Americas Cup revolution, healthy signs from Europe, promo opp for RIBS
Extra heavy traffic for the TetraMedia marine news group this week with major developments announced for the 34th America's Cup.
Overnight Russell Coutts, CEO of BMW ORACLE Racing, unveiled a new vision for the future of the event, announcing that the next craft for the 2013 event would be a high performance, 72 foot wing sail catamaran and that the event would start in 2011 with 45 foot one design versions, being sailed at a range of events around the world.
Sail-World's Richard Gladwell, who is one of the acknowledged world experts on the AC, produced another of his 'tours de force' and the first Sail-World newsletter went to 86,000 readers world-wide by 4am Australian time.
We will be publishing transcriptions of a post press conference with Russell Coutts and others over the coming days.
The inbox has been full this week with feedback and reports from the European shows, including Southhampton and Cannes, where visitors numbers were up and the mood has been positive, but not yet celebratory.
No cry of victory, but 'real signs of hope,' confirmed Jean-François Fountaine, president of the French Nautical Industries Federation (F.I.N.) post-Cannes. 'The foundations are healthy for beginning to restart the market, stocks are low, the new orders are now going to be translated into renewed activity.'
In these competitive times, added exposure to consumers and trade is always useful. The Heaven Can Wait regatta, 2 & 3 October on Port Stephens is offering RIB dealers or manufacturers the chance to get onboard as support craft for this high profile and worthwhile charity event. Read all about the benefits then get in touch!
Have a great week, enjoy this week's batch and pop in for more daily.
Jeni Bone, editor
RIB Promotional opps. for Manufacturers, Distributors and Importers Jeni Bone, Promotional opportunities for Australian Manufacturers Distributors and Importers at Charity Regatta. Successful regatta and fundraiser, Heaven Can Wait, is anticipating record crowds, entries, media and community interest and valuable funds raised for charities at this year's event, October 2-3. Counting among its competitors, Olympians, World Champions, sailing vessels of all kinds, the weekend... [more] Share this story
Southampton Boat Show - forecast unstable Media Services, Speaking on the opening day of the Southampton Boat Show, British Marine Federation chief executive Rob Stevens said the British industry seems to be defying recessionary factors, but there are still clouds ahead.... [more] Share this story
Cannes Yacht Show shows signs of recovery Cannes Boat Show, As the doors to the 33rd Cannes International Boat and Yacht Show begin to close, yachting professionals find optimism increased, after two years of crisis.... [more] Share this story
Sunreef stars in Cannes with the double deck Ipharra cat Jeni Bone, Sunreef Yachts has hosted the global premiere of the Sunreef 102 Double Deck IPHARRA catamaran - the first double deck sailing catamaran in the world - at the Cannes International Yacht & Boat Show, 8 to 13 September 2010.... [more] Share this story
UN calls for coral reefs as no-fishing zones Jeni Bone, A study from the United Nations is calling for a global effort to safeguard coral reefs with networks of small no-fishing zones.... [more] Share this story
BP report shares the blame Media Services, BP, facing billions of dollars in damages and penalties for causing the largest oil spill in US history, says its investigation shows other companies made mistakes that led to the Gulf of Mexico oil rig explosion.... [more] Share this story
SYBA Monaco push supported by Etihad Airways SYBA, Etihad Airways have confirmed their support of Australia's peak body for the Superyacht Industry Superyacht Australia, SYBA.... [more] Share this story
World debut of smallest sound-insulated 15kVa generator Fischer Panda GMBH, Fischer Panda has launched the next generator with variable speed regulation depending on the requirements of the used appliance: the new Panda 15000i is now available and expands the very successful Fischer Panda 4000i and 6000i series of generators. The Panda 15000i with a performance of 12 kW uses environmentally conscious inverter technology.... [more] Share this story
Marine Western Australia launches to unite industry Marine WA, Established to unite the WA Shipbuilders Association (formed in 1994) and SuperYacht Base WA (formed in 2007), Marine Western Australia is a non-profit, non-government association funded by member subscriptions and other events and arrangements.... [more] Share this story
