Thursday, 26 January 2012

Happy Australia Day!

To help Luke, our Australian Drystack Manager, feel a little bit more at home we are celebrating Australia Day in the traditional Aussie way – boardies, shades and thongs! Or in English: colourful shorts, sunglasses and flip flops.

Australia day is celebrated on the 26th January because it was on that day in 1788 Captain Arthur Phillip - commander of the First Fleet of eleven convict ships from Great Britain and the first governor of New South Wales, arrived at Sydney Cove.

The tradition of having Australia Day as a national holiday is a recent one. Not until 1935 did all the Australian states and territories use that name to mark that date, and not until 1994 did they begin to celebrate Australia Day consistently as a public holiday!!

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Friday, 13 January 2012

A Happy New Year to you all!

Welcome to 2012! The team at Trafalgar Wharf and The Drystack would like to wish you all the best for 2012.

It has been a great start to 2012 for sailing with the record for circumnavigation of the globe being smashed! Banque Populaire V – the Maxi trimaran completed the trip in just 45 and a half days (13 hours, 43 minutes and 53 seconds to be exact.) Flying the flag for Britain was sailor Brian Thompson who made it his 4th non-stop circumnavigation of the globe – he now has his sights set on the Vendee Globe 2012.