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Denial of Service ‘Pirates' attacks slowed Sail-World.com
TetraMedia's IT Team,
A bit of a seaway out there!! For the last 48 hours Sail-World, Powerboat-World and MarineBusiness-World and another 50 or so sites, hosted on the TetraMedia servers in Sydney have been bombarded with hacker 'pirate'attacks.... [more]
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BoatU.S. Questions the need for Marine Automatic Identification System
BoatU.S. Media,
Airplane transponders allow air traffic controllers to 'see' who is in the sky. Yesterday, in speaking before the U.S. House of Representatives Coast Guard Subcommittee, BoatU.S. testified that any potential requirement for this type of technology on boats is not practical, nor would it reduce the threat of a waterborne attack.... [more]
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Grand Banks reveals its latest in the Aleutian series
Bob Wonders,
Always revered, this latest GB has all the class and style associated with the famous marque. With a three stateroom layout, plus a ‘utility room' that offers more than 2.0-metres headroom and can serve a variety of purposes, the 53 Aleutian RP lacks for nothing when it comes to on board space.... [more]
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Class 1 Powerboat - Fazza quickest ahead of crunch weekend
Class 1 media,
Fazza are looking firm favourites to grab the first of three trophies this weekend, in tomorrow's Edox Pole Position qualifying session. Despite only needing to float round the course tomorrow, Fazza went quickest by more than two-and-a-half seconds in today's first official practice of the Emirates/Dubai Duty Free Dubai Grand Prix.... [more]
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Mustang Marine names new dealer principal
Bob Wonders,
Carl Kellett, former GM of Horizon Boats-International, named Dealer Principal for Mustang Marine Queensland. Kellett officially came on board last Tuesday, coincidentally linking up with his wife, Debbie, who has been responsible for the dealership's administration for the past three months.... [more]
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Horses give way to boats at Rosehill for the 2010 Trailer Boat Show
Bob Wonders,
Organisers maintain low exhibitor rates and free entry. Furthermore, Domenic Genua, the association's marketing and event manager, has stressed that the show's marketing budget will not be cut.... [more]
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Yamaha outboard engines take technology to new heights
Bob Wonders,
Latest Yamaha outboards hailed as 'the new generation.' According to Yamaha engineers, the new F300, F250 and F225 engines offer improvements at every turn when compared to earlier models.... [more]
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Price Wins Again and Team Abu Dhabi wins Team Title
U.I.M. F1 H2O,
Defending World Champion Jay Price of the Qatar Team made a statement today, winning as predicted and now forcing his rivals Guido Cappellini of the Zepter Team and Thani Al Qamzi of Team Abu Dhabi to put everything on the line at tomorrow's 16th and final event of the U.I.M. F1 H2O World Championship at the 10th Annual Grand Prix of Sharjah.... [more]
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Former Test cricketer Hayden asks boaters to keep a proper look-out
National Marine Safety Committee,
Former Australian Test cricketer Matthew Hayden shakes his head as he remembers the now infamous incident a few years ago when his boat capsized and sank while attempting a bar crossing off Brisbane's North Stradbroke Island... [more]
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First comprehensive review of the state of Antarctica's climate
SCAR /editors British Antarctic Survey,
The first comprehensive review of the state of Antarctica's climate and its relationship to the global climate system was published Tuesday 1 December by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR).... [more]
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F1 Powerboat - All or Nothing for Price, Andersson & Selio in Sharjah
Philippe Stiernon,
2009 U.I.M. F1 H2O World Championship has a logjam at the top with five drivers still in the hunt for the grand prize. Italian nine-time World Champion Guido Cappellini leads the pack by 10 points and with 20 going to the winner of each of the two Grand Prix's on Thursday and Friday.... [more]
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Marina Profile: Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia
Fiona Harper,
Arguably one of the most progressive yacht clubs on the Great Australian Bight, members and guests are now enjoying the new waterfront facilities at the Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia.... [more]
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Class 1 World Powerboat Championship: UIM-WPPA-IOTA joint statement
Powerboat Class 1 Media,
Statement on full re-integration of the Class 1 World Powerboat Championship in the UIM and under the UIM rules.... [more]
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Cappellini leads five drivers for F1 Powerboat title dreams in Sharjah
Philippe Stiernon,
2009 U.I.M. F1 H2O World Championship for power boating at the 10th Grand Prix of Sharjah on the Khaled Lagoon. The odds on favorite to win his 10th Drivers Championship is Italian Guido Cappellini in his Zepter sponsored DAC boat leading the championship by 10 points with just two races left to be run.... [more]
