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Oct12

More News from Topsail Insurance

Have you received the latest Topsail Insurance newsletter? Our Autumn newsletter has gone out and it contains lots of updates, news and information from the team.

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Everything you need to know about yacht brokers
Oct04

Everything you need to know about yacht brokers

No matter whether you’re choosing a yacht broker for the first time, or you’ve used one before, you can learn more about the process involved

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Marine Travel Insurance: What’s all the fuss about?
Sep28

Marine Travel Insurance: What’s all the fuss about?

We all know that talking about travel insurance isn’t the most enticing topic. Take it from someone who works in the industry – it frequently kills the conversation as soon as it’s brought up. However, as with most insurance products, travel insurance is often hugely undervalued until such time as it’s really needed, and as a result I believe it’s important to share the reasons why it is essential to have a suitable travel policy in place before you embark on a trip, whether that includes a boat or not.

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A Dramatic Final Leg to Sydney
Aug29

A Dramatic Final Leg to Sydney

Lisa Blair is returning home to Sydney Harbour this weekend after recently sailing into Albany Harbour WA, completing her world record circumnavigation of Antarctica.

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Marine Safety Communications Review Group
Aug18

Marine Safety Communications Review Group

If you love boating or regularly use other craft on Western Australian waterways the Department of Transport (DoT) wants your feedback on its safety publications.

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A Visit to the Sydney International Boat Show
Aug10

A Visit to the Sydney International Boat Show

The 50th anniversary show made a successful return to Darling Harbour and was also hosted, for the first time, at the ICC-Sydney last week (3-7 August 2017).

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Free Global Disaster Alerts
Jul27

Free Global Disaster Alerts

Are you signed up with the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System that provides early warning of global disasters via an SMS message? This free service is invaluable for tsunami, earthquake and other emergencies and will send alerts to up to five mobile telephones per subscriber

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Refer a Friend
Jul17

Refer a Friend

AU$50.00 discount on your renewal for every friend you refer.

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Topsail Racing Take the Lead
Jul12

Topsail Racing Take the Lead

Sailing is not the only sport Topsail Insurance Australia Managing Director, Mark Ainscough likes to do. 

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Sydney International Boat Show 2017
Jun22

Sydney International Boat Show 2017

Sydney International Boat Show is turning 50, and is better than ever before.

The Sydney Boat Show was launched as a standalone event in 1968. Prior to this it was common for boats to be displayed as part of a motor show or at the Royal Easter Show.

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10 Important Things to Know About Boat Insurance
Jun14

10 Important Things to Know About Boat Insurance

Written by: John Hawthorne

You just bought a really sweet boat. A fine piece of watercraft that will allow you to zip about on a body of water with the wind in your hair and the water on your face. You can’t wait to get out there and start using it. To glide over the water on waterskis. To sip a cold beverage while being gently rocked by the waves. To embarrass your kids by wearing a Speedo that’s two sizes two small. To take guests out for pleasure cruises on moonlit evenings.

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A Wild Winner of the Fremantle to Bali Ocean Classic
Jun02

A Wild Winner of the Fremantle to Bali Ocean Classic

This year’s Fremantle to Bali Ocean Classic rally race has come to a jubilant end with Garth Curran’s Inglis 58, Walk on the Wildside taking line honours. First IRC and first YAH, Wildside’s winning time was the third fastest on record.

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World Record Attempt Cut Short
May21

World Record Attempt Cut Short

Seven months ago, the dream to set a new world record for a solo, unassisted, westerly circumnavigation in a yacht under 40ft began from the Gold Coast.

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Cyclone Debbie's Destruction
May10

Cyclone Debbie's Destruction

This March the Eastern coast of Australia was in preparation mode as an aggressive tropical low formed off the Queensland coast. By late March the low was officially named Cyclone Debbie and the state waited in anticipation for where it would hit first.

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Fremantle to Bali Ocean Classic Race 2017
Apr20

Fremantle to Bali Ocean Classic Race 2017

Fremantle Sailing Club is again to host the infamous, biennial Fremantle to Bali Rally Race that will see blue water cruisers setting off on Saturday 6 May 2017.

