When thinking about who we should feature in this second edition of Tell Tales, one of the first names that came to mind was Tony Cuschieri of Martini Racing. Over the past 20 + years Tony has built, or heavily modified a total of 11 sports boats at his factory in Rowville, not far from Ronstan’s Australian Head Office. READ ON……
This adventure started, as many bad ideas do, in the shop on a Friday afternoon with a blender and a gallon of take-out margarita mix (one good thing to come out of the pandemic).
Some tips on how to fit out your boat to ensure an easy passage of sail to cruise on into the sunset……
Ronstan’s emergence in the keelboat racing world was supercharged twenty years ago with the acquisition of Frederiksen, the highly reputed Danish sailboat hardware brand. Frederiksen had already established a worldwide reputation on the racing scene for making the world’s best big boat blocks, traveller systems, and batten car systems. Today, Ronstan carries on that tradition.
Ronstan’s strength in the small boat market can be attributed to its rich history of quality, innovation, and success on the racecourse.
Growing up in Sorrento, Victoria, both Sam & Will Phillips competed in their first sailing competition at a young age; Sam at just eight-years-old and Will sailed on the family mirror at Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club.
Our womens’ 470 team both come from sailing families in the West and have given it all through the Games. Well done Nia and Monique…
Mat Belcher is the most successful sailor currently in the Australian Sailing Team. He now has an Olympic gold to add to the tally including 2021, (2012) and silver (2016) medal to his name and numerous World Championships, including four with current crew, Will Ryan.
The International Moth Class isn’t exactly a new sailing class, yet the learning curve would have to be one of the steepest out there.
It is recommended that the complete system be inspected by a competent person before each use, annually and every 5 years.
Italian Mini 6.50 sailor Ambrogio Beccari, winner of the 2019 Mini Transat, talks to Stephen and Elisa about the Mini 6.50s, the Transat and his future plans.
The Gifford family is well-known in cruising circles with their boat, the Totem, after living afloat since 2008.
Our special guest Mike Sanderson has been involved in top-level Maxi racing yacht projects for almost three decades.
Talking foiling and all things fast, Andrew MacDougall is a leading innovator in sail and hull design and has been for many years.
United States based Ronstan Managing Director Scot West give us insight into Ronstan’s marine, architectural and industrial businesses with some funny anecdotes along the way.
There must be something in the water of Lake Macquarie having produced some of the top known sailors along the way and 32 year old Will Ryan is yet another success.
Nobody has ever been faster than this man on a Sailboat; Australian Paul Larsen, extreme sailor and the fastest sailor on earth, let us in on the adventure and details that saw him sail at 65+ knots.
Simon McKeon, Australian Of The Year 2011 and holder of the World Speed Sailing record between 1993 and 2004, speaks to Stephen Brayshaw about what it takes to set a speed record, Little America’s Cup and the Australian Sailing Team.