Don’t have the foggiest idea? Here are some tips!

Foggy conditions like this morning in Sydney can make boating more challenging but there are a few things you can do to remain safe on the water. NSW Maritime Executive Director Mark Hutchings said skippers should turn on navigation lights when operating in low…

Discover Sailing at Concord Ryde Sailing Club

The annual FREE Discover Sailing Day, which  offers the experienced and beginner alike the opportunity to try life under sail, is scheduled for Sunday 27th October(10am-3.00pm) with selected clubs in both Sydney and regional areas taking part. You’ll have the option to go out for a…

Professional Marine Volunteers Wanted

Imagine living on an isolated island where a health post has been constructed, but is sitting empty waiting to be equipped and furnished. Now imagine being the person responsible for helping to deliver adequate medical equipment and sufficient medication to open that health post!…

LOTS of courage, competition and camaraderie

Madi Kornman, just 21 and skipper of the all female crew racing Zig Zag, steeled her nerves, called for the spinnaker hoist and beheld a most satisfying sight as the red kite unfurled and set. “I had been too nervous to fly the kite…

Nabbed at night — cover of darkness no match for surveillance

Shared intelligence, night-time radar technology and careful planning led to a covert commercial illegal fishing activity being exposed in the central Queensland region. The Rockhampton Magistrate Court recently convicted and fined the commercial operator $10,000 after he pleaded guilty to fishing in the no-take…

Middle Harbour Yacht Club retains the Waitangi Cup

Middle Harbour Yacht Club retains the Waitangi Cup! The Waitangi Cup is a longstanding annual challenge that takes place between Middle Harbour Yacht Club and the combined clubs on Port Phillip, Victoria. The format is; The host state provides six one design Adams…

RSYS members score major international titles

Main photo: RSYS scored a major interclub win at the Sailing Champions League Final at St Moritz, Switzerland. Photo SCL-Sailing Energy. Across multiple classes at major northern hemisphere events over the winter months, Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron members staged a world-beating charge to claim…

New Aboriginal trainees on board for success

NSW Maritime Executive Director Mark Hutchings with Rabbitohs Nathan Merrit and Yileen Gordon Jessica Slow from Stroud and Ethan King from Holsworthy are about to start their first full week as the new recruits of NSW Maritime’s Aboriginal Maritime Services traineeship program. Jessica, 33,…