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Breakthru in power catamaran design
Bob Wonders,
Australian Scott Ramsden is probably better-known as sailboat man than a powerboat man; after all, when you can win world championships in the exciting 18-foot skiff class it's fairly obvious that sailing is your go, however Ramsden has over the last decade delivered major advances in power catamarans.... [more]
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Offshore Powerboats - modified after Dubai tragedy
Bob Wonders,
Bill Barry-Cotter orders stringent safety upgrades to race boats following Dubai tragedy. The work involves comprehensive strengthening of the cockpit area, with unidirectional E-glass and bi-axial laminate used to build a framework over and around the crew seating.... [more]
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A boat to win the hearts and minds of the green vote
Bob Wonders,
Canada's Campion Boats set to revolutionise boat production with world's first 'bio boat' The company claims it is poised to launch the world's first bio-diesel powered boat built from Envirez resin, which is produced entirely from renewable resources.... [more]
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US Water Ski Association names its official 2010 tow boats
Bob Wonders,
Best of the best chosen for top line water ski tournaments. All four chosen boats for 2010 are highly-regarded worldwide and used in competition across the USA, Europe and the Asia Pacific Region.... [more]
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Enter the e-MarineWorld.com.au online competition now
Media Services,
Melbourne base online Chandlery e-MarineWorld.com.au is providing a wide range of marine industry products for online buyer.... [more]
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Win for the fishos: Garrett retreats
Media Services,
Environment Minister, Peter Garrett, said today the Government would move to introduce legislative amendments to ensure that international changes to the status of mako sharks would not affect recreational fishing activities in Australia.... [more]
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Dave ‘Nugget' Downie's new old boat – and a Honda BF150
Sandman PR,
“The hull is actually 16 years old, but we totally gutted and reinforced it then added custom storage areas like live bait tanks, kill tanks and other functional features,” Nugget said. “Set-up with everything I need for my fishing interests, the powerful and reliable Honda BF150 was the only outboard choice, as far as I was concerned – nothing else came close.”... [more]
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Australian fishers and boaters urged to blockade Canberra
Boating & Fishing Council of Australia,
Just one week after the 'PM Phone Meltdown' campaign, petitioning Kevin Rudd's Canberra and Brisbane offices, National Spokesperson for the Boating and Fishing Council of Australia (BFCA) Dean Logan is urging boaties and fishos to drive to the capital to blockade Parliament House if the Minister for the Environment Peter Garrett does not make key decisions this week.... [more]
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Barz Optics branches into women's range
Jeni Bone,
Burleigh Heads based optical specialist, Barz Optics has launched its website: www.barzoptics.com and has also added four new ladies styles of polarised sunglasses - the Tavaura, Bora Bora, Capri and Hayman models.... [more]
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Anglers urged to share tales of longtail tuna
CSIRO,
Coastal anglers are being encouraged to help ensure the long-term sustainability of Australia's newest ‘recreational only' species, the longtail tuna, by reporting catches using a new online system.... [more]
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Formula 2 World Sports promoter thanks Olympic Organization
U.I.M. Formula 2,
Abdul Salam Fairooz, Managing Director of Formula World Sports which is the organizer and promoter of the UIM F2 World and Continental Powerboat Championships 2009, expressed his gratitude to HH Sheikh Ahmad Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the UAE National Olympic Committee (NOC)... [more]
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Jory-Leigh Joins Spirit of Belgium
Sam Feasey - Powerboat P1,
Shelley Jory-Leigh has been confirmed as the new driver for the Spirit of Belgium SuperSport Class team ahead of its 2010 world championship campaign.... [more]
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Sunreef appoints China dealer
Sunreef Yachts,
Speedo Marine with its headquarters in Shenzhen, China, has been appointed by Sunreef Yachts as its exclusive dealer for mainland China. The contract between the two companies was signed in January 2010.... [more]
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Tetsuya launches Great Barrier Feast Series at Hamilton Island YC
Rob Mundle,
The magnificent new Hamilton Island Yacht Club is one of the exceptional venues chosen for internationally acclaimed chef, Tetsuya Wakuda, when he hosts the launch of the new Great Barrier Feast Series on Hamilton Island in March.... [more]
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Regional Asia-Pac Superyacht Association to be formed
Superyacht Singapore Association,
On 08 January this year over 25 superyacht industry professionals met during Thailand's PIMEX boat show to discuss the possibility and need for the creation of a superyacht association for the Asia-Pacific Region. While there are a number of existing country level superyacht associations (notably Australia, Singapore and Indonesia) there is no single body promoting the region as a whole.... [more]
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Australia Day Honours for three Marine Rescue NSW volunteers
Marine Rescue NSW,
