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Para-sailors turning heads at Masters Games

April 25th, 2017

Chris Sharp's green machine is becoming well known on the sailing course at the World Masters Games, largely because it's finishing ahead of most of his rivals.What makes that extraordinary is that Sharp is a paraplegic after a motorbike accident seven years ago.

Masters Games: Great-grand-master Rex Sellers sailing solo off Torbay

April 25th, 2017

If Rex Sellers has learned one thing from his "comeback" to competitive sailing at the World Masters Games, it's that he misses his mates.Coming off the water at Torbay on Sunday afternoon, having completed four of the 14 scheduled races for his Weta-class fleet, the wily old salt reflects on...

Former America's Cup winner links up with dad for World Masters Games

April 25th, 2017

A seven-time America's Cup sailor is taking a break from yachting around the world to link up with someone a bit more local - his dad.Murray and Tony Rae will compete as a father-and-son duo in the Weta Double Handed sailing event at the World Masters Games which kicked off...

Sellers has wind in his sails again for shot at World Masters

April 12th, 2017

Rex Sellers admits he's got the sailing bug again.It was an affliction he had for a number of years, collecting a couple of Olympic medals along the way as he established himself as one of the world's best Tornado sailors, but he didn't do much competitive sailing after the 1996...

Australians prepare for the WMG 2017

March 28th, 2017

Seven Wetas, including Paul White's brand new birthday boat still in gift wrapping, appeared at Port Kembla Sailing Club for the Lake Illawarra Weta Camp - the final training weekend to share knowledge and help bring the Australian Weta Team up to the same high standard before the boats are...

Multihull legend, Rod Waterhouse to race in Weta Trimaran Class

December 12th, 2016

Winner of the 2016 Hobie 16 World Masters and winner of many Australian Multihull Championships, Rod Waterhouse, will compete in the Weta Trimaran class in the sailing regatta at the World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand in April next year.

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