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Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron to play lead in Q150 Proclamation Day
Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron,
Thursday 10th December 2009 will mark 150 years since the historic reading in Brisbane of the Letters Patent. The Letters Patent was signed by Queen Victoria on 6 June 1859, proclaiming Queensland a separate colony to New South Wales.... [more]
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Sydney's Aquatic Events 2009-2010 calendar now out
NSW Govenment Media,
Where to find the best vantage points for Sydney's New Years Eve celebrations and navigation restrictions for the start of the Sydney to Hobart race are among many handy tips contained in a free boating guide. The 28-page full-colour brochure, Sydney's Aquatic Events 2009-2010 – A Boating Guide, will be distributed free of charge by the State's boating safety authority, NSW Maritime... [more]
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NSW Maritime targets tinnies campaign - First weekend results
NSW Govenment Media,
NSW Maritime Boating Safety Officers were out in force across NSW over the weekend, conducting more than 1700 on-water safety checks. Speeding and breaches of safety equipment rules were the most common offences.... [more]
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New plan helps safeguard jewels of the Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority,
New industry standards, ensuring aquarium stocks are sustainably sourced from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, is officially unveiled in Townsville.... [more]
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Montanari and Blue Shaft are looking to improve results in 2010
Powerboat P1 Media,
Blue Shaft throttleman Federico Montanari has vowed that his team will improve following a mixed 2009 season in the Powerboat P1 World Championship.... [more]
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Who will be crowned Class 1 World Champions - Fazza or Victory 1?
Class 1 News,
With the Victory Team having already secured a remarkable ninth Class 1 World title, the only unanswered question is which of the Dubai-based team's two thoroughbreds will emerge victorious on their home waters and in front of a partisan crowd and lift the trophy - Fazza or Victory 1?... [more]
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Powerboat P1 to include Formula Four Stroke Championship for 2010
Powerboat P1 Media,
The current stars of Powerboat P1 are looking forward to sharing the limelight in 2010, giving the inclusion of the Formula Four Stroke Championship on next year's racing calendar the thumbs up.... [more]
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‘One-off' Bar Crusher turning heads
Sandman PR,
Bar Crusher Boats recently teamed up with Navico Australia's Dave Silva to develop the first 560XS Tournament model. Designed around Dave's passion for tournament barra fishing in the Top End, this custom model has taken Bar Crusher's popular ‘crossover' concept to another level.... [more]
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Jay Price back in UIM F1 H2O Championship hunt with win in Abu Dhabi
U.I.M. F1 H2O Media,
>Defending World Champion Jay Price of the Qatar Team scored his third victory of the season and his sixth of his career and moved himself back into the 2009 U.I.M. F1 H2O World Championship picture... [more]
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Cappellini's winning red hot streak continues in the UIM F1 H2O class
U.I.M. F1 H2O Media,
Italian Guido Cappellini took advantage of Sami Selio's electrical problems and drove to the lead and never gave up winning by 1.14 seconds over Qatar Team driver Jay Price to win for the fourth time in his last five starts and move into first place in the U.I.M. F1 H2O World Championship... [more]
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Finland's U.I.M. F1 H2O pilot Sami Selio eye's Pole Position record
U.I.M. F1 H2O Media,
It begins when he puts his Mad Croc sponsored BABA boat in the water around the inner harbor of Abu Dhabi for Friday's 13th round of the 2009 U.I.M. F1 H2O World Championship for power boating at the 17th Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi.... [more]
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Yalta to host Powerboat P1 Ukrainian Grand Prix of the Sea
Powerboat P1 Media,
The city of Yalta will make its first-ever appearance on the Powerboat P1 race calendar in 2010, after senior officials of the National Ukrainian Powerboat Federation and Powerboat P1 Management Ltd concluded an agreement earlier this week.... [more]
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Cunningham's Marine appointed as a dealer for ArrowCat Marine
ArrowCat Marine Media,
ArrowCat Marine is proud to announce that Cunningham's Marine of Redcliffe Queensland is the newest dealer to join the ArrowCat dealer family in Australia.... [more]
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Caughey too good in Unlimited Superboat World Final
Sean Henshelwood,
One for the record books...2009 UIM World Jetsprint Championships, McPherson Park, Melton, Victoria, Australia. The 2009 UIM World Jetsprint Championships have officially come to an end, and whilst the results will show that the favourites took out victory in their respective classes, it was by no means a sure thing.... [more]
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