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Wet and Wild Penultimate Day of Sail Melbourne International

Wet and Wild Penultimate Day of Sail Melbourne International

January 21, 2020

It was a challenging day for sailors and race management alike with multiple storm fronts passing through Melbourne on the penultimate day of Sail Melbourne International making for another wild and fun day for the majority of the classes. Despite the weather challenges several…

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Cape2Rio 2020 Second Start – The Race Is On

Cape2Rio 2020 Second Start – The Race Is On

January 16, 2020

With the First Start cruisers a week into the much revered Cape2Rio 2020 yacht race and by now all firmly set with bow to final destination, it was time to unleash the serious racers and record chasers into the competition. The day started with…

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Batemans Bay Bridge lift span reopens for boaters

January 15, 2020

Transport for NSW advises the Batemans Bay Bridge lift span will resume normal operations effective immediately as essential networks reopen following bushfires. NSW Maritime Acting Executive Director, Mark Hutchings, said tall boats will be able to access the Clyde River as of today with the…

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Refresh on anchoring rules urged ahead of Australia Day

Refresh on anchoring rules urged ahead of Australia Day

January 15, 2020

Boat operators are being encouraged to brush up on their knowledge of the boating rules following a number of close calls during blustery conditions on Sydney Harbour on New Year’s Eve. NSW Maritime Executive Director, Mark Hutchings said with the Australia Day long weekend just…

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World Championship sailors support bushfire effort

World Championship sailors support bushfire effort

January 14, 2020

The proximity of the upcoming 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Oceania and World Championships course area to some of the bushfires currently burning in the southern Australian state of Victoria has stirred the international sailing community to action. Smoke haze from fires in East…

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Night racing on Lake Macquarie to challenge sailors

January 7, 2020

The fourteenth running of the most unique sailing event on Lake Macquarie – the Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta (HCW), is scheduled for February 22-23, 2020. It will again raise funds for the Hunter Branch of Cancer Council NSW and their Home Help…

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Cape2Rio2020 First Start

Cape2Rio2020 First Start

January 7, 2020

Years of preparation, dreaming and hard work came to fruition for 13 of the participating Cape2Rio2020 teams, as they took to the blue and rather calm waters of Table Bay, hoisting their sails and embarking on Start One of this adventure of a lifetime,…

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Marine Rescue volunteers prevent fire outbreak in National Park

Marine Rescue volunteers prevent fire outbreak in National Park

January 7, 2020

Six young men who lit a campfire in a National Park campground on the Hawkesbury River in Saturday’s hazardous weather conditions recklessly risked igniting a potentially devastating bushfire. A volunteer crew from Marine Rescue Hawkesbury spotted the campfire during a patrol on Saturday morning,…