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Australian Maritime College
opens campus in Sydney
Maritime College will expand its reach
into key national and international
markets following the establishment of a
study centre at Sydney’s Darling Harbour.
The College will deliver two
postgraduate maritime degrees from
its waterfront base at the Australian
National Maritime Museum (ANMM)
from February 2018, with plans for a
third degree to come online in2019.
The Master in Maritime Engineering
degree is targeted at engineering
professionals already in the workforce who
wish to develop a career in the technical
management of maritime engineering
projects, including those in maritime
defence, naval platform development and
autonomous underwater vehicles.
The MBA in Maritime and Logistics
Management is a business-oriented
program that equips graduates with a
high level of understanding of the logistics
and maritime industries and prepares
them to undertake senior management
positions in these industries.
Contact: University of Tasmania tel:
03 6324 9874 or 0438 408 314; nicole.
Sun bathers, swimmers, surfers and
surf life savers are the stars of a new
exhibition, Waves & Water – Australian beach
photography, at the Australian National
Covering Australian beach culture
from the 1880s, the exhibition consists
of iconic photographs from leading
Australian photographers including
Harold Cazneaux Max Dupain, Ray
Leighton, Jeff Carter, Roger Scott, Ian
Lever, Narelle Autio, Anne Zahalka, and
One of the most famous photographs
featured in the exhibition is Max Dupain’s
Sunbaker taken in 1937. Others from this
celebrated photographer include Manly
Beach (1938), Surfboat Launch (1938), Bondi
(1939), and Figures on the Beach (1952).
The exhibition also includes work by
Dupain’s early mentor Harold Cazneaux
whose romantic turn-of-the-century art,
experimenting with mood, atmosphere
and impression, features Sydneysiders
enjoying a day at the beach and South
Australian coastal scenes.
Waves & Water opened on 22 December
and will remain on display until 24 June
2018. Admission is FREE. Visit www.
Sussex Inlet and St Georges
Basin Yacht Club Annual
One of the highlights in the South
Coast sailing calendar is the Sussex Inlet
and St Georges Basin Yacht Club Annual
regatta. The 28th event run by the club
will be heldthe weekend of 3-4 February.
The sailing program will remain
unchanged from previous years –
Saturday morning briefing as soon as
possible after 11am, participants then
heading out onto St Georges Basin for
a Basin Chase passage race. An earlier
start on Sunday on the Basin for an
outside triangle course, presentation
at HQ following compilation of results.
All skippers, crew, supporters
visitors, their families and friends are
encouraged back to HQ after Saturday’s
race for a couple of hours of R&R to enjoy
some NSW South Coast hospitality.
Details at www.sibyc.com.au or tel: 0408
Prince Phillip Cup
The Prince Philip Cup, the national
championship for International Dragons
is being hosted this year by the Metung
Yacht club in the pristine and beautiful
Gippsland Lakes of east Victoria over the
week of 7-13 Januar y.
Contestants are coming from far and
wide with the latest challengers including
Jessica Watson OAM, distinguished
for being the youngest ever to solo
circumnavigate the world by sail, and a
crew from the United Kingdom.
A crack Norwegian father and son crew,
John and Kristian Hatch, not satisfied
by winning their own Nationals, have
borrowed a boat from Terry Grundy’s fine
stable of Dragons to do battle in our home
waters to try to wrest the prestigious cup
from other top sailors from around the
The Victorian state championship for
International Dragons held in Lake King
last year has given us a taste of what is
to come, with fiercely competitive and
exemplary sailing in a range of conditions.
2018 Festival of Sails –
Celebrates 175 years!
The iconic Festival of Sails 2018 has
moved back to the traditional Australia
Day weekend timeslot and will coincide
with the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road
Race, offering an unprecedented amount
of activity and celebration of sport on the
Geelong waterfront from 26-28 January.
The Festival of Sails is Australia’s
biggest celebration of sailing and the
largest keelboat sailing regatta in the
southern hemisphere. Organised by the
Royal Geelong Yacht Club, the Festival
celebrates its 175th anniversary in 2018.
The Festival attracts more than 300
yachts and 3,000 participants to Corio Bay
from around the world. Highly competitive
and diverse, it caters to all levels of sailing,
from high performance racing machines to
family cruisers and also features a popular
day and night waterfront festival which
draws huge crowds.
A highlight of the three-day event is
the annual opening Melbourne to Geelong
Passage Race on Australia Day – Friday,
26 January, with hundreds of boats in an
exciting and colourful on-water display,
followed by the spectacular annual
Australia Day fireworks.
Waves and Water
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