We love a build. We love a rebuild just as much because there is history in them ropes.
Conquistador was new at Airlie Beach Race Week in 2009 when we measured her off a crane over the marina wall in the early days of SMS. She was radical for her time with a canting keel, wing mast and through hull rudder. The hull shape had stayed true to the original “Vivace” design but Pierre was a Sports Boat innovator and was always searching for an advantage – “J’adore aller rapide en bateau – I love to go fast”. The innovation continued under Peter Sorenson’s ownership with a bulb on the canard and canting keel removed. Continue Reading →
Time to get the diary out, do the ring around and secure that pro-sailor crew, the next twelve months of big regatta’s are mapped out for you. Continue Reading →
We seem to be accumulating a collectorama of Sports Boat related photos and now artwork from sailors around the country and as we saw yesterday, around the world.
ASBA is after all, “All things Sports Boat”.
Put a few together for you along with some favourites from the past. Continue Reading →
We love a great build story as there is nothing better than seeing someone’s hard work finally become a boat and have the sails go up. Continue Reading →
For Sale – Viper 640 ‘Fly’
Boat no. 197
Boat has only been ‘wet’ three times due to work etc commitments which have now forced sale.
New Hyde main, headsail and kite.
New mast, hull, top and rudder covers.
Trailer complete with additional launching dolly for ramps or hardstand.
Brand new lightweight Mercury outboard.
All safety equipment and anchor.
We continue our profiles of people in our sport, SBPP (Sports Boat Professional Profile), with the second member of the A Team – Lisa Ratcliff. You’ve probably read heaps of Lisa’s stories over the years as she has covered sailing events all around the country as well as working at the CYCA for many years. She also did a great piece on the fleet during the Festival of Sail in Geelong which we published here. Despite the fact that she sails an RL24, it’s great to have someone with such a long sailing history telling the story. Continue Reading →