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Editorial, September 17, '09

Come aboard, stow your gear, we've plenty to keep you occupied with Boating News from around the world.

Hey, how about those Canadians? Eight million of ‘em are refusing to get involved with boat licences.

Why didn't we think of that?

Meanwhile, back on the water, Tom Barry-Cotter, offshore racing's rising star, has finished the Offshore Superboat Championship season with another victory in the Redcliffe Grand Prix.

P1 Powerboats too is where it's all happening in Europe and we mark the fact that the fabulous Fort Lauderdale is about to celebrate its Golden Anniversary, 50-years!

Take a look at the fantastic vessel that Fort Lauderdale show organisers have hailed as ‘Queen of the Show.'
All 214-feet of the Feadship ‘Trident' is a credit to her designers and builders.

This Saturday there is a seriously big boat auction at Brisbane's Marine Auctions, a Horizon 98, the star of the 2008 Sanctuary Cove Boat Show and a bunch of smaller big boats too. Be interesting to watch the prices. There are sure to be still some bargains still, even tho' the market is turning and the stock market is coming back.

Now I know our focus is on Power boats, but one sailing incident has everybody talking, that of 16-year-old school girl Jessica Watson, determined to circumnavigate the world under sail and unassisted.

As is now well-known, on her way south to Sydney to begin her adventure she collided with a container ship while still in Queensland waters. Sail-World's cruising editor Nancy Knudsen takes an experienced look at Jessica's plans and provides an overview of long-distance sailing pitfalls.

Plenty to read, plenty to keep bringing you back as we update regularly.

Keep your eye on the horizon and may the weather remain fair.