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FIRST HAND BOAT FIRE ADVICE
Apr06

FIRST HAND BOAT FIRE ADVICE

Ed and Annette have made many journeys with their sailing yacht Sandpiper but in May, 2016 a fire onboard resulted in their last and final voyage.

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Fremantle Ports Maritime Day
Mar20

Fremantle Ports Maritime Day

Topsail exhibited at last year’s Fremantle Ports Maritime Day sharing a stand with colleagues from Motor Plan / Marine Plan Finance and Pirate Radio Fremantle.

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TOPSAIL AUSTRALIA'S NEW ADDITION
Feb27

TOPSAIL AUSTRALIA'S NEW ADDITION

Topsail’s Senior Underwriter, Daniel Groves has recently made the 8,989 mile journey from the Head office in Brighton, UK to Fremantle, Australia.

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NEW PERTH INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
Feb22

NEW PERTH INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

After a statement from the Mandurah Boat Show that they were to take a break from hosting the show in 2017 it has now been announced that there will be a brand-new boat show in Western Australia. 

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WESTERLY WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT
Feb09

WESTERLY WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT

October 2016, Andy Lamont and his 34ft S&S yacht Impulse set off from the Gold Coast with the aim of becoming the first sailor to circle the world in a westerly direction, solo and unassisted in a yacht smaller than 40ft.

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Clipper Sailor Wins YJA Yachtsman of the Year 2016
Jan17

Clipper Sailor Wins YJA Yachtsman of the Year 2016

The Yachting Journalist’ Association (YJA) has announced the winner of this year’s boats.com YJA Yachtsman of the Year and it has gone to a heroic mid-ocean rescuer.

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THE FASTEST HOBART RACE IN MEMORY
Jan05

THE FASTEST HOBART RACE IN MEMORY

The infamous, annual yacht race from Sydney to Hobart hosted over 80 sailing yachts in what will be a most memorable 72nd race down the East coast of Australia.

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A DOUBLE SAILING ADVENTURE
Dec20

A DOUBLE SAILING ADVENTURE

An Australian adventurer who happens to love sailing is not only entering the 2018 Golden Globe Race (GGR) but is sailing half way round the world to make the start line.

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VLOGGING THEIR WAY TO THEIR DREAM BOAT
Nov25

VLOGGING THEIR WAY TO THEIR DREAM BOAT

Many of us dream of giving up our jobs and sailing around the world to stunning ‘National Geographic’ front-cover worthy islands on a beautiful yacht. 

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ATLANTIC RALLY FOR CRUISERS 2016
Nov17

ATLANTIC RALLY FOR CRUISERS 2016

This year’s World Cruising Club ARC takes place this Sunday (20 November, 2016) but the ARC+* is well underway with yachts making their way from Las Palmas.

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AUSTRALIA SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS
Oct28

AUSTRALIA SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS

Australia is set again to experience some severe weather hitting the country. Just last month South Australia was bombarded with strong winds and lightning storms that resulted in blackouts across the state.

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CATCHA STAR RETURNS HOME
Oct19

CATCHA STAR RETURNS HOME

Six years ago Mark and Cathy (Directors of Topsail Australia) set sail from Darwin, with little idea of what surprises life had in store for them. 

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CIRCUMNAVIGATION RECORD ATTEMPT
Oct13

CIRCUMNAVIGATION RECORD ATTEMPT

Andy Lamont has, this month, set sail from Southport Yacht Club for almost a year sailing at sea to set a new world record. 

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MISSING CANADIAN SAILOR
Oct05

MISSING CANADIAN SAILOR

A Canadian, solo, around-the-world sailor is presumed missing at sea after his family alerted the authorities when he did not arrive early last month.

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CRUISER OF THE YEAR WINNERS
Aug16

CRUISER OF THE YEAR WINNERS

Cheryl and Peter Ainsworth have been awarded the inaugural Fremantle Sailing Club Cruiser of the Year Award. 

