In a Sling

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In a Sling

Launch of 60 foot Catamaran Kato on the Noosa River this morning. Local builders Noosa Marine. Founder, of Noosa Marine Julian Griffiths is no new comer to building multihulls. He trained as a shipwright with the renowned Norman Wright and Sons in Brisbane for six years, worked for Noosa Cat... Ref. noosamarine.com.au

Boat Hire

At the Wharf, Mooloolaba, Queensland. Archive Airings AA30 Reflections

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Pier 39 Boats

San Francisco. USA Trip 1992

Gardens Point Boat Harbour

Botanical Gardens, Brisbane, Queensland

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Gardens Point Boat Harbour

Botanical Gardens, Brisbane, Queensland

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Good Sailing

Bill, Laurie, Ian and John. Antibes to Elba overnight sail, 160 miles on a starboard tack. Left at 10am. Course 106° to Elba. Leader of the pack although they soon caught up. Were able to sail all the way. Averaged 7 knots over 118 miles to Cape Corse. Level with Corsica at 5am on Saturday. Forgot all about it being Good Friday. 1986 Antibes to Sicily YCA 'French Connection' Delivery Cruise. Eight Moody 34 Yachts. Ours was ‘Pagoda’, crew of five, John the Skipper, Ian, Gill, Bill and Laurie. The other boats were Merlin of Marmaris(Lead Boat), Parachute, Paw Paw, Peso, Plaza, Prize, and Prancer.

The Design of Sailing Yachts

Photo of Book cover, published 1984. Back cover in note on main photo.

The Design of Sailing Yachts

Photo of Book cover, published 1984. Front cover in note on main photo. 29/31 Pale Blue March, 12 Months/365 Days in Colour.

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Sailing off Antibes

In Antibes, preparing to set sail for the Island of Elba. Out for warm up sail at 12 noon. Out past islands round to Cannes. Interesting having a wheel instead of tiller. Much easier really. We all tried our hands at the helm. Laurie has least experience, having only dinghy sailed before. Bill took some time to adjust. We decided to motor through gap between islands and Cannes to return as we had a radio call from Geoff asking us to present passports to port police. Good sail after gap. Yacht Cruising Association 'French Connection' Delivery Cruise from Antibes to Sicily in 1986. Eight Moody 34 Yachts. Ours was 'Pagoda', crew of five, John the Skipper, Ian, Gill, Bill and Laurie.
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