Warra-Warra-Wai not a welcome but a war cry

Bruce Stannard continues his 250th anniversary tribute to Lieutenant James Cook, Commander of HM Bark Endeavour, with an account of his historic voyage northbound on the eastern coast of New Holland. “History is facts that in the end become lies;…

The Fishermen of Nicaragua

The sea plays a major part in life on the isthmus of Central America, with the Caribbean Sea to the east and the mighty swells of the Pacific Ocean to the west, reports Kevin Green. It’s on this west coast that…

The Spirit of Sailing and The Sea

A collection of interesting and evocative quotes compiled by David Salter   It might somehow jinx us Dennis Conner – Comeback: My Race for the America’s Cup (1987) “On the day of the fourth – hopefully, final – race, I had mixed emotions. This…

Hugh Treharne – A Great Australian Sailing Talent

Hugh Treharne is one of Australia’s greatest sailors. He was tactician on The America’s Cup-winning Australia II in 1983, a renowned 16ft and 18ft Skiff sailor, a widely recognised sailmaker and a world champion blue water yachtsman. In acknowledgement of his marvellous achievements, Hugh…

Dr Ted from Berkley

Back in 2011, after we lost ’arry Driftwood, we asked Quirky if he could come up with a Christmas article for our December 2011 issue. He did. Then we asked if he had any more. He had just published the book Foul Bottoms with…

Driftwood overboard

‘arry Driftwood was a regular and much-loved columnist for Afloat. He lived aboard his yacht Driftwood. He was a committed socialist and one of his favourite things was his daily trip ashore for a coffee and an argument – all in good humour. On…

Partners in Time

Australia’s pre-eminent marine artist, the Albany-based Ross Harry Shardlow, has been honoured with Membership in the Order of Australia. The official recognition, announced by the Governor General in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours, is a fitting tribute to Shardlow’s extraordinary artistic talent and to…