Sails : Sails 25 April May 2014
T his issue of Sails sees in a change of seasons, as yachts and crews shift gear from racing and idyllic summertime cruising. Europe, however, is awakening from its long cold winter, and approaching fast are a bevy of World and ISAF Championships on the Mediterranean to be raced over the coming months by our best and brightest young Olympic class sailors. We preview our latest national sailing teams, from both Australia and New Zealand, who will represent the best sailing nations on Earth in the battle for podium glory this Euro season – all part of the long road to Olympic competition at Rio 2016. Publisher’s note 004 Ocean Media Pty Ltd Suite 66, The Lower Deck, Jones Bay Wharf, 26 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont Point NSW 2009 Australia Tel: +61 2 9566 1777 Fax: +61 2 9566 1333 email@example.com www.oceanmedia.com.au ABN 21 050 535 754 editorial Publisher/Director Anthony Twibill firstname.lastname@example.org Editor-in-Chief/Director Hillary Buckman email@example.com Contributing Editor Jeni Bone firstname.lastname@example.org Editor-at-Large Peter Campbell email@example.com design Creative Director Lisa Cainero firstname.lastname@example.org advertising National Advertising Manager Michele McCamley email@example.com accounts Accounts and Circulation Manager Lisa Treen firstname.lastname@example.org contributing PhotograPhers Carlo Borlenghi, Peter Campbell, Jeff Crow, Daniel Forster, Andrea Francolini, Kevin Green, Brett Hemmings and Frank Quealy. contributing writers Chris Caswell, Jennifer Crooks, Kevin Green, Tracey Johnstone, Mike Owen, Di Pearson and Frank Quealy. Subscriptions One year (six issues) AU$48.00 NZ$78.00 +61 2 9566 1777 email@example.com Printed in Australia by SOS Print & Media Group Distributed by Gordon & Gotch Cover Image Team Australia AC45 photographed on Sydney Harbour By Andrea Francolini. Anthony Twibill Publisher & Editor Closer to home, the weekend Winter racing series of various clubs are underway later this month in what can be delightful and less congested sailing conditions on our waterways. Come Saturday July 26th, many of our birds will fly north in the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, setting sail from Sydney Harbour at 1 pm in the first of the linked migratory ocean races to Southport, Brisbane and onwards to Keppel and the famous regatta weeks raced in the tropical north Queensland waters of the wonderful Whitsunday’s islands. Our regatta round ups this issue include the annual Sydney Harbour Regatta sailed in early March under aqualine blue skies, as well as the 75th annual JJ Giltinan World Champs for the 18-foot skiffies. Then there’s the surprise launch and harbour duelling of Hamilton Island Yacht Club’s Team Australia AC45 catamaran trialling against Oracle Team USA in the first of many sailing outings for the America’s Cup pair on Sydney Harbour over coming months. So, get used to the sight of these zippy, high- tech sailing machines playing cat and mouse through your race fleets this winter season. Last December, we were wowed by the sight of 12 matched Clipper 70 Round the World racing yachts sailing into Sydney and going on to compete as part of the 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet. This issue I chat with Clipper Ventures Kirsty Whyte, based in Sydney to oversee their local training program, which is the first outside the UK, being conducted aboard their two CYCA- berthed Clipper 68 ocean yachts for any and all prospective ocean circumnavigators keen to see if they have what it takes to survive a year at sea racing a Clipper yacht. For the Cruiser/Racer enthusiasts out there who prefer the comfort aboard and the performance offered by ‘hybrid hulls’, we publish our annual Top 10 comparisons of the latest – or soon to be available – Cruiser/Racer models from a bevy of yards. Plus, in our two major yacht reviews this issue we profile two very serious yachts from opposite ends of the racing and cruising spectrum – the Carkeek 60 Ichi Ban IRC race boat and the Oyster 575 bluewater cruising yacht – respectively. And this issue, we look into the latest in lifejackets as well as consider the pros and cons, costs and complexity of revamping your pride and joy. sailsmagazine.com.au APRIL / MAY 2014 How to subscribe Go online to subscribe at www.sailsmagazine.com.au, Email subscriptions@ oceanmedia.com.au or call +61 (0)2 9566 1777.
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