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6 Reasons to Have a Hens or Bucks Party on a Charter

Posted: April 12, 2018 at 2:42 pm

  If the planning of your friend’s bucks or hen party has been tasked to you, then you have a lot of responsibility on your hands. All the typical party […]

  Boats are an expensive investment for someone to make, yet they are great to utilise in many events. Luckily, there are now companies that let you rent or charter […]

What to Look in a Boat Hire Company in Sydney

Posted: April 11, 2018 at 5:47 pm

  Boats are an expensive investment for someone to make, yet they are great to utilise in many events. Luckily, there are now companies that let you rent or charter […]

Australia Day 2018

Posted: January 31, 2018 at 9:44 pm

  The 2018 Australia Day Celebrations on and around Sydney Harbour were fun, engaging and exciting. The activities and entertainment started with a 8 am Harbour swim and rolled continuously […]

10 Facts about the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Posted: January 9, 2018 at 4:34 pm

Sydney, Australia’s most populous and arguably most impressive city, attracts tourists in their masses from all over the globe. With its sprawling beaches, stunning skyline, world-class cuisine and diverse shopping […]

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2017 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Posted: December 28, 2017 at 1:50 pm

Another wonderful Sydney to Hobart Yacht race. Another race record broken. How much further can the designers and engineers refine and tune these maxi yachts to go faster every year? […]

Let’s face it. The work Christmas party can be a bit of a social minefield, and it can be a little awkward for people who are work colleagues to go […]

Get on the Water this Summer in Sydney

Posted: September 14, 2017 at 4:50 pm

Sydney is blessed with great weather, also its geographic location. Beach life and the ocean are integral to most Australians’ lives, and getting out on the water is something not […]

9 Compelling Reasons to Charter a Yacht in Sydney

Posted: August 18, 2017 at 12:19 pm

Sydney is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities in Asia-Pacific, and though there’s plenty of sights to see in and around town, its surrounding harbour and rivers […]

Our newest Australian hero, Lisa Blair recently completed the first female solo sailing, un-assisted, non-stop navigation around Antarctica. The 184 day epic sailing journey, commenced from Albany (WA), sailing around […]

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What to Wear on a Yacht Cruise

Posted: July 18, 2017 at 12:12 pm

So, you’ve hired a sailing yacht to cruise the waters of the iconic Sydney Harbour – great! Now the question is: what should you wear? Before you start to panic, […]

6 Great Occasions to Rent a Boat in Sydney

Posted: June 9, 2017 at 10:56 am

How ever you look at it, Sydney Harbour is one of the world’s most iconic landmarks. This unique mix of urban and maritime just begs to be explored by boat […]

Sydney has an amazing line-up of waterfront restaurants – many along the shores of the famed Sydney Harbour. This is one of the most popular dining destinations in all of […]

Top Things to Do in Sydney Harbour

Posted: April 19, 2017 at 11:58 am

Iconic Sydney Harbour is the heart and soul of the city in so many ways. Combining the immense natural beauty of the local landscape with the city’s architecture, especially the […]

Australia Day 2017 Events on Sydney Harbour

Posted: January 16, 2017 at 5:25 pm

Join in the Australia Day festivities – 26 January, on Sydney Harbour with your own Australia Day boat hire. There is plenty of fun and action scheduled on the Harbour […]

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World’s 4th largest ship to make Sydney Harbour home

Posted: December 19, 2016 at 11:49 am

Sydney welcomed the world’s 4th largest cruise ship, Ovation of the Seas, into Port Jackson. Her Operator, Royal Caribbean announced that Sydney will be her new home port. This behemoth […]

Fun in the sun with the Yacht Social Club

Posted: September 21, 2016 at 1:34 pm

Each year “Have your heard events” book our boats for this fantastic get together. The best way to see the Harbour and catch up with friends. THE YACHT SOCIAL CLUB […]

Here at Eastcoast Sailing we have many boats to suit your needs, we are very proud to introduce MV Birchgrove Luxury Charter Boat.  MV Birchgrove is a 50ft hi-tec Windy […]

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Seal Returns to the Opera House and she’s got a pup

Posted: August 23, 2016 at 4:34 am

The Sydney Seal first caught people’s attention in 2014 when she spent a few days soaking up the sun and gathering adoring fans on the Opera house VIP steps. The […]

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Sun sets on Sydney International Boat Show for 2016

Posted: August 18, 2016 at 9:21 am

Well the sun has set on the Sydney International Boat Show for 2016.  Most agents report very healthy interest in new boat sales.  And several claim they achieved solid order […]

Barangaroo is Open

Posted: October 15, 2015 at 11:19 pm

Barangaroo is OPEN ! Barangaroo is one of the newest and most ambitious urban renewal projects on Sydney Harbour today, an exciting venture for the city of Sydney! The area […]


Vivid Sydney Harbour Boat Cruises

Posted: May 5, 2015 at 11:38 pm

Vivid Sydney is a unique experience of light, music and ideas, showcasing Sydney Harbour and it’s surrounds at its best for the 18 day event. At Eastcoast Sailing we’re getting […]

