Providential Channel

How Endeavour survived the great coral labyrinth Bruce Stannard concludes his 250th anniversary tribute to Lieutenant James Cook, Commander of the Endeavour Bark. James Cook’s portrait by William Hodges Cook ordered Endeavour’s coasting anchor and cable to be deployed beyond the…

18 Footers: The Winning Family, the Winning Way

The ongoing success of Australia’s iconic 128-year-old sport of 18ft Skiff Racing on Sydney Harbour, owes much to the incredible action and support of John (Woody) Winning, the Winning family and the Winning family’s business. John (Woody) Winning and John (Herman)…

The Traditional Japanese Spa

This is an extract from When the Ship Hits the Fan by Captain Rob Anderson (Affirm Press), out now. WARNING: If strong language offends you, read no further I wasn’t keen on the idea, but there was no way out.

The Almost Fatal Shore

How Endeavour survived shipwreck on the Great Barrier Reef Bruce Stannard continues his 250th anniversary tribute to Lieutenant James Cook, Commander of HM Bark Endeavour. HM Bark Endeavour Mount Warning. Painting by Oswald Brett At noon on June 12, 1770, the…

What might have been

On its 50th anniversary, David Salter recalls the most controversial race in Australian America’s Cup sailing history. Every Australian aged 45 or more can remember the outburst of national euphoria in September 1983 when we won the America’s Cup to end…

Lofty Lives

Or How to Improve Your Putting Words by Dorian Mode. Photography Lydia Thorpe What’s been your big project in lockdown? I love vintage boats. My previous vessel – a sound craft with a slight tendency to sink – was a big…

Dragon Flite DF 95 Sailing Championship 2020

Paradise Radio Yacht Club hosted the 2020 Dragon Flite (DF 95) Queensland championships on behalf of the QRYA on the Gold Coast at Emerald Lakes on the 1st and 2nd of August. Initial entries fell slightly due to covid restrictions; however,…

Queensland’s Golden Days

With the Brisbane 18 Footers’ Sailing Club celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2020, it’s a good time to reflect on the ‘golden days’ of Queensland’s 18 Footer racing when they made such a significant contribution to the development and achievements in the sport. Queensland 18…

The Legend of Geoff

This is an extract from When the Ship Hits the Fan by Captain Rob Anderson (Affirm Press), out now. Before pirates became fashionable, Geoff was the archetype. He had weathered, hawk-like features with a dramatic widow’s peak and a gold…