Whitsunday sailors Paul and Dale Mitchell are already entered in the 505 World Championships to be sailed at
Regatta organisers Tim or Maze Osbourne say, "We're on a mission to help send two of our local boys - Paul and Dale Mitchell - off to the 505 World Championships in
This weekend sailors from around the region will enjoy an offshore vs. off-beach "FundRace," with the opportunity for novices to get a ride aboard a yacht or find out how to become a sailor at the Whitsunday Sailing Club.
Sunday morning from 9 a coaching clinic for junior sailors, conducted by Paul and Dale Mitchell, along with some of their friends followed by some short sprint races with on-water support from Paul and Dale.
For more information Contact Tim or Maze Osbourne on 0408 544 202.
Not strictly, a wreck perhaps, but the intentional sinking of decommissioned Aussie warship HMAS Adelaide at Terrigal an hour's drive north of
The 138 metre, 4100 tonne guided missile frigate will be sunk on a sand bank 1-km from shore at a maximum depth of about 35 metres.
Local Sue Dengate, whose son served on the HMAS Adelaide, said divers would continue to appreciate its history.
"When a diver goes on this wreck when it's sunk, they will want to know more about its history and that ... gets people involved more in the services and the contribution they make."
HMAS Adelaide was built in the
Whitsunday divers will follow the progress closely as a wreck dive site in our area would benefit our local dive tourism industry.
Proposed date for sinking the ex HMAS Adelaide is April 2010.
The construction of new amenities at
So the story goes . . .
A Navy Admiral (*which Navy will go unspecified) was court-martialled for an incident where he was found chasing a young woman through the hallways of the hotel in which they were both staying.
Allegedly, neither of them was wearing anything. One of the charges was that of "being out of uniform."
The Admiral's lawyer argued that the officer was not out of uniform, as the regulations read:
"A Naval officer must be at all times be appropriately attired for the activity in which he is engaged."
The Admiral was acquitted.
Special light beacon marking the reef at
Life of learning
" It takes several years for anyone to learn to handle a yacht reasonably well, and a lifetime to admit how much there is to learn." Maurice Griffiths, Journalist, Author and Yacht Designer, 1902-1997.
Fair winds to Ye!