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December 2021 issue

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Features

A Wilderness Story

A Wilderness Story

One hundred and 20 years ago, on April 29, 1901, 19-year-old John Stannard and his three mates arrived at their…

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…

News, Events & Reviews

Product & Industry
AIMEX Board Announces Two New Directors

AIMEX Board Announces Two New Directors

December 2, 2021

Photo (l-r): Pictured at the AIMEX Annual General Meeting are AIMEX members Lynelle Johnson & Ron Kelly, E-Class Outboards; David…

News
Newcastle is Making Waves for International Disability Day

Newcastle is Making Waves for International Disability Day

December 2, 2021

Making Waves Foundation (MWF) has launched its sail-based programs in Newcastle, coinciding with International Day for Persons with a Disability.

Event
Entries Open for the 2022 Gladstone Ports Corporation Surf to City Yacht Race

Entries Open for the 2022 Gladstone Ports Corporation Surf to City Yacht Race

December 1, 2021

Entries are open for the annual Gladstone Ports Corporation the 29th Surf to City Yacht Race on 22…

News
True Colours celebrate first ORCV offshore race with a win

True Colours celebrate first ORCV offshore race with a win

November 30, 2021

John Strahan and his True Colours crew are celebrating after winning both AMS and ORCc divisions in the season opening…

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…