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Steber gets behind boat owners group

Steber gets behind boat owners group

August 26, 2019

The little-known Boat Owners Association of NSW is really punching above its weight in championing the rights of boat users in the State. Currently tackling issues from Coffs Harbour to Batemans Bay, the association is pursuing improvements to boat ramp facilities, addressing abandoned vessels,…

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Living large at Hamilton Island Race Week

Living large at Hamilton Island Race Week

August 22, 2019

You don’t have to scratch far below the surface of the Hamilton Island Cruising classes at Hamilton Island Race Week to realise that it’s unwise to draw comparisons between the speed and performance of these boats with the bluewater experience of the owners and…

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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…