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2020 Etchells Queensland State Championship

2020 Etchells Queensland State Championship

November 13, 2020

Main photo: 2020 Etchells Todd Anderson’s TAG at the weather mark of Race Four on Day Two. Photos by Emily Scott. The 2020 Etchells Queensland State Championship was won by The Front Bar (AUS 1317). On board were Australian Sailing Squad member, Joel Turner,…

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Dredging Swansea Channel Petition

Dredging Swansea Channel Petition

November 12, 2020

Lake Macquarie is a wonderful location for boating, however there is the ongoing issue of Swansea Channel silting up. The concern is that Council/ Sate Government do not do maintenance dredging, they only do emergency dredging when cruisers and yachts can no longer pass…

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Introducing the new SOS RESCUE RING

Introducing the new SOS RESCUE RING

November 11, 2020

By SOS Marine – Survival Operations Specialists There are many rules and restrictions set by government bodies requiring us to carry safety products onboard our boats and how many we must carry. These requirements are the minimum standards needed to cover the number of…

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David Kellett AM awarded Australian Sailing Life Membership

David Kellett AM awarded Australian Sailing Life Membership

November 11, 2020

Prominent offshore sailor and sailing administrator David Kellett AM has been awarded Australian Sailing Life Membership.  David is the twelfth person in the organisation’s seventy years to be awarded this honour, and the first since 2016. David was recognised for his outstanding contribution to…

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Cooking with Aussie Yacht Chef Lisa Mead

Cooking with Aussie Yacht Chef Lisa Mead

November 11, 2020

Being a yacht chef is a profession you don’t often hear of but is certainly an exciting one. Someone who knows this all too well is Australian Chef Lisa Mead, who has spent the past 26 years travelling and working on board luxury yachts…

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Facing Fear: Lisa Blair

November 10, 2020

First woman to sail solo around Antarctica releases debut book In partnership with Australian Geographic, world record-holding sailor and climate activist Lisa Blair has released her first book ‘Facing Fear’. This must-read book recounts the inspiring and gripping true story of her solo voyage…

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RSHYR celebrating 75 years of women’s participation

RSHYR celebrating 75 years of women’s participation

November 10, 2020

Main photo: Wendy Tuck (second from right) receiving the Jane Tate Memorial Trophy after the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Photo: ROLEX/Carlo Borlenghi. Seventy-five years ago come December, two daring women took part in the second running of the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race,…

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Classic Winches for a Classic Yacht

Classic Winches for a Classic Yacht

November 9, 2020

The Wooden Boat Association of NSW is pleased to announce the donation of 2 classic winches to the Mistral II Restoration Project in Hobart, Tasmania. The provenance of the winches is not known. They were donated to the WBA by a member who wished…

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Introducing the latest SIMRAD VHF Radio & Class-B AIS Systems

Introducing the latest SIMRAD VHF Radio & Class-B AIS Systems

November 5, 2020

We are pleased to announce the arrival of our premium multi-station black box marine radio systems – the SIMRAD® RS100 and RS100-B. The latter integrated with a Class-B AIS transceiver and GPS. These systems are expandable and customisable to suit any boat and any…

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Cook’s Secret Instructions on display

Cook’s Secret Instructions on display

November 2, 2020

As part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s Encounters 2020 program to mark the 250th anniversary of James Cook’s charting of the east coast of Australia in 1770, Sydneysiders have the opportunity to see Cook’s copy of his secret instructions. This important document, on…