Also in Florida, this time Clearwater, on the Gulf Coast, Super Boats International has staged another successful event and we've got some great action shots from Rodrick Cox to keep you entertained.
In other news, the Ferretti Group, designer and builder of some of the world's most luxurious motor yachts, is poised to involve itself with the Chinese and Indian markets, while AIMEX, also known as the Australian International Export Group is to host an Australian pavilion at South Korea's Yacht and Boat Show.
On the home front, the ‘midnight oil' is being burnt at the race headquarters of the Maritimo Offshore Race Team with its own boats, ‘Mustang' and ‘Maritimo' being prepared for rounds five and six of the Offshore Superboat Championships.
As if that's not enough, crew chief Peter McGrath and his crew also have to ready ‘Qatar 96' and bring ‘Trojan Steel\' back to race trim after its crash off Redcliffe.
Finally, I can tell all and sundry one thing – the weather along Australia's eastern seaboard is proving no help to recreational boating.
Big seas, strong winds and rain, rain\, rain and more rain has been the norm.
Queensland, for example, has just experienced its wettest September in history and one prominent city in the north received its September rainfall average in less than 24-hours.
So far, October is not looking any better and the most recent weather forecast I looked at was predicting rain and thunderstorms for the next nine days.
I'd strongly advise any boat owner to check with local authorities before casting off.
Meanwhile, the sun will shine, believe me, I just don't know when!
‘Super Heat' wins Super Boat National Championship at Clearwater Bob Wonders, More than 30 of the USA's top offshore racers do battle off Clearwater, Florida. Record crowds and a record number of spectator boats, estimated at more than 5200 vessels, lined the 2.5 mile beachfront course leaving little, if any, room to spare.... [more] Share this story
The Census of Marine Life reveals thousands of new species Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, The Census of Marine Life, a ten-year project to catalog all life in the sea, discovered more than 6,000 new species during its 'decade of discovery,' scientists reported as they unveiled its results at a finale event in London Oct. 4-6. The collaboration combined the efforts of scientists from research organizations in more than 80 nations, including the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.... [more] Share this story
Offshore Superboat Championships ‘lose' one race Bob Wonders, Two-race format won't work at Sandringham and could have a serious effect on final points. Race Director Russell Embleton said the Sandringham involved too much travel to and from the pit area to stage a two-race format.... [more] Share this story
AIMEX members will showcase in Korea AIMEX, The Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) has for the first time organized the Australian Pavilion at Yacht & Boat Korea to be staged in the shipbuilding province of Gyeongsangnam in South Korea, 14-17 October.... [more] Share this story
Win an Opti for the Kids and One for the Club Sail-World.com & Powerboat-world.com, The winner of the OziOPti Sail-World competition will receive an OziOpti ‘Regatta Mark IV' GRP racing boat complete valued at AUD$3,950 (or NZ$5,135). AND They will ALSO win for their chosen sailing club an OziOpti ‘Tacker' Poly training boat valued at AUD$2,395 (or NZ$3,200). There will also be prizes of 10 x $100 ‘The Boatyard' vouchers.... [more] Share this story
Match Racing in Monohulls or Multihulls – Have your say!! The Sail-World Team, Now Sail-World gives everyone in the sailing community, both match racers and other sailors the chance to have your say, or rather vote, as we conduct a survey to find out the 'People's Choice' Complete the quick survey below and go into the draw to win one of six Musto fleeces... [more] Share this story
Grandad Bill bags third RYA National Championship RYA, The Lancashire Powerboat Racer from St Helens has had a phenomenal year not only has he turned 54 and became a grandfather but he also secured his third RYA National Championship title.... [more] Share this story
National Zapcat Championship - Zapcats Fly in Fistral Finale RYA, Zapcats originated from South Africa where since the early 80's local crews have raced inflatable boats down treacherous rivers and along rugged coastlines. They were developed from life saving surf rescue craft for racing and leisure boats.... [more] Share this story
Mandurah Boat Show: Paying tribute to Malcolm Douglas Club Marine Mandurah Boat Show, While the show must go on, we know that this year's Club Marine Mandurah Boat Show will be missing something important. Our good friend Malcolm Douglas passed away on 23rd September in an accident at his Crocodile Park in Broome. He leaves behind a legacy that will not be easily forgotten.... [more] Share this story
Bayliner awarded for excellence Bayliner, For the third consecutive year, Bayliner has been recognized by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) sponsored Marine Industry CSI Award Program in three product categories: deck boats, sterndrive bowrider boats, and sterndrive cuddy and express boats.... [more] Share this story
SIBEX heralds 2010 show with big brands Grand Pavois, China will soon welcome the world's boating brands and buyers, at the fourth annual SIBEX show, held in Shenzhen China, 4-7 November 2010.... [more] Share this story
Lost and found: Census of Marine Life turns up hundreds of species Jeni Bone, A species that had previously been deemed extinct, was discovered on an underwater peak in the Coral Sea, along with hundreds of new species, in a $669m decade-long global marine survey, 'Census of Marine Life', conducted by scientists across the area between Australia and New Caledonia.... [more] Share this story
Maritime Alert - North Coast NSW Neil Patchett, Maritime Alert: North Coast - Acting Regional Manager Steve Black says heavy rains on the mid-north and north coast is cause for caution. 'The rain is causing some flooding and the waterways most affected at this stage are the Bellinger, Kalang and Orara Rivers.... [more] Share this story
Fishing impacts study off the Pilbara coast WA Dept Fisheries WA, Fishing impacts study off the Pilbara coast - This project will be the first time that a comparison of the fish stocks and habitats will be made between areas open or closed to trawling for a long period of time. Areas that are trawled and trapped with different levels of fishing effort will also be examined.... [more] Share this story
Class 1 Powerboat Italian Grand Prix - Fazza in race 2 thriller UIM Class 1, Fazza's Arif Al Zafeen and Nadir Bin Hendi produced a champions' drive to win race 2 of the Italian Grand Prix to become the 2010 UIM Class 1 European Champions, with Primatist-GSG Ceramic Design finishing second ahead of Skydive Dubai.... [more] Share this story
Sydney Harbour attracts most fishers - but can they eat their catch? Media Services, A Department of Primary Industries report shows Sydney Harbour has the most recreational fishers per square kilometre of any NSW waterway. This has prompted authorities to express concern about the consumption of poisoned fish caught west of the Harbour Bridge.... [more] Share this story
Recreational Boating & Fishing Fed study offers consumer insight Media Services, The US Recreational Boating & Fishing Federation (RBFF) released new research this week that it said will help the boating industry better understand consumer attitudes toward boat purchases.... [more] Share this story
Fishers get ready: the marine reserve system is coming Senator Ron Boswell, LNP Queensland Senator Ron Boswell stated today that the new government will proceed with its plan for a vast network of marine reserves around the coast of the country, to the detriment of industry and recreational fishers.... [more] Share this story
'Perfect timing' look set to make safety check a winner Bob Wonders, Nearly 40 authorised marine dealerships and workshops acorss NSW support the 50 Point Safety Check. Commissioner Glenn Finniss of Marine Rescue NSW, described the check as 'a great way to avoid unwanted breakdowns.'... [more] Share this story
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