Qingdao Match Cup cancelled, what women want, boat usage stats

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 24 Aug 2010

Breaking News - Qingdao Match Cup cancelled
ISAF World Match Racing Tour's Qingdao Match Cup in Qingdao China scheduled for October 19-24th 2010 has been cancelled.... [more]
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Selling boats to the head of the family (mum!)
Jeni Bone,
Boating in all its forms needs to position itself as the ultimate family activity for health, happiness and a lifetime of family memories. So says mum.... [more]
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Warming waters send tropical fish species south
Media Services,
Scientists from various research organisations report that climate change is turning the environment upside-down, with fish species from Queensland waters migrating south to escape the ever warmer waters.... [more]
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Australia's first boating usage study reveals new statistics
The National Marine Safety Committee (NMSC) has released two final reports on the first study of its kind in Australia – the 18-month-long National Boating Usage Study (NBUS) – at their national Marine Safety Conference 2010 in Perth.... [more]
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Hobart aiming to become a marine research centre
Media Services,
The Tasmanian Government is handing over a significant section of Hobart's waterfront to the University of Tasmania with the aim of making the state a centre for marine and antarctic research.... [more]
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Riviera ramps up recruitment
Riviera is ramping up production to meet the growing demand for its range of luxury and boats is actively recruiting qualified tradesmen to work on its new 10 day production line that officially started this month.... [more]
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AIMEX seminars guide industry through tough times
Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) has organized seminars under the heading ‘surviving the current economic climate via innovation and technology' . These seminars are being offered free to the industry and will be held in main cities over the coming months.... [more]
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Variety set to make the biggest Splash yet!
Victorian Boaters are getting ready to steer a steady course around Port Phillip to raise money for special needs and disadvantaged children as part of the fourth annual Variety Splash.... [more]
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Musto adds to its crew
Tracey Porter,
Marine apparel brand Musto has sought to strengthen its regional representation by welcoming two new members to its team.... [more]
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Jessica Watson onboard as Qld's Season of Sailing Ambassador
Tourism Queensland,
Queensland sailor Jessica Watson is onboard as Tourism Queensland's 2010 - 2011 Sailing Ambassador, Tourism Parliamentary Secretary Steve Wettenhall and Tourism Minister Peter Lawlor announced today (Tuesday 24 August).... [more]
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Smuggler Tenders making Global Waves
Freddy Foote,
A New Zealand boat builder is making waves on the global super yacht tender market with their range of RIBs, fast gaining an international reputation as being the tender to have amongst super yacht owners. Based in Auckland, New Zealand, Smuggler Marine manufactures an extensive range of their Strata tender RIB's from 4.3m to 11m in length. The company has grown very quickly over the last few year... [more]
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Sail Nelson - NZ RYA School of the Year Award 2010
Coastguard Boating Education .,
Sail Nelson is the deserving recipient of the NZ RYA School of the Year Award, presented at the RYA Forum 2010, held at the Richmond Yacht Club in Auckland last month. The award was presented by James Steven (RYA UK Training Manager & Chief Examiner) to the Nelson based training centre, in recognition of their dedication and delivery of internationally recognised RYA courses.... [more]
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Owning a boat in China - an unusually candid view
Wang Chow / China Daily,
A security door gives access to a floating dock where hundreds of yachts bob in the water and tanned sailors, many wearing blue and white shirts, mill about. Once in a while, Club members equipped with diving gear jump into the water. 'The celebrities are very concerned about their personal lives,' Dong said, adding that T-shirts and bikinis are the owners' favorite attire... [more]
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NZ innovation of superyacht heli-deck
General Marine Services NZ,
Engineers from internationally-renowned General Marine Services have created a innovative and stylish new heli-deck for a visiting superyacht.... [more]
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Henri Lloyd 'Sponsorship for a year'* Crew kit worth $10,000
Burke Marine,
To celebrate the continued partnership with Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, Henri Lloyd has announced a 'Sponsorship for a year' crew kit worth $10,000!... [more]
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Qingdao might spell the Future of Sailing
Marine Business World,
As Kjell Borking, the Vice President of EUROSAF, the peak European sailing body commented today at the 2010 International Sailing Forum in Qingdao ‘'The explosion of sailing in Asia is both a joyous and a sad time for this European dominated sport.'... [more]