Dave Ullman - yachting's elder Statesman (Pt.I). John Curnow, A lengthy and distinguished career has afforded Dave Ullman one formidable insight into both the art and business of sailing. As a direct result of his many achievements, Dave has a genuine interest in ensuring that future generations have access to the experiences and learnings of the past.... [more] Share this story
Try Crewing Day outstanding success Jeni Bone, Try Crewing Day, an initiative of the BIA NSW, has been held at five Clubs around the state, attracting people keen to get a hands-on taste of crewing and sample the Club-lifestyle for themselves.... [more] Share this story
Lake Mulwala comes alive with power boat racing Grant Harrison, Keep the last weekend in November (25-28th) free to be in Yarrawonga to witness the world's fastest power boats in action vying for the U.I.M. World Championship.... [more] Share this story
Marine Rescue Shoalhaven assist at Shoalhaven River accident Ken McManus, Marine Rescue Shoalhaven assist at Shoalhaven River accident - The collision between two motor vehicles at the northern end of the Nowra Bridge over the Shoalhaven River saw one of the vehicles catapulted into the river, trapping the driver inside the vehicle. A female passenger was rescued from the river by members of the public.... [more] Share this story
Global Ocean Race launches the Global Vision Sailing Trust Oliver Dewar, Global Ocean Race is proud to announce an original, unique and innovative youth sailing programme and charity that will run throughout the GOR 2011-12. With RS Sailing, Virtual Regatta, the logistics company Peters & May and a group of sponsors and donors, the Global Vision Sailing Trust will introduce sailing and its core values to under-privileged young people at all GOR race venues.... [more] Share this story
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] Share this story
Adam Pedals off to the World Championships Stephen Milne, Two years ago, Riviera boat builder Adam Davidson couldn't even swim 100 metres, now he is on his way to fulfilling a long-held ambition to compete in the 2010 International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Olympic Distance Triathlon Championships in Budapest, Hungary.... [more] Share this story
It's on again, boats galore at Gold Coast auction Bob Wonders, Adrian Seiffert, and if that name sounds familiar you have plenty of company, for Adrian is the boat auction ‘king' of South East Queensland and he's back in action this weekend. He's set to raise the hammer to successful bidders with more than 50 vessels on sale at the Runaway Bay Marina.... [more] Share this story
Heaven Can Wait 2010 marks bigger and brighter, thanks to Sealite HCW Media, Sealite, manufacturer and distributor of a range of marine navigation aids, has donated seven of its SL15 solar powered LED marine lights to guide competitors in this year's Heaven Can Wait 24 Hour Yacht Race to mark locations around Lake Macquarie.... [more] Share this story
Marina of the Year Awards open for entry Colin Bransgrove, Marina of the Year Awards open for entry - The awards are open to all marinas across Australia. The assessment criteria includes marketing, service, facilities and standards, environmental responsibility, risk management, training, industry involvement, contribution to the local economy and outcomes against set objectives.... [more] Share this story
Dehler Yachts - A new Dehler 41 is shaping up for 2011 Jorn Bock, Dehler Yachts - A new Dehler 41 is shaping up for 2011 - At seventh of September 2010, the Dehler-Race-Day of the ORCi World Championships in Flensburg, North Germany, Dehler Yachts of Freienohl and the design-office Judel/Vrolijk & Co took the opportunity to present the latest project to engaged international competitors: The new Dehler 41.... [more] Share this story
Putting a boat away for the winter - E-10 gas Boat US, Boaters and anglers will soon be putting away their boats for the season. But before they do, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has some tips learned from fuel industry insiders on how to store a boat with E-10 gasoline (containing 10% ethanol) over the winter.... [more] Share this story
Oceanlake Marine evolves and grows – New SeaCart, new Sales Manager Oceanlake Marine AB, Oceanlake Marine is gaining strong expertise as the company moves forward in 2010. Tim Shuwalow has been appointed as International Sales Manager and is taking responsibility for customer relations and dealer support. A native Australian, Tim brings his extensive multihull experience and racing talent to the company.... [more] Share this story
