18 May 2007














Sanctuary Cove 2007 is less than a week away and around Australia the marine industry is preparing for this first Show of the Season and the AMIF Awards.

We welcome FLIR Systems to Powerboat-World. The largest infrared vision equipment maker in the world sees a strong role for new low cost night vision equipment for the boating community; both on the move at night and on moorings or berths. Will be interesting to have a close look on their stand next week at Sanctuary Cove.

Queenslander David Trask reports after the Portugal F1 Grand Prix. He and brother David will be on the start line again this weekend in La Rochelle in western France.

We have a history of the the famous E.C.Griffith Cup- Anthony Hordern won the first race in Rose Bay in 1913, it has moved on since.

Earthrace, the bio-diesel powered trimaran, is on route from India to the Red Sea, it's a journey filled with trials.

Next week the Powerboat-world Team will be at Sanctuary Cove, look out for us in our blue shirts with Powerboat-World and Sail-World logos.

Bob Wonders




Sea-Doo in Bridge to Bridge triumph
By Media Services,
Sea-Doo’s high-performance RXP watercraft models blasted their way to a succession of wins and minor placings over the tough Hawkesbury River course. For Bombardier Recreational Products Australia, sponsor of the 2007 BRP Sea-Doo Bridge to Bridge Race for Personal Watercraft, the results could be said to have been made to order.... [more]


David Trask scores points in Portugal F1 Powerboat
By Media Services,
Coming off an intensive summer season of boat development and testing, the two boat Trask Development Corporation / Sea Quest Boats entered the series opener at Portiamo in Portugal well prepared and confident.... [more]


GME GX620 Hand Held VHF Marine radio
By GME - Taline Tateossian,
The new GME GX620 Hand Held Marine VHF radio offers boat owners and marine enthusiasts a substantially lower cost portable option without sacrificing features or compromising on quality.... [more]

Sydney International Boat Show 40th edition
By BIA media,
It will be Darling Harbour with a slight difference come August 2-7, with the world-renowned Sydney International Boat Show celebrating its 40th edition.... [more]


Lee Dillon joins Riviera Board
By Denby Browning,
Lee Dillon has accepted a non-executive role on the Board of Riviera, Australia’s largest luxury boat builder. 'As well as serving on the Board, Lee will focus on two important developmental areas of our future business strategy' Wes Moxey, Chief Executive Officer of Riviera, said.... [more]


Warlord wins The 94th E.C.Griffith Cup
By Bob Wonders,
The first E.C. Griffith Cup powerboat race in 1913, raced on Sydney’s Rose Bay was won by department store owner Anthony Hordern at an eye watering average speed of 48km.... [more]


Earthrace battles Monsoon and Indian Bureaucracy
By Devann Yata,
The 78 foot power trimaran Earthrace hit the Bay or Bengal's first monsoon of the season. Now bad fuel and bureaucracy cause more delays.... [more]


The Australian Marine Awards & Boat of the Year
By Bob Wonders,
Thursday, May 24, is the Australian boating industry’s ‘big night’, the ‘Oscars’, when the Australian Marine Industries Federation (AMIF) names its winners in a variety of categories before a packed ballroom at the Marriott Resort and Spa, Surfers Paradise.... [more]


Navico reveals plans for Simrad
By Ben Sandman,
Navico Inc. recently revealed its plans for high-end marine electronics brand Simrad at its inaugural Australian dealer conference on the Tweed Coast (NSW). Simrad’s national business development manager, Glenn Davidson, said he was overwhelmed by the group’s positive response in regard to where the brand was headed in Australia.... [more]


Blackwattle in the Enchanted Islands
By Nancy Knudsen,
Some people dream of going to Galapagos for a lifetime – for us, well, it just happens to be on our sailing way across the Pacific. So, suddenly, almost without thinking about it, we are here, and seeing the sights that have intrigued people for centuries, turned scientific thinking on its tail, and over the years brought millions to witness with amazement the unique and unafraid animals of these enchanted islands.... [more]


Gillman wins Portugal Grand Prix, David Trask 7th
By Philippe Stiernon,
World Champion Scott Gillman of the Emirates Team held off the challenge of Italian Guido Cappellini and American Jay Price to win the opening round of the 2007 U.I.M. F1 World Championship. From Australia’s XPV team David Trask finished seventh and his elder brother Bob Trask finished in eleventh place.... [more]


All-girl powerboat team double crash
By Will Carson,
An all girl powerboating team from Hampshire in Britain were involved in a freak high-speed crash just three minutes into their first race. Former European offshore and American national champion Sarah Donohue and her Delmar crewmate Jo Dixon were blasting along Torquay Bay at more than 60mph when the steering on their Honda Formula 4-Stroke failed.... [more]

Pirates steal UK cargo ship
By News24,
Machete-wielding pirates boarded a British cargo ship over the weekend, forced its crew to disembark and stole the ship, the vessel's captain said on Monday. A UN helicopter saw the 3,500-ton ship being towed away and one person was arrested in connection with the incident, UN spokesperson Ben Malor said.... [more]


Sailor trapped in Internet Café
By Bruce Schwab,
American Round the World Sailor Bruce Schwab is trapped in an internet café in La Rochelle in Western France. He is there preparing for an Atlantic delivery and went to the bathroom just before closing time.... [more]


See in the dark with FLIR thermal cameras
By Helen Hopcroft,
The global thermal imaging giant FLIR is bringing its range of thermal cameras for marine use to Australia. Some of the first models will be on display at Sanctuary Cove boat show, 24-27 May. Powerboat-World spoke to FLIR’s Tony Kelly who says that in a few years thermal cameras, currently widely used by police and military, will become standard boat equipment.... [more]


Earthrace reaches Cochin
By Rob Kothe,
Earthrace, the bio-diesel powered boat on its quest to break the world record for the circumnavigation navigation of the earth, yesterday reached India’s Cochin Port and is undergoing engine repairs.... [more]


The Rip Tour Sunday May 27th 2007
By Al Constable,
Learn the best way to navigate Port Phillip Heads. The Ocean Racing Club of Victoria will be conducting another practical tour of the entrance to Port Phillip aboard the 'Nepean' with expert commentary by experienced offshore navigators and yachtsmen.... [more]


Lance Cushion named ISS President
By International Superyacht Society media,
With Australian Lance Cushion’s appointment as president, the International Superyacht Society continues to realise its mandate of truly representing the international nature of the superyacht industry.... [more]


Swiss and Solar, Sun21 Arrives New York
By Sail-World Cruising,
7,000 miles travelled, not a drop of oil used...well it could be a sailing boat, but Sun21 has no sails. It is the solar powered catamaran developed and sponsored by the Swiss Transatlantic21 Association, and it made its historic arrival across the Atlantic into New York’s North Cove Marina this week.... [more]

Two QLD companies shortlisted for 200-slip marina
By IBI Magazine,
Meridien Marinas and the Seymour Group have been asked by the state government to submit bids for the redevelopment of Urangan Boat Harbour in Hervey Bay. The project would involve building a 200-slip marina as well as upgrading existing facilities.... [more]



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