Women In Marine Business lunch, Mandurah becksons, 51st Ft Lauderdale optimism

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 28 Sep 2010

Women in Marine Business lunch, Mandurah up next, Ft Lauderdale ahead

We have firmly quashed all the hacker attacks of the past week and moved on – literally and figuratively.

This week there has been an explosion of stories – ranging from shows and events, new legislation and industry standards, lots of products, industry appointments and news from NZ, Asia, Europe and the UK.

Mark on your diaries (men too!) the Women in Marine Business lunch, sat Sandringham Yacht Club, Thurs 18 Nov, organised by the BIA Vic and featuring our Sail-World Cruising editor, Nancy Knudsen.

Networking, great company, gift bags and Nancy Knudsen as guest speaker at the BIA Vic Women in Marine Business lunch, 18 Nov.  BIA Victoria

As you may know, Nancy is an accomplished sailor, author and journalist, as well as having a swag of accolades and achievements from years working in TV, aviation, tourism and business. She was also Miss Queensland Sungirl and the first woman on TV in Queensland, first reading the news and then compering and producing her own programs.

During her time running Aircruising Australia, Nancy was the only female chair of a public company in Australia, and was recognised for her acumen with CEO of the Year, Australian representative of World Woman Entrepreneur of the Year and the Telstra/Westpac Women Business Owner of the Year awards.

Nancy and her husband spent five years circumnavigating the world and experiencing life onboard with all its challenges and life-changing benefits. Her book about their experiences is going through the publishing process now.

In keeping with the theme of 'Working in a Man's World', Nancy will be sharing her experiences and advice about hard work, the female perspective and unique strengths in competitive and sometimes male-oriented arenas.

All proceeds from the lunch, which is $80pp, will go to The Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre's project for modifying fishing charter boats for electric wheelchair access. Email jayne@biavic.com.au for more info and to secure your ticket.

Have a great week and keep your stories flowing.

Jeni Bone, editor

Fort Lauderdale approaches with optimism and record exhibitors
Show Management,
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BIA VIC Women's Networking Lunch
BIA Vic,
Thursday 18 November will be one for the girls, with the BIA Vic hosting a superb luncheon event to celebrate Women in Marine Business, with special guest speaker Sail-World Cruising editor, Nancy Knudsen.... [more]
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Keep tabs on the footy at Leisurefest
Greg Shoemark,
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Helly Hansen 2010/11 sailing range
Jess Mulquiney,
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Sealegs now goes even further with All Wheel Drive
Harbourside Media,
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SIPs a winning fish formula in Queensland
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Calls for tougher boating laws in NZ
Media Services,
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Aqualuma wins the Sunseeker customer service award
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Club Marine SA Boat & Fishing and 4WD Adventure Show
Roadshow Adventures,
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US Sailing names Jack Gierhart executive director
Jake Fish,
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Yamaha launches 'Take off to the MAX' promotion
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Bar Crusher 560C Apache – Take everything head on
Sandman PR,
Celebrating 10 years of success, Bar Crusher has released a limited edition version of its most popular model, the 560C. With just 50 to be built, Bar Crusher's 560C Apache is built on the same hull that is considered by knowledgeable boaters as the perfect all-round boat for Australian conditions.... [more]
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Transport Council approves new commercial vessel standards
The Australian Transport Council (ATC) has endorsed new national standards for commercial vessels including leisure craft (previously known as ‘hire and drive') and some updates to the existing standard for safety equipment.... [more]
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Two legends join forces in boating lifestyle show
Phillips Group,
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Thames Estuary sailor's hazard - World's largest windfarm
MSNBC/Sail-World Cruising,
If you plan to be sailing in the Thames Estuary any time soon there's a new hazard to look out for. The world's largest offshore wind farm had its grand opening Thursday — and its location on the estuary of the Thames River makes it a showcase for Britain's push to move beyond fossil fuels.... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait -Attention Skippers and Crew – What YOU can do!!
Heaven Can Wait Media,
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Big finish for 2010 Melbourne Winter Series
Ullman Sails,
At the prestigious Melbourne Winter Series on Australia's Port Phillip Bay, Ullman Sails customers listed multiple podium finishes, including first in the Sydney 38 class, IRC 1, AMS 1 and PHS 1 divisions... [more]
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Mandatory boat registration in the NT hangs in the balance (of power)
Media Services,
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'Sydney Weekender' gets hooked on luxury game fishing
Anna Szulerecka, Unique Venues,
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SOS Marine Showcase MOB Solution at METS
SOS Marine will be showcasing its new product the SOS Dan Buoy - a MOB Solution at METS 2010. This new product has also been accepted as an entrant in the DAME (Design Awards METS) Awards - the most prestigious design competition for new marine equipment and accessories in the world.... [more]
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Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania introduces ‘On Line' race entries
Peter Campbell,
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Brendan Maxwell,
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Dave Ullman - yachting's elder Statesman (Pt.II).
John Curnow,
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Maxi Rolex Cup – Ninth win in a row for McConaghy Boats
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Have your say on draft Aboriginal Fishing Strategy
Department of Primary Industries VIC,
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Barham River boasts a brand new fishing platform
Department of Primary Industries,
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An afternoon with Jason Ker
Blue Robinson,
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Club Marine is the new sponsor for CYCA's Wednesday Twilight Series
Jennifer Crooks,
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Allure of the Seas claims crown of 'largest in the world'
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Bellingham Marine enters Korea
Bellingham Marine,
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ISS announces finalists in 2010 International Design Awards
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Beth Roberts,
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Boating Industry Alliance ready to reveal policies and plans
Jeni Bone,
The recently formed Boating Industry Alliance, which took the place of AMIF in July this year, said its 'grand vision' will take time to roll out, but the group's objective is to have its website and branding, plus its main policy directions released before Christmas.... [more]
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