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When Boats Become Classrooms

Understanding the environment is an everyday practice, especially here on the Gold Coast. Our rich and blessed landscapes give us a lot to think about

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Off-Road Driving on Sand

Driving on the sand is a very exciting experience for the entire family when discovering remote parts of the country. Cruising up the beach with

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Know Your Insurance

It might seem like a very simple thing to say, but honestly, how well do you know it? Some may well not even know who

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Be Skin Smart – On Land and At Sea

Did you know?   Australia, especially Queensland has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. Approximately 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with some

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Ship Wrecks of the Gold Coast

A considerable amount of Queensland’s history is told in the scraps of tangled wreckage and mouldering wood and iron that lie scattered along her coastline.

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The Visiting Boatie: Intro to Boating Tourism on the Gold Coast

Famous as an international and domestic tourism destination, the Gold Coast is a hub of tourist activities that range from surfing, shopping, family recreation, sports,

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Give a hoot, don’t pollute: Marine pollution laws in Queensland

We have received a number of queries recently about marine pollution laws for recreational vessels. One inquirer was under the impression that minor oil spills

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Sailing for freedom

“The sport of sailing has given added meaning to the words freedom and fun for a person with diminished capabilities be they physical, intellectual or

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Ahoy Ye Shaggers – Rendezvous 2016

Every year, the yachties fondly called the “Shaggers” (or “SICYC Vice Commodores”) make the trip North for their annual pilgrimage to the Whitsundays and to

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Boathaven South Stradbroke Island

The Brisbane Aquatic Touring Club (B.O.A.T. Club) was first formed in 1963 as a boat racing club. In 1965, a lease was acquired on South

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