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Date set for 2020 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race

Date set for 2020 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race

July 2, 2020

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is pleased to announce the release of the Notice of Race and opening of entries for the rescheduled 2020 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race. The 384-nautical-mile coastal race was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will…

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106-year-old barque Peking gets a new life

106-year-old barque Peking gets a new life

July 2, 2020

Nippon Paint Marine has completed the extensive re-coating of the four-masted, steel-hulled Peking, the 1911-built cargo ship which is coming to the end of a €32 million, three-year restoration project at Peters Werft GmbH, on the River Elbe, at Wewelsfleth, Germany. The 115.5m long, full-rigged…

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Te Rapunga Reflects New Dawn for Traditional Boat Building

Te Rapunga Reflects New Dawn for Traditional Boat Building

July 2, 2020

A significant wooden boat rebuild is underway at Denman Marine in Kettering, Tasmania, reviving the 32-foot double-ended ketch known as “Te Rapunga”, and shining a light on the incredible life and philosophy of German-born seafarer and “citizen of the world”, George Dibbern. Meaning “Longing…

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Etchells Australia President’s Update

Etchells Australia President’s Update

July 2, 2020

Mark Roberts, President of the International Etchells Class of Australia, updates us with news about the season ahead, and reports on the ongoing hull review under the direction of the international body. “The Australian Association has been using the winter months to plan for…

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Historic Dunkirk Ship Fleury II restored

Historic Dunkirk Ship Fleury II restored

July 2, 2020

Cockwells Modern & Classic Boatbuilding has restored a historic WWII vessel which helped rescue more than 336,000 allied soldiers trapped in France. The Little Ships of Dunkirk sailed from Ramsgate in Kent to Northern France between…

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Vale Ian Alexander McAndrew

June 29, 2020

Press release from the Boating Industry Association: It is with much sadness that we advise of the passing of Past President and Life Member of the Boating Industry Association Mr Ian McAndrew. Ian McAndrew Ian was elected to the BIA Board…

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Incat ship holds Atlantic record for 30 years

Incat ship holds Atlantic record for 30 years

June 24, 2020

Thirty years ago, a ship built in Hobart by Incat Tasmania, Hoverspeed Great Britain, challenged for the coveted Hales Trophy which recognises the fastest commercial passenger ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The 74 metre Hoverspeed Great Britain left New York on her Transatlantic…

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International Cadet Nationals to go ahead

International Cadet Nationals to go ahead

June 24, 2020

The International Cadet Class 2020 Australian Championship at the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria have been shifted to a more traditional set of dates, following the cancellation of the Worlds amid the Coronavirus crisis. The Worlds were planned to follow the…