Insights

MELBOURNE OWNERS RALLY

Sunshine and balmy breezes provided for champagne sailing during the Windcraft Owners Rally held in the waters of ...

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PITTWATER OWNERS RALLY

Lots of other prizes were awarded to Trophy Race divisional winners and of course some “special mention” prizes...

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NEW ZEALAND WINDCRAFT OWNERS RALLY 2019

An in-boom furling system will literally change the way you sail.  Sure, it’s a big-ticket item, but the investment will pay ...

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THE BUZZ ON IN-BOOM FURLERS FOR YACHTS

An in-boom furling system will literally change the way you sail.  Sure, it’s a big-ticket item, but the investment will pay ...

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VINYL WRAPPING – ALL THE RAGE FOR YACHTS

Yacht owners in Australia are following the trend in Europe and having their boats, new or old, vinyl wrapped

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Silent Power for Hanse 548

Imagine owning a yacht with alternate power – quiet, clean, efficient and economical to run.

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Hanse 385 Mell Bass Strait Circumnavigation

First time Hanse owners Joan and Adrian MacQuarrie were a little apprehensive when they chose the notorious Bass Strait for their maiden voyage at sea but it wasn’t what they expected.

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Solaris 47 Review Ocean Magazine February - 2019 PANACHE and PERFORMANCE

Take a close look with Ocean at this exquisite yacht and understand why as a performance cruiser the Solaris 47 is equally at home on the regatta circuit as on a coastal jaunt.
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IN MAST FURLING

It’s a fact…. When it comes to dousing a mainsail after a day on the water a mast furling mainsail is a joy.

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Standing Rigging Renewal

Information and timing – when should the standing rigging on a yacht be renewed?

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Yachting Sustainability – Ocean Respect Racing

The first professional all-female crew to compete in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race, encouraging stronger female representation in Australian Sailing and Ocean sustainability

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SHIFTING WINDS FOR FEMALE SAILORS

Jade Cole of Windcraft Yachts was selected to join the elite crew for the first all-women’s professional sailing team to compete in the 2018 Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race.

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2018 Hanse Builder Award

HanseYachts AG with the brands Hanse, Dehler, Moody, Varianta, Sealine, Fjord and Privilège was awarded at the “British Yachting Awards”
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Windcraft – Making a Difference

Raffling a brand new 34ft Hanse for a charity was a bold but successful fundraising initiative from Windcraft
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TAKE TO THE OCEAN ON A HANSE

Jeremy and Anne Thatcher’s 415 ‘Athair’, has become a central part of their active and adventurous lifestyle. After meeting in ...
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THE HANSE 385 - A PERFECT FIT FOR SAILING IN NZ

Nicki Jenkins and Paul Skelton saw the Hanse 385 at Windcraft in Auckland and instantly fell in love with her. Since taking ownership ...
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A FAMILY AFFAIR WITH SAILING

‘Audacious’ by name, this Hanse 370 loving family are also audacious by nature. Kirk, Melissa, and Gemma Watson have put ...
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Windcraft - A Rally for Every Sailor

Everyone loves a sailing rally especially Windcraft yacht owners who are snapping up the opportunity to join these annual ...
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The Best Reason to Buy a Yacht

There are many great reasons for buying a yacht but escaping the cold winters and heading north has to be near the top ...
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New Zealand's Top Model - Hanse 455

Hanse's most popular model is certainly striking, stunning and stylish. But it takes a certain something to reach top model status ...
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Anthony's Report from the Dealer Meeting

Windcraft owner Anthony Bishop recently returned from his first Dealer Meeting at the Hanse Factory in north eastern Germany ...
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Headsail Footlines - Why Do They Exist?

7 out of 10 people l sail with don’t know that foot lines exist – let alone why ! A Foot line as the name suggests is the tensioning...
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VISITING LAKE MACQUARIE BY YACHT

Lake Macquarie is the largest coastal salt water lake in Australia. Its area is approximately 100 sq kms ...
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Windcraft Tip - Why Is My Sail Flapping?

How often do we hear this question! It can be really annoying if you think you have trimmed the headsail properly but the leech ...
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Electric Halyard Winches – Enjoy With Care

Electric halyard winches are now an expected feature on our boats rather than a big boat luxury! They greatly add to the pleasure ...
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Basics of Trimming Your Headsail

Correct sail trim is not just for racing sailors! Trimming your sails properly will make your boat easier to steer, you will go faster ...
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Gas Bottle Check – Handy tips from Nick Jones

Ever wished you had checked your gas level before you left the dock….? Today I’m going to show you a little trick to find out ...
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Internet Connection At Anchor

Getting internet access on a boat can be frustrating, particularly if you sail in protected areas like Cowan Creek where beautiful ...
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