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19 Nov 2009                              To reply to this email click here

2009 V8 Superboat World Championships; the clock is ticking...
Sean Henshelwood,
Preview: 2009 UIM World Jetsprint Championships - Temora, NSW - November 28-29- We're now just days away from the opening leg of the 2009 UIM (Union Internationale Motonautique) World Jetsprint Championships at Lake Centenary in Temora, with teams all over Australia and New Zealand preparing to head to the ‘friendliest town in NSW' to settle an age old rivalry; who is the best?... [more]
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Operation Lights results: Skippers need to smarten up at night
Neil Patchett,
“On the spot safety checks were carried out on a total of 785 boats across NSW, with a focus on navigation lights,” There was an excellent compliance result in Sydney with only one from 161 vessels failing the check for navigation lights. This compared with 13 failures from 187 checks on the North Coast and 6 failures from 145 checks on the South Coast, which is a disappointing result.... [more]
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Knives out for jet skis again
Bob Wonders,
Gold Coast City Council to vote on delcaring a boat ramp off limits. Already banned from Sydney Harbour by a former Premier, Bob Carr, in what Boating Industry Association of NSW general manager Roy Privett declared 'unwarranted and outrageous', it seems personal water craft somehow posses the ability to upset people.... [more]
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Stout, Turner win Barrie Beehag ski race
Bob Wonders,
Records tumble in Barrie Beehag Water Ski Race. In fact, Julie Golledge, of the Moama Water Sports Club, tells us that nine race record were broken on the day.... [more]
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UIM F2 World Championship - Colin Jelf grabs Port Ghalib Grand Prix
Venture Communications,
After a disappointing start to the F2 World Championship campaign in Bahrain last month, Team Jelf headed to the Second round in Egypt 2 weeks ago determined to get their campaign back on track.... [more]
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Thirty-five of Australia's quickest to clash on the Manning River
Bob Wonders,
Formula 1, 2 and 3 set for Taree debut in the Australian Formula Powerboat GP. Entries have come from far and wide, with two Victorian boats, one from Townsville, others from the Queensland Gold Coast, Newcastle, Brisbane and Port Macquarie.... [more]
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Class 1 heading to Rio De Janeiro
Class 1 News,
Rio de Janeiro is the latest high-profile City to be added to a growing list of spectacular venues which have signed up to host a round of the Class 1 World Powerboat Championship.... [more]
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Powerboat Handling Scheme
Craig Heydon,
Powerboat Handling Scheme - A weekend course in the delivery of the National Powerboat Scheme focussed on developing best practice in delivery of training. Potential instructors will be taught methods of instruction for both theory and practical sessions, with classroom, on-water and night navigation sessions.... [more]
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On-line Kayaking Safety tuition at Coastguard Boating Education
Coastguard Boating Education .,
Coastguard Boating Education now have available the first of a new series of online, interactive education modules.Small craft, inclusive of Kayak and powered water craft currently represent the fastest growing sector of the market with their users over represented in the drowning statistics.... [more]
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An Undersea Killer with an Upside
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,
A chemical culprit responsible for the rapid, mysterious death of phytoplankton in the North Atlantic Ocean has been found by collaborating scientists at Rutgers University and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)... [more]
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Montavoci runs unchanged line-up in Abu Dhabi
Class-1 Powerboat media,
Giampaolo Montavoci has confirmed he will run an unchanged line-up in Foresti & Suardi-Roscioli Hotels with fellow Italian, Roberto Lo Piano, taking the wheel for only his second Grand Prix... [more]
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2010 Powerboat P1 World Championship - Hook unveils new race boat
Powerboat P1,
2010 Powerboat P1 World Championship - Michael Silfverberg and Nigel Hook have unveiled their new Vector 40 race boat.... [more]
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Scientists call for urgent Global Cooling to save reefs
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral reef Studies,
Australian marine scientists have issued an urgent call for massive and rapid worldwide cuts in carbon emissions, deep enough to prevent atmospheric CO2 levels rising to 450 parts per million (ppm).... [more]
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Can Victory close out the title race in Abu Dhabi?
Class 1 World Powerboat media,
Maximum points from this weekend's first-ever Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, round five of the UIM-WPPA Class 1 World Powerboat Championship, for Victory 1 or Fazza, would secure a remarkable ninth World title for Dubai's Victory Team.... [more]
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Northland Boat Show 2009 - The tide has turned
Event Media,
'The best boat show in years' is how the crew managing the Northland Boat Show at Marsden Cove has described it. It was a pleasant surprise given the hard economic times we've experienced. Michelle Kirkpatrick, Marsden Cove's Sales Manager said some past exhibitors were slow to respond to Marsden Cove's invitation and her crew naturally anticipated a smaller turnout this year.... [more]
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Marine and Safety Tasmania boating safety demonstration day Fri Nov 27
Peter Hopkins and Sail-World,
Marine and Safety Tasmania are holding a boating safety demonstration day on Franklin Wharf, Hobart, just near where the fleet tie up after the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race on Friday 27th November at 1200 hours... [more]
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Marsden Cove expands and offers a free Runabout with new sections
Colin Preston,
Large crowds visited the Northland Boat Show at Marsden Cove Marina last weekend entertained by live music, helicopter rides and sea trialing boats. Exhibitors reported good sales and keen interest in the boats and gear at the third free entry boat show to be held at Marsden Cove. There are more events coming to the popular and expanding resort... [more]
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F1 Powerboat - Doha's Circuit proves only The Brave need apply!
F1 Powerboat media,
The Sixth Grand Prix of Qatar for the 11th and 12th rounds of the 2009 U.I.M. F1 H2O World Championship will be raced on a circuit that has crept into the psyche of drivers from all over the world. The Grand Prix circuit's identity started out calmly enough originally being located in the quiet waters near the fishing docks along the cornice in downtown Doha back in 2005.... [more]
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