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Rolex Trophy Rating Series pictures By Sail-World.com Team, 10:09 PM Thu 17 Dec 2009
The Rolex Trophy Rating Series sailed today off Many Circle, was not without drama and Andrea Francolini was ther to capture it all ...[more]

Rolex Trophy Rating Series drama on day one By Di Pearson, 4:56 PM Thu 17 Dec 2009
The Rolex Trophy Rating Series opened in dramatic fashion with progressive IRC Division 1 leader, Alan Brierty’s Reichel Pugh 62 Limit, cutting away one spinnaker and tearing another, with Rolex Trophy and Rolex Sydney Hobart handicap favourites Living Doll and Loki pulling out of race two. ...[more]

Doing Long Division with a World Champ By John Curnow, Newcastle , 8:35 AM Thu 17 Dec 2009
For World Match Racing Champ, Nicky Souter, the long of it has been the many years that it has taken to be an overnight sensation. The short of it, is that there are just three places on the Australian 2012 Olympic Women's Match Racing Team. Fifteen of them started in the squad over a year ago and already there are just nine! ...[more]

Pictures from onboard Wild Oats XI By Sail-World.com, 8:14 AM Thu 17 Dec 2009
Some people have great jobs, as these pictures from photographer Andrea Francolini show. Yesterday, Andrea was onboard Bob Oatley's Wild Oats XI. ...[more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart - Never over ‘til it’s over By Jim Gale, 4:38 PM Wed 16 Dec 2009
This year’s 2009 SOLAS Big Boat Challenge served as a timely reminder for every skipper that no yacht race is ever won, or lost for that matter, until the finish line is receding astern. ...[more]

Classy entry for Rolex Trophy Rating and Passage Series By Di Pearson, CYCA media, 4:13 PM Wed 16 Dec 2009
A classy field of 15 yachts, most of them entries in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, will front the start line of the Rolex Trophy Rating Series starting tomorrow, Thursday December 17. ...[more]

The McConaghy Prelude By John Curnow, Newcastle , 4:04 PM Wed 16 Dec 2009
McConaghy built boats took out the top three positions in yesterday's SOLAS Big Boat Challenge on Sydney Harbour. This was on the very same day that ICAP Leopard III, the third of the McConaghy built titans coming in for the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart showdown, arrived back in the country, on the deck of a containership. So then, which other of the many McConaghy builds also occupied the podium? ...[more]

SOLAS Big Boat Challenge; Crichton Takes Two Wins in One Race By Crosbie Lorimer, Sydney , 8:03 PM Tue 15 Dec 2009
Tenacity and patience are clearly characteristics on which Neville Crichton, owner and skipper of the 100 foot supermaxi Alfa Romeo , places great value Alfa Romeo shadowed Wild Oats XI for most of the race, staying close enough to pounce should the Wild Oats crew make even the smallest mistake. Crichton and crew were duly rewarded at the last top mark when the Wild Oats spinnaker formed a w ...[more]

Sydney Hobart Alfa Romeo speeds to victory, Wild Oats XI hits the wine By Sail-World.com, 3:51 PM Tue 15 Dec 2009
In the traditional Sydney Harbour hit-out today before the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart, Neville Crichton's supermaxi Alfa Romeo accelerated away from her rival, vigneron Bob Oatley's Wild Oats XI, when Wild Oats XI fluffed their spinnaker hoist. ...[more]

McConaghy built Alfa Romeo, Wild Oats & ICAP Leopard to battle it out By John Curnow, Newcastle , 8:15 AM Tue 15 Dec 2009
Rolex Sydney Hobart Showdown - With at least six 100 foot Super Maxi's competing for Line Honours, the 2010 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race is likely to become one of the most historic ever. However the real race and the one everyone is talking about, is the battle between the three 'winningest' Supermaxis the world has ever seen - Alfa Romeo II, ICAP Leopard III and Wild Oats XI. ...[more]

All hands to the liferaft for Wild Oats XI Sydney Hobart race crew By Rob Mundle, 4:48 PM Mon 14 Dec 2009
It was all hands to the liferaft for the crew of Bob Oatley’s supermaxi yacht, Wild Oats XI, today when they participated in a simulated ‘abandon ship’ emergency exercise in preparation for the Rolex Sydney Hobart race, starting on Boxing Day ...[more]

McConaghy announced as Prize Sponsor for 29th Pittwater - Coffs Series By Damian Devine, Australia , 2:57 PM Sat 12 Dec 2009
The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, hosts of the Pittwater & Coffs Harbour Offshore Series announced a partnership with McConaghy Boats for the 2009-10 series which kicks off on December 30, 2009. The winner of the overall IRC Division of the four race Pittwater & Coffs Offshore Series will win a brand new McConaghy Carbon Fibre Steering Wheel worth $3,500. ...[more]

Mach 2 Moth up for grabs in charity auction By Audi Victoria Week, 6:35 PM Wed 2 Dec 2009
A high tech Mach 2 yacht will be auctioned on eBay to raise money for international children’s charity, Variety. The donated yacht is courtesy of McConaghy, which has signed on as a partner of Australia’s largest sailing event, Audi Victoria Week. ...[more]

McConaghy to Exhibit at METS in Amsterdam as part of AIMEX Contingent By John Curnow, Melbourne , 10:00 PM Wed 4 Nov 2009
McConaghy announced their participation today in the Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam from 17 to 19 November, 2009. McConaghy's will be found in Hall 4 booth 4.102 as part of AIMEX, the Australian International Marine Exports exhibit and will be bringing the McConaghy message to arguably the largest marine equipment show in the world. ...[more]

Melbourne to Stanley - What the... By John Curnow, Melbourne , 2:28 PM Wed 4 Nov 2009
...Fog. During the recent Melbourne to Stanley race, the season opener of the 2009/10 McConaghy Melbourne Offshore Championship, a deep fog set in over Bass Strait. ...[more]

Melbourne to Stanley Race - Lefty Loosey and Righty Tightey By John Curnow, Stanley , 10:18 AM Sat 31 Oct 2009
As the McConaghy Melbourne Offshore Championship gets underway with the annual Melbourne to Stanley race, you would not want to be a navigator/tactician. ...[more]

High Tech Hot Wheels from McConaghy International By John Curnow, Newcastle , 11:15 AM Fri 16 Oct 2009
The 'Toy Shop' is McConaghy’s development area at their Mona Vale facility. It’s where the functional and structural necessities of Maxi’s, Mini Maxi’s and Ocean Racing Yachts are turned into carbon fibre works of art - one of the unique and defining factors of all McConaghy boats. ...[more]

What’s in a name? Plenty, when you build the world's fastest boats By John Curnow, Newcastle , 10:36 AM Thu 8 Oct 2009
Plenty, when you're the makers of the world's fastest boats. The 2009/10 McConaghy Melbourne Offshore Championship is going to have one McConaghy Carbon Fibre Performance Wheel as the major prize in the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria’s Performance Handicap Division. It all gets underway with the Melbourne to Stanley race on October 31, entries for which close on October 17. ...[more]

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