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2019 Sanctuary Cove boat show launched

On the back of a 30th year celebration edition that saw more than 45,000 visitors, 300 exhibitors and collective sales worth hundreds of millions of dollars, marine companies can now…

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TP52s warming up to tango on Corio Bay

Not one but two new Australian-owned TP52s will make for a thrilling battle in the Rating Series at the 2019 Festival of Sails conducted annually on the Australia Day long…

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Revamp for 2019 Swan 54

Nautor’s Swan, builders of luxury high performance yachts have announced a revamp of their Swan 54. According to Nautors’s Swan, “even the best things in the world can be improved,…

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Bavaria's bold new era

Ensign Ship Brokers at The Boat Works, Coomera (Gold Coast) has welcomed two new model Bavaria sailing yachts ahead of commissioning for clients, with delivery in time for summer sailing…

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2018 Beneteau Cup – 27 years young

The Beneteau Cup was the first of the manufacturer’s regattas, and it started a trend that others followed. Flagstaff Marine held another of their popular regattas on Sydney Harbour last…

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2019 Festival of Sails tracking well

With less than 100 days to go until the Festival of Sails, entries for the 2019 three-day regatta – which runs from January 26 to 28 – are currently tracking above numbers…

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Abell Point Marina Major Tourist Attraction

At a black-tie event hosted in the Whitsundays this weekend, Abell Point Marina were once again named Major Tourist Attraction for the region. The 2018 Whitsunday Tourism Awards was supported…

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Finn Gold Cup coming to Royal Brighton

Royal Brighton Yacht Club (RBYC), one of the premier yacht clubs on Victoria’s Port Phillip Bay, has proudly announced that it will host the 2019 Finn Gold Cup from 13th…

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Search for solo yachtsman in Indian Ocean

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is coordinating a multi-national search and rescue response after being notified of injured solo yachtsman Abhilash Tomy. Tomy was participating in the Golden Globe…

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Yanmar revives its Yacht Racing Team

Yanmar has announced the revival of its yacht racing team, Yanmar Racing. The team participates in the International Dragon Class, one of the most prestigious and exciting keel boat competitions…

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New TP52 Australian circuit planned

With so many now in the country, Marcus Blackmore has confirmed a TP52 circuit for Australia, starting in November. “The owners have talked and we’re going to start with three…

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Multihulls most welcome at Wyndham Harbour

Wide-bodied multihulls are well-catered for at Australia’s newest marine community, Wyndham Harbour on the north-western shores of Port Phillip. Just 30 minutes’ drive from the Melbourne CBD complete with a…

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Trimaran flips at Airlie Beach Race Week

Queenslander Dennis Lehany’s Jim Brown 6 metre trimaran, Billy the Kid, flipped while racing in shifty and gusty 25 knot winds at Whitsunday Sailing Club’s Airlie Beach Race Week Festival…

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