The boat did not have a marine radio and the other member of the crew had to row ashore in the yacht’s tender and walk for five hours to raise the alarm.

Pantaenius Insurance offers advice on how sailors can reduce the risk of a broken mast.

On Friday, the Channel 7 news helicopter filmed the upturned boat, floating off North Stradbroke Island in Queensland.

The well-tested Mariner formula is semi-structured, with sailing days between ports interspersed with lay days where everyone has time to smell the roses.

Even for the inexperienced at yacht racing, social races are a fun and exhilarating inclusion in all Mariner Boating yacht rallies. Some may even get a little competitive.

Richard Hendron said it was like being inside a washing machine as the boat overturned when sea conditions deteriorated.

Continuing Cathy Hawkins northern latitudes cruising saga across the top of the world, this time with a landlubber in tow.

The 71-year-old man was noticed missing from a 15m sailing yacht, which was anchored near the reef.

Never regret the things you missed, Neville Hockley reflects you should take the time to tick all the boxes.

Brian Stacey denied being drunk while erratically sailing a pleasure boat in a Dublin Port shipping lane and has told a court it was his "God-given right" to operate his vessel.

As they enjoy the sport, two of the dolphins join flippers like a couple in love, holding hands.

While the Great Barrier Reef is a tourist drawcard, Christine Danger notes sailors can take further advantage by heading to the outer reefs.

Watchstanders at Sector San Juan received a mayday radio call from the Blue Cocktail, on VHF Channel 16, reporting the vessel was taking on water and rapidly sinking.

Getting a cover on a dinghy in the water can be precarious but Roger Hughes found an inexpensive and ingenious method.

The ARC+ fleet has experienced good trade wind conditions since leaving Mindelo in Cape Verde, with the final run towards Saint Lucia seeing perfect easterly breezes of 15-18kts.