Following two shark attacks at Cid Harbour in the Whitsundays, the devices will be supplied to all 40 boats in the fleet.

This strategic move is the next step in Darrouzet’s plan to continue developing Abell Point as a leading international marina.

Also, being developed on land will be a café, chandlery and a new amenities building which will include shower and laundry facilities.

The re-accreditation process included a thorough review of the marina’s policies and procedures.

Bay of Islands Sailing Week and the Anniversary Day Regatta are putting on a free rally from Opua in the Bay of Islands to Kawau Island in the Hauraki Gulf.

After a hiatus from Pittwater for several years, it was considered fitting that the regatta would return to this spectacular cruising location.

The rally is a casual cruising event that combines exploration with an itinerary of relaxation and unforgettable social occasions.

The marina-owned restaurant Hemingway's also took out gold for Tourism Restaurant and Catering Services.

The company won the 'Unique Accommodation' category, focusing on the uniqueness of the tourism experience and having an unconventional accommodation style.

The Gold Anchor scheme was developed to provide boat owners and marina users with a simple way to determine which marina best fit their needs.

Aussie music icon Russell Morris is set to rock the waterfront on Australia Day, performing songs from his successful 50 year career.

The two new arms, G and H, have room for 80 vessels of up to 15 metres while A and B arm have been extended with 30 more berths catering for boats from 15 to 30 metres plus in length.

The date for each edition is purposefully set during Hong Kong’s coldest season, to make the competition even more challenging.

Whitsunday Sailing Club organisers are pleased with the large jump in numbers to 119 received for the 30th anniversary Race Week, which for a range of reasons continues to attract a profusion of boats every year.

A Bay Race will take boats along The Strand in Townsville, which will give spectators onshore a fabulous spectacle while offering something fresh to competitors.