Australia's most exclusive Yacht Club with a membership of just ONE !
(don't spoil it by joining!)

Strict dress codes apply:

Life-jacket and tie for gentlemen and inflatable bikinis for ladies.

Monday, January 28, 2013

New members


The NELLIGEN YACHT CLUB has new honorary members: Brian and Belinda Laughlin, just back from a cruise to Papua New Guinea and the Solomons, have dropped anchor off "Riverbend" to go back to their hometown Ulladulla, just fifty clicks up the highway. Their 17-metre yacht PANDORA IV, domiciled at Bluewater Marina north of Cairns, adds a nice nautical flavour to the place and makes me want to sail off into the sunset again.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

SY Scruffie

Past Cottage guests and honorary members of the Nelligen Yacht Club, Simon and Miwako and son and brother and mother, dropped in aboard SY Scruffie enroute to Batemans Bay.

'Sayonara' until we meet again!

Monday, January 14, 2013

MARE Zeitschrift der Meere

I am an occasional reader of MARE Zeitschrift der Meere which is all about oceans and seas. I suggested to its chief editor Karl Sturzem a few stories for publication:

And, of course, my favourite, the story of Tom Neale on Suwarrov:

He wrote back: "Many thanks for your interesting suggestions. I will take some time to study them before presenting them to our next editorial meeting at the end of January. Please be patient until then."