Australian Winter Solace with Kai Bates
Kai Bates walked around and down a goat trail til finding this secret gem to rip his Fanatic Prowave - it's rare to have a surf like this to yourself nowadays. Amazing location in Australia - shhh - don't tell anyone else!
Video Producer: Forrest Ladkin
Oli Tweddell - Australian Finn Sailor
For Ben's media studies, he decided to film and document Australian Sailing Team member Oli Tweddel on what he does while sailing the Finn. "My main idea was to create a film that would appeal to sailors who understand the sport, and want to see it in a way that has never been documented before, ...
2015 Australian O'pen Cup!
The Australian O'pen Cup 2015 was held in January 2014 at Sandringham Yacht Club, Victoria, Australia. Racing was held in Port Phillip which offered a perfect range of conditions for the Junior ISAF skiffs. Congratulations to Kristen Wadley (three time female world champ) who took out the event! ...
2015 Moth Worlds Showreel
The 2015 International Moth Worlds were held over January at Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club. The event was sailed in some of the toughest conditions to date with mega crashes and insanely fast sailing taking place throughout. Here is the Moth Worlds through Ben Hartnett's lens. Congratulations ...
Australia's Summer of Sail 2015
Over late December through to mid January the Youth classes of Australia hold their National Champs at various locations in one state. However for 2015, Freemantle Sailing Club was the hub for the 420 Nationals, Optimist Nationals and the National Youth Championships. This is a little highlight r...
The Tour of Comanche with Ken Read
Ben & Rob Hartnett were fortunate enough to have a tour of Jim and Kristy's 100ft weapon "Comanche". Here is Ken taking them around the boat and showing Comanche in a perspective that isn't seen by most. It's a long video, one of the longest Ben has made, however this is because everything Ken sa...
The J24 is a rewarding boat, very technical at the top end of one design racing, but easy to sail as a day or weekend cruiser. With nearly 6000 sailing in 47 countries it is the largest one design keelboat in the world and produced some of the best sailors in Olympic and world chmapionship levels...
Monday Blast with Oli Tweddell
Ben went out with Oli Tweddell for a little training session one Monday, here's how it went down...
Video Producer: Harnett Media
The Reel Moth Worlds 2015
The biggest and most talented fleet in the nearly 100-year old history of the International Moth class meets some of the gnarliest, nastiest sailing conditions of any Worlds in Sorrento, Australia at the 2015 McDougall + McConaghy Moth World Championship. With the support of nautical footwear leg...
Redline Racing Team - Young Guns of Match Racing
Redline Racing (Perth, Western Australia) has quickly become a formidable force on the Match Racing circuit around the world in just two years. Having climbed the rankings not only consistently but fast, it has seen the team jump up from 540th to 6th in the ISAF rankings.
Video Producer: Harn...
2015 Sailing World Cup Melbourne
The 2015 Sailing World Cup Melbourne was moved to St Kilda's Sailing Precinct on Port Phillip Bay. The event had a variety of conditions, consisting of no wind on some days, to a 40 knot squall on another. However most days the venue provided athletes with champagne sailing conditions. Over 180 c...
2015 World O'Pen Bic Cup
The 2015 World O'Pen Bic Cup was held at Safety Beach Sailing Club from the 27th of December till the 3rd of January. The regatta consisted of every type of wind strength possible, with the sailors experiencing days of 2 knots and 30+ knots throughout the week. It was a great event had by all! A ...