Auckland show & superyacht forum, Jessica launch, drowning rate rises

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 20 Sep 2011
 
 

Auckland show & superyacht forum, Jessica launch, drowning rate rises

Summer IS here! I saw it today. On the Gold Coast, under picture-perfect azure skies, Jessica Watson and her youthful crew launched 'Another Challenge', with fanfare fit for a Princess. And her boat certainly is the stuff of legend, both in its pedigree and its pretty pink hues. But to hear Jessica and some of the under-21 crew she will skipper in the 2011 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, they are steely, seasoned and certainly under no illusions of what the sea will throw at them December 26.

'Black Joe' Akacich, himself a veteran of several Sydney to Hobarts, has believe in Jessica from the start, or at least from the day she limped in to Gold Coast City Marina after an aborted start to her round the world, solo and unassisted attempt in 2009.

'I could tell right away that she knew her stuff. She is a talented sailor and she is serious,' said Black Joe. That is high praise from this industry stalwart and fellow sailor. She may be tiny and just 18, but Jessica Watson has a dedication and determination beyond her years.

This week, along with celebrating fine boating weather, we present a varied batch of news, features and new products to hit the market. There is a lot about Auckland International Boat Show, with industry insight and accounts from our Sail-World NZ editor, Richard Gladwell, as well as detailed analysis and comment from the inaugural Superyacht Captains' Forum - hailed a success by industry and attendees.

This week, startling statistics from Surf Life Saving Australia which show drowning while boating and fishing have risen since 2007, mostly attributed to 'a mixture of bravado and high-risk taking activity'. Wearing PFDs, not drinking while operating a boat, and heeding the rules out on the water are vital for safe boating.

Soon to be finalised, the results of the boat show survey conducted at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show and online since then. We will announce the winner and share the main results of the survey very shortly. Watch this space!

Have a great week, happy reading and keep in touch with your own stories or suggestions.


Jeni Bone, editor



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Jessica Watson launches 'Another Challenge' on the Gold Coast
Jeni Bone,
Jessica Watson was swamped with local media today, launching her pink yacht, 'Another Challenge' sponsored by Ella Bache from Gold Coast City Marina today.... [more]
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Strong sales reported from Auckland International Boat Show
Rebecca Hayter,
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IBEX,
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Global Superyacht Forum shows off ravishing refit
ISS,
It's been radically rethought, undergone a fundamental facelift and received a new, contemporary look brochure. Now the Global Superyacht Forum 2011 (GSF), the must-attend industry event of the year, is ready to display all these exciting new changes at its location at the Amsterdam RAI from 14 to 16 November 2011.... [more]
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Superyacht Captains flock to Auckland to Captains' Forum
Clive Bennett,
The inaugural Superyacht Captains Forum in Auckland, New Zealand from 14 to 16 September achieved its ambitious schedule of superyacht-related topics and gave international superyacht captains a comprehensive overview of New Zealand and the South Pacific as a superyacht cruising and refit destination.... [more]
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New controls for Mandurah moorings and beyond
Transport WA,
Boat moorings in Western Australia's Peel area will be subject to new controls to improve safety, access and their impact on the environment. The Department of Transport (DoT) last week proclaimed the Peel Mooring Control Area as part of State-wide strategy to establish to address the continued proliferation of unauthorised moorings and their adverse impact.... [more]
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Platinum Yachts - Mills Mat 1010 is excelling
Jamie MacPhail,
The Mills Mat 1010 excels, winning its first regatta and now eight boats sold in nine months. A new generation IRC Cruiser – Racer design by Mark Mills built to exacting standards by Mat Yachts in Vinylester and vacuum consolidated at one atmosphere to ensure weight and laminate targets are achieved.... [more]
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Yachting coffee table book to be launched by Nicole Scott
Cassandra Decastro,
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Auckland Int Boat Show: Superyacht builders create hi-tech outriggers
Rebecca Hayter,
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UltimateBerths.com joins forces with TYHA
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International Superyacht Society announces 2011 design award finalists
Amy Halsted, ISS Executive Director,
ISS (International Superyacht Society) has released its lists of finalists for the 2011 International Design Awards.... [more]
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Antigua Sailing Week announces Sunsail as Gold Sponsor for 2012
Antigua Sailing Week,
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Simrad Yachting announces AP70 and AP80 autopilot systems
Jihan Hill,
Simrad Yachting – a world-leader in the design and manufacture of professional-performance marine navigation, autopilots, communications and fish-finding systems – announced today its new top-of-the line autopilot systems, the AP70 and AP80. International Maritime Organization (IMO) compliant and adaptive to wind and wave conditions, the systems provide complete heading and course control... [more]
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'Wetwheels' makes her debut at PSP Southampton Boat Show
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race announce Garmin as new supplier
Heather Ewing,
Clipper 13-14 and Clipper 15-16 Round the World Yacht Races Official Marine Electronics Supplier for the new fleet of Clipper 70s is Garmin Europe Ltd, Clipper Ventures announced today. Garmin Europe Ltd is the world leader in satellite navigation and GPS technology and will provide a complete system of intuitive, robust navigational electronics... [more]
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Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy wins PBO Green Award
Cailah Leask,
The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA), has won an acclaimed Environmental Award from Britain's best-selling yachting magazine. The Practical Boat Owner Green Awards announced the WPNSA as winner of the ‘Marine Service and Support' award.... [more]
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Auckland International Boat Show: Around the Stands - Gallery 3
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World's camera did a quick lap of the Auckland International Boat Show, and captured some of the stands, boats and action. Here's the third gallery. The Auckland International Boat Show is open until Sunday.... [more]
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Superyacht builders create hi-tech outriggers at Boat Show
Rebecca Hayter,
As Rugby World Cup fever warms up, the Auckland International Boat Show is displaying what may be the world's most glamorous outrigger canoes.The boat show is based in the new Viaduct Events Centre in the Viaduct Harbour from 15 to 18 September.... [more]
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Auckland International Boat Show: Around the Show - Gallery 2
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Sail-World's camera did a quick lap of the Auckland International Boat Show, and captured some of the stands, boats and action. Here's the second gallery. The Auckland International Boat Show is open until Sunday.... [more]
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Drowning while boating and fishing is on the rise
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Sailing and fishing from boats are high risk pastimes, despite drowning rates in general falling, according to Surf Life Saving Australia.... [more]
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Auckland International Boat Show: Around the Stands - Gallery 1
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Auckland Int Boat Show: Prime Minister opens Show and Skippers Forum
Richard Gladwell,
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Sandman PR,
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Stephen Milne,
Queensland's marine experts breathe life into their craft, and it is this pride, enthusiasm and love of boating that will be on show at the inaugural Gold Coast Marine Expo – Australia's Working Boat Show - 4-6 November at Coomera on Queensland's Gold Coast.... [more]
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Brendan Maxwell,
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Greg Boller,
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BIA Vic,
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Johan Pizzardini,
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AIMEX and SYBA to launch Australia Unlimited brand in Monaco
AIMEX/SYBA,
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