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  16 Jul 2010
 
 


Our Boating Editor, Bob Wonders is in Sarasota, Florida for the new season launch of Chris-Craft boats. 40 hours at 450 knots, quite a week.

What Bob did not tell you last week, he is the only non-North American journalist at the event. Evidence indeed of the high regard in which our veteran boating editor is held world-wide. He will be back next week with news from the international scene.

Adelaide Boat Show started yesterday, at the Convention Centre and Sydney International Boat Show now less than two weeks away, bigger and brighter than ever.

Britains top female powerboat racer and British champion Shelley Jory-Leigh is considering retiring after a second crash. We bring you more news from the Grand Prix circuit, its Norway this weekend.

New Zealand's most famous dolphin Moko grabs the headlines even in death and New Zealand's most famous boater Pete Bethune is back home.

FYI - Burke Marine is looking for a number cruncher with a nautical background.

The Powerboat-World Team



Shelley's Championship dreams shattered in dramatic crash in Sardinia
www.shelleyjory.com,
Shelley Jory Leigh, Britain's leading female power boat racer, has suffered head injuries and a broken nose in a serious accident during testing for Rounds 5 and 6 of the UIM World Championship Grand Prix of the Sea in Poltu Quatu, Sardinia.... [more]
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Moko's death forever a mystery
NZPA/Wikipedia,
What caused the death of Moko the dolphin remains a mystery after an autopsy, the Department of Conservation (DOC) says.... [more]
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Sea Ray Aquapalooza is 'Bigger in Texas'
Sea Ray News,
Sea Ray Boats and its dealer Sail & Ski Center has announced that an estimated 7,000 boats and 65,000 to 70,000 people attended Brad Paisley's concert on Saturday, July 10, at the AquaPalooza 2010 Signature Event on Lake Travis near Austin, Texas.... [more]
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Cigarette – the legend goes fishin'
Bob Wonders,
Fishing at speed? Easy, with Cigarette! The Cigarette name in fact has become a generic term for sleek, stylish and very fast boats; it's not uncommon for some people seeing a high-performance boat to exclaim, 'It must be a Cigarette.'... [more]
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Class 1 World Powerboat Championship: Arendal gears up for Grand Prix
Class 1 World Powerboat Championship,
Concerts, airshows, fireworks and a host of top-class entertainment will all be part of the mix, with NGP - the organisers of the BMW Norwegian Grand Prix (16-18 July) - laying on a weekend of festivities as Class 1 returns to Arendal for round two of the UIM Class 1 World Powerboat Championship, round 1 of the Class 1 European Championship.... [more]
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NSW Maritime Safety Alert - Tweed River boat fire
NSW Maritime,
NSW Maritime today issued a safety alert to boaters following a boat fire in the Tweed River today. At 2pm, a 10m motor cruiser caught fire on its mooring at Fingal Head, Tweed River.... [more]
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Former President Bush's boat runs aground
AOL News,
Beach-goers in Maine had an unexpectedly close encounter with former President George H.W. Bush when his fishing boat ran aground.... [more]
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The story of the Ady Gil
Earthrace,
Earthrace was a 24m (78ft) tri-hull wavepiercer that was designed and built specifically to break the record for a powerboat to circumnavigate the globe. She was an advanced endurance vessel, capable of submarining up to 7m (23ft) underwater as she powersed across the oceans.... [more]
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Round Britain 2012 – Air Race launched
Round Britain Ltd,
The Air Race element of The Round Britain Race was launched at Aero Expo UK 2010, Wycombe Air Park. The response from the show was outstanding and very positive.... [more]
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IBEX announces information-packed seminar series
IBEX,
The 2010 International Boatbuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), taking place September 28-30, 2010 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, is hosting its seminar series with more sessions than ever before and new topics to address the needs of the entire marine industry.... [more]
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Fishing fines aren't fun
DEEDI,
Fishing should be about fun not about fines so to avoid getting caught out recreational fishers need to know and adhere to Queensland's fishing regulations.... [more]
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World Cup floating pitch - new life at Sydney International Boat Show
