Sailing News

Situation Normal Wins North Queensland Trailer Yacht Champs

27 / 06 / 2011

Sadly up there in northern Queensland, despite the flooding in recent years, there seems to be a bit of a struggle to get lots of boats out except for the big few regattas like Airlie. Nevertheless, the mighty Situation Normal (or SNAFU) did head to head battle with experienced SB sailor John Rae in Guided Missile, a Stealth 8 which is a super nice boat.



Octopussy reaches 23.4 knots; 1st on line; 2nd on SMS

14 / 06 / 2011

Nice little result by the Octopussy in the last weekend gone by; sailing with the big kite and in some big breeze, perhaps 1/2 owner Rees wished he'd already built his reaching kite! Despite a bit of a navigation confusion (the problem of being a lead boat sometimes), Octopussy has taken a nice podium spot early on in the Fremantle winter series, and I am sure hopes to take a few wins away from the top Viper in Perth, which is very well sailed, and did well to come so close to the 650. Nice pics to follow....

Shaw 650 Octopussy on the burst



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Aussie Shaw 650s Showing How It’s Done

09 / 06 / 2011

Over the last month, the Australian Shaw 650 contingent have been putting up some solid performances.