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The Good Goss on the Gale

May 18th, 2010 · No Comments · Guest Viewpoint

Stuart Kininmonth is a marine ecologist and sailor  based in Townsville. He has a fascination with the perfect breeze, well forecast.  Here is his take on the highs and lows of wind predictions… There is nothing like good planning to make a cruise enjoyable. You study the tide charts, check the food list, measure the […]

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Cruisin’ for a Climate Change Bruisin’

December 5th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Guest Viewpoint

  Stuart Kininmonth is a seafaring scientist – a sailor and researcher based on Magnetic Island, Queensland. Like every sector of society, yachties will be impacted  by climate change. And what hurts them, hurts us. Here is Stu’s take on the ill wind about to blow. The light breeze fills the sails and quietly pushes […]

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