AFLOAT Daily News

Indian takes Line Honours in Fremantle to Bali Race  25-May-2015
First over the line in the 2015 Wonderful Indonesia Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally at 4 am today (Monday) was Craig Carter’s INDIAN, a Carkeek 47, which convincingly won line honours completing the 1440 nautical mile race in 6 days 18 hours.

Royal Yacht Club of Victoria - New Marina  25-May-2015
The Royal Yacht Club of Victoria is very excited to announce the replacement and extension of its current marina with a state of the art, world class floating marina.

Raymarine Upgrades LightHouse II Operating System with New Sailing Features  25-May-2015
FLIR Systems announced the release of the latest update to its acclaimed LightHouse II operating system for Raymarine multifunction displays (MFDs), with advanced features designed specifically for sailboats. LightHouse II Release 14 offers multiple tools to help sailors determine the quickest, most efficient ways to navigate while racing or cruising. The free update is available for aSeries, cSeries, eSeries, gS Series, and the new eS Series line of high performance MFDs.

FREMANTLE TO BALI: Spare a thought for Wasabi  25-May-2015
Spare a thought for Wasabi this morning. The boat is languishing in Exmouth with a belly full of fresh water in the bilge, water that should be in the boat’s water tanks. The source of the leak is not apparent yet, leaving skipper Paul Arns little alternative but to retire.“We had about four days’ worth of water left,” said sailing master Andrew Harry, “and an estimated five days of sailing to reach the island.”

FREMANTLE TO BALI DAY 4: South East Trades keep record hopes alive for Indian and Wild Side  22-May-2015
For the yachts Indian and Walk on the Wild Side which are both now in the middle of the ocean and halfway to Bali the magic time they will have their eyes on will be 9:30am WST Sunday 24th May. A finish before that time would claim a new Fremantle to Bali race record, most probably a handicap win, and most definitely dockside bragging rights. But, and it is a big BUT, there is still a lot of sailing to go in this 2015 Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally.

FREMANTLE TO BALI: Frontrunners ahead of 2013 race record time with 900nm to go  20-May-2015
Forty eight hours into the 2015 Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally and already the lead boats Walk on the Wild Side and Indian are well up the Western Australian coast making very quick passage with both marginally ahead of the 48 hour position of the 2013 line honours winner and record holder Super Sled.

NSW storms - swift response to boaters in need  18-May-2015
The clean-up is ongoing in New South Wales after the once-in-a-decade storm on April 21 and 22 that claimed four lives and caused devastation in 12 declared natural disaster areas. Club Marine, Australia’s market leader in recreational boat insurance, has to date completed 56 boat-salvage operations. Within one week of the storm, Club Marine had paid over $1m into members’ accounts.

Aeromil Marine Exhibits Cutwater Boats at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show  15-May-2015
Aeromil Marine Pty Ltd, part of the Aeromil Group of Companies, is the exclusive distributor for Cutwater Boats in Australia and New Zealand and will exhibit the Cutwater range of cruising boats at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, 21-24 May 2015.

Introducing Zipwake Dynamic Trim Control System  15-May-2015
AMI, a wholesale distributor and specialist agent of leisure marine products, is pleased to announce a recent partnership to deliver Swedish made Zipwake to our Australian customers. Control, comfort, safety. The new Zipwake Dynamic Trim Control System offers motorboat owners a smooth and comfortable ride even during acceleration.

Pelican Products Rolls Out the Wheeled Pelican ProGear 75 litre Elite Cooler  13-May-2015
To enhance their extremely popular and rugged Elite Cooler line with a transport option, Pelican has introduced its first wheeled model, the Pelican ProGear™ 80QT (75.7 litre) Elite Cooler.

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