We’ve been in the Whitsundays at the Whitehaven Beach Party, a legendary boating and yachting magnet. Much better weather than down south too!
On Wednesday we head down to Brisbane for the 48th Brisbane International Boat Show, a six day extravaganza not only packed with entertainment, but offering show visitors the chance to win one of six boat and motor packages.
For the Australian boating industry in general, now’s the chance to really rack up some frequent flyer points; we outline the locations some of our industry identities will be bound for, from the English Channel port of Oostende, in Belgium to the sunny shores of Fort Lauderdale.
The following week, September 8 and 9, our destination will be Redcliffe, site of the opening round of the Offshore Superboat Championships, with Class I, SuperCat Outboard and SuperCat Lite Outboard ready to roar.
Two weeks later, the offshore fleet (and Powerboat-World) head for Townsville, self-proclaimed capital of North Queensland and round two of the OSC.
It’s all happening. - copy this email to your boating friends, so they can keep up with all the boating news too.
By Bob Wonders
Brisbane International Boat Show in countdown mode By Bob Wonders, It's now only four days to the Brisbane International Boat ShowMore than 160 exhibitors have committed to the exhibition, with organisers, Marine Queensland, stating the show's aim is to showcase the fun of boating and fishing.... [more]
Rising rivers present concerns for boaters By NSW Maritime, NSW Maritime, the State boating regulator, has issued a warning for boaters in the Northern Rivers of NSW.... [more]
City councils throw full support behind offshore By Bob Wonders, Organisers expect thousands of spectators to flock to the vantage points along the waterfronts of the two venues.... [more]
National Bream Classic Grand Final By Sportsfish Australia, This year over 40 teams fought it out over four qualifying rounds from Gippsland lakes in Victoria to the Gold Coast in the north to be in the top 20 grand final qualifiers.... [more]
Keeping on top of wildlife threats By ARC Centre of Excellence Coral Reef Studies, One of Australia’s greatest conservation challenges in protecting the Great Barrier Reef and other natural assets is staying one jump ahead of both the movement of protected species and the emergence of new and unforeseen threats... [more]
Australian boating industry flying flag worldwide By Bob Wonders, First of the major events is the staging of the 48th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, arguably the biggest big boat show in the world.... [more]
First Marina in Aust gains EPA accredited licence By Natalie Perkins, The Marina Hindmarsh Island was recognised and rewarded for its excellence in and ongoing commitment to sustainable environmental practices in a ceremony which took place on Thursday 16 August at The Marina Hindmarsh Island.... [more]
Riviera celebrates graduating apprentices By Denby Browning, Riviera’s school-based apprentice training program is the largest and most comprehensive in the Australian boat building industry and one of the leading school-based systems anywhere in the country. At any one time, the company trains about 160 young people in the program.... [more]
Father’s Day a breeze at Whitworths By Media Services, Father’s Day is fast approaching and all over the country Dads are dropping hints, leaving DIY store catalogues prominently displayed on the kitchen bench and checking out new products online. Whitworths Marine and Leisure have a huge range of products for both power and sail boats; their range even includes fishing and camping gear, clothing, books and tools. Their website is bloke heaven and you can even encourage your loved ones to buy you a gift certificate online.... [more]
Scholarship for Lake Macquarie Marina Manager By Tony Castles, Symantha Suprain Marina Manager and owner at Marmong Point Marina on Lake Macquarie has been awarded the annual Bellingham Marine scholarship to attend the Intermediate Marina Management School to be held in Sydney, October 21 - 25 2007... [more]
Now for a Totally Green Boat Show By Sail-World Cruising, Many boat shows around the world are starting to devote space and time to the environment - New York Boat Show with its DEC (Department of Environment Conservation) exhibit, the Adelaide Boat Show has had the Marine Environment Trail for many years, the Palm Beach Boat Show with its 'clean boating program', just to mention a small disparate few. But the only Boat Show that we know of that is totally dedicated... [more]
Southport Yacht Club’s new Marina extension By Sarah Cann, The New Marina Extension includes: five SuperYacht Berths, twenty-one sixteen metre single shutes, six sixteen metre catamaran berths, plus a twenty-five metre berth, two twenty-two metre berths, a thirteen metre berth and finally an eighteen... [more]
'I didn't want to be rescued'-Says Rescued Sailor By Sail-World Cruising/Daily Mail, A recent story in London's Daily Mail again illustrates an issue which is constantly bubbling below the surface in sailing and non-sailing circles. Should good taxpayer's money, which finances rescue organisations, be used to rescue sailors who deliberately put themselves in danger, whether they be racing or simply adventuring where others would not dare?... [more]
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