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Maritimo set for stellar year on the back of AM award  30-Jul-2015
Boating industry icon Bill Barry-Cotter, plans to celebrate his recent Order of Australia Medal award with the release of four new models at the upcoming Sydney International Boat Show in what he says will be the best year yet for the company.

Are you sailing to Vanuatu soon?  29-Jul-2015
Are you sailing to Vanuatu soon and would like to help the people of Vanuatu in light of recent Cyclone Pam?

JumpStart volunteer helps a Vanuatu community in need  29-Jul-2015
Kylie Hannon and her Mum Sue, are preparing to head to Vanuatu to help a tiny community recover from the devastation of cyclone Pam as part of a group of volunteers from all over the country.

A change of pace at the Pantaenius IRC event in WA  29-Jul-2015
Ideal conditions for windward-leeward style racing was enjoyed by the fleet for race day number four of the Pantaenius Australia 2015 WA IRC State Championship. The Yachting WA event is being held in conjunction with Fremantle Sailing Club’s Valmadre Series.

Quikpoint Azzurro new winner of Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race  28-Jul-2015
An error in recording the finishing time has meant Peter Harburg and his V70 Black Jack, have not won the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 384 nautical mile 2015 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - instead Shane Kearns’ Quikpoint Azzurro, the oldest and smallest boat in the fleet, moves up from second into the winner’s box.

Wild Oats XI: A “Ghost Ship” Claims Fastest Time In Transpac 2015  27-Jul-2015
She came like a ghost ship out of the night. The first hint of her approach was the sighting of the green starboard navigation light, then, minutes later, her black carbon fibre sails were barely illuminated by the loom of the lighthouse on Honolulu’s Diamond Head.

Anthony Bell thrilled with Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race line honours victory  27-Jul-2015
Late last evening Anthony Bell arrived at the Southport Yacht Club after sailing his super maxi Perpetual Loyal to line honours in the 2015 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race – and the smile on his face could not have been bigger.

Has sailing wide paid off in Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race?  27-Jul-2015
Three yachts racing in the 2015 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race took a big gamble and went quite some distance offshore looking for strong breeze yesterday and this morning that decision is paying dividends for two of them.

MIA’s Student Training Focuses on the Future  27-Jul-2015
The Marina Industries Association as the peak industry body for the marina industries in Australia, Asia and the Pacific regions offers a comprehensive education and training program with custom designed courses to meet the needs of the sector, including ‘grass roots’ training for senior school students.

Fast conditions predicted for Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race  24-Jul-2015
A fast and fairly comfortable race lies ahead for the 62 yachts taking part in the 2015 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s Michael Logan, who briefed crews at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia last evening.

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