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Sydney Yachts Regatta 2015 sponsored by Performance Boating

PBS will be the naming sponsor for the first Sydney Yachts regatta being hosted by the RPAYC next February the 20th to the 22nd. read more>

The 100 footers in the Sydney-Hobart race - A battle of giants
by Chevalier Taglang

Five IRC supermaxis (measuring 100ft, or 30.48m, in length), out a decade-record of 118 sailing yachts, have signed up to enter the seventieth Sydney to Hobart race in Australia on Boxing Day. Among these is the brand new 100ft American raider Comanche, designed by French designers VPLP and Guillaume Verdier. read more>


Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Oldies return
by Di Pearson - seen on

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - When the cannon fires sending the 118 entries on their way in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's 70th Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on December 26, two yachts will stand out, because they first competed back in the early days of the race. read more>


Warwick Sherman has unfinished business with Sydney to Hobart

The last time Warwick Sherman tackled the Sydney to Hobart race in 2012, the experienced sailor had spent the better part of the year fighting a rare form of cancer.

But when the 60-year-old skipper and owner of Occasional Coarse Language Too returns to Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day... read more>


GTS43 Elektra storms home to win the final three races and take the title by one point.

Well done to the team!

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2013 Storm Trysail Foundation - Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta.
First place for GTS43 Christopher Dragon.

LARCHMONT, NY -- Close to 500 college sailors from 49 schools racing 54 borrowed boats came together for the 2013 Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta, an event being hosted by the Storm Trysail Foundation and the Larchmont Yacht Club. read more>


Botany Bay Race - Warwick Sherman retains Series lead
by Jennifer Crooks –

Chris Bran has followed up his overall victory in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race in July with a win in the second race of the Club’s Ocean Point Score this afternoon, but it’s Race one winner, Warwick Sherman (GTS43 - Occasional Coarse Language two), who retains the Series lead after finishing fourth today. read more>

GTS43 Walalwala2 set for Vietnam Race Audi Hong Kong to Vietnam Race - starts 17 October

Walawala 2, a Sydney GTS43 owned since new by Steve Manning for one and a half years is a Singapore entry into this year's Audi Hong Kong to Vietnam Race which starts on 17 October. read more>

GTS4305 ... in progress ... NED8843

more to come!

New winner declared in Lion Island Race result

Following multiple yachts sailing the incorrect course in the Lion Island Race, hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia last Saturday, results have changed and a new winner declared. read more>

May I introduce you to 4304 “Christopher Dragon” from Linda and Andrew Weiss….

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Sydney Gold Coast Race 2013: Occasional Coarse Language Too winner in Div2

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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012: Occasional Coarse Language Too Wins Div 2

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If you were looking for a good news story out of this year's Rolex Sydney Hobart Race it would be hard to go past that of Warwick Sherman, owner and skipper of Occasional Coarse Language Too.... read more>

Sherman climbs his Rolex Sydney Hobart mountain

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The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race was not a mountain that Sydney yachtsman Warwick Sherman ever felt he had to climb, but fate stepped in last year, when at the age of 57... read more>

2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Storm Bay on Red Bull - IRC Division 2

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Whilst the Weather Gods shut the gate quite early on this year's race for overall handicap honours for any boat under 60 feet there are some very tight battles in the IRC divisional list.... read more>

Gascoigne Cup - Occasional Coarse Language victory

Seen on by Peter Campbell

A 'pick-up' crew, plus half the regular crew, today combined to give Warwick Sherman a resounding double victory with Occasional Coarse Language in the Gascoigne Cup... read more>

Sydney GTS4303 - Elektra's first pictures

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Sydney 41 Soulmate wins North Sea Regatta 2012 - ORC1

Skipper/owner Leon Westhoeve: ‘We are very excited that our Sidney41 today is still such a very competitive boat... read more>

Great Season opening for Sydney 46 'Stella'
by Paolo Bonetto

Congratulation to the Italian Sydney46 owners Stefano Fava and Beppe Cavalieri. They had an impressive start of the Italian regatta season. Stella is one of the top boats of the Italian ranking... read more>

From Tears to Joy
Sydney GTS43 Walawala2 shines in Asian debut

After a sad end to the 2010 Kings Cup where Singapore based yachtsman Steve Manning lost his Beneteau 44.7 Walawala to the nature of a storm... read more>

Ending not with a bang, but a whimper
Top of the Gulf Regatta - by Jason Rowed and Guy Nowell








Day 3 -  Race 5 was scheduled as a long passage race down to pattaya around a few islands and back. Wind speed around 8-10 knots..... read more>

