedlands Yacht Club will be hosting the 51st annual HMAS Perth Memorial Regatta on Sunday 20 February 2011 on the Swan River foreshore in Perth – Australia.

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