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May 2017 – Jonathan Ham

Jonathan Ham was recently crowned the Dolphin class National champion. The fact that his crew, Ruth Avierinos, had never sailed before did not seem to bother him at all, and in his own quiet and very cheerful way he managed to teach her the skills of sailing, and together they took gold. This is Jonathan’s second national title for the season as he won the Dabchick Nationals in December. He also holds numerous provincial titles. He just seems to win ... Read More »

Beneteau Sense 57

FOR SALE – Beneteau Sense 57 The Sense range of cruising sailboats is conceived and designed for a specific clientele; sailors who desire the pleasure and comfort of living onboard. The hull design has been created in collaboration with Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design, to deliver maximum performance with a 15 degree heeling angle instead of the normal 20 degrees. There’s also more comfort with an ultra-convenient companionway. The Sense 57 is an ocean cruising yacht with an audacious concept. She ... Read More »

SAILING Magazine Has Changed Tack

The June 2017 issue of SAILING Magazine ends 33 continuous years of my hand on the helm – having produced 396 issues of the magazine in this time. From now on we are going completely digital in the form of a ‘Blog’. This change gives me endless opportunities to continue promoting the sport and the industry, but without the long lead times a printed publication requires. So there will be an ‘immediacy’ in our coverage, plus an opportunity to give ... Read More »

Extra Owners’ Association

President: Stephen du Toit Secretary: Ian MacRobert Gencom: Geoffrey Kilpin, Thomas vd Ploeg Contact E-Mail: mprogli@gmail.com Website: http://www.extrasailing.com Read More »

29er Class Association

Chairman: Davey James Contact: Telephone: +27 (0) 82 374 6864 E-Mail: davey@dnginteriors.co.za Website: http://www.29er.co.za Read More »

Clipper Race fleet survives 130 knot winds as teams fight to finish line

The crew of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race are mostly amateur, but the conditions they are continuing to face in Race 4 are anything but. Their tough Southern Ocean education reached a powerful new level in this second week as hurricane force gusts of up to 130 knots tore through the fleet. Skippers reported winds that screamed through the riggings like banshees and made your face feel as if it would blow off, evil skies, biblical level ... Read More »

2013 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year

Australian Mathew Belcher and New Zealanders Jo Aleh & Olivia ‘Polly’ Powrie were named male and female winners of the 2013 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards during a ceremony held in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman on Tuesday 12 November. Mathew Belcher – Class And Consistency Mathew Belcher from Queensland, Australia, has been awarded the coveted title of ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year. Also nominated in 2010 and 2012, Belcher’s achievement is testament to his excellence ... Read More »

SAILING Acquires GybeSet

SAILING Publications, the publishers of SAILING Magazine and the new “Talking Sailing” editorial column, have acquired the GybeSet sailing portal. GybeSet was the brainchild of two passionate sailors, Kirsten Veenstra and Ian MacRobert, who founded the portal at the beginning of 2011 because of their passion for sailing and a need for a sailing news site and portal in South Africa. GybeSet became South Africa’s ‘One-Stop News Site’ for sailing, covering and encompassing news for all classes of dinghies, keelboats ... Read More »