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Staying safe on NSW waterways  12-Jan-2018
Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey today launched the State Government’s Maritime Safety Plan to minimise trauma and promote safety on NSW waterways.

Ichi Ban is Number One at last  30-Dec-2017
Hobart, 29 December 2017 - Matt Allen’s Ichi Ban has been confirmed as the overall winner of the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart. With 28 races under his belt, this is the culmination of a quest to claim the top prize at one of the world’s most revered sporting occasions by one of Australia’s stalwarts of the sport of sailing. The coincidence of a new boat and a forecast that encouraged the 50-footers, made Ichi Ban one of the pre-race favourites. That should not in any way diminish the scale of this achievement. Ichi Ban needed to sail a near perfect race to beat their immediate opposition, both on the water and on handicap.

Club Marine Pittwater to Paradise nurtures sailing young guns  30-Dec-2017
The 2018 Club Marine Pittwater to Paradise Regatta, commencing Tuesday 2 January, has its share of under-30s sailing talent in its ranks this year. Some are newcomers to sailing and others are seasoned sailors who have hundreds of nautical miles under their collective belts. All of them are primed and ready for the 2018 P2P, motivated by equal parts camaraderie and competitive spirit.

Festival of Sails - action and excitement on the water – enjoyed from the shore  28-Dec-2017
The Regatta Village will again feature a big screen for shore-based spectators to enjoy during Geelong’s Festival of Sails. While still on shore, but staying warm and dry, you’ll see and feel the excitement of the sailing.

Heaven Can Wait Regatta 2018  28-Dec-2017
The 12th anniversary of the biggest Charity Sailing Regatta on Lake Macquarie – The Heaven Can Wait Regatta, is scheduled to run over the weekend of February 24 and 25, 2018. The regatta is somewhat unique in that it is the only Australian overnight round the cans charity fund raising regatta.

2018 City of Perth Festival of Sail  21-Dec-2017
The 2018 City of Perth Festival of Sail returns to the CBD with a busy program of activities taking place from Saturday, 27th January to Friday, 2nd February 2018.

Marine Rescue NSW volunteers increase services for holiday boating safety  21-Dec-2017
Marine Rescue NSW has boosted services for summer, the busiest time of the year for recreational boating.

Supermaxi Yacht Wild Oats XI struck by lightning on eve of Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race  20-Dec-2017
The Oatley family’s champion Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, is at the centre of a frenetic repair schedule after it was struck by lightning at the weekend. It is uncertain at this stage if the yacht will be in full racing trim for the start on Boxing Day.

How Raymarine RealVision 3D™ & CHIRP SideVision™ Reveals Key Structure  14-Dec-2017
Raymarine’s Jim McGowan demonstrates how leading-edge sonar technologies find structure and fish.

Australian White Ensign Flag Raising at RANSA  13-Dec-2017
Chief of Navy -Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO CSC RAN - was the guest of honour at the hoisting of the Australian White ensign at the RANSA in Rushcutters Bay on Saturday. The ceremony was attended by senior Naval personnel, RANSA Commodore Dave Giddings and Flag officers, local dignitaries including Woollahra Mayor Peter Cavanagh and Councilors, members of RANSA, and their Rushcutters Bay neighbours.


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