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SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
Jul19

SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

Already a passionate ‘boatie’ or want to find out how to become one, then a trip to this month’s Sydney International Boat Show is a must to find out everything you need to know about recreational boating in Australia.

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INCREASED SAFETY NEEDED FOR ATHLETES IN RIO
Jun29

INCREASED SAFETY NEEDED FOR ATHLETES IN RIO

With just 38 days to go to this year’s Summer Olympic Games it comes with sad news that another athlete has been attacked on the streets of Rio de Janeiro.

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EASTERN AUSTRALIA STORMS
Jun08

EASTERN AUSTRALIA STORMS

The storms that battered the East Coast of Australia this week caused havoc but the real kicker was the deadly combination of the storm system and high tides that had us suffering a “continuous bashing”. 

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JON SANDERS ON A RECORD BREAKING MISSION
Jun03

JON SANDERS ON A RECORD BREAKING MISSION

We’re delighted to let you know that Jon Sanders has decided to undertake a record breaking 10th circumnavigation of the planet leaving in October this year.  

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RACING CYCLONES
Apr11

RACING CYCLONES

The Sydney Hobart Race, the Brisbane to Gladstone event and the Whitsunday’s Hamilton Island Race Week are just a few examples of the ever popular racing events that Australia has to offer. 

 

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VESSEL WINTER LAY UP TIPS
Apr04

VESSEL WINTER LAY UP TIPS

It’s that time of year again when you may be thinking about laying your boat up out of season. Use these handy tips for Winterising your boat and you'll be thanking yourself come Spring! Remember to keep track of all the activities that you have performed on your boat so that you have a note of what to reverse when you take your boat out of hibernation.

 

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TOPSAIL UK'S DAN GROVES HEADS DOWN UNDER
Feb24

TOPSAIL UK'S DAN GROVES HEADS DOWN UNDER

Back in January Dan Groves, Senior Account Executive at Topsail UK left the cold weather behind and headed for our Topsail Australia office in Perth. Dan has since been running the Australian office whilst Mark Ainscough and Cathy Charlick have a well-deserved break on their own yacht ‘Catcha Star’ in Thailand.

 

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YACHT & YACHTING AWARDS 2016
Jan18

YACHT & YACHTING AWARDS 2016

Last week saw the 2016 Yachts and Yachting awards presented at the London Boat Show. The annual awards recognise the best clubs, events, performances and products of the past 12 months. There were 15 categories overall ranging from ‘Dinghy of the Year’ to ‘Best Amateur Sailor’.

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TS 'DEFENDER' SINKS IN TOWNSVILLE
Jan07

TS 'DEFENDER' SINKS IN TOWNSVILLE

Tall Ship ‘Defender’, owned by Mr Les Dick of Tasmania, has sunk at Ross Creek, Townsville where she has been based for the last 7 years having suffered damage from an engine room fire.

The vessel was spotted submerged at a wharf in the CBD, with just her rigging left visible above the waterline.

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EVER HEARD OF THE SEABIN PROJECT? NO, NEITHER HAD WE...UNTIL NOW!
Dec09

EVER HEARD OF THE SEABIN PROJECT? NO, NEITHER HAD WE...UNTIL NOW!

Andrew Turton & Pete Ceglinski - founders of the Seabin project are keen to let us know how we can join them in helping create a better world with their new invention that will help to prevent our oceans pollution issues.

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Wishlist of Sailing Destinations in Europe
Oct23

Wishlist of Sailing Destinations in Europe

Take inspiration for your next sailing voyage by looking at our Wish List of Sailing Destinations right on your doorstep, here in Europe!

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Oct14

THIS YEAR'S ATLANTIC RALLY FOR CRUISERS (ARC) DEPARTS SOON...

The ARC is on the bucket list of a vast number of sailors, with over 200 boats and 1200 people every year joining to sail from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia. The event is organised by the World Cruising Club and is one of their many events from all around the world.

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