Newsletters: 2012

HO HO HO time again!

Welcome to this edition of Southern Cross Enews. I trust you are all relaxing around the pool, presents wrapped and under the tree, Christmas lunch all planned and ready to go, Santa snow on the windows and Bing Crosby crooning ‘It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas’ wafting through the house. Yeah right! Christmas […]

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Breaking the silence.

Yes I know it has been some time since my last newsletter. No real excuse really except a newsletter should really contain some news and, well not much has happened. Until today. So just what news item is of such importance that has dragged me from my self-imposed silence? The impending retirement of Ricky Ponting? […]

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Looking out my window.

Welcome to this edition of Southern Cross Enews. Sitting at my desk here at East Coast Marina, I behold a panoramic view across Manly Harbour towards Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron’s VIP Jetty. I try not to look out the window in the mornings – that way I still have something to do in the afternoon. […]

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Welcome to this edition of Southern Cross Enews. Well as predicted the school holidays are upon us and here at Southern Cross we are still recovering from the first weekend of the break. The reason for this is a birthday party we hosted for 8 thirteen year old boys last Saturday night. Yes it was […]

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Happy Holidays!

Those of us that have school age children are aware of a certain spring in the steps of our kids this week. The reason for this of course is that the exam block is over and they are about to embark on what appears to the main activity of the school year – being on […]

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A Voyage of Discovery.

As I write this newsletter I am back in the office for the first time in a fortnight after 2 weeks in glorious north Queensland. Our annual offshore experience trip to Airlie Beach was a festival of glorious weather, great sailing and whales, whales and more whales! My god there were a lot of them. […]

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Olympic Sailors – Unplugged!

Well what a couple of weeks for the sport of sailing in this country. 3 golds and a silver medal at Weymouth and the millions of eyeballs on our sport! The challenge now for those administering the sport is to capitalize on this success and to use it to put ‘bums in boats’. And as […]

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Both Belcher and Job frustrated by light winds.

Welcome to this Olympic edition of Southern Cross Enews. It is somewhat bleary eyed that I sit at the keyboard this morning after a late night sitting up waiting to watch ‘Local Boy’ Matt Belcher smack the Poms in the 470 class medal race to take the Gold. Except it didn’t happen due to no […]

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Enough about floating off!

Good lord the ‘Who will float off first’ can of worms is showing no signs of abating with still more replies pouring in. Many I might add telling me I am wrong! Once and for all it has nothing to do with the mass and momentum of supertankers, the uplifting moment of a canoe or […]

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So who floated first?

Well who could’ve predicted the response generated by a simple question I posed last week? From the number of replies we have received I just hope no heated arguments have ruined friendships! As you will recall, I told (rather bravely I thought) the story about 2 of our school boats running aground next to each […]

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