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The Spirit of Sailing and The Sea

The Spirit of Sailing and The Sea

A collection of interesting and evocative quotes compiled by David Salter To the last man, they are…

Santa’s Zip-Line

Santa’s Zip-Line

This is an extract from When the Ship Hits the Fan by Captain Rob Anderson (Affirm…

Celeste – love at first sight

Celeste – love at first sight

by Rob Evans It was love at first sight when I first laid eyes on the lovely Celeste, swinging on…

News, Events & Reviews

News
America’s Cup – Emirates Team New Zealand outraged over Arb decision

America’s Cup – Emirates Team New Zealand outraged over Arb decision

October 22, 2020

Emirates Team New Zealand are outraged that after three years of planning a land-based stadium event, the Challenger of Record…

Event
Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship open for entry

Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship open for entry

October 21, 2020

Middle Harbour Yacht Club’s longstanding Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship (SSORC) will go ahead over the weekend of November 28-29,…

News
Sailing and environment … a race we must win

Sailing and environment … a race we must win

October 19, 2020

On 8 November 2020, Boris Herrmann will become the first German to sail non-stop alone around the world in the…

Event
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2020 – Race start

Rolex Middle Sea Race 2020 – Race start

October 19, 2020

Main Photo: Mana and Maserati Multi 70 depart from Valletta following the Rolex Middle Sea Race start Some…

Adventures Afloat

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…

Clarence River Adventure by Canoe

Clarence River Adventure by Canoe

At the start of last year, I typed up my New Year’s resolutions, and mid way down the list wrote “To go on an ‘adventure’ of the 2004 – 2008…

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