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Painting an Old Sailboat

Painting an Old Sailboat

In early 2020 as Covid set in I took the opportunity to paint a boat that I had recently purchased.

A long lockdown can lead to mould & mildew

A long lockdown can lead to mould & mildew

Above: Hopefully this is not what awaits you when you get to return to your boat. By Mal Riley Covid…

The Golden Era of 18ft Skiff Racing

The Golden Era of 18ft Skiff Racing

The 1970s is often referred to as the ‘Golden Era of 18ft Skiff Racing’ as it produced large, competitive fleets at both…

News, Events & Reviews

Event
Down Under Rally Announces A Change in Direction!

Down Under Rally Announces A Change in Direction!

October 18, 2021

In 2015 the Down Under Rally ran its very first yacht rally. Fast forward to today and more…

Product & Industry
Empire Marinas acquires Marmong Point Marina, Lake Macquarie

Empire Marinas acquires Marmong Point Marina, Lake Macquarie

October 15, 2021

Empire Marinas is proud to announce the acquisition of Marmong Point Marina on Lake Macquarie in New South Wales. Marmong…

Product & Industry
BIA Apprentice of the Year Awards

BIA Apprentice of the Year Awards

October 15, 2021

BIA Chairman NSW State Council Adam Smith makes the presentation to Doug Allan of a trophy, certificate and a $500…

Event
2022 Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race

2022 Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race

October 14, 2021

Third Time Lucky for the re-invigorated Short Ocean Classic After two false starts, the first an early…

Adventures Afloat

Sailing in Maine – a cruiser’s paradise

Sailing in Maine – a cruiser’s paradise

Main photo: Wooden Boat School campus setting at Brooklyn with myriad of islands on this Atlantic seaboard in the far north-east of the United States of America. Few places in…

Chartering a Catamaran in Croatia

Chartering a Catamaran in Croatia

Chartering a catamaran in Croatia is the holiday of a lifetime … but when your own boat is a 26ft monohull and the charter yacht is 45ft…

Adrift in Caledonia

Adrift in Caledonia

Northerly winds dictated the route of our week’s cruise around the Inner Hebrides, so with full sail up on our Contessa 32 we headed south along the rock strewn coasts…

Sailing in Greece – the Perfect Family Holiday

Sailing in Greece – the Perfect Family Holiday

“Can I steer please?” This is a popular saying over the course of our family holiday. That or “Can you pour me a G&T?” After all, there is…

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