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Al Hamra Yacht Club and Marina, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Al Hamra Yacht Club and Marina has announced a new management and vision for the forthcoming year. Focusing on the lifestyle and practice of yachting, Al Hamra's new operator, Henderson International, has appointed Toby Haws as Manager to oversee the upgrading of the marina and creation of a new yacht club environment.... [more]
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Industry welcomes its ‘star' recruits
Bob Wonders,
Latest marine mechanics receive their awards and are hailed as best ever graduates. The awards are made to apprentices and trainees on their successful completion of Certificate 111 (3) I the Marine Mechanics Course at the Sydney Institute of TAFE, Ultimo.... [more]
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Greens clarify policies and marine park plans
Media Services,
In the final pitch to the electorate, Greens leader Bob Brown promised to review Australia's defence treaty with the US and track the level of foreign investment in farms, promisin to be the 'people's watchdog' in Parliament.... [more]
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Walcon wins contract to extend Rhu Marina
Matt Johnson,
Walcon Marine has signed a £1.4m contract to extend the marina at Rhu on the west coast of Scotland. Owned by The Crown Estate and operated by Quay Marinas, the project will involve the addition of 58 new berths, the replacement of an existing floating breakwater, and the installation of a new wave attenuating pontoon.... [more]
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New Back Cove 30 heading Down Under
Sandman PR,
Emarine Australia is all set to take delivery of the brand new Back Cove 30, which is due to reach Australian shores early next month. With the eager owners scoring ‘Hull No.2', and another already pre-sold into Australia, the new Back Cove model looks set to make a big impact in the high-quality 30' cruising market.... [more]
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Making a show of promoting boating industry careers
Ken Evans,
In an industry that is both diverse and dynamic there is an abundance of career pathways awaiting young people with an interest in spending their lives around boats. To promote this, the BIA held a Careers Day and launched an exciting new Cadetship Program at this year's Sydney International Boat Show.... [more]
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Scientists urge politicians to maintain marine parks
Jeni Bone,
Around 100 scientists have appealed to both political leaders to maintain marine parks around Australia's coastline to protect sea life and ensure flourishing fish stocks for the future.... [more]
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Noakes Group and Sydney Yachts alliance
Lisa Ratcliff,
Noakes Group, Australia's longest running and most extensive boat yard business, has joined forces with one of the country's leading yacht manufacturers, Sydney Yachts, to provide Sydney Yacht owners with a cost effective service and maintenance solution.... [more]
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Northland Seafood Festival - Party time again - Marsden Cove – Sept 18
Paul Shanahan and Sail-World,
If you enjoy great local wines, seafood, music and love the idea a fun - filled day out with friends to celebrate the arrival of spring, Northland's Seafood Festival at Marsden Cove on Saturday September 18 will be just the ticket. Make up a party and book your tickets before they sell out.... [more]
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Community projects funded with fishing licence fees
Department of Primary Industries,
Community fishing activities are the primary focus of this year's ‘small grants' program, paid for by recreational fishing licence fees. Twenty projects, worth more than $62,000 have been approved for funding, since the program's launch on March 29, 2010, to improve recreational fishing across the state.... [more]
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Audi Victoria Week handed over to new event management team
Jeni Bone,
It is the end of an era as the 15-year veteran event management team of Audi Victoria Week, Doug Jarvis from Rhumbline Marketing, credited with growing the traditional meet from a humble regatta to the one of the state's Top five major events, is replaced by a new company.... [more]
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Brush up on leisure skills at Leisurefest
Greg Shoemark,
Off-road towing, recreational boating and reversing a caravan are just some of the things you can learn about at Melbourne Leisurefest, Sandown Racecourse, 30 September to 3 October.... [more]
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Free Recreational Boating Forum in Perth
The Australia New Zealand Safe Boating Education Group (ANZSBEG) will be hosting a free Recreational Boating Forum on Wednesday 25 August at the Burswood Entertainment Complex in Perth as part of the Marine Safety Conference to address key issues facing the industry.... [more]
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Boaties launch luxury eco village in North Whitsundays
Sheree De Bono,
A $50 million absolute beachfront eco village on a secluded stretch of sand in the North Whitsundays will be officially launched to the market this weekend – the first major project of its kind to be released in the region.... [more]
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Soldiers Pt Marina offers students Real Futures
Soldiers Point Marina,
With sponsorship of $50,000 over the next three years for the Tomaree Peninsula Real Futures Program, Soldiers Point Marina is ensuring that local students are gaining an employment advantage.... [more]
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