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 24 Sep 2013
 
 

Kiwis yet to claim Cup, Auckland show this week, 37 days til GC Expo!

I don't know about you, but these early morning (them, I am used to!) glued to Fox Sports and Sail-World.com willing Emirates Team NZ over the finish line first (and in under 40 minutes - there's a rule that needs to be revised!) are killing me. We couldn't wait, the champagne on ice was guzzled on Sunday.

Luna Rossa passes by the crowds on shore. - America's Cup  Chuck Lantz


We will have to drink tap water or Gin if they win in the morning. Hovering on match point for days now, the action on the water in San Fran is enough to turn the hardiest AFL supporters to sailing. God knows who's playing this weekend in Melbourne!!

Yacht Clubs, harbourside venues and humble lounge rooms will be united in one voice IF ONLY ETNZ can bring it tomorrow, from 6am EST. The score is 8-6, with Oracle Team USA showing all the bravado of the underdog and really serving it to the Kiwis.

America's Cup final, Emirates Team New Zealand
Race 16  Luna Rossa - Carlo Borlenghi ©


Enough on that frustrating event, watched by millions equally thrilled and thwarted - the protracted action is contributing to a real boon to the local NZ economy, NZ$350m and rising in investment, business and orders to the NZ marine industry. Australian businesses should want some of that and should be pitching the concept of hosting an AC, Volvo Ocean Race or similar to tourism bodies, Councils and city marketers. The ROI is incalculable.

9-23 USA Finish1  Tracy St John ©


In other news (sorry, is there any?), Auckland On Water Boat Show starts on Thursday (CAN YOU IMAGINE THE MOOD IF THE CUP BELONGS TO ETNZ BY THEN??), as does the Monaco Yacht Show on the other side of the world, where New Zealand yachts and marine businesses will be cutting a black and silver swathe.
Monaco Yacht Show  .. .


AIMEX-Superyacht Australia too will be there in force with Aussie businesses, launching a new superyacht magazine devoted entirely to the sector and Australia's superb cruising grounds.

Gold Coast International Marine Expo - bigger and better in 2013.  Stephen Milne


Locally, the Gold Coast International Marine Expo is just 37 days away, and organisers are anticipating increased numbers of visitors to match the record number of exhibitors to this year's event, 1 to 3 November at the Gold Coast's Coomera Marine Precinct.

Gold Coast International Marine Expo spokeswoman, Emma Milne said the Expo was much more than a boat show. 'It is a not-for-profit, action packed, gold coin charitable donation entry fee, family friendly event that offers a unique behind the scenes view of the diverse marine industry.' Just what's needed as we move in to a sweltering summer.

Much more on our sites from the past week and with previews of what's ahead. If you can stand the suspense, lend your cheer to the Kiwi challenge tomorrow and push them over to America's Cup victory.

Safe and satisfying boating!


