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It was great to be back … 2022 Sydney International Boat Show

It was great to be back … 2022 Sydney International Boat Show

August 5, 2022

The 53rd annual Sydney International Boat Show cemented its standing as Australia’s largest recreational boating lifestyle event, drawing big crowds and contributing to impressive sales over five days from 28 July – 1 August. The Show attracted more than 45,000 visitors and presented an…

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Sailor survives 16 hours in capsized boat in Atlantic

Sailor survives 16 hours in capsized boat in Atlantic

August 5, 2022

A French sailor, aged 62, has survived 16 hours in an air bubble inside his capsized sailing boat in the Atlantic Ocean in a feat the Spanish coastguard has labelled as ‘verging on impossible’. Salvamento Maritimo, the sea search and rescue agency involved, says…

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Airlie Beach Race Week

Airlie Beach Race Week

August 2, 2022

Record fleet as onshore entertainment hits new high Main photo: Mass Start Race is spectacular for all. Photo Wasp NQ Productions – ABRW A record fleet of 185 plus entries in 2022, surpassing the all-time record of 133 boats at Airlie Beach…

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A Viking Tragedy

A Viking Tragedy

July 29, 2022

It’s not a Hollywood blockbuster yet but in the backwaters of Sydney Harbour a tragedy is unfolding of the Viking kind. People would have noticed or visited the Gokstadt replica 800 A.D. 23m. Viking ship at the ANMM some years ago. Built in Perth…

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Boating Data Report Card Launched

Boating Data Report Card Launched

July 29, 2022

The Boating Industry Association (BIA) today released its state of the industry data report revealing national turnover at $9.55 billion for 2021-22. BIA Vice President Adam Smith launched the report on day one of the Sydney International Boat Show in Darling Harbour. “Our industry…

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MC38 Swish trumps Act 5

MC38 Swish trumps Act 5

July 25, 2022

The lottery that is winter sailing in Sydney toyed with the MC38 fleet for act 5 on Sydney Harbour. At the shortened series end, Steven Proud’s Swish held the narrowest margin win over the defending team, Marcus Blackmore’s Hooligan (RPAYC). A countback separated the…

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South Aussies add weight to 50th Melbourne to Hobart

South Aussies add weight to 50th Melbourne to Hobart

July 22, 2022

Main photo: Audacious with dramatic South West Cape backdrop. Photo by Richard Bennett Twelve years ago, John Willoughby scored a clean sweep of wins in the testing Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race with his striking red yacht Enchantress – and the memory of that…

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Destination Hamilton Island Race Week

Destination Hamilton Island Race Week

July 22, 2022

Main photo: HIRW 2018 winter racing. Photo Salty Dingo Sailors will travel vast distances and boats will be delivered by road and water from far-reaching ports to be part of Australia’s premier destination regatta, Hamilton Island Race Week, from August 20-27. This year is…

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Women’s ILCA sailing event returns to Sydney Harbour

Women’s ILCA sailing event returns to Sydney Harbour

July 19, 2022

The Women’s Regatta will be held on Saturday 3 December 2022 at Double Bay Sailing Club, an integral event for female ILCA / Laser sailors around Australia. The one-day event will include races on Sydney Harbour, great food, entertainment, and activities aimed at women…