Event
Fremantle to Exmouth Race & Rally 2021

Fremantle to Exmouth Race & Rally 2021

December 23, 2020

Yacht race to Exmouth builds new relationships  Run over a distance comparable to that of the Rolex Sydney Hobart, the 2021 Fremantle to Exmouth Race & Rally is scheduled to start on Saturday May 8, 2021 from Fremantle Sailing Club. It will take competing…

Review
Book Review: The Heyday of Sail

Book Review: The Heyday of Sail

December 23, 2020

The Heyday of Sail Gladys Ballment Transit Australia Publishing 184pp RRP$55 Reviewed by David Salter It can be easy to forget just how much the maritime world has changed, and how quickly. Until shortly before WWII square-rigged ships were still carrying cargo between…

Review
Book Review: Des Townson, a sailing legacy

Book Review: Des Townson, a sailing legacy

December 23, 2020

Des Townson: A Sailing Legacy by Brian Peet Mary Egan Publishing 343pp NZ$80 Reviewed by David Salter Des Townson is part of an impressive succession of Kiwi yacht designers and builders that stretches from Logan through Warwick and Davidson to the ubiquitous Bruce…

News
Folkboat Launching

Folkboat Launching

December 23, 2020

Members of the Wooden Boat Association of NSW gathered at Woolwich Dock in mid-November to celebrate the launching of WBA Vice President, Bill Thompson’s exquisite Folkboat ‘Isabella’. The launch followed a 6 year build project with the hull of NZ Kauri planking, with Celery…

Event
Vendée Globe Day 44

Vendée Globe Day 44

December 23, 2020

Main photo: Maître Coq – Jean-Marie LIOT Leader Yannick Bestaven is being forced to play chicken with the Vendée Globe’s ice zone limit in the South Pacific as he seeks to extricate his Maître CoQ IV first from a frustrating anticyclone which is offering…

Product & Industry
GCCM voted Australasia’s Best Superyacht Marina

GCCM voted Australasia’s Best Superyacht Marina

December 22, 2020

After an exhaustive search for the world’s leading superyacht businesses, a 15,000 strong network of crew and captains have voted Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard (GCCM) as Australasia’s leading superyacht marina in ACrew’s inaugural Superyacht Business Awards. The voting was based on the…

Product & Industry
RECALL: Aurora orange Handsmoke

RECALL: Aurora orange Handsmoke

December 21, 2020

Announcement from Ross Wilkinson, Chief Executive Officer of WesCom Signal and Rescue: It has come to our attention that a small percentage of LOT 060 and LOT 061 of the Aurora Orange Handsmoke, supplied between October and November 2020, are not…

Event
2020 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race cancelled

2020 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race cancelled

December 21, 2020

It is with great regret that the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia announces that the 76th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will not be proceeding in 2020. The impact of COVID-19 that has disrupted sporting events around the globe for so much of the…