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  07 May 2010
 
 




Cigarette and Miss Geico – a formidable pairing
Bob Wonders,
The legend is alive and well on the offshore race scene. Fortunately, Cigarette is anything but ‘gone'; it may have moved from its former home, but only a few kilometres and to a brand new, purpose-built plant under its new owner, dynamic businessman Skip Braver.... [more]
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‘Anglomoil' came to the Hawkesbury with the right formula
Bob Wonders,
As usual, 'the bridge' is a race of attrition with 21 unable to complete the course. Heavy fog delayed the start for more than an hour, but once under way most drivers reported the river offered ‘good water'.... [more]
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Team Selected for Ultimate Ride Jet-ski from London to Auckland
Angela Jones,
The team who will attempt to break the world personal watercraft record by riding from London to New Zealand is in place and in training for their 32,000 km epic journey to boost public awareness about ways to prevent cancer and raise funds for global cancer research.... [more]
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It's official! Maritimo owns Mustang
Bob Wonders,
The rumour mill got it right for once. The official Maritimo statement confirms that the company, based at Coomera and Hope Island, has purchased the intellectual property and moulds of Mustang Marine and will maintain the Mustang name.... [more]
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Tunks Park upgrade allows greater access to Sydney Harbour
Paul McLeay - Minister for Ports & Waterways,
Boating access to Middle Harbour has been significantly improved, thanks to a $385,000 upgrade of facilities at Tunks Park, Cammeray. Minister for Ports and Waterways, Paul McLeay and North Sydney Council Mayor, Genia McCaffery, today officially opened the new and upgraded boating facilities. Mr McLeay said the upgraded boat ramp pontoon facility, was fully funded by NSW Maritime under the Better... [more]
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TEAMORGIN continues tradition with Salthouse Boatbuilders
Richard Gladwell,
When the Audi MedCup fleet crosses the start line for the first event Cascais, Portugal, next week, most eyes will be on the performance of TEAMORIGIN. The new TP52, helmed by triple Olympic Gold medalist Ben Ainslie, was launched from the Salthouse Boatbuilders yard in Auckland in March, during the 2010 Louis Vuitton Trophy. TEAM ORIGIN is the first venture into the white hot TP52 circuit... [more]
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Maritimo acquires Mustang Marine?
Brendan Maxwell,
Queensland Gold Coast waterfront buzzing with gossip. No monetary figure has been mentioned, either, but the suggested figure being quoted on local marina arms is slightly less than $3 million.... [more]
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Whittington man jailed for abalone theft
DPI Media,
A 42 year old Whittington man was sent to jail by Magistrate Michael Coghlan in Victoria's Colac Magistrates Court today (Monday, May 3) after poaching abalone on New Years Eve.... [more]
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New speed limit for The Spit in New South Wales
Paul McLeay MP,
Minister for Ports and Waterways, Paul McLeay said the new speed limit, taking effect immediately, would apply to an area bound by Clontarf Point and the Middle Harbour Yacht Club on the east and d'Albora Marina and the Seaforth shoreline on the western side of The Spit Bridge.... [more]
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Offshore Challengers prepare for Bass Strait Rally
Australian Offshore Challenge,
Starting from Hobart next February, the second edition of this ultimate power boating event will send competitors on a navigational rally along the coastal passages, islands and bays of eastern Tasmania, on to the islands comprising the Furneaux Group, before continuing an island-hopping crossing of Bass Strait to Melbourne... [more]
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Illinois life jacket legislation rejected
BoatUS,
As reported on 22 April 2010, the Illinois House of Representatives and DNR were working on a legislation that would have required any adult sailing solo in a boat under 26' to wear a life jacket.... [more]
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North South Yachting become Greenline Hybrid importers for Australia
North South Yachting,
North South Yachting (NSY) is proud to announce their appointment as Greenline Hybrid importers for Australia. Lauded as the most exciting new boat to emerge worldwide in 2010, the Greenline is the first truly hybrid power boat utilising a combination of solar, electric and diesel power.... [more]
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All set for the staging of Australia's most iconic powerboat race
Bob Wonders,
The starters include powerboat race record holder Ricky Howard, who in his hydroplane ‘Hyperactive' in 2008 became the first to break the 30 minute mark, covering the 112 (approx) distance along the winding river in an astonishing 29 minutes, 47 seconds.... [more]
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NSW Deputy Coroner declares ski racer's death 'a freak accident'
Bob Wonders,
NSW Deputy State Coroner, Hugh Dillon, conducting the hearing into the incident, said 'there's no human agent who can be blamed for this.' He found that Eagle, 51, drowned after the boat ‘flipped' at high speed when it hit a series of large waves caused by a passing tug boat towing a barge.... [more]
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A novice sailor? Boy, they got that right
Bob Wonders,
His name has not been made public, but his chances of winning a role as a navigator are down to two – incredibly slim and none!... [more]
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Fairline Squadron 65' – named UK's Motor Boat of the Year
Bob Wonders,
Visitors to the forthcoming Sanctuary Cove (May 20-23) and Sydney International (July 29-August 2) Boat Shows will have the opportunity to inspect the stunning award winner.... [more]
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