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SailGP: Slingsby loses his winning streak in St Tropez

SailGP: Slingsby loses his winning streak in St Tropez

September 13, 2021

Australia SailGP Team helmed by Tom Slingsby, France SailGP Team helmed by Billy Besson and USA SailGP Team helmed by Jimmy Spithill in action during a practice session. Photo: Bob Martin for SailGP. ST TROPEZ, FRANCE – 12 September, 2021 –Tom Slingsby and The…

Review
Book Review: Going Down Another Lane

Book Review: Going Down Another Lane

September 10, 2021

Going Down Another Lane by John Young Ashwood Books, Franklin, Tasmania. 2020 ISBN 978-0-9874111-2-9; Kindle ISBN 978-0-98714111-3-6  vii + 443 pp. Reviewed by Wilfrid Prest The author explains the title of his remarkable memoir in its opening pages. It comes from a story…

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Boating is the antidote to pandemic blues

Boating is the antidote to pandemic blues

September 10, 2021

by Darren Vaux, BIA President Being in, on or around water is good for the mind and good for the body. Wallace J Nicholl’s best- selling book, Blue Mind, explored the measurable effects of proximity to, and activities involving, water on the human body…

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Day four of racing at the 31st Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

Day four of racing at the 31st Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

September 10, 2021

Main photo: The two J Class yachts, Velsheda and Topaz, racing at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2021. Photo Carlo Borlenghi. Porto Cervo, 9 September 2021. Day four of racing at the 31st Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda…

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SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week wraps for another year

SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week wraps for another year

September 9, 2021

Main photo: Breezy on the upwind leg off Townsville. Photo Scott Radford-Chisholm SMIRW The 14th SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week (SMIRW) was over too quickly, the week flying by as it does when you are in such a beautiful tropical location at the beginning of…

Event
Savour Life, Save a Life

Savour Life, Save a Life

September 7, 2021

We all love a good barbie and even more so when it raises money and awareness for a cause close to so many hearts of those in the Whitsundays. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Coral Sea Marina are rolling…

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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup – a day for the tacticians

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup – a day for the tacticians

September 7, 2021

Owner-drivers and crews taking part in the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup were eased gently into competition off Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda today as they fought to make the most of variable sub-10 knot winds out of the northeast quadrant. The light start was appreciated as…