Tweets sell sailing to new gen, 2010 recovery, Raymarine talks sale
Counting down now until Christmas, and more importantly, the greatest racing event on the calendar, the 65th Rolex Sydney to Hobart.
This Boxing Day tradition is so much more than a fleet of super-maxis prettying up Sydney Harbour for the start, and then arriving resplendent in Tassie. With online technology, the media and the crews themselves will be Tweeting and Facebooking every nautical mile, every emotion on the journey, hoping to enthrall a whole new generation and attract people all around the world to the sport.
Of course, you can stay in touch with every aspect at www.sail-world.com and our team of experts who have insider insight to the event, competitors and results.
Also this week, marine news, innovations and views from New Zealand, Asia, the US and Arab Emirates, and some heartening research on the economic recovery that spells good news for boating and the broader industry.
Until next week, enjoy the break. Have a wonderful Christmas - eat, drink (in moderation) and be merry!
Thank you for your well wishes and remember, we are here all season long with a world's eye view of the marine industry.
Jeni Bone, editor
Technology takes racing to the world Jeni Bone, Onboard YuuZoo, Twitter, YouTube and multi-platform communications will take the thrill of the racing during the Rolex Sydney to Hobart to the world.... [more] Onsend this story
Boat show hopes for biggest marine event since America's Cup Marine NZ, In New Zealand, the marine industry is hoping for its biggest event since the America's Cup, with the culmination of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Series and the Auckland International Boat Show in 2010.... [more] Onsend this story
Riviera powers ahead in 2010 Riviera Brandcom, Riviera is powering into 2010 with strong sales, realistic inventory levels and is actively engaged in multiple new product development projects for release in the coming year.... [more] Onsend this story
NMMA buys New England Boat Show NMMA, In the US, the National Marine Manufacturers Association has announced the acquisition of the New England Boat Show from North America Expositions Company as part of a larger strategic repositioning of its boat show portfolio.... [more] Onsend this story
BIA declares NSW Maritime commercial marina rents unsustainable BIA NSW - Logbook, Since the release of the NSW Maritime Commercial Lease Policy in 2008, the BIA has been has been working hard to negotiate with Maritime a manageable Commercial Marina Rents Procedure (CMRP). The Industry-preferred methodology based on 'percentage of turnover' results in a consistent, transparent and sustainable rent determination procedure that responds to actual market conditions.... [more] Onsend this story
PIMEX 2010 Ready To Set Sail PIMEX Event Media, The Phuket International Boat Show 2010 (PIMEX) will kick off from January 7-10, 2010 with 45 leading boat brands displayed on the water at Royal Phuket Marina, Phuket, Thailand.... [more] Onsend this story
Boaters warned to go easy on the drink NSW Government Media, With around 30% of all boating fatalities involving alcohol, Ports and Waterways Minister Paul McLeay today reminded boat skippers to take care this festive season and stay under the limit. The legal blood alcohol limit of 0.05 applies on the waterways just as it does on the roads.... [more] Onsend this story
Raymarine in discussions for sale Jeni Bone, As Raymarine's share price plummeted to 1.4p, the company issued a statement announcing positive developments on the horizon.... [more] Onsend this story
Advertisers overcome GFC and migrate online for 2010 Jeni Bone, National advertisers predict growth in main media advertising expenditure of 5.3 per cent in 2010. The Internet will be the key media to benefit from the increase in advertising spend within the market. Almost nine in 10 national advertisers intend to include online activity and across the total market around two-thirds of national advertisers anticipate an increase in budget allocations to online... [more] Onsend this story
Boaters pour US$8.5bn annually into Florida's economy Media Services, A four-year study of Florida's boating facilities and the economics of boating has just been released, with positive figures and amazing statistics that show that despite the GFC, the lucrative industry is full speed ahead.... [more] Onsend this story
