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Australian Boating is an independent, national magazine with a great deal of experience, a passion for all kinds of boating, fishing and cruising - and we are dedicated to helping you have a great time on the water with your family and friends.
October issue proved to be one of the more complex magazine productions we've undertaken. Because of the convergence of multiple international sailing events, combined with the completion of our own North Queensland "winter" sailing season (Hamilton Island and Airlie Beach Race Weeks, we ended up with an amazing level of world-class yachts and events October magazine. These include the Golden Globe Race (with details of the two critical dismastings and the subsequent rescue of the two yachtsmen in the middle of the Indian Ocean!) plus a detailed preview of the 3800nm Route Du Rhum-Destination Guadaloupe race across the Atlantic with some of the most spectacular racing yachts the world has ever known.
Di Pearson is really getting into her straps on the local yachting front with a detailed, expert coverage set off by her very personal, and caring eulogy for the late Ian Kiernan, the man who was not only a great racing yachtsman, but showed us how we could clean up Australia. To that end, it is fitting that this issue features the amazing report of a young Dutch inventor who has decided to clean up our oceans – no, I’m not kidding, he's actually organised to clean up the infamous Pacific Ocean “Garbage Patch” and his huge operation is underway right now (late October).
We've also got some very good material running in series at the moment. It includes Brooke and Denis’ second instalment on their renovation of the old Caribbean Sandpiper in time for the Gold Coast Flattie Classic, in a feature article which is a ‘must read’ for anybody contemplating renovating an old GRP trailerboat.
Editor Peter Webster runs with the fourth part of his three part series (huh?) investigating whether a 7.4 m platey can prove to be the one size that fits all - and crikey, he's got a point.
Another part work in the mix is a ripper feature by Steve Starling who devotes his Second Instalment of The Reel Deal to the very important business of setting up a new reel correctly in the first place – this is a wonderful reference piece – especially if you've got youngsters starting to get involved in fishing.
October is a big magazine with 146 pages, and we’ve lost count of the videos – at least 60+ but who's counting? They’ve just become such a vital part of the magazine now we just work with them in the same way we work with regular photographs; it's not so much about how many we've got as it is the job they have to do. To this end, the video by Dutchman Boyan Slat explaining the Ocean Cleanup program and mission, is arguably the most important video we have ever published.
All this and lots of other regular stuff in another great issue of Australian Boating – so make sure your Subscription is up to date as you won’t want to miss a single issue!