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    A Sailing Cruise on a skippered yacht charter is a fabulous way for you to savour our stunning Sydney Harbour.

    Here you will find blogs on news and events about Sydney's waterways, yacht charters, Learning to Sail and Eastcoast Sailing . We are passionate about people, family, friends, boating and fun. There is nothing better than a day with friends on Sydney Harbour and one of it’s many fabulous beaches.

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Paul Allen’s Megayacht Octopus comes to Sydney Harbour

Octopus, the126 m megayacht owned by Paul Allen, of Microsoft fame, is gracing Sydney Harbour’s skyline. The super yacht regularly cruises the worlds best waterways including the French Riviera, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Allen bought the yacht in 2003, for a reported price of $200 million. Octopus requires a full-time crew of 50+ and more … Continue reading

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Extreme Sailing – Sydney Harbour 12-14 December

The Extreme Sailing Series, now in it’s 8th year, is coming to Sydney Harbour as part of it’s global tour. This high performance catamaran racing series features up to 8 sailing races on Sydney Harbour starting near Farm Cove, on 13th and 14th December 2014. The boats are race bred high performance, 12m carbon fibre … Continue reading

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Spring Sailing Charter – Sydney Harbour Hidden Beaches

Winters finally gone, and you are yearning for some sun rays around Sydney Harbour? Spring is a great time for a sailing cruise to some of those special Sydney Harbour beach hideaways. We all know the famous beaches that we can drive to like Balmoral Beach, Nielson Park and Rose Bay. Beautiful yes – but … Continue reading

Spectacular lighting of the Sydney Opera House

Vivid Sydney Starts tonight

Vivid Sydney starts tonight promising to be the most spectacular yet. The incredible lighting of Vivid Sydney is best seen from Sydney Harbour. Amazing laser light images are projected onto the Sydney Harbour icons including the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Customs House, and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Also, around at Darling Harbour … Continue reading

Acrobatics on yachts comes to Sydney Harbour

Yachts and acrobatics ? An unlikely mix, but French couple Delphine Lechifflart and Franck Rabilier, and their daughters are performing acrobatics in Sydney on their yacht La Loupiote. Lechifflart said the performance blends circus, dance and theatre. The couple use the mast, boom, rigging, spinnaker and other parts of their yacht in their shows, together … Continue reading

Unique to Sydney Harbour – Pontoon Cruiser

This unique hire boat is new to Eastcoast Sailing and to Sydney Harbour ! The Pontoon Cruiser is the ideal venue for a small group or intimate charter cruise on Sydney Harbour. The layout of this boat is great for socialising, with uninterrupted views from lovely comfortable lounges. This sumptuous boat is also popular for … Continue reading

Navy Fleet review Spectacular

Thousands of spectator yachts and motor boats anchored around the inner bays of Sydney Harbour to watch the main day of International Navy Fleet Review spectacular. During the day, the Navy fleet warships cruised past dignitaries including Prince Harry and the Governor General. Quite an imposing sight. Fly overs from various warplanes, roaring over boats … Continue reading

Catamarans flying – America’s Cup

Wow – the speed of these catamarans is breathing taking : Some quick stats : speed : 45 knots + (faster than wind speed) high of mast : 40 m, 8 stories high fixed wing (not a sail) length : 72ftsome quick stats Gallantly raced by the Kiwis. Congrats to the Americans. {BTW… Skipper of … Continue reading

Historic Quarantine Station Family Fun Day

Q Station at North Head was swarming with families young and old at yesterday’s Family Fun Day. The weather was superb, bringing crowds to soak up the history, sun , sand and ocean together in one magnificent location. Manly was originally a quarantine station for migrant ships arriving in Sydney from the 1830s to 1984. … Continue reading

Eastcoast Sailing Cruises the French Riviera

Cruising the French Riviera Eastcoast Sailing had the privilege of visiting one of the world class locations for yacht charter holidays in the world – the French Riviera. On a yacht charter holiday on the French Riviera, in the South of France, you can experience the razzle-dazzle; the glitz and glamour; the Versace; the Dior; … Continue reading


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