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The biggest cyclone to hit Queensland since Yasi in 2011, Debbie caused massive destruction on the north eastern seaboard.

Cruising Helmsman brings to you eyewitness accounts and images of the damage it wrought and professional assessments of what it will cost. This special report by Rosemary Jilderts is a breathtaking account of this most destructive storm.

Jilderts has managed to gather information from all sides: yacht owners, marina managers and insurance companies. She finishes off with a list of what to do when such a storm comes your way, plus a list of what not to do.

This feature is what dominates the June issue of CH.

But it is not all doom and gloom. To juxtapose the bad news and since June is our multihull feature (note the front cover!) we have slotted in a couple who took their catamaran into some of the best and least known waterholes in Queensland.

To carry on the multihull theme we have a story on one old salt who has come back to the sea after a long hiatus. He writes of the joys of his trailerable tri. To finish off destinations, one couple visit the obscure island group of Ninigo to witness the great Ninigo canoe races on their proa catamarans.

On the practical side we have lessons learned from an over 60 knot blow in Bass Strait as well as a deep look at the upgrade to Yanmar's favourite engine.

There is also some tips for taking underwater photography and long-time contributor Andrew Bray documents the installation of his own swivelling cockpit navigation station.

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