Started well but still room to improve
Top of the Gulf Regatta - Jason Rowed reports






Day 1 -  here in Pattaya Thailand had mixed results for us on GTS43 Walawala 2. With the breeze in for the first windward leeward we had a great start on the weather end and sailed.... read more>

GTS43 – Raising eyebrows on World stage
Seen on - by Richard Hammond






What to do you get when you combine the world-renowned Ker Yacht Design, with Australia's Sydney Yachts, a team that have been building quality offshore boats for a long time. read more>

Steve Manning’s GTS43 Walawala2 wins IRC
Singapore Straits Regatta 2012 - Jason Rowed reports







Day 1,
first race here at the Singapore straits regatta, blue sky and approximate 5 - 15 knots. After a poor start Walawala 2 ground herself back to the lead. read more>

Lou Abrahams 'Next Challenge" crowned 2012 Sydney38 National Champion
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The Lou Abrahams owned, Mark Bulka skippered 'The Next Challenge' has been crowned the 2012 Sydney 38 national champion with a comfortable 12 point win. read more>

Sydney 38 Nationals 2012 get underway Australia Day at RPAYC
by Damian Devine:







Very little will be separating the 15 Sydney 38s contesting the Australian Championship commencing on Australia Day. It will be extremely tight racing amongst this one-design class..... read more>

Phuket King's Cup Regatta 2011 - Day 5 Evening Update

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Steve Manning and his crew in action on his GTS43 Walawala 2
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Update GTS43 sailing blog:
Phuket Kings Cup Regatta 2011 the final day
by Jason Rowed:







Final Day - Pressure is in and the forecast has it building at lunch time so we presume two good races will be run. Race 9 is set as a windward leeward with approx 16-18 knots..... read more>


The Phuket King’s Cup is the premier event in Asia for 40-footers and this year the competition is fierce.
by Phuket King's Cup media:







One of most successful IRC racers in the history of this rating rule has been EFG Bank Mandrake, launched in 2005 as Tiamat and currently campaigned by Nick Burns and Fred Kinmonth. EFG Bank Mandrake came into the 2011 Phuket King’s Cup as the raging hot IRC 1 favourite, but she finished unexpectedly back in fourth place. read more>


GTS43 Update at the Kings Cup Thailand
by Jason Rowed:







Steve Manning's New GTS 43 Walawala 2 has literally just been unwrapped before making the 500nm trip from Singapore to Phuket. With a blend of 9 different Nationalities fulfilling the Corinthian based crew Walawala 2 had her first race here in Thailand, not a bad place to go yachting one could say. click here to read more>


Phuket King's Cup Regatta 2011 - Day 2 Morning Update
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Steve Manning in action on his GTS43 Walawala 2 click here> to see the video





Second GTS43 Walawala2 gets ready for Kings Cup
Seen on by Crosbie Lorimer:









Like all the top regatta's around the world, the Phuket King's Cup is a deadline for the delivery of new boats. Barely three weeks after delivery of his new GTS43 Walawala 2 Steve Manning is preparing to give his new yacht its first hit-out at the 25th anniversary running of the Phuket King's Cup. click here to read more>


A closer look at the new Sydney GTS43
Seen on by Crosbie Lorimer:









'How do you beat that?' might be a fair question when contemplating the next generation successors to the hugely popular range of Sydney Yachts.
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Sydney 36's dominate at Hamilton Island Race Week

As they say three is a crowd. That was certainly the case this year at the top of the leader board with three Sydney 36's. In IRC division C the battle between the Sydney 36's was very intense. click here> to find out more.

Sydney GTS43 shines on debut

Like a breath of fresh air on the marina, the GTS43 was launched at the Sydney International Boat Show. [read more]



Hamilton Island Race Week 2011 - What to do on a Lay Day?

We love Australian sailing [see more]



New GTS43 launched at Sydney Harbour






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GTS43 NEW Build Pics 16/06/2011

GTS43 Hull number 1 has entered the last phase of the build. Within a view weeks she will be in the water... [see more]


Sydney Yachts GTS43 hits the water for Sydney International Boat Show

The Sydney International Boat Show is on from July 28 to August 1 at the Cockle Bay Marina in Sydney’s Darling Harbour. It will be the official, worldwide launch of the GTS43 [read more]

Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta- Sydney 36 "Ace" wins Vuurschepenrace IRC 2-3

'There was a nice breeze, that only disappeared for fifteen minutes just off the English coast, 'said Ard Moerman of the ACE, a Sydney 36, 'We were with the four of us... [read more]


GTS43 NEW Build Pics 29/04/2011

We fitted the deck to the hull of 4301 to check or everything is ok. This gave us the opportunity to take some pictures of the final exterior shape and the interior. [see more]


Sydney 38 Victorian Titles – a stern view
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The weekend of the 16th & 17th of April provided some great close racing and was not short on incidents, allowing a number of boats the opportunity to practice & perfect 360° and 720° turns.... [read more]


Sail Port Stephens 2011 Performance Divisions Champions crowned
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The final day of Sail Port Stephens 2011 dawned fine and clear and with good breeze. There was a collective smile on the Race Committee’s faces this morning as they briefed the Performance Racing skippers and competitors.... [read more...]



