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Special Olympics regatta held in Queensland

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Main Story and Pictures by Sunshine Coast Daily The Special Olympics Queensland State Games has been held on the Sunshine Coast. Competitors from Queensland and several interstate competitors took part in the regatta across the weekend. The Sunshine Coast Daily shared a story on one of the competitors – Shain Reeve – and what sailing has… Continue Reading

ANZAC weekend regatta

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Another fantastic weekend of sun, light breeze and lots of fun at the Beyond Bank Anzac Weekend Regatta, held 22 – 23 April 2017. Twelve boats  (Hansa 303s, Optimists, Puffin Pacer and a Heron) launched under the watchful eye of two safety boats provided by Sailability Batemans Bay to sail the Inside Course south of… Continue Reading

Telltales April 2017

In this edition of Telltales from April 2017 you will find:   Sweet 16 New Zealand Hansa Class Championships Para World Sailing News Asia Pacific Championships UK Club’s Inclusion award European Para World Championships 2017 European events Postcard from New Zealand Upcoming events … and more … Click on the link below to read Telltales Telltales… Continue Reading

Mapping the way into sailing

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If you find yourself in Italy and want to find a Yacht Club to sail a Hansa boat, now there is an easy way to find one. Marco Rossato from the Italian Hansa Class Association has put together a map with pins showing Clubs that have Hansa boats, accessible facilities and even some nearby accommodation options…. Continue Reading

24 hour sailing event held in Napier

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By Mackenize Kench (as amended by s4e) As reported in December, a group of sailors in New Zealand’s Hawkes Bay set out to honour a mate with a 24 hour sailing event.  Mackenzie Kench shared their story. At 12:00 p.m. on Saturday of the 4th of February, three teams and two individuals set off from… Continue Reading

Sailability Enoshima adds colour to a boat show

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Sailability Enoshima in Japan will be exhibiting a Hansa 303 at the upcoming Japan International Boat Show. The boat show – the largest of it’s type in Japan –  takes place from March 2nd to 5th across two venues – Pacifico Yokohama (Indoor exhibit venue) and Yokohama Bayside Marina (Floating exhibit venue). It is the perfect… Continue Reading

Telltales December 2016

In this edition of Telltales from December 2016 you will find: Universal Design and Sailing New Hansa Sailing website Para World Sailing News Visit to Hiroshima Sailors awarded Postcard from Western Australia Reports from New Zealand, Ireland, Scotland and Australia Upcoming events … and more … Click on the link below to read Telltales Telltales… Continue Reading

Sailing for Samuel

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Sailability Hawkes Bay in New Zealand are undertaking a 24-hour team endurance sailing event, in honour of one of their sailors, Samuel Gibson. Samuel was a regular sailor with the group, despite being born with a rare condition called osteogenesis imperfecta, a genetic disorder that makes for brittle bones that fracture easily. Samuel passed away in… Continue Reading

Telltales October 2016

In this edition of Telltales from October 2016 you will find: Sailing the 3 Lakes in Switzerland Sailability Victoria turns 25 Modification of Hansa products World Sailing latest Postcard from Miami Paralympics in Rio Reports from USA, Italy and Scotland Upcoming events … and more … Click on the link below to read Telltales Telltales October… Continue Reading

Picture perfect sailing in Lugano

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Sailors in Hansa 303’s have created some stunning images at a recent event in Switzerland. Organised by Velabili, the first official Special Olympics regatta in Switzerland was held over two days at Lago di Lugano. Through their association Velabili offer sail training and regattas in their 3 Hansa 303W’s  to disabled people. During this year they have worked… Continue Reading