AFLOAT Daily News

I Loved the Team Windcraft Experience so Much I Bought the Company  18-Jan-2017
When Anthony Bishop saw Team Windcraft was for sale in September 2016 he grinned with excitement. He was an existing customer owning both a Dehler 38 and Axopar 28. He knew Windcraft was Australia and New Zealand’s number one team for importing, commissioning and servicing yachts. He loved the fact that the company was run like a family business. And he could see some wonderful opportunities to take the brand forwards.

51st National E Australian Championships 2017  11-Jan-2017
Miss Bling (Elwood Vic), Santoy (Humpybong Qld) and Ruthless (Henley SA) fought an epic battle for victory at the 51st National E Australian Championships held at Wangi Wangi on Lake Macquarie in NSW from 3-7 January 2017.

Three new speakers confirmed for Marine17  11-Jan-2017
The Committee for Marine17 International Conference and Trade Exhibition has confirmed 3 new speakers for the event running from 30 July – 1 Aug 2017. Marine17 Chair & National CEO of the BIA, Howard Glenn said, "We are excited to announce that Nick Bice, Director of Boats and Maintenance, Volvo Ocean Race, Mark McCrindle, Principal of McCrindle Research and Aaron K. Weiche, Chief Marketing Officer of GetFiveStars, have confirmed their positions on the Marine17 agenda".

Geelong’s Waterfront coming to life with Festival of Sails entertainment program  10-Jan-2017
While there will be plenty of on-water racing action at the Festival of Sails 2017 later this month – from January 21 to 26 - there is also a rich entertainment program along the foreshore, including music, kids’ entertainment, sports displays and performances, and of course food, wine and markets.

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: Tony Cable sails into record with number 51  30-Dec-2016
The 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has provided Tony Cable with two line honours, an overall victory, lifetime membership of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia - and a wife.

Perpetual LOYAL smashes race record to take line honours in Rolex Sydney Hobart  28-Dec-2016
Anthony Bell has well and truly removed the monkey of the last two years from his back, smashing Wild Oats XI’s record of 2012 by four hours 51 minutes and 52 seconds and taking line honours for the second time in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s iconic Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

Narrow Farr 40 One Design Trophy victory to Estate Master  19-Dec-2016
Jeff Carter’s Edake and Martin Hill’s Estate Master staged a mighty final charge for supremacy in the deciding race of the Farr 40 Pittwater One Design Trophy, Estate Master’s fourth place to Edake’s sixth gifting them a narrow series victory.

A flurry of activity world-wide in preparation for 12th Australian Wooden Boat Festival  19-Dec-2016
The MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival is a remarkable Tasmanian event that attracts significant international attention, the Chairman of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival, Mr Steve Knight said today.

Italian Brand ‘Invictus’ Arrives in Australia  19-Dec-2016
Sundance Marine is pleased to bring to Australia the Invictus choice and willingness to create a new concept in boating.

Sailing into New Safety Partnership  15-Dec-2016
Transport for NSW today announced a new partnership with Australian Sailing to help spread safe boating messages to the recreational boating community.


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