Jeni Bone, editor



America's Cup Down Under - Yes, please!
Jeni Bone,
Another day's racing is scheduled for Sunday (US time), day 16, Race 14, and the 34th America's Cup is on the brink of becoming the longest in its history. And before even clutching the Cup, the Kiwis are celebrating.... [more]
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Exciting new attractions at 2013 Gold Coast International Marine Expo
Gold Coast International Marine Expo,
The 2013 Gold Coast International Marine Expo is brimming with new attractions including the Expo High Divers presented by JSW Powersports and the Club Marine cooking show with Bart Beek to name but a few.... [more]
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Cook: Rob Mundle tells the tale of our greatest explorer
Jeni Bone,
Best-selling author and renowned sailing journalist, Rob Mundle, will launch his next maritime history tome with the tale of Captain James Cook, one of the greatest explorers of all time.... [more]
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Superyacht Australia to launch magazine at Monaco Yacht Show
AIMEX-Superyacht Australia,
Superyacht Australia has for the first time published an Australian superyacht industry specific magazine profiling the hive of activity in the Australian superyacht sector and the country's unique cruising grounds.... [more]
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Countdown til Flamingo Bay auction - 7 October
Jeni Bone,
In less than three weeks, RV Flamingo Bay will go under the hammer at auction at Southport Yacht Club on Queensland's Gold Coast.... [more]
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Chaparral release new 307 SSx Bowrider
Dani Limback,
Chaparral has released the long-awaited little sister to their award winning 327SSx bowrider amid huge acclaim from the worldwide dealer network.... [more]
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Faithful Fraser turns it on again for the annual Clipper regatta
Propel PR,
For its forth-consecutive year, the Clipper Fraser Island Regatta began with a flotilla of 15 semi-displacement and planing hull boats beaming at what the next 10 days would bring.... [more]
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Valuable information from free seminars at Auckland On Water Boat Show
Kate Gordon-Smith,
This weekend the Auckland On Water Boat Show is a fantastic place for those new to boating to learn from a range of experts. A seminar series covering nine topics – from DIY tips for powerboat engine maintenance to learning to sail – runs both Saturday and Sunday of this year's show which takes place in Auckland's Viaduct Events Centre and the surrounding Viaduct Harbour.... [more]
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Tall ships and more at the museum for Fleet Review this October
Jude Timms,
Australia's home of maritime heritage – the Australian National Maritime Museum – will be a not-to-be-missed destination for Sydney siders and tourists alike this October during the Royal Australian Navy's International Fleet Review and Tall Ship Festival.... [more]
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No pot of gold for illegal commercial crabber
Fisheries Queensland,
A Mooloolaba commercial crabber and his business have been fined in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court $19,000 plus $3,650 in costs for crabbing offences.... [more]
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Cannes Debut of Gulf Craft Majesty 105
Gulf Craft,
With its ingenious utilization of indoor and outdoor space, clever fly-bridge and deck design and an outdoor entertaining area made for island hopping, it's no surprise the Majesty 105 has turned heads with its European premiere in Cannes last week.... [more]
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2013 Sail Canada Annual General Meeting and Conference
Sail Canada,
The 2013 Sail Canada AGM and Conference will take place in downtown Montréal at the Delta Centre-Ville | 777 rue University Street, Montréal, Québec, H3C 3Z7.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2014 - Secure your preferred option
Kristie Kaighin,
Looking to book accommodation for Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2014? All the best properties book out early, so make sure you book soon to secure your preferred option.... [more]
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Airlie Beach's Shingley Beach Resort -Location, Location, Location
Rob Kothe,
For the last eight of the eleven years Sail-World.com has been covering the ever growing Airlie Beach Race Week we´ve stayed at Shingley Beach Resort, 50 metres from the waterfront and just 500 metres from the Abell Point Marina, which has for all those years been the hub of race week activity, just as it is for all things maritime in Airlie Beach.... [more]
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Weta West Coast Championships, San Francisco - Video Preview
Sail-World.com,
Video preview of the West Coast Weta champs to held at Richmond yacht club, San Francisco... [more]
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Totally Dinghy Regatta Report - Sept 14-15 Richmond Yacht Club, CA
Jonathan Weston,
Typically a warm up regatta for the Weta West Coast Championships (to follow the next weekend), the Totally Dinghy was totally awesome this year. Saturday dawned with rare Southerly's and foggy skies. (It was hard to believe that just a few miles up the bay, the second AC race was cancelled due to high winds).... [more]
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Mandurah Boat Show begins this October
Club Marine Mandurah Boat Show,
The Club Marine Mandurah Boat Show will take place 11-13 October 2013 at the Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club, Mandurah Ocean Marina. This year's Show is BIG – with heaps of new boats on display including the world release Sunseeker; trailer boats, kayaks, jets skis, fishing gear, camping gear, electronics and more! All the big brands are back and there's heaps to see and do.... [more]
