New edi­tion of our boat­ing bi­ble is out

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

THE 10th edi­tion of the Whit­sun­days’ boat­ing bi­ble 100 Magic Miles has now been of­fi­cially re­leased.

Writ­ten and il­lus­trated by David and Carolyn Colfelt, this 2014 edi­tion re­flects the lat­est de­vel­op­ments in the area, of which Mr Colfelt says “there have been many”.

“Since the 9th Edi­tion Re­vised was pub­lished in 2012, sev­eral of the is­land re­sorts in the Whit­sun­days have shut their doors, and some new own­ers are plan­ning mul­ti­mil­lion dol­lar de­vel­op­ments,” Mr Colfelt said.

“On the main­land there has been ex­ten­sive re­de­vel­op­ment at Port of Air­lie, with a mod­ern cruise ter­mi­nal op­er­ated by Cruise Whit­sun­days [and] a bus ter­mi­nal, and there is re­newed in­ter­est in new hous­ing lots and other com­mer­cial de­vel­op­ment around The Boathouse apart­ments and shop­ping com­plex.”

Mr Colfelt said the lat­est edi­tion of the book also de­tailed the “huge facelift” given to the Abell Point Ma­rina, with its ex­panded park­ing fa­cil­i­ties and other ameni­ties.

“It is on track to be­come a ma­jor part of the so­cial fab­ric of the Whit­sun­days with new open pub­lic spa­ces, restau­rants, a yacht club and new in­cen­tives for ma­rina oc­cu­pants,” he said.

Mean­while the book’s in­for­ma­tion on an­chor­ages has been com­pletely up­dated to re­flect the lat­est sit­u­a­tion on the Whit­sun­day wa­ters con­cern­ing moor­ings, reef pro­tec­tion marks, cur­rent fish­ing reg­u­la­tions and the many changes in fa­cil­i­ties for yachties.

“A majority of the pages in the book have had some ad­di­tion or amend­ment to re­flect the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion,” Mr Colfelt said.

The 10th edi­tion will sell at a rec­om­mended re­tail price of $89.95 – the first change in price in the last five years and one Mr Colfelt says re­flects an in­crease less than the rate of in­fla­tion.

It is avail­able from Wind­ward Pub­li­ca­tions Pty Ltd or via www.100mag­icmiles.com.

BOAT­ING BI­BLE: Carolyn and David Colfelt with their 10th edi­tion of the Whit­sun­days' boat­ing bi­ble '100 Magic Miles', re­leased last week.

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