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 […]

Extreme Sailing – Sydney Harbour 12-14 December

Posted: December 9, 2014 at 10:30 pm

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 […]

Spring Sailing Charter – Sydney Harbour Hidden Beaches

Posted: September 30, 2014 at 11:30 pm

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 […]

Vivid Sydney Starts tonight

Posted: May 23, 2014 at 5:58 am

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 […]

Acrobatics on yachts comes to Sydney Harbour

Posted: December 16, 2013 at 3:54 am

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 […]

Unique to Sydney Harbour – Pontoon Cruiser

Posted: November 6, 2013 at 7:16 am

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 […]

Navy Fleet review Spectacular

Posted: October 5, 2013 at 11:39 pm

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 […]

Catamarans flying – America’s Cup

Posted: September 25, 2013 at 8:59 pm

Wow – the speed of these catamarans is breathing taking : Some quick stats : speed : 45 knots + (faster than wind speed) high of mast : 40 m, […]

Historic Quarantine Station Family Fun Day

Posted: September 23, 2013 at 11:50 am

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 , […]

Eastcoast Sailing Cruises the French Riviera

Posted: September 10, 2013 at 12:17 pm

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 […]

Nova 96.9 cruises with Eastcoast Sailing

Posted: September 10, 2013 at 12:11 pm

NOVA 96.9 on board with Eastcoast Sailing Wippa’s Final Weekend of Freedom Tour Nova 96.9 popular DJ Wippa  and his beautiful fiancé , Lisa are getting married! To celebrate the […]

Sydney Boat Show

Posted: August 1, 2013 at 11:15 pm

It’s dream time again at Darling Harbour. The Sydney Boat Show is on exhibiting a beautiful range of yachts, catamarans and motor boats. Check it out 1-5 August…

The luxury super yacht, “Georgia” is gracing our Sydney Harbour. Our boat charters have enjoyed cruising past this breath taking sloop – it is one of the largest sailing yachts […]

Hamilton Island Race Regatta

Posted: September 3, 2012 at 11:16 am

Another exciting sailing race week concludes in the beautiful Whitsundays.  The 29th annual Hamilton Island sailing regatta, held 23-31 August, provided lots of competitive sailing racing, but also lots of […]

Charter Cruises are getting fantastic surprise encounters with whales in Sydney Harbour.  Recent sightings include a Southern Right whale and her calf, likely to be even born here.   Indeed several days […]

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New Large Marinas slated for Sydney Harbour

Posted: April 10, 2012 at 7:43 am

There are several large marina developments slated for Sydney Harbour. Whilst the large Marina at Rose Bay has been taking most of the headlines, with wealthy proponents and vocal detractors, […]

Another successful Sailing Regatta for the wonderful charity PIF on Friday 23 March 2012. Under stunning blue skies on Sydney Harbour, the regatta provided tight fun racing in various categories, appreciated by the […]

On Sydney Harbour – 10 things the locals wont tell you

Posted: February 26, 2012 at 8:57 pm

On Sydney Harbour  – 10 things the locals won’t tell you 1. Discover secret harbour beaches accessible only by boat Hire a skippered yacht and discover the hidden jewels of […]

Laura Dekker – Youngest solo sailing navigation

Posted: January 22, 2012 at 1:34 am

Laura Dekker, the Dutch teen aged 16 years 4 months, completed the youngest solo sailing navigation of the earth by arriving in St Maarten in the Caribbean on the 20th […]

Sydney to Hobart – yacht racing and the spectator fleet

Posted: December 26, 2011 at 9:53 pm

The start of Sydney to Hobart 2011 Yacht Race was a stunning event  as usual.  The super maxis had the size and speed to lead the 86 yachts out of […]

Sea Shepherd leaves Sydney Harbour

Posted: November 22, 2011 at 4:11 am

The Sea Shepherd vessel, with its formidable camouflage paint, on its way out of Sydney Harbour on a stunning sunny Friday afternoon.

Sydney Harbour Radar – Blues Point Tower

Posted: November 10, 2011 at 10:55 am

Sydney Harbour has a new “safety feature” – the NSW Maritime radar located atop of the Blues Point Tower at Blues Point – just north west of the Sydney Harbour […]

Sea Shepherd boat visits Sydney Harbour

Posted: October 19, 2011 at 6:03 am

Sydney Harbour is currently hosting one of the Sea Shepherd’s fleet of vessels, the Bob Barker. This vessel is an anti-whaling vessel painted in impressive sea camoflage colours. The Sea Shepherd organisation […]

Xtreme Motor Bikes on the Harbour

Posted: September 19, 2011 at 7:38 am

Sydney saw an unusual combination of MotorCross Bikes performing breath taking stunts at Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour.  As part of the RedBull X-Fighters program, the exhibition of aerial motorcross […]

Brothers to power from Sydney to Perth in RIB

Posted: September 13, 2011 at 7:38 am

The Jenkins brothers (Phil and Peter) plan to power their way from Sydney to Perth in a rigid inflatable boat (RIB)  ‘over the top’. They left Sydney after the Sydney […]

