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Editorial, June 23, '09

Ashore or afloat, we bid you welcome to another edition of Powerboat-World.

As usual, another interest-packed line up, ranging from the Queensland ski race titles to an all-girl crew tasting triumph in the P1 Powerboat World Championships.

We being you an overview, a sort of everything you need to know about personal water craft and, the first in a two-part item on the history of nautical flags and flag etiquette and part II of our Intercity Records story ( I hope you enjoy that story more than I did...read it and you'll understand.

Northstar and Simrad have come to the party with the release of high-tech broadband ‘sounders and we note that Suzuki is planning a big celebration in Japan to mark its centenary.

The 2009 Sydney International Boat Show (July 30-August 3) is drawing closer, we will have lots of pre-view news,

Certainly we see this week Riviera Syndication is planning for success despite the manufacturer being in receiver's hands.

And check out the Formula Honda, the world's largest two-class powerboat racing – it has been a resounding success.

Plenty more to keep you occupied and plenty to keep you coming back for more of the same, only different!

Work that out for yourself.

Stay dry, stay afloat, and keep your powder dry and we will see you at the Sydney International Boat Show


Bob Wonders



PWCs – the most fun you can have standing up (or sitting down)
Bob Wonders,
Personal water craft or jet skis, by whatever name they equate to sheer fun afloat. Across the Asia Pacific, the PWC market is dominated by the ‘Big Four', Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP – Sea-Doo), Yamaha (WaveRunners), Honda and the originator, Kawasaki.... [more]
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Gear Bans can help save reefs
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies,
Banning or restricting the use of certain types of fishing gear could help the world's coral reefs and their fish populations survive the onslaughts of climate change. Around the world corals have been dying at alarming rates, due to unusually warm water events resulting from global warming.... [more]
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Melbourne Boat Show - coming soon with great prizes
BW Media,
If you are to be anywhere near Melbourne between 2nd and 6th July, it will be worth turning up at the Melbourne International Boat Show, even if it's just for the prizes you can win. The show takes place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), which stretches for half a kilometre along the banks of the Yarra River in the very heart of Melbourne.... [more]
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‘Dressing ship' – an age-old custom of the sea (Part I)
Bob Wonders,
Be a part of nautical tradition as we take a look at the history behind flags at sea. Where correct flag etiquette began has long been lost in the mists of time, but the Romans can take some credit, while others believe it originated even earlier on Grecian vessels.... [more]
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New Broadband Sounder available for Northstar and Simrad
Sandman PR,
Navico's next-generation sonar system – the BSM-1 Broadband Sounder Module – raises the bar in fish-finding technology. Plug-and-play compatible with the award-winning Northstar 8000i multifunctional displays and the Simrad GB40 Navigation System, the high-speed Ethernet-based system delivers peerless echo clarity and the highest underwater definition ever achieved.... [more]
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Suzuki celebrates a Century
Martin Beeson,
To celebrate 100 years of innovation Suzuki is showcasing its history and manufacturing prowess at Suzuki Plaza, a three storey heritage centre in front of its headquarters in Japan.... [more]
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TetraMedia sales team adds muscle: Phil Arane
Jeni Bone,
From a background in ad sales for daily newspapers and print magazines, Phil Arane - keen boatie and water sport enthusiast - is now onboard with TetraMedia, selling the myriad benefits of advertising with Australia's largest online marine publications.... [more]
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Riviera Syndication rides wave of success into Sydney Boat Show
Denby Browning,
With an overwhelming response to the launch of new boats in Sydney, Queensland and Western Australia, Riviera Syndication will have a strong display at the Sydney International Boat Show next month.... [more]
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Plymouth Grand Prix concludes historic race weekend for F4SA
Formula 4-Stroke Association media,
Honda Formula 4-Stroke (F4SA) the World's largest two class powerboat race series completed round two of the 2009 Grand Prix season in Plymouth this weekend June 20th and 21st. Saturday's race produced some exciting results with the 225hp fleet in two races during the afternoon.... [more]
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Queenslanders go to NSW for championships
Bob Wonders,
Poor water conditons force Queenslanders over the border for ski race titles. Clarence River proves a good course for ski racing championships despite Aussie team losing its top F2 skier.... [more]
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Team SW1 Capital's victory in SuperSport Class Endurance Race Turkey
Sam Feasey,
Team SW1 Capital wrote their own fairytale story in Istanbul on Sunday with victory in the SuperSport Class Endurance Race at the Turkish Grand Prix of the Sea. Having crawled back to the dry pits after snapping a shaft during Saturday's Sprint Race, Team SW1 Capital staged a miraculous 24-hour turnaround.... [more]
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Cigarette Smash Poker Kings of the Evolution class in Turkey
Powerboat P1 media,
10 Cigarette Smash Poker confirmed their reputation as the Kings of the Evolution Class in Turkey after storming their way to Endurance Race glory at the Turkish Grand Prix of the Sea on Sunday.... [more]
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All-girl team wins Grand Prix of the Sea Championship Turkey
Sam Feasey,
Shelley Jory and Audrien Ciantar cemented their places in the Powerboat P1 history books after becoming the first-ever all-girl team to win a Grand Prix of the Sea Championship in Turkey on Sunday. Reacting to the remarkable news, an overwhelmed Jory held back the tears after a grueling weekend's racing on the stunning Bosphorus waterway in Istanbul.... [more]
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Sealegs available from Sirocco Marine
Harbourside Media,
The range of amphibious craft known as ‘Sealegs' is now available in Australia from Sirocco Marine.... [more]
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First Philippines-built Mustang Marine sports cruiser
Jeni Bone,
Australasia Marine Alliance Corp. (AMAC), based in Subic Bay, the Philippines, has completed its first leisure yacht for Mustang Marine.... [more]
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Inter-city powerboat records ‘up for grabs' - Part II.
Bob Wonders,
East coast or Bass Strait, record are there for the taking for those silly enough. But, for those out there prepared to give it a go, it's an exciting task and if successful offers great 'bragging rights' down at the pub!... [more]
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Lucas Oil Outerlimits and Team SW1 Capital on Turkish Grand Prix pole
Powerboat P1 media,
77 Lucas Oil Outerlimits and 26 Team SW1 Capital will start on pole position, in the Evolution and SuperSport classes respectively, for the Turkish Grand Prix of the Sea in Istanbul this weekend.... [more]
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Help on the way for ‘stressed' coral
QLD DPI,
Queensland Minister for Primary Industries, Fisheries and Rural and Regional Queensland Tim Mulherin has announced an innovative plan to help coral reefs affected by stress. 'At these times the Coral Stress Response Plan aims to promote recovery by reducing any further stress that may result from harvesting coral and aquarium fish.'... [more]
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Australia's online boat Show Boatsplus.com.au
Media Services,
Australia's online boat Show, Boatsplus.com.au is the first of its kind! Boating enthusiasts experience a one-stop-shop to browse, review and compare new boats, motor yachts, jet skis, outboards and inboard engines.... [more]
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New regulations to help protect Victorian elephantfish stocks
DPI VIC/Powerboat-world.com,
Fisheries Victoria has reaffirmed the importance of the new daily catch limit of one elephantfish per person, which came into effect on 2 March 2009.... [more]
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Some Ningaloo Reef fish are 'homebodies'
CSIRO,
New research shows that some fish species in Western Australia's Ningaloo Marine Park spend most of their time close to home, staying on the reef rather than travelling significant distances, as was previously thought.... [more]
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