A film festival focusing on, or highlighting, wooden boats is now to be part of the greater 2019 Australian Wooden Boat Festival.

Wright of Passage Mercator was in a state of disrepair when she was donated to the charity Sailors with disABILITIES in January this year.

Shell Cove, south of Wollongong, will reserve 15 to 30 berths, including multihull berths, for use by cruisers travelling north or south.

All five marina food venues have committed to becoming plastic straw free.

The Model Boat display always attracts a vast array of beautiful boats, mostly built to scale, representing all types of nautical activities from naval vessels, sailboats, cargo ships and ships sailed by explorers with significant historical appeal.

To celebrate the long history of Elizabeth Bay Marina, furniture for the cafe was custom-made from wood salvaged during the demolition of the old marina.

The first stage will provide secure berthing facilities for 50 vessels from 10m to 25m in length, protected by a custom engineered wave attenuator/breakwater.

The regatta is contested in four divisions: Ocean Multihull, Firefly 850, Corsair Pulse and Cruising Multihull.

The Sunsail Flotilla holidays offer an informal, relaxed and unique experience for families, couples and groups across stunning sailing grounds in Croatia, Greece, Spain and the BVI.

The festival was judged one of the top three events held in Australia in Qantas Australian Tourism Awards 2015.

The North Channel dredging and nourishment of Wavebreak Island will begin first with dredging of Labrador Channel and nourishment of Anglers Esplanade foreshore to follow.

Developers say the Cattle Bay marina is ready to roll but still needs breakwater funding.

St Croix, St Thomas and St John are open for business as the Caribbean regatta season gets underway.

493 boats and more than 2,500 sailors have taken part in Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek since its inception in 2004 and as the organisers look to the event's 15th year the signs are good.

A desire by Heather Francis to visit a wild and savage land is eclipsed by so much more.