Product & Industry
Off-the-shelf Downwind Sails for the Cruising Sailer

Off-the-shelf Downwind Sails for the Cruising Sailer

July 22, 2021

For many years when we needed a downwind sail the immediate thought was to have a Symmetrical Spinnaker made to suit our boat. It was often a time-consuming and expensive process, necessitating lots of additional gear including sheets, braces, spinnaker pole, mast fittings, tweakers…

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Reelax in Comfort

Reelax in Comfort

July 16, 2021

From the cabin to the flybridge, Reelax has the perfect seating solution. All Reelax Bridge and Deluxe Helm Chairs use ergonomically die moulded foam cushioning and covered in high-quality, UV resistant marine vinyl for longevity. For more than 48 years Reelax has been synonymous with…

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WBA NSW Annual Apprentice Support Award

WBA NSW Annual Apprentice Support Award

July 16, 2021

The Wooden Boat Association announces that applications for the WBA NSW Annual Apprentice Support Award are now open. Successful applicants will receive $500 towards the costs of trade tools as well as free membership of WBA NSW during their apprenticeship, and will be invited…

News
To Antarctica and back without fossil fuels

To Antarctica and back without fossil fuels

July 15, 2021

Buenos Aires, Argentina (14 July 2021) – Manuel Pardi recently returned to his home port of Buenos Aires after a three-month 4,000-mile voyage in Pequod, a restored 28-ft steel-hull sailboat, to the continent of Antarctica.  And he did it sustainably with no fossil-fueled engine or…

News
World record attempt – Dare to join Blair, degree by degree

World record attempt – Dare to join Blair, degree by degree

July 15, 2021

Not satisfied with three world records, Australia’s own Lisa Blair is once again heading off to better Fedor Konyukhov’s 2008 solo and unassisted record sail around Antarctica of 102 days 56 minutes. The solo adventurer is due to depart Albany in Western Australia mid-December…

Event
Mass exodus as boaties head to Airlie Beach Race Week

Mass exodus as boaties head to Airlie Beach Race Week

July 14, 2021

While Covid continues to wreak havoc in parts of Australia, Whitsunday Sailing Club (WSC) officials and members are looking forward to welcoming a record number of competitors and their supporters to the 33rd running of Airlie Beach Race Week (ABRW), to be held from 12-19 August…

Review

Book Review: Deep Sleep

July 13, 2021

Deep Sleep By Paula Astridge Woodslane Press $24.95 Reviewed by Peter Webb The tragedy of the Titanic is well known to all of us through books and movies but there is a lesser-known aspect of the Titanic story. In Deep Sleep the author, Paula…

Product & Industry
Stella Marine and Stella Systems Merge and Launch New Website

Stella Marine and Stella Systems Merge and Launch New Website

July 13, 2021

Stella Marine is a marine engineering refit and maintenance service provider and Stella Systems is a marine equipment manufacturer, importer and distributor, The group has now consolidated into one company under the “Stella” brand. Combining their engineering, manufacturing and distribution into one streamlined new…