Watch the Finn

Some day soon we’ll be back on the water, but for Finn sailors this is a particularly poignant time as this is when the 2020 Finn Gold Cup was scheduled to happen in Palma, Mallorca. To remember what Finn sailing looks like the Finn…

Victoria eases boating restrictions

The Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has advised that outdoor activities involving groups under 10 people can take place from midnight Tuesday 12 May. This means that with social distancing in place, boating can return to Victorian Waters. The Premier specifically said…

Industry reminded to get on board with float-free EPIRBs

Fourteen commercial fishermen and divers lost their lives after their vessels capsized in Australian waters between 2015-2017. None of these commercial vessels had a means of automatically alerting search and rescue authorities to their unfolding plight. In a bid to avert such tragedies, the…

Queen of the Harbour

To say that the Queen of the Harbour (originally known as the ‘Queen of the Waves’) is one of the most important events to the Australian 18 Footers League Club is not over-stating the truth as the annual event has a history…

Innovative Strategies to Maintain Boater Loyalty

During the COVID-19 crisis Australian club and commercial marinas and boatyards have had to think quickly to deal with the sudden drop in demand for boating and related services. Innovation in the re-deployment of staff has also been necessary. Victoria and North QLD have…

The Vendée Globe remains on course

The health crisis that has shaken society for the last month is forcing those who are involved in the worlds of sports and business to adapt amidst this period of uncertainty. The French President’s address on 13th April did however, lay the foundations for…

Cook’s 1770 voyage – 250 years on

The 250th anniversary of Cook’s landing in Kamay/Botany Bay on April 29 will be marked by the Australian National Maritime Museum with the launch of three new digital products from the Encounters 2020 program.  Additional elements of the program will be made available to the…

Organisers officially cancel The Transat CIC 2020

OC Sport Pen Duick, the French subsidiary of international event organiser OC Sport, have announced the cancellation of the 2020 edition of The Transat CIC, due to the unprecedented impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.   The transatlantic race, which was scheduled to start from Brest…