AFLOAT Daily News

Three Audi IRC Australian champions crowned in Newcastle  21-Apr-2014
Two crucial final races off Newcastle’s Stockton beach on Easter Sunday completed the eight-race Audi IRC Australian Championship and three new national champions have been crowned. Team Beau Geste’s division A triumph was taped up yesterday giving owner Karl Kwok and his TP52 crew from New Zealand the clean sweep of the TP52 Southern Cross Cup in December, the NSW IRC title last Sunday, and now the cheeky fellas from across the ditch are Audi IRC Australian champions.

Yanmar Confirms Marine Market Leadership  17-Apr-2014
In spite of challenging market conditions, Power Equipment, the distributor of Yanmar diesel engines continues to enjoy sustained growth in the Australian market. While most in the marine industry are consolidating and shoring up their position, Power Equipment has recently expanded their Melbourne facility with the construction and commissioning of their new 2,000 m² high stack warehouse adjacent to their Melbourne Head Office facility.

Seventh edition of Sail Port Stephens wraps up  17-Apr-2014
Sail Port Stephens has wrapped up for another year with the final Pantaenius Commodore’s Cup race on the bay. Variable southerly winds and occasional showers felt all too familiar for the 400 sailors tying up their three day cruising series.

Sail Port Stephens - Easy-going Commodore’s Cup  15-Apr-2014
Stage two of Sail Port Stephens, the Pantaenius Commodore’s Cup, is up and running for around 400 sailors and those coming off the back of a hectic weekend of more serious competition are relaxing into the easy-going pace.

Intense Rivalry Reignites for the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race  09-Apr-2014
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is pleased to announce the release of the Notice of Race for the 384 nautical mile Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race that will start on Sydney Harbour at 1pm, Saturday 26 July.

Fremantle’s Flying Angel Club Wins Seafarers’ Centre of the Year  09-Apr-2014
Fremantle’s Flying Angel Club was announced the winner of the prestigious Seafarers’ Centre of the Year Award at the International Labour Organization in Geneva.

Boat People ... The Band Bring Live Music to Anchorages and Marinas  08-Apr-2014
The band Boat People have just arrived back on the Gold Coast after playing music around the country on the The Australian Coffee House Tour. Three months on the road was enough and they are now readying the boat for the trip to The Whitsundays for winter.

Tom Burton wins Sailing World Cup Mallorca  08-Apr-2014
One gold and two bronze medals for Australian Sailing Team in Spain. Australian Sailing Team (AST) Member Tom Burton (NSW) has won the Laser fleet at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca in Spain over the week-end with Australia’s 470M crew Mat Belcher (QLD) and Will Ryan (QLD) and Nacra17 crew of Darren Bundock (NSW) and Nina Curtis (NSW) adding two bronze medals to the Australian final medal tally.

Swish cleans up in Newcastle to Port Stephens Yacht Race  07-Apr-2014
The fleet in this year's Auto Advantage Newcastle to Port Stephens Yacht Race were dealt a mixed bag of conditions in the annual sprint up the coast with Stephen Proud's Swish taking top honours across the line and on IRC.

Airlie Beach Race Week: a challenging cross Tasman jaunt before getting back for the fun  04-Apr-2014
Digging through the early entry list for this year’s Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week has turned up an interesting character among the Cruising Division entries. Mark Hipgrave is a return competitor in Race Week having enjoyed his time there last year. He finished a pleasing third in Cruising Division 2. Now, there’s nothing unusual with that bit of news. What is unusual about Hipgrave is that before he gets to Airlie Beach this year, he is taking himself off on a single-handed voyage, the longest in Australasia.


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