January 14 - 20, 2018: Issue 343
Polo By The Sea 2018: Over A Hundred Years Of Loving This Game In Pittwater
MILITARY. LANCERS' STAFF RIDE.
On Monday last the Sydney Squadron of Lancers returned from a three days' staff ride in the vicinity of Pittwater. The work was undertaken on a tactical scheme connected with the landing of an enemy, the whole being under the command and supervision of Lieutenant M'Mahon. Organised as a complete regiment, the squadron left Sydney about 9 a.m. on Saturday, on a rapid march on Bay View, two squadrons travelling via Gordon and Tumbledown Dick Mountain, and two via Manly and Narrabeen, the advanced parties, by means of signalling communication, coming simultaneously Into touch with each other in the scrub behind Rocklily. All ranks had duties of a higher nature than their existing rank, particular attention being paid to the issue of written orders, the forwarding of reports, and sketches In the field. Tents were not taken, the intention being to camp in the open, but owing to the wet weather, the men were billeted in one of Mr. Brock, of Mona Vale's, buildings, the 90 horses being picketed in the rear. MILITARY. (1906, October 4). The Sydney Morning Herald(NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 9. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14828169
Newport's Pool To Peak Swims Commence One For Younger Swimmers: Three More In Pittwater Ocean Swim Series To Come
NOPSEMA Acceptance Decision for Seismic Testing off Newcastle and Central Coast Paves Way for Gas Exploration in our Waters
Scientists from IMAS and the Centre for Marine Science and Technology (CMST) at Curtin University studied the impact of commercial seismic surveys on zooplankton populations by carrying out tests using seismic air guns in the ocean off Southern Tasmania.
The research found that the air gun signals, commonly used in marine petroleum exploration, had significant negative impact on the target species, causing an increase in mortality from 18 per cent to 40-60 per cent. [1.]
A Broken Boom Could Not Stop An Emotional Return For Kialoa II
Paddy Broughton Describes The Rolex Sydney Hobart On Kialoa IIRSHYR News: 29 December, 2017: 8:02 PM
In 1971, American sailor Jim Kilroy sailed his 23-metre yawl Kialoa II to line honours victory in the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
For Hobartians, it added an exotic element to one of the key calendar events of their lives: an American boat had come here and, in their eyes, won the race and lifted its status to a world event.
Six years later, Kilroy returned with Kialoa III and took line honours in a race record time of three days, 13 hours, 58 minutes and 10 seconds.
Today, the original boat, Kialoa II, made an emotional return to Hobart, 46 years later, and beat her own time and that of her later namesake.
For brothers Paddy and Keith Broughton it wasn't the point. It was a matter of bringing her back to a place where she is still held in special regard.
They bought the boat in 2016 with a view to retracing her former glories, of which the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht race is but one.
But it nearly didn’t happen.
Entering Bass Strait, their boom snapped during a gybe and the same thought went through everybody’s mind on board. Would they not be able to bring her home?
Summer In Pittwater: 2018
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