Two of these locally-built boats are bound for Sydney this week. Well done Harwood Marine!!!

100 years. So many young lives lost so we would have our freedom. At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Tiare 11 (two) is a Woollacott Ladybird.  She’s in beautiful condition and her owner is selling because of illness.

BE AWARE:  Tiare 11 is so important to her current owner that she wants to make sure a new owner is someone who wants to maintain the character of the vessel into the future. This boat is loved.

Details from the marina office. More pictures and details on Gumtree and other boat sites from next weekend.

A beautiful Maritimo S70 sitting on the fuel dock at first light.

Clouds rolling in from the south. A perfect day turned upside down very quickly. But it was all over very quickly too and

nowhere near as bad as it looked. But it did look spectacular!!!!. Photo by Kent Sheppard.

The yard has been very busy after all the rain. If you plan to get the boat out before the summer rush we suggest you book in soon. Long-term commitments on the hardstand are limiting space and we need to plan ahead to fit everyone in.

The seas remain confused and big. Stay away from bar crossings.

A number of boats (yachts in particular) have run aground in recent times at the “top hole in the wall” adjacent to Freeburn Island in the Clarence River.

It is obvious from damage to boats that this channel is not suitable for anything but shallow draft local boats. We have raised the matter a number of times with authorities and a “Notice to Mariners” should soon be issued. Following that, electronic charts should be updated.

In the meantime yachts in particular should avoid “the top hole the wall” adjacent to Freeburn Island.