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Boating Industry Association Builds upon its Management Team

August 20, 2019

Boating Industry Association’s new General Manager Policy and Advocacy, Neil Patchett Boating Industry Association President Darren Vaux today announced the appointment of Neil Patchett to the association’s new role of General Manager Policy and Advocacy. Mr Vaux said Neil was passionate about boating and…

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2019 Spice Islands Darwin Ambon Yacht Race

2019 Spice Islands Darwin Ambon Yacht Race

August 19, 2019

The 2019 Spice Islands Darwin Ambon Yacht Race began in champagne conditions on the morning of Saturday August 3rd.  A good, fresh breeze and blue skies greeted the ten entrants as they jostled for position on the start line in front of Stokes Hill…

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Winners named at another successful Airlie Beach Race Week

Winners named at another successful Airlie Beach Race Week

August 15, 2019

Main photo: The Ratcliff’s RE-Heat won the Sports Boats (photo Shirley Wodson) The 31st running of Airlie Beach Race Week has come to a close late this afternoon and all winners and placegetters will be feted at the official prize giving at Whitsunday Sailing Club…

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Faecal Events

Faecal Events

August 15, 2019

How blue whales fertilise the Southern Ocean Australian Antarctic Division microbiologist, Dr Elanor Bell is a specialist in ocean chemistry – the teeming, microscopic world of microbes in the water column. Dr Elanor Bell on ENRICH (Lyn Irvine/CSIRO/Australian Antarctic Division) As a key member…

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Iconic 18-footer Britannia turns 100

Iconic 18-footer Britannia turns 100

August 14, 2019

As Bruce Stannard described in his article in June AFLOAT, the 18-footer Britannia turns 100 in November. Britannia is one of very few survivors of the Golden Age of 18-footer sailing in the first half of the 20th Century. Britannia…

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RSYS Ladies of the Sea Coaching Regatta

RSYS Ladies of the Sea Coaching Regatta

August 14, 2019

Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron has seen significant growth in the area of women’s sailing in the last five years.  Building on this success over the October Long Weekend the club will be staging its inaugural “Ladies of the Sea” Coaching Regatta. This two day event…

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2019/20 National Sailing League calendar announced

2019/20 National Sailing League calendar announced

August 13, 2019

The National Sailing League Oceania is delighted to announce its expansion from the single final launch in season one to at least five fleet racing events across two states making up the 2019-20 calendar. The announcement comes the same week the winning open team…

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Glamour and glitz at Airlie Beach Race Week

Glamour and glitz at Airlie Beach Race Week

August 12, 2019

Main photo: Carrera S and Ponyo (Photo Andrea Francolini, ABRW) Cruising boats such as Eve, Vanilla 2 and White Swan are providing the glamour at Airlie Beach Race Week, the multihulls and today’s weather are the glitz factor, and in fact the entire 114…