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GGR. Susie Goodall Rescued!

Susie sent this text: 07 Dec 15:14 UTC: ON THE SHIP!!! Position: 45′ 10.711 S 121′ 40.157 W Susie Goodall has been rescued by the crew of the Hong Kong registered cargo ship MV ‘Tian Fu’ who rescued the distressed British yachtswoman 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn. The ship is now bound for Modran, Argentina and expected to reach port on 22/23rd December. The Hong Kong registered cargo ship MV Tian Fu is now holding station within sight of ... Read More »


by Polly Changuion (aged 10) I had an awesome time in England sailing the British Mirror Nationals and the Mirror World Championships. I enjoyed walking along the beach from the car park to the yacht club and my daddy let me drive along the beach site to the yacht club. I liked stopping at the ice cream shop on the way home from sailing. We had to dress up very warmly when we went out sailing. Every day, I wore ... Read More »

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 »

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: Website: Read More »

29er Class Association

Chairman: Davey James Contact: Telephone: +27 (0) 82 374 6864 E-Mail: Website: 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 »