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‘Hicko’ sets Sail Port Stephens as goal after cancer battle  11-Feb-2016
A brain tumour battle may have knocked the wind from his sails but Sydney yachtsman Roger Hickman vows that hell and high water won’t stop him from competing in the 2016 Sail Port Stephens regatta come April. The owner/skipper of the famed Farr 43 Wild Rose already has one prestigious NSW IRC Championship title under his belt and is intent on earning another at Sail Port Stephens after his recent Sydney-Hobart campaign ended with a shock cancer diagnosis.

AMC unveils plans for new, world-class autonomous underwater vehicle research facility  10-Feb-2016
Building plans for a new $750,000 state-of-the-art facility set to position Tasmania as a world leader in underwater robotic technologies were revealed today. The autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) facility, located at the University of Tasmania's Australian Maritime College, will be home to a fleet of robots used to survey the ocean’s depths and collect scientific data on research missions.

The Sydney Sailboat Expo 2016 has something for everyone!  10-Feb-2016
The 2016 Sydney Sailboat Expo will be held on the 9-10th April 2016 (10am to 4pm) at the International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) in Manly. The Sydney Sailboat Expo 2016 has something for everyone!

Noakes’ Support of an Outstanding 18ft Skiff Youth Team  10-Feb-2016
Sean Langman, Managing Director of the Noakes Group, is one of Australia’s best known sailors/yachtsmen with a record of high achievement in numerous classes of sailing boats. Aside from his wonderful record of achievement on the water, Sean has always been a person with a positive outlook and an ever ready willingness to assist quality young sailors in their quest to achieve results in keeping with their talent.

2016 Active Gear: Eco-Responsible & Collapsible Hydration Item: Bubi Bottle  10-Feb-2016
Bubi Bottle, (pronounced boo-bee), a collapsible/portable, BPA-free/medical-grade, puncture-resistant beverage vessel. Bubi Bottles are perfect for boating, fitness, outdoor activities, leisure activities, gardening and traveling.

The biggest Expo ever announces its biggest-ever boating prize, worth over $40,000  09-Feb-2016
One lucky visitor to the biggest-ever Gold Coast International Marine Expo will this year win the event’s biggest-ever boating prize – a brilliant bowrider boating package worth well over $40,000.

Women and Girls in Sailing launch annual sailing event  09-Feb-2016
The Women and Girls in Sailing (WGIS) highlight regatta for racing keelboats, the Port Phillip Championship Series, kicked off with the launch of the series being held at Sandringham Yacht Club.

Manly Yacht Club Helly Hansen Women’s Challenge 2016  09-Feb-2016
For the past 21 years Manly Yacht Club Women’s Challenge has had a commitment to encourage, excite and support Women in sailing at every level of experience. MYC invites all female sailors around Australia to participate in the Manly Yacht Club Helly Hansen Women’s Challenge 2016 on March 19 and 20.

MC38 - Ginger’s Australian Championship trifecta  08-Feb-2016
The comeback king and kid climbed back from an almost insurmountable five point deficit yesterday to deliver Ginger a trifecta of Australian Championship titles, decided on the finish order in the last race. Leslie Green, Ginger’s owner/driver, is this evening the king of the comebacks and, once again the MC38 class. His young tactician David Chapman is the kid who helped engineer a remarkable fightback thanks to today’s two wins. The rest was decided by how the cards fell in a patchy race 10.

Warren Jones International Youth Regatta Day 1  03-Feb-2016
Perth skipper, Matt Jerwood, is top of the scoreboard after the first day of the Warren Jones International Youth Regatta, he and his Redline Racing Team are the only undefeated crew.

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