Ocean Magazine : 1 May June 2005
contributors 08 | ocean contributors Rob Mundle Rob Mundle has been able to combine his passion for sailing and his career to the degree where he has reported on sailing for the Daily Mirror, the Sunday Mirror and The Australian. He has won local, state and Australian sailing championships and contested many of the major international offshore events. Rob has reported on six America's Cup matches (including the live international television coverage of Australia's historic win in 1983), four Olympics and numerous other major events, including the Sydney- Hobart classic for more than 30 years. He has also sailed in the Sydney to Hobart on three occasions. Jacqueline Brinkman Jacqueline Brinkman has been managing the Super Yacht Group - Great Barrier Reef since 2002 and has employed creative and dynamic export and market development strategies to position Cairns as a premier superyacht destination. Originally from Perth, Jacqueline has been based in Cairns since 1998 and launched her own business, SPROUT Consulting 4 years ago. With a degree in Public Relations and Japanese and more than 10 years experience in public relations and business development, Jacqueline has an established reputation for bringing innovative ideas and tangible success to organisations across a wide range of industries. Bruce Maxwell Bruce Maxwell is a Sydney-born writer, photographer, editor and publisher who has been involved with Asia-Pacific boating magazines for more than 30 years. He covered the first Golden Globe non-stop around-the-world race, and when based in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur, helped start or promoted many of the region's regattas, sport fishing tournaments and boat shows. A member of the international Super Yacht Society, he also belongs to various yacht and marina clubs, and is now based back on the Gold Coast. Lance Cushion Lance Cushion is the Executive Director of Super Yacht Base Australia. During the past six years Lance and the Super Yacht Base Australia team worked with Governments at all levels to develop a level playing field in areas of customs, taxation and pilotage for yachts wishing to visit Australia. Recently the Super Yacht Base Australia team had a successful outcome in having overseas qualifications recognised for crews on yachts wishing to charter in Australian waters. His expertise in the yacht industry and work he has done in developing this industry for Australia has seen Lance recently elected to the Board of the international SuperYacht Society. Richard Morris Richard Morris is a Master Mariner and a former superyacht captain who lists among his previous commands the large motoryachts 'Little Sis', 'El Bravo', 'Tigre D'Or', and 'Lady Suffolk II'. Since 1999, he has been contracted to the NSW Maritime Authority, formerly Waterways, to manage The Rozelle Bay Superyacht Marina. In addition, he heads up the Superyacht Sydney marketing alliance. Jenny Bassett Jenny Bassett has had twenty years experience in the yachting industry since representing Australia at the 1983 America's Cup in Newport Rhode Island. During this time her passion for yachting has seen her explore a wide range of waters, including New England, the Mediterranean, the Bahamas and the South Pacific. Her consultancy business has focused on marketing yachts and destination management including project manager of the superyacht facilities at the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Jenny's business focuses on organising private groups, helping them to discover the exotic locations in Australia and the South Pacific islands. www.bassettinternational.com Rod Tweddle Since the America's Cup Defence, 1987, in Fremantle Western Australia, Rod has been involved in large yacht construction, repair and marketing and is well informed in both sail and power and experienced in the expectations of potential international and local clients. Rod is also the director of Armada International, which specialises in videography and photography for the marine industry. John Ferguson John Ferguson commenced professionally as a chartered accountant, working in both Melbourne and Vancouver, Canada. In early 2000 leaving Canada he accepted a position as business manager onboard a newly constructed 108 metre private superyacht with a crew of approximately 40. After cruising waters throughout the Northern hemisphere the vessel was sold in late 2002 after which he repatriated back to Melbourne. Early 2003 commencing in his current position as Project Director - Waterways with the then Docklands Authority, working on the management and development of the Melbourne Docklands waterways and waterfront.
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