Mastervolt acquires electric propulsion specialist Bellmann Mastervolt BV, Mastervolt, the leading designer and manufacturer of electrical power systems has acquired the electrical propulsion company, Bellmann. Dutch-based Bellmann is widely regarded as a leading player in the market for complete electrical propulsion systems, and has been producing dedicated electrical drives for boats since 2002.... [more] Share this story
Heaven Can Wait regatta - Enter Early to maximise Charity Fund Raising Heaven Can Wait Media Centre, Heaven Can Wait charity yacht regatta on Lake Macquarie during the October long weekend will raise funds for men's cancer research and support program. The Notice of Race is online and online entry is available now. Commodore Shaun Lewicki asks 'Can everyone please enter their boats as early as possible, like NOW!! to maximise the Charity Fund raising'... [more] Share this story
IOTA applies to UIM for renewal of the promotional rights of Class 1 UIM Class 1, UIM Class 1 World Powerboat Championship - The board of directors of the International Offshore Team Association (IOTA), has today officially presented its candidature to the sport's world governing body, the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM), to reacquire the worldwide commercial rights to Class 1, for the next five years.... [more] Share this story
ICOMIA mourns passing of Tom Webb ICOMIA, The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) has reported the passing of Tom Webb, a founding member and its secretary general from its foundation in 1967 until 1979.... [more] Share this story
Action to protect Victorian snapper stocks Department of Primary Industries (Fisheries), Fisheries Victoria is taking action to protect the rights of Victorian recreational and licensed commercial fishers to catch snapper, and the sustainability of the snapper fishery. Snapper is one of our most important species, particularly in Port Philip Bay, Western Port and along parts of the west and east coast.... [more] Share this story
5.5 Gold Cup - Nergaard's Norwegian crew wins on Lake Garda 5.5 Gold Cup, 5.5 Gold Cup - Nergaard's Norwegian crew wins on Lake Garda - Five boats crossed the finishing line within 30 seconds. On the third day, Nergaard once again took the advantage and won a second race. With a score of 2 for Norway and 1 for Switzerland on Friday night and therefore only those two boats remaining in the competition, Saturday's race number 4 was likely to be very interesting.... [more] Share this story
Maritimo mounts largest-ever display at Cannes Boat Show Imprint Media, Australia's premier boat builder, Maritimo, is planning its largest ever display at the annual Cannes International Boat Show that opens on September 8.... [more] Share this story
Barz Optics returns to the Annapolis Sail Show Jeni Bone, After an absence of five years Barz Optics, 'The Australian Sunglass Co', will again be exhibiting their new highly developed polarized sunglass range at the Annapolis Sail Show, Maryland October 7-11.... [more] Share this story
Turkey welcomes the world for Istanbul International Boat Show 2010 NTSR Fair, Held by NTSR Fair Organizations for the 29th edition in 2010, International Istanbul Shop&Miles Boat Show takes place from 20 to 25 October 2010 at Marinturk Istanbul City Port in Pendik.... [more] Share this story
New Zealand marine industry: collaboration, expansion and branding OS Jeni Bone, Across ‘the ditch', as the Tasman Sea is affectionately known, the New Zealand marine industry is enjoying a period of growth, expansion and significant investment in infrastructure in four key regions. They are also reaping the benefits of a collaborative industry, government support, strong industry association and a training program that produces highly qualified and in demand apprentices.... [more] Share this story
Solar Odyssey on show at La Rochelle Grand Pavois, The Grand Pavois International In-water Boat Show will be held from the 15th to the 20th of September 2010 at the Port des Minimes in La Rochelle, featuring many innovative vessels - among them, Solar Odyssey.... [more] Share this story
Great prizes the lure of Leisurefest Melbourne BIA VIC, Visitors to Melbourne Leisurefest from 30 September to 3 October will have a chance to win a Hobie kayak and other great prizes in the passport competition at the show, plus $4,000 worth of free fuel.... [more] Share this story
Last chance to get onboard for Fort Lauderdale Int'l Boat Show 2010 AIMEX, AIMEX will lead a group of Australian brands to the 51st Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Oct 28 to Nov 1 - the largest in-water boat show in the world.... [more] Share this story
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