AFLOAT Daily News

Kiwi boats helping Aussie kids learn to sail  17-Sep-2014
A fleet of eight Elliot Marine boats prove the perfect partner for NSW Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club Youth Development Program.

New MHYC short offshore summer series for multihulls  17-Sep-2014
The march of the multihulls into mainstream racing is gathering pace with more summer events than ever before set to cater for the NSW fleet. Last month’s Audi Hamilton Island Race Week enjoyed bumper numbers thanks to a rise in multihull entries and Commodore of the Multihull Yacht Club Queensland, Bruce Weiland, says these days most clubs in Brisbane’s Moreton Bay offer a racing multihull division.

New Masts for an Historic Boat  15-Sep-2014
Hall Spars NZ was proud to be invited recently to partner with Noakes Shipyard in Sydney to deliver new masts to the Australian Government’s flag training vessel: the Young Endeavour.

Marina Berths showing good returns  11-Sep-2014
With the strong demand for marina berth rentals, the Port of Airlie development in Airlie Beach has found an increased interest in purchase of this asset class from investors. Port of Airlie introduced rare 90+ year subleases for the berths in 2013 which have appealed to investors and boat owners seeking long term security of tenure in the region.

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.

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