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20 Aug 2009                              To reply to this email click here

Ethanol – is it a disaster in waiting for the marine industry?
Bob Wonders,
It's called E10, but is it a viable fuel for marine engines? Ken Evans, Mercury Marine's director of outboard sales and service, was not so reclusive; ‘Ethanol has the potential for disaster,' he declared.... [more]
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Cobalt – a breed to be admired
Bob Wonders,
For a very fortunate family, the latest release from Cobalt, the stylish 262, will meet all demands. Versatile, luxurious and unrivalled, the Cobalt 262 offers almost too many features to adequately list.... [more]
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Riviera Syndication offers boating luxury at Brisbane Show
Denby Browning,
Brisbane Boat Show visitors will be spoiled for choice at the Riviera Syndication display, with options on a 38 Open Flybridge based at Manly as well as shares in boats at Hamilton Island, Sydney on the Gold Coast and in the Mediterranean.... [more]
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Final nominations called for NSW Maritime Medal
Kate Sullivan,
This is a final call for nominations for the 2009 NSW Maritime Medal. Nominations close on Friday 21st August 2009. This is a chance to nominate an individual or group who deserves public recognition for their outstanding contributions to the boating and marine community.... [more]
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Team Scorpion: Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Shelley Jory join forces
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Shelley Jory will race together as Team Scorpion in this year's Cowes-Torquay-Cowes Race. Racing as Team Scorpion with Shelley as the Driver, Sir Robin, an icon of the sailing world, Chairman of Clipper Ventures plc and now aged 70, has never before experienced powerboat racing.... [more]
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Boswell moves to block Heritage Park to save marine industry jobs
Office of Senator Ron Boswell,
The Nationals Senator, Ron Boswell today moved in the Senate to block a Proclamation that would introduce a Coral Sea Heritage Park that would put at risk the jobs of thousands of people involved in the North Queensland fishing and boating industries.... [more]
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Redcliffe Superboat Grand Prix ready to rumble
Bob Wonders,
Strong spectator turnout expected for offshore superboats. Two crews have already gathered enough points to be named 2009 champions, ‘Maritimo', with Tom Barry-Cotter (driver) and Ross Willaton (throttles) has claimed Class 1 and ‘SUV Dodge Ram', Mat Humphrey (driver) and Simon Isherwood (throttles) are the Supercat Outboard champions.... [more]
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Are you listed in the the ‘Whos Who' of Yachting?,
The Dark Blue Book is the first ever ‘Who's Who of yachting' book to emerge on the scene, listing the contact details of some the most influential people in the sport. With a new edition planned for release in 2010, more entries are being sought to add to the many contacts already in the book.... [more]
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New Mandurah Marine Operations Centre opened
WA Government,
The official opening of the new $10.4 million Marine Operations Centre in Mandurah WA was on Friday 14th August. Fisheries Minister Norman Moore said the purpose-built centre would incorporate the Department of Fisheries regional office as well as facilities for Water Police operations. It will also house staff from the departments of Water and Transport.... [more]
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Powerboat P1 - Falkowski vows not to rest on his laurels
Powerboat P1 media,
In Powerboat P1 news, Jan Falkowski is refusing to rest on his laurels. The 47 Silverline crew of Falkowski and Drew Langdon have been a model of consistency throughout their maiden season competing in the Evolution-class... [more]
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NSW Lobster thieves caught red handed
Ian Macdonald Minister for Primary Industries,
Two men are each facing almost $50,000 in fines and six months in prison after allegedly being found in possession of a number of illegal lobster pots and prohibited size eastern rock lobsters.... [more]
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Coral reefs and the human communities that depend on them
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies,
Communique on the future of coral reefs and the human communities that depend on them. Leading Australian scientists released on August 6th the following call for action to save the world's coral reefs, at a scientific symposium in Brisbane. Read on...... [more]
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Powerboat P1 pilot Shelley Jory swaps jobs for a day
Powerboat P1 media,
Powerboat P1 pilot Shelley Jory got her first taste of extreme sailing alongside double Olympic gold medallist Shirley Robertson on the first Friday of Cowes Week.... [more]
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Spotlight on International Lighthouse Weekend
NSW Government Media,
This weekend is a chance to share in the history and spectacle of NSW's heritage Lighthouses. August 15-16 marks International Lighthouse Weekend and the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour is hosting a family fun day on Sunday.... [more]
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Helping Albacore Tuna come out of the can
Albacore tuna are harvested from tropical to temperate waters, mainly for canning, but also to satisfy the growing market for fresh fish in Europe and the United States.... [more]
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Scandinavian Grand Prix of the Sea crash - Pilots OK resting up
Sam Feasey,
Powerboat P1 World Championship. Lucas Oil Outerlimits pilots Nigel Hook and Joe Sgro are both in good spirits despite sustaining minor injuries in Sunday's Evolution Class Endurance Race. 'The boat is finished. It was the most violent barrel roll I've ever been involved in. The sheer force of the roll caused Joe to jump straight out of his shoe ' Hook said. ]... [more]
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Festival 09 - A Maritime Spectacular for a Maritime City
Erica Townsend,
Festival 09 is to be held on the Newcastle Harbour and Foreshore (NSW) on Sunday 11 October 2009. Festival 09 is an opportunity to view a colourful and dynamic art-scape that can be enjoyed from many strategic locations along the glorious harbour foreshore.... [more]
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Spirit of Qatar Team Principal: Rules must be implemented and enforced
Class 1 media,
Spirit of Qatar Team Principal, HE Sheikh Hassan Bin Jabor Al-Thani is not ruling out a return to racing, but insists that the rules must be implemented and enforced. 'The only reason for the team to pull out is because the WPPA has not been implementing the rules, and we will only come back if the rules are being implemented and enforced.'... [more]
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