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Debbie part II ~ Insurance

One of the many sad stories on Hamilton Island © .

If you have been on the planet or around boats long enough, you’ll know all about the 7Ps. The one ‘C’ mentioned here refers to consequence, and in the legalese that surrounds insurance, it gets applied distinctly to consequential damage. We’ll come back to all of that in a while, but for now, our mission is to look at the ...

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Lisa Blair

Lisa Blair attempting to be the first woman to sail around Antarctica solo - in her Open 50 Lisa Blair

Lisa Blair 895nm South of Cape Town At approximately 0300hrs (AEST) on April 4, Lisa Blair issued a PAN PAN 895nm south of Cape Town when in 40 knot winds and seven metre swell her boat Climate Action Now was dismasted after the port shroud broke in a knock down. Her position was reported as 048:38:384 S 022:31:430 E. Search ...

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Cyclone Debbie

Queensland Cyclone

Hamilton Island faces massive five-month rebuild Hamilton Island faces a massive five-month rebuild but will partly reopen for business next Saturday after “all hell broke loose”. Exclusive pictures obtained by The Sunday Mail shows the “apocalyptic” scale of destruction to privately owned homes, luxury hotels and yachts at ground zero in the cyclone-ravaged Whitsundays. Hamilton Island chief executive Glenn Bourke ...

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Cowes & Fastnet Info Sheet 28 July – 12 August 2017

Cowes & Fastnet Info Sheet

The Race – Fastnet 603 nautical miles Alongside the Sydney- Hobart, the Fastnet race is one of the truly iconic yacht races. The race is only held every two years and, despite being the largest by far of the world’s classic 600-mile offshore races in terms of participants, race entry is always massively oversubscribed, making it that much harder to ...

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Exposure to the sun is a serious issue for all

Calcluate your burn time with this SPF Formula Richard Gladwell

A Few Rays- Calculate how long your sunscreen lasts. Confused by SPF’s? It’s easy to calculate how long you will be protected by using the following process. To Calculate SPF protection: First estimate from your own experience how long it takes your unprotected skin to feel burnt. In the case of a person with very fair skin, this can be ...

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BVI Spring Regatta

Fun racing in CSA Jib & Main for Jeremi Jablonski's Hanse 43 © BVI Spring Regatta

In CSA Racing on Day 1 of the BVI Spring Regatta, fleet leaders established early, with the winners of the three racing divisions each taking three bullets in a clean sweep. Blitz, the King 40 owned and skippered by Peter Corr (USA), took first in CSA-Racing 1 (Three points); Team McFly-Joanna, the Beneteau First 40 skippered by Tony Mack (GBR) ...

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Sirius Signal’s SOS Distress Light

Chances are you’ve replaced your share of emergency-signaling flares — their expiration dates always seem to arrive sooner than expected. Sirius Signal’s SOS Distress Light ($99) solves this problem by using LED lights as the flare’s light source. Sirius says that the flares can be seen from more than 10 nautical miles away and can operate for up to six ...

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Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie

Shute Harbour, near Airlie Beach, is littered with debris after Cyclone Debbie. Dan Peled / AAP

Heavy rain and flooding is expected as Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie moves south-east. A Flood Watch has been issued for coastal catchments between Gladstone in Queensland and Bellingen in northern New South Wales. The Flood Watch extends inland to parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt forecast districts, as well as ...

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Catering for a complete cross section of sailors prioritising Superb Sailing Pleasure, X-Yachts now has three unique and different ranges. All three lines will be further developed and refined. At the recent Dusseldorf Boat show, X-Yachts announced a complete new edition of the Xperformance range. The first models, including the flagship Xp 55 will go on display at the autumn ...

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Australian National Championship

Team Beau Geste – Australian Yachting Championship Andrea Francolini https://www.facebook.com/AndreaFrancoliniPhotography/

After four days of racing and a mix of conditions, Team Beau Geste came out on top of the Australian National Championship. It was an honor to sail with Karl Kwok and his team. I have known Karl for many years dating back to the Admirals Cup days in the 90’s but never sailed with his Beau Geste. Gavin Brady, ...

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