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Auckland On Water Boat Show goes digital
Kate Gordon-Smith,
The comprehensive show programme for this year's Auckland On Water Boat Show has been published in both traditional print and a digital format... [more]
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Marine Marketing Budgets for 2013-2014 in an online world
Brendan Maxwell,
Setting the marketing budget in the modern age means confronting, like it or not, the importance of the Internet in the advertising mix. This has taken many marine industry companies well outside their comfort zone, which had been built around the plethora of boating magazines.... [more]
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Events Clothing Annual Clearance Sale - October 4-6
Claire Skellon,
Events Clothing are staging their Annual Clearance Sale on 4-6 October 2013 at Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron... [more]
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Marine Electronics leader receives top honors
Andrew Golden,
Navico Holding AS, parent company to leading marine electronics brands Lowrance, Simrad and B&G, announced today that its Navico System Builder, available for Lowrance and Simrad Yachting, has won the 2013 International Boatbuilder's Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) Innovation Award in the Boatyard and Dealer Hardware and Software category.... [more]
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Bluefin launches Product Guarantee
Brad Richey,
Gold Coast manufacturer Bluefin Boats announce the launch of their Bluefin Guarantee which is in addition to their standard warranty and states.... [more]
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Official outboard supplier to British Sailing Team announced
Matt Carter,
Yamaha Motor UK was today announced as the official outboard supplier to the British Sailing Team for this four-year cycle, which includes the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games... [more]
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Icom, Official Partner to ISAF ‘Connect to Sailing' Initiative
Ian Lockyer,
The Icom brand name is synonymous with both Sailing and Powerboating but also commands a strong presence in the Yachting Marketplace. With this in mind, Icom is proud to become a global partner with the International Sailing Federation (ISAF).... [more]
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Marine technology, engines and more at Auckland On Water Boat Show
Kate Gordon-Smith,
Next week's Auckland On Water Boat Show offers boat owners an ideal opportunity to research and compare the country's best technology, mechanical and service providers to help refit and refurbish their vessel... [more]
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Vuda Marina - new yacht clearance port in Fiji
John Philp,
The owners of Vuda Marina Fiji are delighted to announce that Vuda Marina has officially been gazetted as an Approved Boarding Station from the 3rd September 2013.... [more]
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Grand Pavois - Atlantic multihulls rendezvous
Veronique Largeau,
The 'one for reale fans', Grand Pavois, which will be held at La Rochelle from 25th - 30th September, will present an area dedicated to multihulls. The essential Atlantic rendez-vous, this international boat show will bring together thirty boats, on Pontoon 10, with a number of new launches and world previews.... [more]
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New Ministers welcomed by Australia's recreational fishers
Alice Logan Edwards,
The Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation (ARFF) today welcomed the appointment of Mr Barnaby Joyce as Minister for Agriculture, Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck as Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture and The Hon Greg Hunt as Minister for the Environment... [more]
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Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show to showcase Gulf of Thailand
Event Media,
Ocean Marina Yacht Club are to host the second Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show, showcasing the Gulf of Thailand's marine leisure industry and underscoring its position as a strategic yachting hub in South East Asia. To be held 22nd to 24th November at Ocean Marina Yacht Club on Jomtien Beach, Pattaya, on Thailand's Eastern Seaboard, the event is expected to attract over 100 exhibitors... [more]
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Monaco Classic Week 2013 - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston honoured
Clipper Ventures,
Monaco Classic Week - La Belle Classe, Organised by one of Europe's oldest and most distinguished yacht clubs, is one of the most prestigious events in the sailing calendar reflecting Monaco's unwavering attachment to the sea and its maritime heritage... [more]
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Maritimo's onboard with Starlight Children's Foundation
Promedia,
Australia's luxury cruiser manufacturer, Maritimo and its founder, Bill Barry-Cotter, have launched a program of fundraising initiatives which will provide support for selected charities throughout Australia over the next 12 months.... [more]
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AIMEX confident in new Australian govt relationships
AIMEX-Superyacht Australia,
Given the Australian International Marine Export Group's established relationships with the newly elected Coalition government of Australia and their policies for Manufacturing, Export, Trade & Investment, AIMEX & Superyacht Australia are confident that the new government is more likely to favourably address the key barriers to growth in these sectors and those facing the superyacht sector.... [more]
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