Hamilton Island Race Week

Posted: August 29, 2011 at 11:19 am

Another fun exciting yacht sailing and racing week in the Whitsundays for the annual Hamilton Island Race Week . Over 200 yachts competed across multiple boat categories, including Grand Prix […]

Are we  losing some of our most experienced sailing instructors due to the cost of compliance to a British training scheme? The Royal Yachting Association , better known as RYA, […]

The Sydney International Boat Show is a fun event to wander around and appreciate the beautiful new yachts and cruisers and DREAM… It’s on from 28th July to 1 August at Darling Harbour […]

Pacific Cruise ends on Great Barrier reef

Posted: July 4, 2011 at 2:01 am

A couple sailing the Pacific from San Diego to Australia made it all the way to Australian waters, but unfortunately, their yacht was  grounded on the Great Barrier Reef off […]

Laura is on a quest to become the youngest sailor to circumnavigate the world. She departed the Mediterranean in August 2010, sailing a route across the Atlantic, through the Panama […]

In a world first attempt to circumnavigate the world in a solar powered boat, the Turanor has arrived in Brisbane on a stopover. It is the biggest solar-powered ship in […]

TSS Currajong on Sydney Harbour

Posted: May 2, 2011 at 8:20 am

Tony Nusco, who is imployed by Maritime Services, has spent more than three decades mapping the harbour floor, making sure shipping lanes are clear for the giant cruise ships as well […]

HMAS Adelaide Scuttled after delay by dolphins

Posted: May 2, 2011 at 8:00 am

HMAS Adelaide was scuttled on Wednesday (April 12 2011) by controlled charges on board the vessel. Time ran out for the “No Ship Action Group”, trying to stop the scuttling of HMAS […]

HMAS Adelaide last sail before becoming marine reef

Posted: April 12, 2011 at 2:13 am

HMAS Adelaide left Sydney Harbour on Monday under tow on its way up the coast to Avoca beach.  The ex-Navy Ship will be scuttled on Wednesday off Avoca beach to […]

Stunning PIF Regatta on Sydney Harbour

Posted: March 28, 2011 at 6:41 am

Sydney laid on one of it’s classic sunny, blue water days for the 2011 PIF Regatta on Friday 25 March.  With over 120 regatta yachts and spectactor cruisers, it was […]

The Property Industry Foundation (PIF) holds it’s annual sailing regatta this Friday 25th March on Sydney Harbour. This charitable yachting regatta has grown enormously over the years to become one of […]

The two massive cruise liners, Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth both arrive in Sydney Harbour Tuesday 22 Feb. They meet outside Sydney Heads at 530 AM and cruise into Sydney. […]

Sydney Harbour – Australia Day

Posted: January 26, 2011 at 10:52 am

What a sight ! The massive spectator fleets of yachts, boats, cruisers, paddlers, (and any other watercraft you can think of…) for the annual ferry race. If you have never […]

June, 2010, as expected…a court in The Netherlands has decided that Laura Dekker, 14, is too young to try to sail around the world by herself. 3 months later, she was […]

An unusual fog – Sailing in Sydney on Australia Day

Posted: December 26, 2010 at 11:24 am

On day two, Eastcoast Sailing was amongst the thousands enjoying the water. But how about the bizarre weather? We were cruising north from the Eastern suburbs, heading towards Quarantine beach. Not […]

So what is the most common yacht that sails in the annual Sydney to Hobart race? Maxis? Custom? Nope – in this year’s race Beneteau was equal first with Sydney […]

The bi-annual Wooden Boat festival is a great event for yachties, and landlubbers alike. Stunningly restored wooden boats are on display dating back some 80 years. Halvorsen Boats are well […]

[slideshow] Hamilton Island Race week is a fabulous yachting event in the warm Queensland Whitsundays Islands – lots of racing, socialising, and partying if you are inclined. The week consists […]

Sydney International Boat Show 2010

Posted: July 30, 2010 at 7:19 am

As usual, the Boating Industry Association’s, Sydney International Boat Show was impressive, fun and is highly recommended. In the sailing world, some of the new cruising yachts from Jeanneau and […]

Young sailors attempt to beat Jessica Watson

Posted: June 17, 2010 at 7:15 am

After  Jessica Watson made history and become the official youngest ever solo sailor circumnavigate history by Sailing into Sydney Harbour Saturday morning (15th May 2010), there were a couple of teenagers […]

Jessica Watson is now officially the youngest ever solo sailor circumnavigate history by Sailing into Sydney Harbour Saturday morning (15th May 2010) at approximately 1 pm. There was a huge […]


Posted: May 13, 2010 at 7:52 am

Jessica Watson known as the youngest to sail solo and unassisted around the world is poised to make history by Sailing into Sydney Harbour. Get yourself on a boat or […]

Casino magnate James Packer’s new boat, Z Ellerston, has recently arrived in Sydney Harbour. It is a stunning 165ft Yacht manufactured by Italian shipbuilders, Mangusta, 50 metres long and capable of 37 […]

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