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Dufour 530 wins 2021 Best Boat Award

Dufour 530 wins 2021 Best Boat Award

January 12, 2021

The Dufour 530 has won the prestigious SAIL Magazine 2021 Best Boat Award in the category of ‘Best Large Monohull 50ft and above’. The stunning new yacht has been designed with optimal versatility to cater for all clients’ sailing requirements. Available in three models,…

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Sail Port Stephens welcoming entries for April regatta

Sail Port Stephens welcoming entries for April regatta

January 12, 2021

With safety plans in place and fingers firmly crossed, Sail Port Stephens is accepting entries for its 2021 regatta in April and once again aiming to provide an unforgettable sailing holiday for crews aboard everything from small dinghies to family cruiser-racers and IRC racing…

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Solo yachtsman saved by Personal Locator Beacon

Solo yachtsman saved by Personal Locator Beacon

January 7, 2021

A joint operation between the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) and the Northern Territory Police on 4th January 2021 has successfully saved the life of a solo yachtsman who fell into the Arafura Sea approximately 45km east of Cape Wessel, NT. The yachtsman was…

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Vendée Globe Day 59

Vendée Globe Day 59

January 7, 2021

With 1300 miles to sail to Cape Horn this next week will be the toughest of British skipper Pip Hare’s Vendée Globe. With her autopilot system compromised due to the lack of true wind direction and strength data input, Hare is having to constantly…

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Orange roughy ruling victory for sustainable fisheries

Orange roughy ruling victory for sustainable fisheries

January 7, 2021

Moves by the fishing industry to get Australia’s orange roughy fishery certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) have failed in a victory for conservation and sustainable seafood in Australia. The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the decision by an…

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2021 Sail Melbourne Regatta cancelled

2021 Sail Melbourne Regatta cancelled

January 4, 2021

Australian Sailing in conjunction with the Royal Brighton Yacht Club (RBYC) regretfully announces that the 2021 Sail Melbourne Nex Gen and Sail Melbourne International regatta has been cancelled. RBYC has been confirmed as a COVID-19 public exposure site, with known cases at the club…

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Vendée Globe Day 57

Vendée Globe Day 57

January 4, 2021

Charlie Dalin (Apivia) became the second Vendée Globe skipper to round Cape Horn at 0439hrs early this Sunday morning, the 36 year old French skipper who originates from Le Havre, passing much closer than leader Yannick Bestaven (Maître Coq IV) did some 14 hours…

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Vendée Globe Day 52

Vendée Globe Day 52

December 30, 2020

A nasty low pressure system is converging with the Vendée Globe leader Yannick Bestaven (Maître Coq IV) and could require him to slow significantly to avoid winds in excess of 40kts and big seas. But Bestaven is under pressure from behind too as the…

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Marine pest biosecurity survey

Marine pest biosecurity survey

December 24, 2020

Aquatic pests and diseases pose a significant threat to the benefits we derive from the NSW Marine Estate and are a key stressor on our marine environment. Biofouling is the accumulation of organisms, plants, algae and other marine life on submerged surfaces. Biofouling poses…

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Melbourne’s Christmas yacht races draw huge fleets

Melbourne’s Christmas yacht races draw huge fleets

December 24, 2020

Cock of the Bay has attracted more than 100 entries while the Melbourne Devonport Race is now Australia’s only interstate yacht race to be held over the Christmas period. Victoria’s yacht racing community will be out in force between Christmas and…