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MC38s long-awaited return to 2020 season

MC38s long-awaited return to 2020 season

June 22, 2020

Winter sailing on Sydney Harbour is often fraught, light winds and plenty of shifting potholes to catch the unsuspecting out. For the MC38s crews who returned to their season after months of COVID isolation, getting the fleet back together and completing the seven-race program…

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Under Southern Skies

Under Southern Skies

June 19, 2020

The most comprehensive look at navigating the oceans that surround our island nation A story of ocean navigation driven by place and people rather than empire and nation opens June 22 at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour. Under Southern…

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Here: Kupe to Cook

Here: Kupe to Cook

June 19, 2020

A thought-provoking response to Cook’s 1769 voyage to Aotearoa New Zealand at the Australian National Maritime Museum as part of the Encounters 2020 program on June 22 The Australian National Maritime Museum is launching Here: Kupe to Cook, featuring contemporary artworks by 20 leading…

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NSW taxpayers spared the bill but not the rubbish

NSW taxpayers spared the bill but not the rubbish

June 18, 2020

Container and debris sightings from the APL England have slowed but behind the scenes, work continues to manage the response to the impact of the incident on the NSW coastline. NSW Maritime Acting Executive Director Alex Barrell said under the NSW marine pollution…

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Nominations open for Australian Sailing Hall of Fame

Nominations open for Australian Sailing Hall of Fame

June 18, 2020

Australian Sailing in collaboration with Australian National Maritime Museum are excited to announce that nominations are open for the Australian Sailing Hall of Fame. The Australian Sailing Hall of Fame, now entering its fourth year, is the peak recognition for those who have who…

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Decision to ban vessel from Australian ports

June 18, 2020

An Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) decision to ban the Panama flagged bulk carrier Fortune Genius from entering or using an Australian port for a period of 12 months has been affirmed by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). AMSA surveyors boarded the vessel in…

Event
Tame the tradewinds from home

Tame the tradewinds from home

June 16, 2020

Virtual New Caledonia Groupama Race starting June 21 Tame the tradewinds and overcome the pitfalls of a tough offshore race around the largest UNESCO recognised lagoon in the world as planned – almost. The virtual start of the 7th edition of the New…

Review
Book Review

Book Review

June 12, 2020

Right Man Right Place Worst Time Commander Eric Feldt – His Life And His Coastwatchers by Betty Lee Boolarong Press, Tingalpa, QLD, 2019, 318pp. ISBN: 9781925877267 RRP $33 (Soft Cover) This is a comprehensive account of the family and life…

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$50 can change a young person’s future

$50 can change a young person’s future

June 11, 2020

Optimism is the key to facing a future without limits and a donation to the Making Waves Foundation (formerly Sailors With Disabilities) can change a life. $50 helps our volunteers to mentor and create optimism through sailing. Your investment will be…

Product & Industry
Life Cell Marine Wins International Marine Safety Award

Life Cell Marine Wins International Marine Safety Award

June 10, 2020

Life Cell Marine Safety is proud to announce that they were recently awarded the 2019 Maritime Safety Award by The Royal Institution of Naval Architects for their product the Life Cell. Founded in London in 1860, The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), is…

Event
Vendée Globe: Start Approved for 8th November

Vendée Globe: Start Approved for 8th November

June 9, 2020

With five months to go to the start of the Vendée Globe, almost all of the competitors have relaunched their boats and restarted their preparation for the ninth edition. Now is the time to look at some of the details concerning the key steps…