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  13 Aug 2010
 
 




Class 1 World Powerboat Championship - Relekta repairs underway
Class-1 Powerboat,
Class 1 World Powerboat Championship - Relekta repairs underway - The heart-stopping moment happened when Relekta's Paul Gaiser and Christian Zaborowski hooked their boat going into the first turn after the re-start of race one.... [more]
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Great Lakes Super Boat GP proves a winner
Bob Wonders,
There was some drama in the event when Popeye's Super Cat throttled by Stan Ware and driven by Lisa Matthews experienced a wild roll over near the end of the race.... [more]
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Presidential support for Premier Marine
Bob Wonders,
Chris-Craft President almost calls Sydney 'home'. The Chris-Craft chief actually lived in Sydney for more than 10-years; he discovered Amanda, now his wife, on Sydney's northern beaches and the couple's three children, a daughter, 15, and 11-year-old twins (one boy, one girl) were all born in Sydney.... [more]
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Andrew Short Marine – and it's Kylie at the helm
Bob Wonders,
Kylie Short proves she's one tough lady. Well, believe it when I tell you, Andrew Short Marine is travelling very well indeed and the ‘skipper' at the helm is Kylie Short, wife, mother and very definitely Managing Director.... [more]
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Have your say on the Goulburn-Broken Fishery Management Plan
Department of Primary Industries, Victoria,
Fisheries Victoria is encouraging fishers and other stakeholders to contribute their ideas on the Draft Goulburn-Broken Fishery Management Plan which has been released for public comment.... [more]
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Vic Department of Primary Industries seeks to protect snapper harvest
Alan Everett,
Department of Primary Industries seeks to protect snapper harvest - Executive Director of Fisheries Victoria, Anthony Hurst, said there was currently no enforceable limit on the quantity of snapper that Commonwealth-licensed commercial trawl fishers could take as by-product on each trip they made.... [more]
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Junior powerboat star tipped to conquer the world
PowerBoat P1 World Championship,
Junior powerboat star tipped to conquer the world - Morse, who is a four-time UK Junior Champion and a five-time British Youth Speed Record Holder, joins 80 of the fastest young men and women on the planet at the Lancashire Powerboat Racing Club for the UIM Formula Future World and Continental Youth Powerboat Championship's inaugural visit to UK waters.... [more]
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Bikini Atoll inscribed on World Heritage List
Republic of the Marshall Islands,
The Bikini Atoll was the site of atomic weapons testing during the early days of the Cold War. Between 1946 and 1954, 67 nuclear test were carried out in the Marshall Islands, 23 of them in Bikini. This equates 7000 times the force of the Hiroshima bomb.... [more]
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NSW Government now provide fish friendly grants
NSW Dept Primary Industries,
NSW Government now provide fish friendly grants - Minister for Primary Industries Steve Whan said the grants program aims to restore fish habitat and increase native fish populations.... [more]
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RYA boating books now available on the CBES website
Coastguard Boating Education .,
Coastguard Boating Education (CBES) is now selling RYA (Royal Yachting Association) books and DVDs through the CBES website, www.cbes.org.nz. It is a convenient and secure way to purchase your favourite book for yourself, or as a gift.... [more]
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British Powerboat Festival – Land, sea and air entertainment
Polygon Marketing,
The 2010 British Powerboat Festival taking place on the Isle of Wight over the August Bank Holiday weekend will feature the 50th anniversary of one of the world's great endurance events, the Cowes Torquay Cowes, with an international line-up of powerboats competing for glory.... [more]
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Green Marinas: a global wave of change
Jeni Bone,
‘Green' is the theme, ‘carbon' the chorus in today's consumer landscape, and the Marina Industry Association of Australia and its members are at the forefront, working to adopt world's best practice.... [more]
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Venus Bay pipi poachers facing charges
Department of Primary Industries,
Venus Bay Pipi Poachers Facing Charges - Four men and a woman, all from the St Albans area of Melbourne, are likely to face charges following a plain clothes Fisheries operation at Venus Bay.... [more]
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Newport Apartments, Mooloolaba waterfront views and hospitality
Jeni Bone,
Founding sponsor for the past 14 years of the Etchells Australasian Winter Championships at Mooloolaba, and excellent vantage point to enjoy uninterrupted views of the venue, Newport Apartments Mooloolaba looks forward to the 'annual northern migration' of the sailing fraternity.... [more]
