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Governor-General Launches National Ballot for Young Endeavour 2015 World Voyage  01-Sep-2014
The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) today launched a national ballot for a world voyage in 2015 by the Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour.

Yanmar Re-Powers Harbour Commuter Ferries  01-Sep-2014
Rarely does a single commercial vessel go through such a transformation as the “Harbour Cat”, operated by Fullers of Auckland. But to transform the “Tiger Cat” ferry and then repeat the exact process on “Harbour Cat” confirms that the Yanmar 6HY-WET repowers have been an unqualified success.

Cargo net retrieval operation prevents boating and wildlife hazard  26-Aug-2014
Shipping, boating and fishing crews have been urged to retrieve gear lost overboard rather than leaving it to become an offshore hazard, following a Marine Rescue Port Kembla operation to retrieve a large cargo net on the weekend.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club 2014 Inner Spring Regatta this weekend  26-Aug-2014
The 2014 EnviroPacific Services Inner Spring Regatta to be held this coming weekend, 30-31 August, is shaping up to be better than ever! With 21 entries received and crews representing seven yachts clubs from Port Stephens, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Sydney plenty of battles on the water will no doubt be matched with loads of camaraderie at NCYC which will host a competitors BBQ on Saturday evening.

Derwent Sailing Squadron to become the largest and most technically advanced marina in Tasmania  25-Aug-2014
The Derwent Sailing Squadron has unveiled plans for a multi-million dollar marina extension which will make it the largest and most technically advanced marina in Australia’s island state of Tasmania.

Hair aware at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week  25-Aug-2014
A beard on a man may simply be seen as a common facial accessory; for skin cancer Influencer Jimmy Niggles, it means so much more. The 32-year-old is at the 31st running of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week raising awareness of melanoma at by reminding rosy-faced sailors to get a skin check when they return home. Niggles lost his friend Wes Bonny in 2010 to the deadly disease which kills 1,500 Australians a year, the majority of them men. Bonny was 26 at the time and his death was a shock to his family and friends.

First Ever Marina Investment Seminar  25-Aug-2014
The first ever Marina Investment Seminar will be held in Sydney on Thursday 2 October 2014. Jeff d’Albora, Director of Dalcorp PL and a Director of the Global Marina Institute (GMI) and the Marina Industries Association (MIA) said “as an experienced owner and investor in marinas I am very pleased that the GMI through its partner the MIA; and in conjunction with KPMG Sydney is conducting this one day Marina Investment Seminar. This is a long overdue initiative both from a national and a global perspective and it will bring together world class specialists in marina investment. The day will provide marina owners, buyers, sellers, lenders and related specialists with a high level interactive forum to better inform major investment decisions in the marina industry.”

31st Audi Hamilton Island Race Week declared ‘best ever’  25-Aug-2014
Interstate and international crews from 182 boats are leaving Hamilton Island today in droves, letting the island return to its regular trade. This year’s Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, boosted by the return of the tradewinds and perfect conditions was declared the “best ever” by yachting journalist Rob Mundle who was part of the first-ever regatta in 1984 and has been involved ever since. The 31st edition in 2014 marked nine years of Audi’s title sponsorship of this premier yachting event.

A whole lot of family fun coming up at Gold Coast International Marine Expo  25-Aug-2014
It’s often said, “the family that goes boating together, stays together” … and this important fact is one of the underlying pillars of success for the Gold Coast International Marine Expo.

Your exclusive pass to the non-exclusive ‘Shagger’ party of the year  20-Aug-2014
A group of yachties who are big on fun but low on pretence are turning the traditional notion of snooty bricks and mortar yacht club membership on its head with a club motto of ‘exclusively non-exclusive’ and a nick name widely known as ‘The Shaggers’.

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