The Coronial Inquest into the Flinders Islet incident, in which Club members Andrew Short and Sally Gordon tragically lost their lives, was held yesterday. The Deputy State Coroner said the death of the two was a tragic accident and was unable to make any recommendations that could prevent further accidents. Read the statement from the CYCA in our newsletter today.
With the whales migrating to warmer climes north, we ask all on the water, particularly offshore, to keep an eye out for these beautiful creatures. While it’s always fun watching them, all care should be taken to keep your distance.
The newsletter includes the Australian team selected for the Olympic Test Event at the Olympic venue in Weymouth. Among them are some names one wouldn’t expect to see, along with the tried and true. We wish them, and those heading off to the Youth Worlds, all the very best and hope they all remember to enjoy the experience.
Congratulations to David Rees and his Team Whistler crew from Tassie, whose perseverance has finally paid off in the Three Peaks – it took a massive effort on the part of all. Rees is to be admired for his determination and resilience.
Australian team announced for Olympic Test Event
Craig Heydon, Yachting Australia
Posted: 24 Jun. 2011
Yachting Australia has announced the Australian sailors who will contest the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta 2011, the sailing Test Event for the 2012 London Olympic Games. more…
Boaters: Please respect migrating whales
Italy dominates Day 1 of Farr 40 Europeans Penny Robins, NSW Maritime
Posted: 24 Jun. 2011
With the annual whale migration in full swing, boat skippers are reminded of their legal requirement to maintain a safe distance from all marine mammals. more…
Latest ISAF World Sailing Rankings
Latest ISAF World Sailing Rankings 30 Jun ISAF
Australia leads the way in the Laser and 470 Men’s according to the ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 29 June 2011 which have just been released, as other Aussies make their way up in the 49er skiff and RS:X Women’s sailboard. more…
Meet the Australian Youth Sailing Team
28 Jun Craig Heydon, Yachting Australia
As the Australian Youth Sailing Team heads to Croatia to compete in the 2011 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships, now is the perfect time to get to know this group of young Australian sailors through a series of new video biographies available online. more…
Dragon doyens receive Life Membership
Dragon doyens receive Life Membership 29 Jun Yachting WA
At the recent Annual General Meeting, Dragon sailors Peter Hay and Andrew Johnson were elected Life Members of WAIDA in acknowledgement of their long and valuable contribution to the class and the association. more…
Team Whistler wins Three Peaks race Tilman Trophy
Team Whistler wins Three Peaks race Tilman Trophy 29 Jun Whistler media
Tasmania’s Team Whistler has finished third overall in the tough Three Peaks Yacht Race in Britain for the second consecutive year – but this time the team has also won the prestigious Tilman Trophy for the best all-round performance of sailing and running by all members of the team. more…
World’s first sail-in cinema comes to Cowes Week
30 Jun Cowes Week media
Remember the old drive-in pictures that used to be so much fun any day or night of the week – well now Aberdeen Asset Management has come up with a world first – a sail-in cinema to keep yachties, friends, locals and visitors entertained after sailing finishes for the day. more…
Western Australia returns to Clipper Round the World race
Western Australia returns to Clipper Round the World race 28 Jun Clipper media/amended
Following its overwhelming overall victory in the 2010 race with Spirit of Australia, Western Australia is back for the 2011 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race for a third time in the 15-year history of the event. more…
Extreme Series: next stop Boston
Extreme Series: next stop Boston 29 Jun Extreme 40 media
Boston’s public will have plenty to cheer about when the well-named Extreme Sailing Series comes to town from June 30 to July 4, with leading US sailor Terry Hutchinson at the helm of Artemis Racing, and Hutchinson is just as exited. more…