The Cavalier 28 Cruiser Racer

Race or cruise? Handicap or scratch? There is one boat design frequently seen on Sydney Harbour that is superbly suited to all of these! The Cavalier 28 was, from its inception in the early 80s, as the New Zealand Davidson 28, designed for both…

Rebirth of the Crest at Jervis Bay Maritime Museum

Main photo: Lady Denman and the Crest in the grounds of the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum, circa 1990. Photo John Settree Along the coast of New South Wales, in any river, stream or creek protected from the summer nor’easters and the winter southerlies, and…

Asahi Regatta blows out cobwebs … not the budget

What better way to blow out the winter cobwebs, without blowing the budget, than to contest the annual Asahi Regatta hosted by Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club (NCYC). Alternatively known as the NSW Country Yachting Championships, the event intentionally coincides with Hamilton Island Race Week…

Steber gets behind boat owners group

The little-known Boat Owners Association of NSW is really punching above its weight in championing the rights of boat users in the State. Currently tackling issues from Coffs Harbour to Batemans Bay, the association is pursuing improvements to boat ramp facilities, addressing abandoned vessels,…