Commodore Mike Stringer ESM OAM, has been honoured as a Member (AM) in the Order of Australia in the 2010 Australia Day honours list. Commodore Peter Campton of the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard North NSW Squadron was awarded the Emergency Services Medal (ESM). Commodore Kevin Hill of Marine Rescue Jervis Bay, was also awarded the Emergency Services Medal (ESM).... [more]
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New research sheds light on Earth's coldest temperatures
British Antarctic Survey,
Results from the first detailed analysis of the lowest ever temperature recorded on the Earth's surface can explain why it got so cold and how cold it could possibly get. Scientists at British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) in Russia found that for a period of 10 days the air flow that is normally fed from the Southern Ocean on to the high Antarctic p... [more]
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Powerboat P1 new sponsorship agreement
Sam Feasey,
Powerboat P1 Management Ltd has today announced that it has established a two-year sponsorship agreement with California-based, Hering Performance Propellers Inc.... [more]
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UIM-WPPA Class 1 World Powerboat Championship - Rio first up
Class-1,
Rio de Janeiro is the spectacular setting for the first Grand Prix of the 2010 UIM-WPPA Class 1 World Powerboat Championship, with the International Offshore Team Association (IOTA), the organiser and worldwide television and commercial rights holder, confirming a seven-venue, 14-race calendar.... [more]
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Angelo Tedeschi receives his country's highest sporting accolade
Powerboat P1,
Three-time Powerboat P1 SuperSport Class World Champion, Angelo Tedeschi, has received his country's highest sporting accolade, after the Italian won the 'Medaglia d'Oro al Valore Atletico' of CONI (Italian National Olympic Committee).... [more]
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Playmates for Sydney's resident wobbegong sharks
NSW Dept Primary Industries,
Another ten wobbegong shark pups were released in Sydney waters on Friday 22nd January, as part of an Australian first study to unlock the secret life of the iconic shark species, NSW Primary Industries Minister, Steve Whan, said. his is in addition to the ten Wobbegong shark pups released at the same location in 2008.... [more]
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Biosecurity protocols vital in abalone disease battle
Dept Fisheries VIC,
Fisheries Victoria is once again urging divers, anglers, boat operators, surfers and anyone else in the water along Victoria's south-west coastline to observe the abalone biosecurity protocols over the summer holiday period.... [more]
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Cyclone Olga tracks towards Cooktown
www.sail-world.com,
Tropical Cyclone Olga, central pressure 983hpa was located near 15.9S 147.4E at 1am or 215 kilometres ENE of Port Douglas and moving WNW at 22 kilometres per hour.... [more]
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Loggerhead Turtles return to Queensland in record numbers
The Honourable Paul Lucas - QLD,
Loggerhead turtles are returning to Queensland beaches in record numbers, with the highest number of recorded adult females returning to lay eggs since 1984.... [more]
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50 days around Australia to Save Our Seas
SOS Ocean Racing,
Whitsunday Sailing Club Member and commercial skipper Ian 'Thommo' Thomson will set off in late April to break the world record for sailing non stop solo unassisted around Australia. The campaign is to raise awareness for the damage that plastic bags are doing to our environment.... [more]
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Enjoy Australia Day 2010 afloat on Sydney Harbour
NSW Maritime,
A busy schedule of boating activities and events is planned for NSW waterways on Tuesday, 26 January to celebrate Australia Day 2010 afloat.... [more]
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Ningaloo Coast (WA) is nominated for World Heritage listing
Australian Federal Government,
The announcement that the nomination is being sent to the World Heritage Centre in Paris was made today in Perth by the Australian Government Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, Peter Garrett and WA Environment Minister Donna Faragher.... [more]
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‘Exciting new era' for Mustang
Bob Wonders,
Mustang Marine incorporates the latest technology in its new 2850 Sports Cruiser. Based on the company's 2800 Sports Cruiser released last year, the new 2850, according to the manufacturer, takes the good points of the earlier model and adds a range of the latest features available.... [more]
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Call for Papers for National Marine Conference
Ursula Bishop,
The National Marine Safety Committee is calling for abstracts from those interested in addressing the Marine Safety Conference 2010 to be held at the Burswood Entertainment Complex in Perth from 22 – 24 August this year.... [more]
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Melb Int'l Boat Show: Coast Guard to bring safety message and training
Greg Shoemark,
The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association will again be training and testing would-be boaties at the Melbourne International Boat & Lifestyle Festival.... [more]
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Powerboat P1: Hat-trick of awards for P1 pilots
Powerboat P1,
Searex throttleman Gino Passchier completed a hat-trick of awards for Powerboat P1 pilots this week after winning the 2009 De Haan Sports Personality of the Year.... [more]
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Powerboat P1 - Colpin recognised for marathon effort
Powerboat P1,
Belgian pilot Pierre Colpin from 2B1 Furnibo has narrowly missed out on winning the title of Knokke-Heist Sportsman of the Year 2009.... [more]
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