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Through the Porthole – Flexing the Springbok

This macho photo was taken on board the Fusion 40 catamaran Jamesby while travelling on the Coomera River bound for Tipplers Passage. Joey and Gary

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A Ride On The Wild Side

We said goodbye to a lot of famous people in 2016, and one of them is our own local boating celebrity. Chris Conroy was a

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Cobe France: From Wake to Wake

Wakeboarding is a fast-growing watersport that is very popular with young people. Australians have a large presence on the international wakeboarding stage, with many top-ranking

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The Mystery of the Surf Boat

“Sometime between the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, an old wooden boat washed up on the ocean beach shores of South Stradbroke Island. The boat

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Diary of a Clipper Race Sailor

Prior to Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, I had very limited sailing experience. I grew up near the Broadwater and my parents had a

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MANAGERS OF OUR MARINAS

Marinas are like hotels for our boats. And like hotels, customer services and amenities are sacred features. Who are charged with guarding these? Let’s meet

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Courtney Angus: Wakeboard Queen

Generation Y’s Courtney Angus was born and raised on the Gold Coast. She has proven herself to be world’s undisputed ‘Queen of Wakeboarding’ having won

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Boating to Save Oceans

Ian Thomson is known for setting the world record in the fastest solo circumnavigation of Australia. His motivation for sailing came first from his love

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Women of Gold Coast Boating

Women have become very active in recreational boating in many ways—whether as support crew or as skipper, or in a solo navigation of the world.

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THE BARBER OF BOATING

Steve Ackerie, or simply Stefan to us Gold Coast locals, has been the flamboyant hairdressing tycoon cum offshore powerboat racing guru since the 1980s.  

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