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May-July 2015 editor’s Note

May-July 2015 editor’s Note

by May 4, 2015

Our team is delighted to bring you the second issue of Boat Gold Coast Magazine. If this is your first read of our magazine, then welcome to the Gold Coast boating community. If you are joining us again by reading through our pages, many thanks for your continued interest.

Within the Magazine are more than 50 advertisers offering goods and services to complement the boating experience. We are enormously thankful to these advertisers, for without their backing, Boat Gold Coast would not be possible. We ask our readers to take the time to study each ad and genuinely consider the goods and services so that these advertisers continue with ongoing support.

This issue has many stories about the boating lifestyle, with an emphasis on sailing, fishing, power-boat buying, practical boat tips, safety advice for families and our young people. We have tried to document a snapshot of the goings-on in our city over the next three months giving readers the awareness of waterways activities and basic knowledge from experienced boating people.

The local boating trade shows and industry conferences dominate our calendar of activities as we continue to deliver interesting information concerning iconic Gold Coast activities. Our local stories about the Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race presents a fresh perspective on yacht racing on our home turf, as we meet two locals who are both champions in their own water right–Mat Belcher in sailing and Simon Christidis in underwater filming.

With fishing as the Gold Coasters’ favourite boating activity, we want you to delight in our fishing destination stories from Cabbage Tree Point and fishing on the Broadwater with Captain Nic. Be enlightened by an overview of various offices that protect and regulate our waterways, while we entertain you with some sailor superstitions’ history. Look forward to try out sailing without being a wealthy bugger, and take the Facebook water activities photo challenge to have a chance to win… Plus much more, so be sure to cherish each page.

As sundry and as insightful as our feature stories and editorial content, our team of contributors form a very diverse community of personas who have the passion for the Gold Coast and everything that the city can offer–from tourism to the environment, from the coast to our hinterland. We are from different walks of life, and we offer astute and imaginative content, both literal and visual. All our contributors are the faces of our stories as much as the people we feature in them. Boat Gold Coast is a creative and marketing team in one solid formidable magazine.

We are dedicated to enhancing the lives of our city’s residents by sharing information about the Gold Coast boating life. You are welcome to send us your own stories and photo contributions. We further invite you to have your say by typing a comment or two at the bottom of each story posted online, or simply follow us and share your thoughts on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn). After all, it is because of YOUR Gold Coast boating life that we are here.