Yacht Delivery Worldwide andrea ciotoli, Global Yacht Management specializes in Yacht Deliveries Worldwide carried out by Qualified MCA/RYA Professional Skippers and skilled Crew members. Although yacht deliveries remain our main business, we have recently extended our services in response to the strong market demand from the yachting industry to include Yacht Management, Boats for Sale, and a professional Yacht Crew Agency.... [more] Onsend this story
'Boating Days' planned for Mumbai Indian Marine Federation, In India, the IMF has through its subsidiary decided to organize an annual event to promote the Indian Boating Industry, christened, ‘Indian Marine Federation Boating Days', to be held 30 & 21 January 2010.... [more] Onsend this story
A big event development year behind us - An even bigger year ahead! Bob Williams, From Bob Williams, CEO, Ocean Events, the Western Australian company behind the Around Australia Ocean Race and Rally events. 'This year is almost done and what a wonderful year it has been. First half of the year saw sailors from Australia and around the world responding to our on-line questionnaire asking what they would like in the way of a Race and Rally around Australia.... [more] Onsend this story
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Follow the action with Bass & Flinders Cruises Sail-World, When the whale season finishes in early December, Bass & Flinders turn their attention to boat watching. 'If the forecast are right this year, it will be a spectacular sight as the fleets sets spinnakers as they come out of the heads. Last year we ran to Kurnell with the leaders came back through the fleet to the middle group,stayed with them and then came up to the tail enders'... [more] Onsend this story
Boat builder wins Excalibur Manslaughter Appeal Rob Kothe, An Australian boatbuilder has won his appeal against a manslaughter conviction over the deaths of four people when their yacht lost its keel and capsized at sea. Melbourne boat builder Alex Cittadini 51, was sentenced in July 2009 by the NSW Supreme Court over the deaths of Christopher Heyes, 51, Peter McLeod, Anne-Maree Pope, 30 and Tracey Luke, 32.... [more] Onsend this story
Japan deploys LRAD against Sea Shepherd helicopter Sea Shepherd, Southern Ocean- Sea Shepherd's ship Steve Irwin is ten days at sea after departing Fremantle, Australia, and has had a Japanese tail ship for nine of those days, the Shonan Maru No. 2. This Japanese security ship is reporting the Steve Irwin's location, preventing them from closing in on the whaling fleet.... [more] Onsend this story
2009 Musto Skiff Survey Ovington Boats, The 2009 MPS Survey is now closed and the results indicate that we have a great future ahead. This is the 7th year Ovington Boats have conducted the survey.... [more] Onsend this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy series to include Middle East venue ValenciaSailing and Sail-World, ValenciaSailing.com reports that the World Sailing Teams Association (WSTA) and Louis Vuitton today announced more Louis Vuitton Trophy regattas for 2010 and early 2011. Citing a media release sourced from Louis Vuitton, the Spanish based website says that these new international events follow the successful regatta held in Nice, France, last month.... [more] Onsend this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy will run with Auckland International Boat Show Richard Gladwell, Louis Vuitton's Bruno Trouble has confirmed that the next Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta will take place in Auckland beginning on 10 March 2010. At this stage, due to what are believed to be budget considerations, only two boats will be used between the eight teams competing. The Emirates Team NZ boats will be used, with one of the BMW Oracle Racing boats on standby. It is intended to sail four rac... [more] Onsend this story
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Follow the action with Bass & Flinders Cruises Sail-World, On Boxing Day Bass & Flinders vessels Ocean Dreaming I, Ocean Dreaming 2 and Sun Cat will follow the Sydney to Hobart fleet right from the start. ‘We take our boat out with 200 passengers and we are able to follow them down the leading boats because our vessels do travel at about 28 knots, so we can keep up with them out on the ocean.... [more] Onsend this story
New sponsor for Yachting Australia programs Craig Heydon, Yachting Australia has signed a new sponsorship agreement with safety and survival equipment specialist RFD which will see the company play a role in Yachting Australia's Sports Services and Training programs.... [more] Onsend this story
