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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…

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RSYS Ladies of the Sea Coaching Regatta

RSYS Ladies of the Sea Coaching Regatta

August 14, 2019

Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron has seen significant growth in the area of women’s sailing in the last five years.  Building on this success over the October Long Weekend the club will be staging its inaugural “Ladies of the Sea” Coaching Regatta. This two day event…

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2019/20 National Sailing League calendar announced

2019/20 National Sailing League calendar announced

August 13, 2019

The National Sailing League Oceania is delighted to announce its expansion from the single final launch in season one to at least five fleet racing events across two states making up the 2019-20 calendar. The announcement comes the same week the winning open team…

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Glamour and glitz at Airlie Beach Race Week

Glamour and glitz at Airlie Beach Race Week

August 12, 2019

Main photo: Carrera S and Ponyo (Photo Andrea Francolini, ABRW) Cruising boats such as Eve, Vanilla 2 and White Swan are providing the glamour at Airlie Beach Race Week, the multihulls and today’s weather are the glitz factor, and in fact the entire 114…

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William Bligh – Hero or Villain?

August 7, 2019

Australian National Maritime Museum opens ground-breaking new exhibition ANMM Bligh Exhibit – Hero or Villain? The Australian National Maritime Museum will open their latest exhibition Bligh – Hero or Villain? this week – the first major exhibition the Museum has created after…

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Great Barrier Reef poachers fined and convicted

Great Barrier Reef poachers fined and convicted

August 7, 2019

Marine parks helicopter patrols across North Queensland are continuing to catch fishers out poaching in green zones, with several offenders fined and convicted last month. A series of no-take green zone poaching offences recently went before the Cairns, Townsville and Mackay Magistrate Courts, with fines up to $2850 and…