Finally, the rain here in dusty SEQld! I appreciate the cloudless, breezy summer days as much as anybody, but eating dirt blown in from the west is not pleasant (let alone the additional house work!)
This week, along with the rain, we can give thanks for a swag of good news stories that lift our industry.
Among them, the launch of the impressive 41ft Seawind 1250 at Wollongong Harbour. By all accounts, it's a superb addition to the range and well worth the million dollar investment in new tooling and design.
Then there's a preview of METS 2009 and information on the products short listed for this year's DAME, new Brisbane premises for Yamaha Motor Australia and international recognition and Awards for Navico.
Positive too is the feedback from the 1st Asia Superyacht conference held in Singapore 2 weeks ago, and we have a thorough report on the event, its highlights and outcomes.
Azzura Marine Nowra in southern NSW went into liquidation a couple of weeks ago, but there could be opportunities either locally or for low cost manufacturers further north in the Asia Pacifc.
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Shorthanded Sailing Association 2009 Series Mainsheet Media, The Shorthanded Sailing Association of Australia (SSAA) is Australia's peak body for this type of sailing in Australia. Member's goals are diverse and include serious racing aspirations through to the development of skills to enable ease of shorthanded cruising.... [more] Onsend this story
First Sailing World Championship for Geelong 2012 Stacey Jarvis, In a major coup Geelong has won the bid to host a prominent world sailing championship in January 2012. The SB3 World Council has announced Royal Geelong Yacht Club will play host to the fifth world championship for the class – the first championship held outside of Europe.... [more] Onsend this story
Fort Lauderdale's 50th and Cigarette's 40th Bob Wonders, Legendary boat marque to celebrate its 40th anniversary at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Fortunately, for powerboat fans worldwide and Cigarette fans in particular, the breed today is in the hands of Skip Braver, current president and CEO and man dedicated to taking the Cigarette Racing Team to even greater heights.... [more] Onsend this story
Musto wins exclusive rights to CYCA clothing merchandise MUSTO, Musto Australasia has been awarded the exclusive rights to provide clothing merchandise and staff uniforms to the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. Additionally, Musto joins the family of CYCA Youth Sailing Academy sponsors through their sponsorship of an Elliot 6.0m training yacht and the Musto International Youth Match Racing regatta.... [more] Onsend this story
Sailrocket - Fast but not enough so it's do or die tomorrow Sail-World.com and Paul Larsen, Vestas Sailrocket team is in Walvis Bay, Namibia attempting to break the World Sailing Speed Record. Today was promising...almost a record run but not quite.... [more] Onsend this story
Images of San Diego: BOR90 is relaunched, rerigged and ready to roll! Gilles Martin-Raget, Images from Gilles Martin-Raget of the Golden Gate YC's America's Cup Challenger, BOR90 rigged up and ready to go after five weeks of modifications in San Diego... [more] Onsend this story
Images from San Francisco: Olympic class regatta at St Francis YC Erik Simonson, Erik Simonson of www.h2oshots.com presents this gallery of Finn racing at the St Francis Yacht Club, venue for the 2010 Finn Gold Cup.... [more] Onsend this story
RFD Awarded ADF Contract For Protective Suits Bob Carter, Defence Materiel Organisation has announced a major supply contract to RFD Australia. The $3.15m contract is for the supply of highly specialised immersion clothing to protect ADF pilots and aircrew from possible death or injury, resulting from an aircraft being forced to ditch into cold water.... [more] Onsend this story
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