Festival of Sails Geelong is Australia's second-oldest regatta, the oldest being the Australia Day Regatta on Sydney Harbour. You will be able to view tiny single-handed junior Optimists and classic yachts crewed by two, through to professional crews aboard oceangoing racers.
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Set in the heart of the City of Sails, New Zealand’s biggest on-water boat show showcases more than 200 domestic and international marine businesses, including dozens of vessel manufacturers and boat brokers.
The River Safety Convoy is a fantastic opportunity for all
boat owners and their families to enjoy a day on the river
ways that is educational and fun! The convoy is organised
by the Boating Industry Association of Western Australia.
Club Marine contributor John Willis tests the new Surtees 540 Workmate Hardtop in Eden, NSW. This model is powered by an 80HP Honda outboard and fitted with all the features Surtees are known for including a flooding keel, wide gunwales. John reckons the colour and hardtop are a hit!
Club Marine editor Chris Beattie tests the Isuzu MU-X on a trailerboat trip to Eden, NSW. It’s powered by a 3lt, four-cyclinder turbo-charged diesel engine delivering 430Nm of torque. Chris reckons it’s the quiet achiever of the touring world – anyone can drive it!
Club Marine contributor John Willis heads to Eden, New South Wales. It’s one of his favourite places! John checks out the facilities for trailerboaters, species to catch and local attractions for the family including whale watching aboard Cat Balou cruisers and visiting the old Davidson whaling station. Of course an Eden trip wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Killer Whale Museum.