2019/20 National Sailing League calendar announced

The National Sailing League Oceania is delighted to announce its expansion from the single final launch in season one to at least five fleet racing events across two states making up the 2019-20 calendar. The announcement comes the same week the winning open team…

Glamour and glitz at Airlie Beach Race Week

Main photo: Carrera S and Ponyo (Photo Andrea Francolini, ABRW) Cruising boats such as Eve, Vanilla 2 and White Swan are providing the glamour at Airlie Beach Race Week, the multihulls and today’s weather are the glitz factor, and in fact the entire 114…

William Bligh – Hero or Villain?

Australian National Maritime Museum opens ground-breaking new exhibition ANMM Bligh Exhibit – Hero or Villain? The Australian National Maritime Museum will open their latest exhibition Bligh – Hero or Villain? this week – the first major exhibition the Museum has created after…

Great Barrier Reef poachers fined and convicted

Marine parks helicopter patrols across North Queensland are continuing to catch fishers out poaching in green zones, with several offenders fined and convicted last month. A series of no-take green zone poaching offences recently went before the Cairns, Townsville and Mackay Magistrate Courts, with fines up to $2850 and…

SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week entries reach capacity

Organisers from Townsville Yacht Club (TYC) are thrilled to announce that entries for SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week (SMIRW) have reached capacity before the event’s closing date; with more than a dozen boats waitlisted should space become available at ‘Maggie Island’. “Apart from all…

Noakes Shipyard responds to local concerns

The ABC reported yesterday, on a variety of outlets, about a development application by Noakes shipyard to remove two jetties and replace them with a floating dry dock in Berrys Bay. Noakes welcomes the public discussion. Noakes Berrys Bay Drydock Some neighbours made statements that deserve…