Volunteers wanted to spot stray marine creatures

James Cook University Redmap James Cook University scientists are recruiting people to train to log sightings of misplaced sea creatures after receiving new funding. JCU’s Associate Professor Jan Strugnell runs the Queensland arm of the Range Extension Database and Mapping…

SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week après Cape Upstart

It started nearly four years ago pre-SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week (SMIRW), and its quickly becoming an institution with competitors, whose first questions to Townsville Yacht Club (TYC) organisers include, “Is Cape Upstart on again?” Blame it all on a past competitor, Jason Antill.

AIRLIE BEACH RACE WEEK 2019

Entries have opened for Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing 2019, and Ray ‘Hollywood’ Roberts was the first to take advantage, putting his name to paper for the Whitsunday Sailing Club (WSC) hosted Festival of Sailing to be held from 8-15 August. Roberts…

Rolex Giraglia 2019 – One to remember

An enthralling edition of the Rolex Giraglia concluded on Saturday 15 June with the final prizegiving hosted by the Yacht Club de Monaco. Contested by 243 international yachts the 2019 Rolex Giraglia offshore race proved to be one of the fastest in recent…

Maritime safety issue: Cold water

Cold water is a significant contributing factor in fatal and serious injuries in boating. This is because if you fall into the water, cold shock can set-in very quickly and hyperthermia is a risk. While cold water incidents are most likely in winter,…

Sydney to Auckland Yacht Race 2021

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club and Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron are excited to announce their partnership for the 1250nm Sydney to Auckland Yacht Race 2021. The race will start on Sydney Harbour on 30 January 2021 and finish in Auckland Harbour in…

Australian Sailing names Olympic Test Event team

Australian Sailing has announced its 14-athlete strong team to represent the country at this year’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Test Event, which will take place at the Olympic venue at Enoshima, 70 kilometres south of Tokyo, from 15-22 August. The team is made up of…