Reinventing the Australian Wooden Boat Festival

Although the Covid-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2021 Australian Wooden Boat Festival, Tasmanians have not taken the postponement lying down. As Bruce Stannard reports, organisers are planning two new initiatives to keep the spirit of the festival alive and well until the…

The Marine Riley Fine Food and Wine Cruise in Company

Regional wines, beautiful beef, freshly caught seafood, local cheese, while taking in stunning, unspoilt scenery. Nature at its best from your own boat. Imagine leaving Sydney Harbour behind and spending from the 4th to 17th January 2021, cruising in company, visiting the…

Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta – 2021

The 2021 Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta will go ahead as planned. A recent organising committee meeting decided to proceed with the event following the relaxation of restrictions linked to the Covid19 pandemic. The regatta will be staged on the beautiful waters of…

Cooking with Aussie Yacht Chef Lisa Mead

Being a yacht chef is a profession you don’t often hear of but is certainly an exciting one. Someone who knows this all too well is Australian Chef Lisa Mead, who has spent the past 26 years travelling and working on board luxury yachts…

Cook’s Secret Instructions on display

As part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s Encounters 2020 program to mark the 250th anniversary of James Cook’s charting of the east coast of Australia in 1770, Sydneysiders have the opportunity to see Cook’s copy of his secret instructions. This important document, on…

2020 Sail Sydney – Entry now open

Sail Sydney is Australia’s premier regatta for ‘Off the Beach’ dinghy classes. Held annually on the waters of Sydney Harbour, this year’s Sail Sydney will take place from 10–13 December. Woollahra Sailing Club is proud to once again be the host club…

Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship open for entry

Middle Harbour Yacht Club’s longstanding Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship (SSORC) will go ahead over the weekend of November 28-29, another positive bounce back from the New South Wales major sailing event doldrums. Last week the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia announced its intention…

Rolex Middle Sea Race 2020 – Race start

Main Photo: Mana and Maserati Multi 70 depart from Valletta following the Rolex Middle Sea Race start Some 50 yachts from 15 countries started the 41st edition of one of offshore sailing’s most famous challenges, the tactical and scenic 606-nautical mile Rolex…