Is there a better time of year for boating? Despite somewhat inclement conditions on some parts of the east coast of Australia, having the time off over Christmas and the New Year, in the form of public holidays at least, means ample time for recreation.
And whether that be watching The Race (Sydney to Hobart) or doing your own messing about, whether in Sydney or Seattle, there are fish biting somewhere and scenic destinations to explore.
This week we take you around the globe, from Mumbai to Batemans Bay, with the latest news on the environment - including green boats and the growing Pacific Garbage Patch - products, boat shows and brands who are looking forward to the New Year with optimism.
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We wish you a wonderful start to the New Year!
Jeni Bone, editor
Miami anticipates lucrative show Media Services, Boating = Big Business for Miami, as preparations are underway for the 69th annual Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail Miami, 11-15 February 2010.... [more] Onsend this story
AIMEX flies Australian flag in Dubai Jeni Bone, Australian marine manufacturers and service providers will again have strong representation at the Dubai International Boat Show, 9-13 March 2010, via their presence within the Australian Pavilion, organized by the Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX).... [more] Onsend this story
1,2,3 Knock-Out for McConaghy at 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart John Curnow, Alfa Romeo's Neville Crichton Win's the McConaghy Cup. Like a blockbuster movie with all the great actors and directors, the three McConaghy built Supermaxis, the 'winningest' Supermaxi's the world has ever seen, have completed the 1, 2, 3 knockout punch in the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart.... [more] Onsend this story
Inspired Infinitas Jeni Bone, The Infinitas yacht is the second design launch of US-based Schöpfer Yachts, following its first foray into conceptual vessels, the Oculus Superyacht.... [more] Onsend this story
Enter NOW to win a $1,000 PredictWind Professional subscription Richard Gladwell, Ten Sail-World readers will win a PredictWind Professional forecasting package for one year, valued at almost $1,000 per subscription. Enter NOW!! This Professional Package includes access to a unique set of tools allowing the user to predict weather conditions for use in club racing, major series or peace of mind while cruising... [more] Onsend this story
The World's divided welcome in Batemans Bay Jeni Bone, Luxury residential ship, The World, has raised the ire of environmentalists and locals of Batemans Bay, concerned that the massive hull will bring marine pests and its anchors could disturb sea grasses.... [more] Onsend this story
Manufacturers view China as (future) superyacht hub Jeni Bone, Sales of superyachts are likely to soar in China, as the country is forecast to overtake the rest of the world in millionaire numbers.... [more] Onsend this story
Test sailing the new Scandinavian Cruiser 20 in Xiamen, China Nis Peter Lorentzen, I have now been sailing the Scandinavian Cruiser 20 for two warm and sunny days with light wind of 5-10 knots in Xiamen, China. The water and air temperature was around 25C (80F). I wish sailing could be like this every day! So how does she sail?... [more] Onsend this story
Upload your own Event and Class Sailing News Now!! Sail-World.com, Sailors are used to reading the sailing news of today, online. It might be the B14's, the Sabots, J-24's, Etchells, 505's, Fireballs, Hartley TS16's, Mirrors, NS14's, - All these classes post reports via the Sail-World Upload system.... [more] Onsend this story
PlanetSolar on track for 2010 launch Jeni Bone, Aiming to highlight the potential of solar power, the largest solar boat in the world will finally be unveiled, 25 February 2010, hoping to depart the shipyard of Knierim Yachtbau in Kiel (Germany) for a battery of tests in real conditions before taking off around the world.... [more] Onsend this story
Pacific 'garbage patch' on the increase Jeni Bone, US scientists have returned from an expedition to the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' - estimated to be 'the size of Texas'- with samples of plastic debris they pulled out of the ocean — soda bottles, cracked patio chairs, Styrofoam chunks, old toys, discarded fishing floats and tangled nets.... [more] Onsend this story
Yas Marina lures buyers back Jeni Bone, The new marina in Abu Dhabi was instrumental in attracting potential buyers from around the world to the 2nd annual Emirates Boat Show, 8-12 December, but still there was a lag in interest, a hangover from the worst of the recession.... [more] Onsend this story
Sydney Hobart Radio skeds & Radio Relay traffic Sail-World.com, Sail-World.com is streaming the Sydney Hobart Radio skeds and Radio relay traffic. Link here... [more] Onsend this story
Sponsorship: Sailing could take a tip from tennis Jeni Bone, Sailing could benefit from the findings of the Sweeney Sports Report, which found tennis tops the list of most interesting and popular sports according to Australians by participation and broadcast coverage – which is a magnet for sponsors and likely to deliver ROI at every level.... [more] Onsend this story
Your chance to win a $1,000 PredictWind Professional subscription Richard Gladwell, In mid June 2010, ten Sail-World readers will have won a PredictWind Professional forecasting package for one year, valued at almost $1,000 per subscription. This Professional Package includes access to a unique set of tools allowing the user to predict weather conditions for use in club racing, major series or peace of mind while cruising... [more] Onsend this story
$180mill of coastal property made in a day at Marsden Cove and Pauanui Sail-World, December 21. 2009 was a big day for New Zealand's biggest private coastal land developer. With the opening of two new stages; one at Marsden Cove and the other at Pauanui Waterways, Hopper Developments have released around $180 Million worth of new residential coastal property onto the New Zealand market.... [more] Onsend this story
Alfa Romeo uses new product to preserve hull weight and design shape Sail-World, The name Alfa Romeo evokes sensuous lines, One of the major concern on any race boat is unnecessary weight. Any excess weight will create performance penalties that de?ne the difference between victory and defeat. When it was time to redo the anti-foul paint from Alfa Romeo's hull, the requirement is that 36 kg of old Anti-Foul needs to be removed, and precisely 36 kg be put on again.... [more] Onsend this story
New Year's Eve concert at Marsden Cove marina plus fireworks display Sail-World.com, Marsden Cove is putting on a free New Year's Eve concert in the marina with a great fireworks display. Live bands including renowned Soul / Blues guitarist Billy TK Junior will be performing on a floating stage. It will be a great place to safely moor and enjoy the music.... [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
Riviera aims to make waves at 2010 Miami Boat Show Stephen Milne, Riviera is powering forward with exciting new models and designs, which are expected to make waves at one of the world's largest and most prestigious boating events – the 69th annual Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail Miami. More than 100,000 people are expected to attend the 2010 event, which spans 2.5 million square feet at the Miami Beach Convention Centre from February 11-15.... [more] Onsend this story
New yacht management system takes care of business Hannah Keddie, Sunseeker Superyacht Management, specialists in yacht management and captain & crew placement for Sunseeker yachts, will be launching its new Virtual Yacht Management system at the Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show (8-17 January 2010). Visitors to the Show will be the first to view this new and innovative online management system in action, which will officially go live in January.... [more] Onsend this story
New Cigarette Boat Inspired by AMG - Launch: 2010 Miami Boat Show Marilyn DeMartini, Two legendary performance brands, Mercedes AMG and Cigarette Racing Team have joined forces to create a custom Cigarette boat that will be unveiled, along with its inspiration, the SLS AMG, on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at the Miami International Boat Show. The press event will be by invitation only that evening at 7 PM...... [more] Onsend this story
All Marine Spares appointed first Australian distributor for Dr Shrink Martin Flory Group, International premium shrinkwrap supplier Dr. Shrink announces its first Australian distributor - All Marine Spares. 'Dr. Shrink has great, quality products,' said All Marine Spares salesman and marine engineer Brett Hurlstone. 'While we will be serving the marine industry, we're also looking to extend shrinkwrap and accessory distribution to other markets.'... [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
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
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
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
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
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
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
'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
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
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