Light a light - a
constant labour

At work, Anthony MacFarlane is called “Pin”. It’s short for Split Pin (he’s stringbean thin) and it has become an extended joke to allocate to his family sobriquets that are… Read more

Salt sisters gather
to hone skills

The third Gathering on the Bay - the annual meeting of Women Who Sail Australia – kicks off on Friday, 5 April 2018, in Nelson Bay with workshops in navigation… Read more

Ten things to do
with an old sail

Make a sun shade for your land home or for a picnic. Use the sail whole or cut and hem to size. Add grommets in the corners. At home you… Read more

Women Who Sail Australia
Gathering on the Bay

So there we were - 70-odd sailors, not counting partners and presenters - at the first Women Who Sail Australia ‘Gathering’ at Nelson Bay in New South Wales on April… Read more

Boat show wishlist

The small brouhaha that arose when a number of women commented on the Facebook page of a major Australian boatshow about the offering the organisers had made for “women on… Read more


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

… 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