Sailing Videos

Kerry Ireland - 1998

Sailing History: This video from the Coastwatch Vault is a compilation of 2 stories we did on Kerry Ireland, who won the 16ft Hobie Cat World Championship 3 times on the trot. The first part of the video is after her win in 1994, the second part is on her wins in 1996 & 1998. These days Kerry is retired from competitive sailing and is enjoying life on the Gold Coast.

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The Ninigo Island Great Canoe Race

The Ninigo Islands are a group of 31 islands within the Western Islands of the Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea. This beautifully shot video from John Stokes ACS gives an insight into the lives of the Ninigo Islanders and how their traditional sailing canoes are crucial to their survival.

Sailing from Hamilton Island to Nara Inlet

This video is part of a series on sailing the Queensland coast, it's on sailing from Hamilton Island to Nara Inlet on a Dufour 36

Sailing from Mackay to Hamilton island

This video is part of cruise from Brisbane to Cairns on a Dufour 36 sloop. This section is from Mackay to Hamilton Island


From the Coastwatch Vault this story we did in December 1994 on Bill Ewing's classic 30 square metre yacht, Typhoon. Bill migrated from Scotland in the 60's to take up work in a Brisbane shipyard and as a lover of old classic boats and cars, when he saw Typhoon on the market in 1979 he bought her and spent many years refurbishing her back to her original condition. He sailed and maintained her regularly ever since, but sadly, as he got older he found he could no longer do that and Typhoon has been sold to a new custodian and after refurbishment will live in Sydney and continue to glide over the water.

Urangan to Wathumba Creek

This video is on trailer sailing from Urangan Harbour up the west coast of Fraser Island to Wathumba Estuary, a magical place full of life, like birds, fish, dingos and wildflowers.

Trailer sailing the Whitsundays Part 1

This video shot mid 2017 shows what it's like to sail a trailer sailer from of Abel Point Marina at Airlie Beach around the Whitsunday's, visiting Whitsunday and Hazelwood Islands, Gulnare Inlet, Chance bay and Hill Inlet.

Trailer Sailing the Whitsundays Part 2

This is part 2 of Trailer Sailing the Whitsundays this time visiting Hill Inlet at the northern End of Whitehaven Beach and Nara Inlet at the southern end of Hook Island, then sailing in strong winds back to Abel Point marina at Airlie Beach.

Whitsundays Family Bare Boat Holiday

This video was shot by Nick Wall from Air Swing Media for Cumberland Yacht Charters to highlight how beautiful a Whitsundays family bare boat charter can be.

Sailing to Tangalooma

A handy guide on sailing to Tangalooma on Moreton Island. It's an easy sail from Manly or Scarborough, has leads into the anchorages and you can snorkel on the wrecks.

Sailing to Lucinda Bay

A handy guide on sailing from Manly to Lucinda Bay on Moreton Island. It's a good anchorage in winds from SE to NE and is often less crowded than the more popular and nearby Tangalooma.