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Boat Trailer Challenge

Boat Trailer Challenge

Whether on the slip ramp or on the road – anyone who is dependent on regularly hauling their…

Plague Ships

Plague Ships

It was not just the Ruby Princess that allowed unchecked and infected passengers ashore, this has been happening for centuries.

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 Things are not so simple at…

News, Events & Reviews

News
Intrastate Travel Opens up Australia Wide

Intrastate Travel Opens up Australia Wide

June 5, 2020

At 3pm today Tasmania will join all other States and Territories by allowing intrastate travel and staying overnight…

News
Montenegro removes quarantine for arriving yachts

Montenegro removes quarantine for arriving yachts

June 5, 2020

Porto Montenegro confirmed that, with the fact Montenegro currently has 0 cases of COVID-19 and with no new cases in…

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Coastal flights to determine effects of wild weather on containers and debris

Coastal flights to determine effects of wild weather on containers and debris

June 5, 2020

Aerial observation flights will be conducted today along the NSW coast on the look out for any new containers and…

Product & Industry
Goodbye to an old friend – origins of the outboard engine

Goodbye to an old friend – origins of the outboard engine

June 4, 2020

The news this week that BRP Inc. has elected to exit the outboard engine business and discontinue building…

Adventures Afloat

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…

Across the Pacific

Across the Pacific

In May 2019, Regan and Sandra Fleming took their 11-year-old son out of the classroom and into the ‘school of South Pacific life’ aboard their new Riviera 68…

The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef

Australia’s world heritage jewel It’s about this time of year, that many boat owners dream of escaping the cold winter chills by heading north. This year QLD…

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The Boating Industry Association (BIA) welcomes the move by the NSW Government to permit intrastate travel and overnighting from 1 June.

BIA President Darren Vaux said: “NSW with this move will join with South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory to enable people to travel and say overnight."

"From rivers, bays, lakes, estuaries, harbours and coastal
waters, NSW has a smorgasbord of fabulous waterways on which to enjoy all manner of boating from addle, power and sail.

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"From rivers, bays, lakes, estuaries, harbours and coastal waters, NSW has a smorgasbord of fabulous waterways on which to enjoy all manner of boating from addle, power and sail.” True, but what about your anchoring laws?