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Byford and Hudson crowned 2020 Sydney 38 OD Australian Champions

Byford and Hudson crowned 2020 Sydney 38 OD Australian Champions

February 17, 2020

Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) members, Peter Byford and David Hudson, have been crowned the 2020 Sydney 38 One-Design Australian Champions following a three-day battle over nine races at Pittwater in Sydney. Class President Byford and Hudson, co-owners of Conspiracy, reeled off four…

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Queensland State Jubilee Championship

February 14, 2020

Jubilee one-design yachts The Tingira Boat Club based on Macleay Island will host a Queensland State Championship for the Jubilee one-design class yachts. The Championships will be held on Easter Saturday and Sunday on the waters off the western side of Macleay Island. The…

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Port Hacking Putters Regatta

Port Hacking Putters Regatta

February 13, 2020

Over 50 Putt-Putt, Classic and Wooden vessels gathered in February to celebrate the history of boating on Port Hacking and help raise awareness about boating safety, particularly ‘Logging On’ with Marine Rescue NSW. Jim Glissan rings the bell to start the Regatta James Glissan ESM, QC…

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Countless missing navigation markers and debris in water

February 10, 2020

Boaters across NSW are being warned to be on high alert for navigation hazards with significant debris and missing navigation markers after the weekend’s rain. NSW Maritime Executive Director Mark Hutchings said the boating conditions are potentially so unsafe in many areas, it would…

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Don McLachlan 12th Wet Etchells Regatta

February 10, 2020

Avalon Sailing Club is home to a fleet of wet-stored Etchells, which generally compete in the Club’s mixed fleet trophy series. Every year the Club hosts a two-day Regatta specifically for the class. Visiting yachts are very welcome. In a departure from previous practice,…

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Yang Ming ship arrested for pollution debt

February 10, 2020

The sister ship of the YM Efficiency, which lost 81 shipping containers off the coast of Newcastle and Port Stephens in June 2018, has been arrested in Sydney for a pollution debt that could reach as high as AUD $20 million. At 06:50 (AEDT)…

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Boaters urged to “stay dry” on water

February 10, 2020

Boaters around NSW are reminded the blood alcohol limit on the water is the same as on the road – 0.05 – after a Victorian man was arrested overnight on the Murray River. NSW Maritime and NSW Police were carrying out a night patrol…

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2020 Historical 18 Footer Australian Championship

2020 Historical 18 Footer Australian Championship

February 10, 2020

Race 3, Yendys, preparing to gybe at wing mark. Great view of the action for those on the spectator ferry, but nerve wracking situation for the crew of Yendys to negotiate the ferry wash. The 2020 Historic 18 Footer Australian Championship for the Galloping…

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Pittwater User Group

February 10, 2020

Users of Pittwater waterways are invited to join the Pittwater User Group (PUG). PUG meets every three months in early Feb/May/August & November. Attendees at meetings include RMS Maritime, Marine Rescue, Water Police, Northern Beaches Council, Marinas, Sailing Clubs, local associations…

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2020 Spiral Nationals at Saratoga Sailing Club

2020 Spiral Nationals at Saratoga Sailing Club

February 10, 2020

The annual Spiral Nationals over the Australia Day Long weekend were hard fought at all levels by thirty competitors sailing a wonderful regatta at the Saratoga Sailing Club. The overall lead changed each day of the three day regatta and there were five different…