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Entries open for 30th Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta

Entries open for 30th Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta

May 4, 2021

Organisers at Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron are pleased to announce entries are now open for the 30th Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta (AWKR), to be held over the Queen’s Birthday weekend, 12- 14 June 2021. Following the cancellation of last year’s event due to COVID…

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Batemans Bay Marina Regatta

Batemans Bay Marina Regatta

April 30, 2021

Main photo: Tricky mark rounding. Photo by Celia Davey Sailors came from far and wide to race the 2021 Batemans Bay Marina Regatta on April 24th and 25th, including one crew who drove across from Adelaide. There were 81 boats out on the Bay…

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Heaven Can Wait on target for half million in 2022

Heaven Can Wait on target for half million in 2022

April 30, 2021

The recently held 2021 Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta (HCW) has raised $38,000 at a time when the recovery from the Covid19 pandemic was – and still is, at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Regatta Director and Vice Commodore of the Royal Motor…

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Superyacht towed through narrow canal in Netherlands

Superyacht towed through narrow canal in Netherlands

April 27, 2021

A Dutch superyacht has completed its four day passage through a narrow canal while passing through to the North Sea for testing. At 94 metres long, it is the largest possible vessel which can pass through. Tom van Oossanen, a superyacht photographer who captured…

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Aussie battlers salute in Sail Port Stephens finale

Aussie battlers salute in Sail Port Stephens finale

April 26, 2021

Main photo: Luke Ratcliff and crew on the REO 7.2m Re-Heat. As Australia commemorated Anzac Day, there were battles aplenty on the water in an action-packed finale to Sail Port Stephens 2021, which saw some surprise victors in a number of divisions. The two-year…

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Narwhal Wooden Boats

Narwhal Wooden Boats

April 23, 2021

Chris Dwyer started building his Glen l Monaco with the intention of making a family friendly boat. Five years and an extra child later he finished it. His then 3-year-old son liked Dad’s boat and asked if he could have one. Chris had a…

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Hamilton Island Race Week 2021

Hamilton Island Race Week 2021

April 23, 2021

200 entries and climbing Entries for Hamilton Island Race Week 2021 have surged past 200, leaving regatta organisers to consider placing a cap on the final fleet number. The largest Race Week fleet to date came in 2016 when 252 yachts…

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Marine conservationists welcome vital $100m for our oceans

April 23, 2021

The Australian Marine Conservation Society is pleased by the Federal Government’s $100m funding announcement to improve the health of our oceans.   Darren Kindleysides, AMCS CEO said, “Our oceans are critical to life on earth, but are in deep trouble. The loss of habitat, pollution, overfishing, development, invasive…