Portland Yacht Club put on a great Nationals for the Taipan Catamaran Assoc. of Australia over the Christmas break. We launched the new 4.9 Sloop and managed to come away with a second place, the boat felt great and performed really well. Looking forward to more time over summer ... See MoreSee Less
On the water, 19 x Cat Rigs, 6 x Sloop Rigs and 7 x 5.7's enjoyed magnificent conditions with a range of wind speeds and swell conditions throughout the week. The racing across all fleets was intense, with multiple lead and podium changes.
Down Under Sail Bringing more female and youth sailors into senior classes is a key goal for our sport, which is why it's great to see the Taipan class and some of the key drivers involved experimenting with sail development to achieve it.
Check out what's been happening to push more girls and youths into this class.
Provisional results from the Taipan Catamaran Assoc. of Australia National titles at Portland Yacht Club. It was a busy day on the water with 3 races in about a 10-15kn breeze. Our new Taipan 4.9 feels great and is currently leading the sloop fleet. It’s a long week and far from over with some tough competition. Looking forward to more racing tomorrow. ... See MoreSee Less
A quick interview with Marc Ablett from Down Under Sail. We are proud sponsors of the Taipan National Championships to be held at Portland Yacht Club over the Christmas break. Come and check out the action and see our new infused Taipan 4.9.
Down Under Sail With the Australian Taipan Nationals at the Portland Yacht Club just days away, we caught up with one of the competitors and sponsors of the event, Concept Fibres' Rohan Gillmore.
It's great to see grass roots classes now with local Australian-based factory support, which will see new boats just like Rohan's hitting the water in the coming years.