SChanel surfboardURFER CHIC

It’s sleek, it’s sexy and at around $9,300 – the ultimate beach accessory – it’s the very fashionable Chanel surfboard. Available from Chanel boutiques in red, black (very sexy), white on black and black on white (very Chanel) these beautifully contoured boards are composed of polyurethane and carbon fibre and boldly emblazoned with the distinctive Chanel logo.  Of course, they come with suitably stylish Chanel surfboard covers.



After enduring gruelling conditions crossing Bass Strait with huge seas and winds of up to 50 knots, 100ft super maxi yacht Wild Oats XI took line honours in a time of 2 days, 7 hours, 37 minutes and 20 seconds. The official Overall Handicap Winner was the 51ft Reichel-Pugh Secret Men’s Business 3.5.  Skipper, 54 year old Sydney Hobart Race veteran Geoff Boettcher, an Adelaide supermarket owner, was awarded the Tattersall’s Cup with a corrected time of 4 days, 1 hour, 29 minutes and 40 seconds.


From the outset as a racing fleet of 87 jostled for position and a media boat fell victim to Australian maxi Wild Thing in a collision, the 65th open ocean classic promised plenty of drama.  Race favourite Wild Oats XI led out of Sydney Harbour on Sunday 26th December as the 628 nautical mile event got under way. Eight yachts have now been forced to withdraw as the fleet took a hammering down the NSW coast and then confronted fierce winds and high seas in Bass Strait. There were 5 retirements in less than an hour in wild conditions on Monday afternoon. The situation in Bass Strait remains dangerous with rain and gale-force winds. The 90ft maxi YuuZoo (2004 winner as Nicorette) has pulled out with sail and structural problems after almost sinking overnight. The yacht took on water through the hull when a fitting failed and earlier two of her crew were washed overboard whilst attempting a sail change.  Fortunately they were rescued within minutes. Currently Wild Oats XI holds the lead, followed by Investec LOYAL, Ichi Ban and Lahana.

Lovely Lifestyles 2018