John Bertrand helms Lou Abrahams Challenge to win SYC Sprint Series
Sydney 38 - Seen on

A fleet of seven Sydney 38's participated in the four race sprint series hosted by Sandringham Yacht Club last Saturday. The variable 15 knot wind strength together with 30 degree shifts and choppy seas provided a challenge for crews warming up for the State Championships.... [read more...]

Sydney Yachts impress with GTS43
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The GTS43 from Sydney Yachts is the new generation of racer cruiser. Not since the arrival of the Sydney BH41 in 1993 has a yacht been so eagerly anticipated as the new GTS series to lay claim to the best performing dual purpose yacht on the market.... [read more...]

Sydney Harbour Regatta - The Philosopher's Club first in division C
Sydney 36 - 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th

Former Championship Winner Peter Sorensen has taken the Championship win with The Philosopher's Club... [read more...]

Ocean Pointscore Sydney to Newcastle - Provisional winner announced
by Di Pearson

Ocean Pointscore Race - Noel Cornish and his Sydney 47 St Jude were announced the provisional winners of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Sydney to Newcastle Race [read more...]

Sydney 38 Nationals - The Goat skippered by Bruce Foye dominants
by Rowan Simpson

Only four points separated the first four boats in the 2011 Sydney 38 National Championships hosted by Royal Geelong Yacht Club during Audi Victoria Week. The championship attracted 13 entries, three of which were from interstate..... [read more...]

The Rolex Sydney Hobart - Sydney 38s finished 29 seconds apart
by Peter Campbell

After 628 nautical miles of hard sailing, spinnaker running, bashing to windward, sometimes near becalmed the first two Sydney 38s in the 66th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race finished just 29 seconds apart.... [read more...]

The following program, Sydney GTS43, is classified RGF

It contains, strong adult themes, sexual references and occasional coarse language, too! Now the RGF stands for: really good fun, which sums up the owner, just as much as it does the vessel itself..... [read more...]

KER46 Tonnerre de Breskens is RORC Yacht of the Year 2010

The Royal Ocean Racing Club announced this week that Piet Vroon’s KER46 Tonnerre de Breskens 3 is the 2010 Yacht of the Year. This result has international significance as Sydney Yachts Managing Director Darren Williams pointed out..... [read more...]

Local Hero owner ecstatic winner of Audi at Hamilton Island Race Week
by Julie Hodder, photo by Andrea Francolini

Peter Mosely topped his winning streak on his ventures travelling on the Northern racing circuit by winning the hotly contest IRC Passage 2 Division and then the Audi A5 Sportsback at the presentation. [read more...]

17 seconds the difference after seven days and nine races
by Lisa Ratcliff, photo by Andrea Francolini

The closest divisional battle of the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week was within IRC Passage 2 where Harvey Milne’s Archambault 31 Aroona from Sydney and the Matthew Owen skippered Sydney 36 Local Hero, racing with a majority ACT crew, fought tooth and nail for seven days over nine races to finish a point apart. [read more...]

Noakes Group and Sydney Yachts alliance

Australia’s longest running and most widespread boat yard business, Noakes Group, has joined forces with one of the country’s leading yacht manufacturers, Sydney Yachts, to provide Sydney Yacht owners with a cost effective service and maintenance solution. [read more...]

2010 Pacific Cup - Sydney 32 "Relentless" second in class

What a great finish! Skipper Arnold Zippel reports:
We had a good but hard crossing this time. There was a windhole right outside the San Fransisco Gate and it took us an agonizing two days to get to the wind. [read more...]

RORC North Sea Race 2010 - Ker46 overall winner and a Sydney 39CR wins IRC1
by Diana Bogaards,

RORC North Sea Race - The KER46 Tonnerre de Breskens of skipper Piet Vroon (NED) is the IRC overall winner of the R.O.R.C. North Sea Race 2010. The Sydney 39CR "ALLARD" from skipper Rudi Floridor wins IRC1..... [read more]