Natalie Davies, Boating Monthly,
A floating football pitch used by fans to watch the World Cup final is to be transformed into walkways for Australia's largest boat show.... [more]
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Have your say on the Inland Waters Classification
Department of Primary Industries VIC,
Fisheries Victoria is seeking comments on a draft Inland Waters Classification that classifies all inland waters in Victoria as trout, native or mixed fisheries. Our goal is to promote and develop recreational angling opportunities for native, trout and mixed fisheries.... [more]
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Lillydale Lake - Fabulous family fishing
Vic Department of Primary Industries,
Lillydale Lake was a fishing ‘hotspot' on an otherwise cold weekend, at the Go Fishing in Victoria Family Fishing Day, which attracted over 200 local participants. The Family Fishing Days, organised by Fisheries Victoria as part of the Go Fishing in Victoria initiative, encourages and educates the community in the hobby of recreational fishing.... [more]
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Adelaide Boat Show begins Thursday
BIA SA,
Thousands of boating enthusiasts will converge at the Adelaide Convention Centre to experience the newest and greatest in marine equipment from Thursday 15 July until Sunday 18 July for the 2010 Adelaide Boat Show.... [more]
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Get your tickets to the Sydney Boat Show breakfast
BIA NSW,
The traditional boat show opener, the industry breakfast, will this year be held Friday 30 July 7.15am for a 7.30am start, until 9.30am, featuring special guest, Jessica Watson.... [more]
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Jessica Watson to appear at 2010 Sydney International Boat Show
BIA NSW,
Australian teenager and inspiration to many, 17-year-old sailor, Jessica Watson is officially confirmed to be a special guest speaker at this year's Sydney International Boat Show.... [more]
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51st annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show gears up
Pierson Grant Public Relations,
Hundreds of thousands of boating enthusiasts and marine industry professionals worldwide will come together October 28 through November 1, 2010 in Fort Lauderdale for the 51st annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the largest in-water boat show in the world.... [more]
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Melbourne Boat Show barometer of better times ahead
BIA VIC,
The 50th Annual BIA Melbourne Boat Show sold up a storm, with a major boost in attendance and strong sales of everything from charts to half million dollar cruisers.... [more]
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Marine Industry Opportunity with Burke Marine
Media Services,
Burke Marine has now been employing a team of people for nearly 40 years and are proud to say that many staff have been with them for literally decades. Priding themselves on good working marine and sailing knowledge, Burke are looking for a new person to join the force and contribute the next stage of knowledge and service to the company.... [more]
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P1 SuperStock Championship - Rough Cut Racing wins Pwllheli Grand Prix
Sam Feasey,
Rough Cut Racing upset the formbook by powering to the Pwllheli Grand Prix of the Sea title this weekend. Ian Brusby and Andy Wilby became the first team to topple the previously unbeaten Heights of Abraham outfit as the new 300 Class kings won their inaugural P1 SuperStock Championship trophy in North Wales.... [more]
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Gold Coast Waterways Authority revived
Media Services,
Queensland's marine industry and the State Government are days away from striking a deal that will revive the concept of the Gold Coast Waterway Authority with a focus to managing the Gold Coast Broadwater.... [more]
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F1 2010 GP of Russia - Mad Crocs Selio and Carella tame the Neva
Philippe Stiernon,
F1 2010 GP of Russia - In F1 motor racing circles, Red Bull are the major force and in F1 powerboats it's the Mad Crocs. Both Red Bull and Mad Croc are energy drinks and after this exhilarating 42 lap battle it was Sami Selio and his team partner Alex Carella who completed a magnificent 1-2 leaving all rival trailing in their wake in the F1 GP of Russia i... [more]
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Guest speaker list continues to expand for SIBS
Bob Wonders,
Surely you know by now that SIBS means the Sydney International Boat Show, largest recreational boating exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere and the show that many industry leaders have dubbed 'The Must Do show.'... [more]