Bob Wonders



Horizon 98 Superyacht and others headed for September 19th Auction
Powerboat-world.com,
The stunning 98 foot motor yacht that was the star of the 2008 Sanctuary Cove Boat Show is headed for auction. It was purchased in 2008 by Brisbane entrepreneur Daniel Tzvetkoff's DSB Cruises which is now in receivership.... [more]
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8 million Canadians defy new boating licence law
Sail-World Cruising,
Canadians have always been thought of as pretty law abiding people, but they are refusing to get a boating licence. This week the new Canadian boating licence - called a 'Pleasure Craft Operator Card' - became law, and Canadian authorities estimate that 8 million out of a total of 10 million boaters in Canada have failed to take the test and get a licence.... [more]
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New pilot cutter boat for Port of Newcastle
NSW Government Media,
A new pilot boat is to be built for the Port of Newcastle at a cost of $2.5 million, Ports and Waterways Minister Joe Tripodi announced today.... [more]
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Melbourne Leisurefest ticket sales go online
AAP Medianet,
Online ticket sales for Melbourne Leisurefest have gone live for easy pre-paid access to Australia's biggest RV, camping, boat and 4x4 show. Melbourne Leisurefest is the one stop shop for all RV, caravanning, camping, boating and 4x4 needs at Sandown Racecourse, Springvale, open 10 am to 5pm daily from 1 to 4 October.... [more]
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‘Simrad' leads the field home in final round of Offshore Superboats
Bob Wonders,
Class 1 proves tough at Redcliffe with half the field failing to finish before Tom Barry-Cotter emerged triumphant. With Maritimo crew chief Peter ‘Muddy' McGrath alongside, Barry-Cotter and ‘Simrad' led all the way, covering 15 laps of the Redcliffe course in 62 minutes, 38 seconds.... [more]
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Sturrocks' Ship Chandlery celebrates 30 years
Jeni Bone,
The brothers Sturrock, John and Doug, began their “famous ship chandlery” business in 1979, first setting up shop in Birkenhead Point followed a year later at d'Albora Marinas Rushcutters Bay.... [more]
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Jessica's collision - Australia has 'no jurisdiction'
BW Media roundup,
Investigations carried out by Australia's State and Commonwealth authorities after teen sailor Jessica Watson's collision with a merchant ship last week have come to nothing, as the yacht and the merchant ship were in international waters at the time, 15 nautical miles off the coast.... [more]
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Canadian boat operators need a Pleasure Craft Operator Card NOW!
Sail-World.com & Powerboat-world.com,
After a 10 year federal law phase in period, the deadline will arrive tonight at midnight for all Canadian boaters to have their Pleasure Craft Operator Card, commonly referred to as a boating license, or they risk expensive fines. Effective tomorrow, September 15th 2009 anyone operating a powered watercraft recreationally in the country must have the Card.... [more]
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Powerboat P1 World Championship - The Fantastic 1 penalised
Powerboat P1 World Championship,
Powerboat P1 World Championship - Following yesterday's opening round of the Sicilian Grand Prix of the Sea, an irregularity was found during the post race weigh-in of the Cigarette Smash Poker boat, which found the craft to be underweight.... [more]
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Powerboat P1 World Championship title decided on last race
Powerboat P1 media,
Powerboat P1 World Championship - The race for Evolution and SuperSport gold went tantalisingly down to the wire with both class champions having to wait until round ten's checkered flag to finally toast victory.... [more]
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NSW Funding for fishing safety programs rock solid
Ian Macdonald Minister for Primary Industries,
The NSW Government and the NSW Saltwater Recreational Fishing Trust are working together to make the sport of rock fishing safer in NSW. The trust will also provide $50,750 to continue funding the successful Rock fishing Safety resource folder,' he said. The funding is part of the trust's $13 million spending spree on more than 60 recreational fishing projects across NSW over the next year... [more]
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Sicilian Grand Prix of the Sea Sprint Race - 26 Team SW1 Capital wins
Powerboat P1 media,
26 Team SW1 Capital retained its status as the in-form team in the Powerboat P1 World Championship by claiming their third successive race win in the Sprint race in the Sicilian Grand Prix of the Sea in Syracuse... [more]
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Sicilian Grand Prix of the Sea Sprint Race - SNAV OSG closes gap
Powerboat P1 media,
SNAV OSG closed the gap to just 35-points in the Evolution Class after a barn-storming win in Saturday's Sicilian Grand Prix of the Sea Sprint Race. Cranefields Wine roared into an early lead on the opening lap but the Germans suffered engine problems and were forced out of the race early.... [more]
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Not all boat suds are created equal - but how to tell?
BoatUS/Sail-World,
Most yacht owners are desirous to keep the water they sail in clean, and a quick scan of boat cleaning product labels at your local boating store reveals a daunting array of words, including non-toxic, biodegradable, environmentally smart, and phosphate-free. But do so-called 'environmentally-friendly' boat cleaners get the job done or are boaters simply getting 'greenwashed'?... [more]
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Jessica Watson - collision mystery
Nancy Knudsen,
Sadly, 16-year-old Jessica Watson's collision with a ship at sea in a shipping lane is just ordinary inexperience and miscalculation. Her AIS would have made her aware of it in good time. She therefore had the capacity to turn away, and, at a speed of probably 5 knots, get the hell out of there! Why didn't she do it?... [more]
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1st Asia Superyacht Conference announces speakers
Superyacht Singapore Assoc,
The Superyacht Singapore Association has announced a number of important updates for its upcoming 1st Asia Superyacht Conference, backed by the Singapore Government.... [more]
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‘Brotherhood of the Sea' comes to Jessica Watson's aid
Bob Wonders,
Marine industry companies stand firm with Jessica Watson. Gold Coast City Marina's Leigh-Smith described the actions of the companies that stepped forward to assist as being a first class example of 'the Brotherhood of the Sea.'... [more]
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Powerboat P1 World Championship Sicilian Grand Prix of the Sea
Powerboat P1 PR,
The 2009 Powerboat P1 World Champions will be crowned this weekend as the curtain is drawn on another action-packed year of the world's premier offshore racing series. Insiders tip OSG and Baia for glory.... [more]
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Not all boat suds are created equal - but how to tell?
BoatUS/Sail-World,
Most yacht owners are desirous to keep the water they sail in clean, and a quick scan of boat cleaning product labels at your local boating store reveals a daunting array of words, including non-toxic, biodegradable, environmentally smart, and phosphate-free. But do so-called 'environmentally-friendly' boat cleaners get the job done or are boaters simply getting 'greenwashed'?... [more]
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True Superyacht for Sydney Harbour Cruises
Malcolm Lambe,
The 38m (125 ft) luxury motor yacht 'Platinum' is coming to Sydney Harbour for Christmas and New Year, available for cruising around Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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Is it Fazza versus Victory 1 for the Class 1 European Crown?
Class 1 media,
The Victory Team will be looking to complete the first leg of the Grand Slam by lifting the European Championship in the Italian Grand Prix. The haul of all four titles in a season has so far eluded the Dubai based team - missing out last year when Mohammed Al Marri and Nadir Bin Hendi lost out in the European title race by a single point - and has only ever been achieved by Spirit of Norway.... [more]
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Yacht and Boat Korea 2009 secures 100 confirmed exhibitors
Kate Duryea,
Close to 100 exhibitors from Asia and Europe are confirmed for Yacht and Boat Korea 2009 to be staged October 29 to November 1 this year.... [more]
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