Category: Southern Cross Yachting ENews

Coming home for Christmas

Welcome to this Christmas edition of Southern Cross Yachting Enews. As another huge year draws to a close it is a time for celebration, reflection and trying to find a carpark at Carindale shopping centre. This is the time of year, when we realize how much we value the important things in our lives and […]

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The Main Event

Welcome to another 20th year in business Southern Cross Yachting Enews. Between Wimbledon, the Tour de France, the Aussie skipper of the Kiwi boat beating the Aussie skipper of the USA boat in the America’s Cup, and those two chaps beating each other up in the middle of Lang Park last weekend, we have been […]

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Dr Google and the America’s Cup

Welcome to the second of our 20 year anniversary editions of Southern Cross Yachting Enews. As I have mused many times before, the wonders of the Interweb never cease to amaze.  And this week has been no exception with the brilliant coverage of the 35th Americas Cup available on the Web. When I was a […]

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Happy Anniversary!

Welcome to this first edition of Southern Cross Yachting Enews for 2017. And what a special year it is for us here at Southern Cross. 1997. John Howard is Prime Minister, Rob Borbidge is Premier of Queensland, and US President Bill Clinton has a young intern called Monica Lewinsky working in his office.  Mobile phones […]

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My annual Christmas address and gift voucher plug

Welcome to a very long overdue, yet special Xmas edition of Southern Cross Yachting Enews. My usual denial of the approach of the festive season has served me well again this year, having only, in the last few days, been forced to accept that it is nearly Christmas. The first hint for me came two […]

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On the Podium Again!

Welcome to this Brisbane to Keppel race report edition of Southern Cross Yachting Enews. The 10th edition of the great race proved to be the one we had all been waiting for. Yes this year we had wind – lots and lots of wind. With a gale warning in place the day before the race […]

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Record Attempt

Welcome to this special edition of Southern Cross Yachting ENews. We thank the Manly Village times for allowing us to reprint this story from Friday’s front page… Sports news Local Boys to go for 24 hour record in Brisbane to Keppel Race. Manly Village Times. Friday 29th July 2016. As the yachting world celebrates the […]

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Sail and Get Paid For It!

If you have plenty of time to spare, google ‘Sailing Video Blogs’ or search for the same thing on YouTube and you will be blown away by what you find. It seems that it is inconceivable to not share every moment of your sailing with the world when you head off cruising. There are literally […]

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Rio or Keppel?

As one gets older time appears to accelerate. It only seems like a few weeks ago that we were pulling down the Xmas tree but here we are now already in June with the biggest event of Australia’s sporting calendar rushing towards us. Yes folks preparations for ‘the race that stops the nation’ are well […]

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We the Navigators

Throughout history there have been some truly astounding feats of navigation. These days a few taps on our phone will give us our location within a few meters but prior to the likes of GPS, Radar, Decca and Loran, the stars and the sun were the only way of fixing our position in the ocean. […]

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