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Volvo-Penta's IPS - A revolution in marine propulsion
Bob Wonders,
Several of Australia's best-known manufacturers are now offering Volvo Penta IPS on a range of their vessels, including Maritimo, Riviera, Noosa Cat, Palm Beach Motor Yachts, Sailfish, IMAX and Revolution Yachts.... [more]
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NSW Researchers chip in to better understanding of fish migration
NSW Dept Primary Industries - Fisheries,
Industry & Investment NSW researchers at Narrandera Fisheries Centre are helping unlock the mystery of native fish. Hundreds of fish had been monitored in both the Nepean and Shoalhaven Rivers using this science refined at Narrandera by a team led by Dr Lee Baumgartner and Dr Meaghan Rourke.... [more]
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Carbon emissions threaten fish populations
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies,
Humanity's rising CO2 emissions could have a significant impact on the world's fish populations. Baby fish may become easy meat for predators as the world's oceans become more acidic due to CO2 fallout from human activity.... [more]
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Powerboat P1 Superstock Pwllheli Grand Prix of the Sea - Weather wins
Powerboat P1 Superstock,
Appalling weather conditions washed out Saturday's racing at the Pwllheli Grand Prix of the Sea. Whilst most of the UK was basking in glorious summer sunshine, a small pocket of miserable weather in north Wales conspired to foil the P1 SuperStock teams, who were left feeling frustrated ahead of round three of this year's championship.... [more]
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Selio earns pole position in St. Petersburg
Philippe Stiernon,
Sami Selio picked up his first pole of 2010 and his ninth in his last 12 races and will lead the field of 20 drivers from 12 different nations for tomorrow's Grand Prix of Russia for the second round of the 2010 UIM F1 World Championship for power boating.... [more]
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Pwllheli Grand Prix of the Sea - Wilson ready for toughest challenge
Sam Feasey,
P1 SuperStock Championship 150 Class leader John Wilson is confident of securing his third consecutive Grand Prix of the Sea trophy in Pwllheli this weekend. The Premier Cru pilot is currently sitting at the top of the standings having won five-out-six races so far this season.... [more]
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F1 H2O - After Hours Show ready to take your questions at Russian GP!
Philippe Stiernon,
UIM F1 H2O World Championship internet show 'After Hours' is opening the floor for you to take part! 'This concept is great, as we are asking both our fans and media representatives to write in their questions throughout the weekend beginning as early as Friday,' said Philippe Stiernon.... [more]
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Barry Jenkins: the showman departs the local marine scene
Jeni Bone,
The final curtain has not fallen on the Sanctuary Cove stalwart – 22 boat shows under his belt – and all rounder in the Australian marine industry, but last night, some of Barry Jenkins' closest colleagues and friends joined him for a toast and a tinkle on the ivories, before he departs for Asia and new marine horizons.... [more]
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Charges highlight drink driving dangers
Media Services,
A 37-year-old man was charged with drink-driving yesterday after a boating accident on the Gold Coast. A 43-year-old woman suffered extensive leg injuries when she fell off a jet ski and was hit by a cruiser on the Southport Broadwater on Sunday afternoon.... [more]
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WWF call to lock up 30% waters would kill fishing industry
Senator Ron Boswell,
'The World Wildlife Fund's call to close 30% of Australia's waters to fishing, oil and gas, would be the end of Australia's fishing industry,' said LNP Senator Ron Boswell.... [more]
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New PFDs for Australian Boaters
Ursula Bishop,
Personal flotation devices made to the new Australian Standard AS 4758 can now be sold and worn around the country. The National Marine Safety Committee (NMSC) has produced a point of sale brochure for retailers, dealers and the general public explaining the PFDs made to the new standard and what they mean. Copies can be attained from marine safety authorities or the NMSC.... [more]
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Different types of waves
Powerboat P1,
There are many types of wave - the most recognisable by non-boaters may be the Queen's Royal wave, but none of the arm-throwing movement's cause powerboaters too much issue out on the water.... [more]
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