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Royal Geelong YC - Light and Wild winds! On the Bay  18-Nov-2009
Light breezes and warm sunshine greeted the fleet as it moved to the northern part of the bay for a pleasant afternoon on Corio Bay. At the start the wind strength (or weak?) was between 3 to 5 knots, Number one heady and a full main looked like the 'rig-o'-the-day'.

  
Coffs to Paradise and Sail Paradise  18-Nov-2009
Australia’s best-known professional yacht regatta manager, Denis Thompson, has been appointed Race Director for the inaugural Coffs to Paradise and Sail Paradise events, which will be staged by the Gold Coast’s Southport Yacht Club in January.

  
‘Mutiny on the Bounty’ recreation expedition  17-Nov-2009
Talisker® announces sponsorship of the ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’ recreation expedition as Australian Captain Don McIntyre returns to his roots on Skye

  
iMAAGE Envirolife LED lighting  17-Nov-2009
iMAAGE Envirolife, one of the early suppliers of LED lighting for commercial and domestic use, have now introduced their marine and caravan 12v and 24v LED range. LED lighting has many benefits over traditional lighting including extremely long life, durability and saving up to 90% less power over traditional lights.

  
Jules Verne Trophy - Damage, destination Cape Town  17-Nov-2009
It was at 1216 UT on Monday 16th November, that the skipper of Groupama 3, Franck Cammas, called the Jules Verne Trophy team to inform them that an aft beam bulkhead had broken, leading to serious damage to the float. Despite the storm, Groupama 3 is slowly making headway towards Cape Town some 1,700 miles away (3,000 km) and is therefore abandoning this particular Jules Verne Trophy.

  
Sail Melbourne - The countdown is on!  17-Nov-2009
It’s only 4 weeks until the first leg of the 2010 ISAF Sailing World Cup gets underway at Sandringham. With early entries closing on December 1st, some world class names are already confirmed as Melbourne once again plays host to Sail Melbourne - the first event of the Cup which runs from December 14 – 19, 2009.

  
Bruised and Battered but Still Fighting On  17-Nov-2009
Sam Davies stays on course for Costa Rica in the Transat Jacques Vabre

  
Naming Celebration for Brisbane's Newest Ferries  16-Nov-2009
Two 24-metre Eco Friendly ferries completed by Aluminium Boats Australia (ABA) for Bay Islands Transit Systems (BITS) have been officially named at a ceremony on Russell Island in Queensland’s Moreton Bay Marine Park.

  
British Skipper Rules out Pitstop After Storm Damage  16-Nov-2009
Sam Davies and co –skipper Sidney Gavignet continue on best direct route to finish as winds continue to batter them.

  
National speaking tour for Kayak Adventurers  16-Nov-2009
Justin Jones and James Castrission were the first two men to cross the Tasman Sea unsupported in a kayak also recording the longest trans oceanic kayaking expedition in history.


 
 


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