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Grounded

What happened: We sail past Cowan Cowan on Moreton Island as the sun rises above the dunes. The steady wind from the south west is somewhere between 15 and 20… Read more

A princess who knows
where she's going

Disney has a new princess, and this time she’s a sailor. Set 2000 years ago, amongst the Oceanic isles, Moana tells the story of Moana Waialiki, a born sailor and… Read more

Bid to be the oldest solo
circumnavigator thwarted

The bid by Dr Stanley Paris to become the oldest solo, non-stop, unassisted circumnavigator has been thwarted by his mainsail separating along a seam on Christmas Eve. A New Zealander, resident… Read more

Forceful fundraiser
builds up steam

The 89-year-old steam tug Forceful, currently resident at the Queensland Maritime Museum and with many years of good service prior to her retirement, urgently needs repair and has to be slipped. The… Read more

Palaszczuk is Premier
- now for Reef promises

With the Palaszczuk Government now confirmed in Queensland, proponents for the Great Barrier Reef will be waiting for election promises to translate into action. During the election campaign Labor promised to… Read more

Brisbane to Gladstone

Thirty two boats will contest the 67th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race, organised by the Queensland Cruising Yacht Club, starting in Moreton Bay at 11am on Good Friday. Last year's… Read more

Surf to City Yacht Race

25 January 2015 Boss Racing took line honours for the offshore fleet in the Queensland Cruising Yacht Club’s Surf to City Yacht Race in a time of 10 hours 2… Read more

The Wild boats take line
honours and overall win

Roger Hickman's Wild Rose was declared the overall winner of the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. The 29-year-old boat was Bob Oatley's first Wild Oats. In a record-breaking eighth win,… Read more
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… there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.

- Ratty to Mole in The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame