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Five Benefits of Increased Memberships

Five Benefits of Increased Memberships

Why Australian Sailing May Have a Good Point Recently Australian Sailing came under scrutiny for an increase in required membership. As per the Racing Rules of Sailing, the membership requirements for entering a race are only relevant to the person in charge. Australian Sailing decided that this rule is not stringent enough and made a new rule that all crew members will have to be registered with them, as well as being members of an affiliated club. In a recent Learn more
Waves the Size of Buildings

Waves the Size of Buildings

Sailors Miraculously Rescued Two experienced sailors, an Irish man Nick Dwyer and his French partner Barbara Heftman had a harrowing experience when they were caught in treacherous seas on a broken yacht. The couple were on their way from New Zealand to Australia when the rudder of the yacht broke. The vessel started rolling when weather conditions changed and they experienced extreme winds and a heavy swell. The sailors activated the emergency radio beacon and waited for help to arrive. Learn more
Ghost Yacht FireFly not Abandoned

Ghost Yacht FireFly not Abandoned

Owner of FireFly Found The New South Wales Police Force announced that the owner of the recently abandoned yacht, the FireFly is safe and sound. The man apparently heard reports of the search for him in the media and reported his safety to the Newcastle Police Station. The Ghost Yacht FireFly An 8 metre yacht was discovered floating in shallow water at the popular nudist beach Samurai Beach, Port Stephens in Australia. The man who came across the vessel went Learn more