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Port of Airlie – Coastal Paradise on schedule
Melanie Roberts / Meridien,
Meridien, one of the country's leading property developers, has created one of Australia's most unique coastal destinations. Port of Airlie will be a tropical paradise where fifteen of the best beachfront homes in Australia will mix with 365 designer waterfront apartments, two state-of-the-art hotels, a 289 berth world-class marina, a variety of restaurants and shops... [more]
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Electronics expert says thermal imaging to surpass radar
Mike Rose PR,
A New Zealand marine electronics expert is predicting that thermal imaging could soon become more important to recreational boaties than radar.... [more]
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Class 1 World Powerboat Championship - Time penalty changes winner
Class-1.com,
UIM Class 1 World Powerboat Championship Winner - Team Abu Dhabi will walk away with maximum points from this weekend's Swedish Grand Prix, after today's race winners', Arif Al Zafeen and Nadir Bin Nendi, were handed a post-race time penalty for an overtaking infringement on the start-lap.... [more]
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Got Game? Pisces delivers the scream of the reel off Sydney
Jeni Bone,
A $3.5m Riviera 56 Open Flybridge luxury cruiser named 'Pisces' is the choice of Motor Yacht Charters Sydney, which jostled for space on the marina at the Sydney International Boat Show alongside its tamer compatriots.... [more]
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Class 1 World Powerboat Championship - Fazza takes the win
Class-1.com,
UIM Class 1 World Powerboat Championship - Fazza's Arif Al Zafeen and Nadir Bin Hendi put yesterday's race-retirement behind them to ease to a comfortable win in race 2 of the Swedish Grand Prix.... [more]
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OK Dinghy International - Kiwi gear dominates Europeans
Robert Deaves,
Kiwi OK Dinghy sailors are always keen to tell everyone that they are the best sailors in the world and perhaps they are not far wrong. A look at the top 20 in the world ranking reveals no fewer than 11 Kiwis, but a glance at the gear list for the top finishers at the European Championships also reveals a higher than average propensity for Europeans to use Kiwi originated or designed gear.... [more]
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Peak body hosts free boating forum
NMSC,
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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Revolutionary communications system's new Untethered Undersea vehicles
Woods Hole Oceanographic Istitution,
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) engineers and scientists are employing a combination of new undersea technologies to re-define how we think of tethered, remotely operated vehicles.... [more]
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Perth man fined for illegal coral consignment
Dapartment of Fisheries, Western Australia,
A Perth man was ordered to pay more than $900 in fines and costs, after Fisheries and Marine Officers intercepted two eskies of illegally collected live coral the man had sent to a Perth address from Broome.... [more]
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Class 1 Swedish Grand Prix - Incident filled race one
UIM Class One,
Class 1 Powerboat Swedish Grand Prix - Team Abu Dhabi's Giovanni Carpitella and Rashed Al Tayer celebrated their maiden Grand Prix win in a dramatic and incident-filled first race, which saw the race red-flagged twice, with pole-sitters Welmax crashing out on lap 1 and both Relekta and Fazza going-out on lap 1 of the re-start.... [more]
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Class 1 Powerboat Swedish Grand Prix - Welmax wins Aspen Speed Run
UIM Class One,
Class 1 Powerboat Swedish Grand Prix - Welmax duo, Jorn Tandberg and Kolbjorn Selmer, followed up their impressive showing in practice to win the Class 1 Aspen Speed run over the flying kilometre – setting identical times on both their runs.... [more]
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Class One Swedish Grand Prix - Welmax quickest in practice
UIM Class One,
Swedish Grand Prix - Welmax laid down their marker of intent ahead of this weekend, topping the standings in today's first official practice session on Uddevalla's Byfjorden.... [more]
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Youngster raises the alarm as father is thrown from jetski in Ireland
RNLI,
Fenit RNLI praised an 11-year-old girl who raised the alarm after her father was thrown from his jetski in Tralee bay, County Kerry, on Saturday (19 June 2010) evening.... [more]
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Marine Industry promotes Optimist Sailing Boats for Kids Program
Ellen Pragnell-Raascg,
The Optimist Sailing Boats for Kids program was announced on Friday at the Sydney International Boat Show Breakfast by BIA's General Manager. This program offers businesses to participate by purchasing one or more Optimist dinghies, which will be allocated to successful sailing clubs which have tendered to part of the program and comply with YNSW guidelines to stage learn to sail activities.... [more]
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