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Captains of Ships – Ryan Bergman

Ryan and twin brother Matt were born in Sydney to school teacher parents.  He took up every sport he could from basketball to cricket, rugby to football, but never sailing.  In fact, aside from surfing and fishing Australia’s east coast, his first 23 years on the planet were almost entirely …

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Dear Islander

Last month saw a highly successful Palma Superyacht Show and Palma Boatshow, held in perfect conditions with clear blue skies every day. The reports seem to suggest that most exhibitors were very happy with the results of the show and the number of visitors. It’s such a pity that the …

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Captains Of Ships – Stewart McDonald

Stewart has his Scottish parents to thank for a contented childhood spent in the Inner West of Sydney.  Around 43 years ago, his Mum’s best friend made a career move from Scotland to Australia and quickly sent news that there was work enough for everyone – the McDonalds soon followed.  …

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Dear Islander

This issue will hit the docks during the Palma Superyacht and Boatshows, where we will all hopefully be having a busy week ! The show is a sell out and bumper crowds are expected, so fingers crossed for all exhibitors and visitors alike. Last year’s event was a rip-roaring success …

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Captains of Ships – Clive Deasy

Clive and his three brothers – one older, two younger – grew up in Crosshaven on Ireland’s bewitching southwest coast.  Living a hop, skip, and a jump from The Royal Cork Yacht Club, the world’s oldest founded in 1720, it was inevitable that the family would become engaged with the …

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Dear Islander,

Well, what a great early Spring we are enjoying , enabling us to get out and make the most of the waters whilst it’s still quiet. It really has been one of the mildest winters I can remember. This month sees the Palma Boat Show and Superyacht Show open its …

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