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Dates announced for 2020 Festival of Sails

Dates announced for 2020 Festival of Sails

July 16, 2019

The 2020 dates for Australia’s oldest annual sporting event, the Festival of Sails in Geelong have just been finalised with tens of thousands of people expected to enjoy Australia Day festivities along the Geelong Waterfront from January 25 to…

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$200,000 Marine Rescue command and control vehicle on the road

$200,000 Marine Rescue command and control vehicle on the road

July 12, 2019

NSW Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott today officially handed over a new $200,000 Mobile Incident Command Vehicle to Marine Rescue NSW. Mr Elliott joined Member for Tweed Geoff Provest, Marine Rescue NSW Commissioner Stacey Tannos, Directors Ken Edwards and Robert Wilson; and volunteers…

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Volunteers wanted to spot stray marine creatures

June 25, 2019

James Cook University Redmap James Cook University scientists are recruiting people to train to log sightings of misplaced sea creatures after receiving new funding. JCU’s Associate Professor Jan Strugnell runs the Queensland arm of the Range Extension Database and Mapping…

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SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week après Cape Upstart

SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week après Cape Upstart

June 19, 2019

It started nearly four years ago pre-SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week (SMIRW), and its quickly becoming an institution with competitors, whose first questions to Townsville Yacht Club (TYC) organisers include, “Is Cape Upstart on again?” Blame it all on a past competitor, Jason Antill.

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AIRLIE BEACH RACE WEEK 2019

AIRLIE BEACH RACE WEEK 2019

June 16, 2019

Entries have opened for Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing 2019, and Ray ‘Hollywood’ Roberts was the first to take advantage, putting his name to paper for the Whitsunday Sailing Club (WSC) hosted Festival of Sailing to be held from 8-15 August. Roberts…

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Rolex Giraglia 2019 – One to remember

June 16, 2019

An enthralling edition of the Rolex Giraglia concluded on Saturday 15 June with the final prizegiving hosted by the Yacht Club de Monaco. Contested by 243 international yachts the 2019 Rolex Giraglia offshore race proved to be one of the fastest in recent…

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Maritime safety issue: Cold water

June 13, 2019

Cold water is a significant contributing factor in fatal and serious injuries in boating. This is because if you fall into the water, cold shock can set-in very quickly and hyperthermia is a risk. While cold water incidents are most likely in winter,…

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Sydney to Auckland Yacht Race 2021

Sydney to Auckland Yacht Race 2021

June 7, 2019

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club and Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron are excited to announce their partnership for the 1250nm Sydney to Auckland Yacht Race 2021. The race will start on Sydney Harbour on 30 January 2021 and finish in Auckland Harbour in…