BIA Vic elects new team for 2010 BIA Vic, The Boating Industry Association of Victoria (BIA) has elected a new president and vice-president to lead it into 2010.... [more] Onsend this story
Australian Marinas plot course for 2010 and beyond Jeni Bone, Key Board Directors and sponsors of the Marina Industry Association of Australia met yesterday at Gold Coast City Marina to toast a successful year, thank them for their support and enumerate the achievements of 2008-2009 and goals for the year ahead.... [more] Onsend this story
From strength to strength – Liros Rope Melissa Yeomans, Liros Ropes Australian distributor DeckHardware are now holding more stock than ever before. The Liros team is hard at work putting together shipments to be sent before Christmas to keep up with the growing demand. LIROS is now recognised as a world leader in the manufacture of Hi-Tec yachting ropes, kitesurf cords, paragliding lines and a wide range of industrial cordage. .... [more] Onsend this story
Liverpool Boat Show official launch Jeni Bone, Organisers of the planned Liverpool Boat Show anticipate strong support from the UK's marine industry, announcing 60 companies having pledged to exhibit in 2011, amid murmurs the established boat shows are failing the needs of visitors.... [more] Onsend this story
Sponsors announced for Auckland International Boat Show 2010 Marine Industry Association NZ, Auckland International Boat Show is delighted to announce the official sponsors and partners to the event, 10-14 March 2010.... [more] Onsend this story
Abu Dhabi Yacht Show moves to Yas Marina Jeni Bone, Good news from the UAE, relating to the oversubscription of exhibitors to the 2nd Abu Dhabi Yacht Show (ADYS). The event will be held at the massive Yas Marina, 25-27 February 2010, instead of its usual location at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).... [more] Onsend this story
Whitsunday Boat & Leisure Show deferred to 2011 Rotary Club of Airlie Beach Inc, The Rotary Club of Airlie Beach will defer the June long week end Boat Show until the following year. Club President Mike Storkey commented that 'the Boat Show is a significant community event and a major project for the Rotary Club of Airlie Beach. Despite being a finalist in this year's Queensland and Whitsunday Tourism Awards it is a casualty of the downturn in the marine industry'.... [more] Onsend this story
Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show on from 8 - 17 Jan 2010 Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show News, Running from 8-17 January, the Show will feature hundreds of boats and with over 400 exhibitors showcasing power and sail boats, dinghies, engines, electronics, deck equipment, charter holidays, sailing courses and more, there's no better way to discover the thrills of getting on the water.... [more] Onsend this story
Aussie fish breeding concept second best invention of 2009 Jeni Bone, German-born, Port Lincoln fishing baron, Hagen Stehr's success at breeding southern bluefin tuna in captivity has been declared Time magazine's second best invention of 2009.... [more] Onsend this story
Manufacturing figures show tepid improvement Jeni Bone, Activity in the manufacturing sector expanded for the fourth month in a row in November but manufacturers remain cautious despite an upward trend across the board.... [more] Onsend this story
Coral Sea 'No Take' Zone a real threat: Boswell Office of Senator Ron Boswell, The Nationals' Senator Ron Boswell believes that a Coral Sea ‘No Take' zone is a very real threat after the Rudd Government's successful proclamation of the Coral Sea Conservation Zone.... [more] Onsend this story
Nitro Marine wins Stacer National Dealer of the Year Nitro Marine, Nitro Marine has been the proud recipient of the highly renowned Stacer National Dealer of the Year Award.... [more] Onsend this story
Mastervolt - World's First Hybrid AC System Andew Wilson, Mastervolt has developed the world's first true hybrid solution for all on board ‘mains' power requirements. The new all-in-one GPX-5 power plant cleverly combines a generator, inverter and battery charger with shore power to provide the power required at the moment it's required completely automatically.... [more] Onsend this story
Luxury car sales herald economy whiplash Media Services, Sales of high-end sports cars and cabriolets show that people are sick of sitting on their money, lashing out with pre-Christmas brand items and sports cars.... [more] Onsend this story
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