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Volunteers thank you - Sunferries Magnetic Island By Al Constable, 12:01 PM Sun 14 Sep 2008
The second Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week has just concluded and competitors, their families and spectators deemed the event a great success. Regattas rely heavily on volunteers and this year the volunteer crew from the Townsville Cruising Yacht Club again did an outstanding job. ...[more]

Zoe wins Sunferries Magnetic Island IRC series By Al Constable, 5:51 PM Tue 9 Sep 2008
Today’s triangular course out on Cleveland Bay was always going to decide the winner of the second Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week Grand Prix division. ...[more]

International Pirates on Black Rose enjoy SMIRW By Al Constable, 12:11 PM Tue 9 Sep 2008
Black Rose owner Rob Hart and his crew of international ‘Pirates’ have sailed in the second Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week. Fully aware that this motor sailor had its limitations in a sailing fleet, the skipper and his crew entered the event ‘just to have fun.’ ...[more]

Ngak Ngak's indigenous art connection - SMIRW By Al Constable, 9:39 AM Tue 9 Sep 2008
In the 2008 Sunferries Magnetic Island regatta, southern sailor Michelle Petrie has been helming in her first regatta aboard her dark blue hulled Beneteau 57 Ngak Ngak. ...[more]

Tight at the Top in Sunferries Series By Al Constable/Rob Kothe, 3:13 PM Mon 8 Sep 2008
A new race record for the 22 nautical mile Magnetic Island Around the Island Race record today set by New Zealand’s Marley Wired. In the IRC Racing fleet, two Townsville boats are tussling for the overall crown. Wayne Millar’s Sydney 41 Zoe leads the series on count back from Leon Thomas’ 7 metre sports boat Guilty Pleasures. ...[more]

The little boat that could - Sunferries MIRW Day 2 By Al Constable/Rob Kothe, 1:58 PM Sun 7 Sep 2008
Guilty Pleasures, Leon Thomas' 7m sports boat leads the second Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week IRC Division after the completion of racing on Day 2. Zoe is a close second, just one point behind. ...[more]

White Rock Race at Magnetic Island By Rob Kothe, 9:56 AM Sun 7 Sep 2008
A Race Directors role is easier if there is wind and by early afternoon across Cleveland Bay there should be white caps or ‘lambs in the paddock’ as New Zealand born Thompson calls them and the wind should be coming in from the east. ...[more]

Second Time lucky for Townsville sailors By Rob Kothe and Al Constable, Magnetic Island , 4:49 PM Sat 6 Sep 2008
Last year they had a horror start, in fact for Leon Thomas and his Townsville crew aboard their 7 metre sports boat Guilty Pleasures, a non start, in the 2007 Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week. ...[more]

Blue on Blue – venue for Magnetic Island Race Week By Media services, 3:56 AM Sat 6 Sep 2008
Positioned in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Australia’s most popular cruising location, Magnetic Island is an ideal base for exploring the waters of Tropical North Queensland ...[more]

Wind forecast for Sunferries Magnetic Island Race By Rob Kothe, 8:59 AM Sat 6 Sep 2008
Big Smiles from an overflowing roomful of skippers, tacticians and crew at Peppers Blue on Blue at the weather briefing for the 2008 Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week fleet last night. ...[more]

Looking like winners at Sunferries Magnetic Island By Rob Kothe, 6:27 PM Fri 5 Sep 2008
Townsville yacht, Akarana was a division winner at the inaugural Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week and this year she’s back aiming to make an even bigger splash. ...[more]

Mooloolaba’s White Pearl back to Magnetic Island By Rob Kothe, 8:14 AM Fri 5 Sep 2008
Sunferries Magnetic Island Regatta is a very attractive option for skippers with their boats already in the Whitsundays, wanting to enjoy some more northern racing, while waiting for the trade winds turn for an easy trip south. ...[more]

Townsville boats aim to keep the Prizes By Rob Kothe, 1:04 PM Thu 4 Sep 2008
There is a total of $30,000 in prizes on offer in this regatta and lining up on Cleveland Bay for the Grand Prix IRC division start line, the Bakewell-White designed 52 footer Marley Unwired represents the greatest threat to Townsville’s own Grand Prix racer, Wayne Millar’s Sydney 41 Zoe. ...[more]

Post Rising Farrst 2008 By Peter Robbins, Townsville , 2:56 PM Wed 3 Sep 2008
I’m sitting here crying in my beer because Rising Farrst will not be competing in this year’s Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week. I sold her in April to Tim Osbourne of Airlie Beach and to his credit is continuing to campaign having got third in 'Performance Racing' at Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week held in late August. ...[more]

Fast Facts on Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week By Stephanie Cairns, 12:54 PM Mon 25 Aug 2008
$30,000 worth of cash and prizes up for grabs at Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week – 5 – 9 September 2008. All the event information you need at www.magneticislandraceweek.com.au ...[more]

Growing fleet for Sunferries Magnetic Island RW By Event media, 11:50 AM Tue 19 Aug 2008
Entries are still open for the second Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week series. The number of entrants has grown significantly with everyone looking forward to sailing the warm weather and blue waters of Cleveland Bay. Race Week commences on Friday September 5th and runs through until Tuesday September 9th ...[more]

Sunferries Magnetic Island RW - enter online now! By Al Constable, 7:49 AM Wed 6 Aug 2008
August 20th is the closing date for the second Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week which will be sailed on the waters of Cleveland Bay from Friday 5th to Tuesday 9th September 2008. This event is not to be missed and NOR and entry are available online. ...[more]

Don't go south - head to Magnetic Island Race Week By Al Constable, 7:25 AM Wed 30 Jul 2008
The second annual Sunferrries Magnetic Island Race Week at beautiful Magnetic Island off Townsville in tropical North Queensland will be sailed from Friday 5th to Tuesday 9th September 2008, under the auspices of the Townsville Cruising Yacht Club. ...[more]

Add Magnetic Island to Northern series in 2008 By Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week, 3:28 PM Tue 8 Jul 2008
If you are racing/cruising at Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week or Audi Race Week at Hamilton Island next month, then you need to think seriously about adding Magnetic Island Race Week to your winter expedition. ...[more]

Guilty Pleasures-Sunferries Magnetic Island series By Stephanie Cairns, 2:25 PM Tue 8 Jul 2008
Local competitive sailor Leon Thomas has registered in the second annual Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week with his boat ‘Guilty Pleasures’, adding to a line up that promises to provide a thrilling competition. ...[more]

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