AFLOAT Daily News

Int. 14 World Championship Sydney Harbour 3-11 January  10-Dec-2009
Defending champion Archie Massey may be British but he is taking on an Aussie tint for
the upcoming CST Composites International 14 World Championship in Sydney.
Massey will be sailing his all-black … well, it is really a dark gun-metal grey … boat
George 1st in the event.

CLIPPER 09-10 RACE 4: Yachts match each other mile for mile  10-Dec-2009
As the ten 68-foot yachts close in on Geraldton, Western Australia, you can almost feel the tension growing - both among the crews and the supporters watching at home.

Trifecta of superliners arrive in “Best Cruise Port”  10-Dec-2009
Ports and Waterways Minister Paul McLeay says NSW tourism will again be the winner when Sydney Harbour plays host this morning to three superliners - the Pacific Jewel, Diamond Princess and Sun Princess.

Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet joins pre-Christmas rush  09-Dec-2009
The Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet of 100 has joined the pre-Christmas rush with unforeseen hitches pushing a number of crews to the limit as they scramble to prepare for the Boxing Day start of Australia’s great ocean classic.

World Sailor of Year in Perth  09-Dec-2009
Top US Sailor and Gold Medallist in the Laser Radial class at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Tunnicliffe is “testing the waters” of the world-renowned Perth 2011 medal course in preparation for the World Championships, which will be held in Fremantle in exactly two years time (December 2011).

New direction for Summer Boat Show at Docklands  09-Dec-2009
Melbourne International Boat and Lifestyle Festival is back with a new name and a new direction in 2010. Not just a feast of large luxury boats, the Festival will feature more activities on the promenade including live bands each afternoon as well as an outdoor bar.

CLIPPER 09-10 RACE 4: "Farewell to the Southern Ocean"  09-Dec-2009
"Farewell to the Southern Ocean," says skipper of Team Finland, Eero Lehtinen. "It has been a truly grey and wet night and day so far. We have crossed latitude 40S and are heading north, slowly but surely. I think that's it; Southern Ocean done for me.

Results of the first “Targeting Tinnies” safety campaign  09-Dec-2009
Ports and Waterways Minister Paul McLeay said results of the first “Targeting Tinnies” safety campaign for the summer boating season showed speeding and breaches of safety equipment rules were the most common offences.

Sydney’s summer calendar of aquatic events  09-Dec-2009
Where to find the best vantage points for Sydney’s New Years Eve celebrations and navigation restrictions for the start of the Sydney to Hobart race are among many handy tips contained in a free boating guide distributed free of charge by the NSW’s boating safety authority, NSW Maritime.

Sail Sydney Day 3: Light to start – fabulous to finish  08-Dec-2009
Sometimes even the experts get it wrong and that was the case Monday when a beautiful nor-easter filled in on Sydney Harbour just after lunch, turning aside the earlier shifty light nor-westerly, which made a brief appearance on Day 3 of the Sail Sydney regatta, organised by Yachting NSW.






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