The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) has marked a key milestone, celebrating its 40th anniversary this week.
Kicking off at 9:30am from Williamstown, a strong fleet of over 140 boats raced down Port Phillip toward the finish line in Geelong in the 178th running of the iconic Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race yesterday.
We know a 60-footer can do it. Now we learn that the MW40OF is also up for the task.
Less than 1000 nautical miles to the finish of the ninth edition of the Vendée Globe in Les Sables d'Olonne and it is still too close to call, not least as the Saint Malo maverick Louis Burton seized the race lead from Charlie Dalin.
The recently crowned NSW champion tech2 18ft Skiff team totally dominated a great day's racing in races 2 and 3 of the Australian 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today.
As the leaders pass the Azores the leading skippers are starting to play different options. Behind the top group Yannick Bestaven and Damien Seguin were first to gybe and are heading north in search of the stronger breeze.