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Cruising Helmsman June 17

Cruising Helmsman is devoted exclusively to all types of cruising under sail. We focus on cruising destinations and how to get the most out of them, provide expert advice for the practical sailor and have a range of real-life accounts from seasoned cruisers and their on-board experiences.

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hold your head high queensland

UNFORTUNATELY Australia appears to be getting good at responding to major disasters, whether here or overseas. By all accounts Cyclone Debbie was the most destructive storm to hit Queensland, clocking over 140 knots during a twenty hour period and sitting on top of Airlie and Hamilton Island for a day. Yet, in our in-depth article starting on page 14, author Rosemary Jilderts found the insurance companies and effected businesses had the situation pretty much under control the following day. So much so that, within a week, Abell Point Marina held a wedding with full reception on its premises. The only sticking point was the accommodation had to be shifted. On top of that, Hamilton Island announced within weeks of the storm that its iconic Audi Race Week will still run. Insurance companies say the…

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get on board and save lives

SINCE 1999 New Beginnings has been involved in the development and conduct of programs focusing on providing disadvantaged young people with skills to boost self-esteem and instil community values. Its programs purposely target ages 8 to 14 as its results over the past 16 years have shown this to be the most effective age to create meaningful change in a young person's life. The programs are designed to give vulnerable young people a greater understanding of community, their responsibilities within community and principles of community leadership. President of New Beginnings Ben Brauer is an accomplished sailor, including: Yachtmaster offshore, inshore instructor, former chairman of youth sailing at Southport Yacht Club and advisor to Australian America's Cup yachting teams in 2004/05 on motivation and technology strategy. According to Brauer "it is natural…

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gold coast marine expo goes off

BOATING enthusiasts turned out in record numbers for the Gold Coast International Boat Show last March. Over 23,000 visitors viewed the $150 million showcase over three days at the Gold Coast City Marine dock. Event and marketing manager Emma Brown said confirmed sales from Australia’s first major boat show of the year were strong and will tally into the tens of millions of dollars, "we’ve absolutely eclipsed all our previous records: visitor numbers, sales at the show, the number of boats on display, exhibitor numbers and our product and boat premieres. Brown said the Gold Coast boat show’s record 230 exhibitors on the water and on land all reported strong sales results. "The overall show visitation number was up 18 per cent and that is very rewarding given this year we opened the…

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musket cove set to welcome world arc circumnavigators

NEXT month, Musket Cove Island Resort and Marina on Malolo Lailai island will welcome 28 sailing boats of the World ARC rally to Fiji’s shores and host the fleet for a four day stopover as part of the circumnavigation. Crews representing 15 nationalities will enjoy a barbecue, a Fijian feast and an activities afternoon as well as many of the numerous activities which the resort offers. The World ARC rally is an epic voyage around the world involving sailing yachts from 12.20 to 18.30 metres. It started from the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia in January this year and will return there next April. The largest boat is 19.51m Sundeer 64 Atla from the British Virgin Islands and the smallest is 10.72m Albin Stratus Ain’t Fancy from Germany. The fleet includes eight catamarans,…

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three summer rallies from multihull solutions

The inaugural Multihull Solutions Moreton Bay Rally will be held over the weekend of 27 to 29 October on Brisbane’s beautiful coastal water. Relaxed cruising is the primary focus of Multihull Solutions' events and, like all its rallies, this one offers a chance to escape for a few days of cruising and explore the area with frequent stops for social functions with other owners. The event has a philosophy of fun with prizes awarded to entrants who best embrace the spirit of the rally. For those who want to experience the beauty of Thailand’s best cruising grounds, Multihull Solution is staging its Phuket Rally from 6 to 12 November. This rally takes its multihullers on a week-long cruise through Phang Nga Bay. This region is characterised by dramatic limestone cliffs and caves,…

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best of the web

MYSAILING.COM.AU/CRUISING DUNKIN’ THE T Spotted on Dunk Island enjoying some prawns, Doug Levoune shows off his new Cruising Helmsman t-shirt available from Grotty Yachty. Image supplied courtesy Coastal Cruising Club of Australia, with thanks. grottyyachty.com.au RED PADDLE SUP WINNER In the middle is Brian Greenfield, the winner of our recent subscription prize for CH. Presenting him with his inflatable stand up paddleboard is director of Red Paddle David Hackford. The bloke on the right? Some cool dude at Cronulla SUP! Thanks to Red Paddle for such an awesome prize. facebook.com/CruisingHelmsman…