We are the People that are FREE!

 Passage people are those that have been met at anchorages or marinas or beaches or whatever along the way. They are featured perhaps because they are unique and special or because they are not, rather because they are just typical examples but of an extraordinary group. By being cruising boaties, all of these people have stepped off the well trod path and done something exceptional with their lives.


 Passage People by edition

 Passage People by boat names

 From The Coastal Passage, issue # 7
 Jim Hayes, volunteer at “The Whitsunday Sailing Club”, & his mob (possibly in order ), left to right:
Michael, Xavier, Nicole, Jim, Rick, Tom, Sheree, Patrick, Michael, Hayden, Lachlan, Dylan, Chris & Ryan.
Jim Hayes is the biggest kid in the centre. It’s the quietly achieving volunteers that add so much value to the community. Jim has been around Airlie Beach for 20 years, and sailing with the kids for 15. I wonder how many youngsters that learned to handle a Sabot from Jim are out there now... After working in the bare boat business for many years, Jim has been working at Marlin Marine for the last few.
We feel Jim deserves recognition...Good on ya Jim!


Julius puts in the hours driving his taxi around Townsville. As soon as he figures he has paid his dues he is “out there”. Julius will be at the helm with a few days growth, bags under his eyes, and a big grin!



Maureen & Barry are from South Africa, but seem more residents of wherever they are. They have been ambassadors of good will over a large part of the South pacific. Laughing off bouts of sea sickness, they keep going...I think they are in the Indian Ocean now...Maybe Chagos?


 “ketch, WHITE BIRD”

We are Kay & Bob. I publish this paper because we sensed that it was needed, and no one else was doing it. We have done the work of getting it going so you can have a voice
and a part in it. “It can’t be about you without you!”