AFLOAT Daily News

New Improved Swell Forecasting and more locations  22-Oct-2014
PredictWind have made significant improvements to the swell forecasting models and added new locations. Integrating the new 50km global wind forecast with ocean current data has created the most advanced swell modelling available online.

Christmas comes early for Sailors with disABILITIES  21-Oct-2014
Windcraft's MD Peter Hrones said he "Felt like Father Christmas" this week as he handed over the keys of a brand new Hanse 435 yacht to raffle winner John Scott and a cheque for $174,550.37 to David Pescud the founder of Sailors with disAbilities (SWD).

Fraser Regatta Rendezvous  21-Oct-2014
For its fifth-consecutive year, the Clipper Motor Yachts Fraser Island Regatta begun with a total flotilla of 14 semi-displacement and planing hull boats participating in the 9 day cruising experience along the Fraser Coast.

Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship – Entry Open  21-Oct-2014
Entry is open and the Notice of Race is online for the 37th Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship (SSORC), to be hosted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club on the weekend of November 29 and 30. The two-day series traditionally opens the summer offshore racing season and is one of the last times owners and crews can test their mettle against rivals and newcomers. It is also the ultimate opportunity to practice for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race each year.

Marine Auctions Expands its Business to New Zealand  20-Oct-2014
Director of Marine Auctions & Valuations Australia, Adrian Seiffert announced the opening of the New Zealand operation of the company, which will be headed by experienced Marine Brokers Keiran Russell and Ranald McDonald.

2014 Beneteau Vicsail NSW State Sabot Championships  20-Oct-2014
Vicsail Beneteau shows strong support of junior sailing by being major sponsor of the 2014 Beneteau Vicsail NSW State Sabot Championships which sailed their first round on the weekend at Lane Cove 12’ Sailing Skiff Club.

Discover Sailing Day – free fun for all!  20-Oct-2014
If you’ve always wanted to sail but not been sure how to get involved then here’s your chance. On Sunday 26th October, Balmoral Sailing Club (BSC) will again be a part of Discover Sailing Day. Campbell McKay, Commodore of BSC, who sails a Mirror with his three young sons, said “We look forward to welcoming you to our Club and showing you just how much fun sailing can be.”

Southern apples and oranges for Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Yacht Race  16-Oct-2014
Two Victorian first time entrants for the Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Yacht Race starting January 2, 2015 are set to join the local fleet for the annual navigator’s challenge up the eastern seaboard from Sydney to the NSW Mid North coast. Virgin entrants Rob Hanna’s TP52 Shogun V and Jeff Dusting’s Sydney 47CR Adventure Safety Jem line up just five feet apart in length, but they are apples and oranges in terms of comfort and boat speed, though both have tasted handicap success.

2014 Noosa Classic Boat Regatta - Saturday 25th October  13-Oct-2014
The sixth annual Noosa Classic Boat Regatta will again launch from the Noosa Marina Tewantin for a great day of on water activities on the beautiful Noosa River. The event brings together a remarkable collection of vintage and reproduction wooden boats of all shapes and styles from all over Australia for a social day celebrating the history of Noosa and its waterway.

Waterscape entered in DAME Awards  10-Oct-2014
Superior will be attending this year’s METS trade show in Amsterdam, 18 to 20 November, and entering the company’s new Waterscape product in the prestigious DAME Awards. Running since 1988, the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) exhibition in Amsterdam a trade-only event which boasts three specialised pavilions and over 18 country pavilions, with 1,320 exhibitors from 39 countries presenting the latest marine products and services.

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