AFLOAT Daily News

Cleaning Up Boat Trailer Dumping Grounds  20-Nov-2014
Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay today announced new funding and parking measures for boat trailers in NSW, which would increase the availability of off street parking and remove abandoned boat trailers from busy suburban streets.

Sabot Sailing 2014 NSW State Champion Crowned  18-Nov-2014
The 2nd round of the NSW Beneteau Vicsail Sabot State Championships was sailed at Toronto Amateur Sailing Club over the 15th & 16th November. 56 Sabots took to the waters of Lake Macquarie under the control of PRO Tony Outteridge who on the Saturday got 4 races away in ideal 15 knots of breeze which built to 20 knots later in the afternoon. Henry Larkings who came into the 2nd round 2nd behind Jed Fatches scored a 1st and a 2nd in the 1 ups.

St George Midnight Rambler steals show in Port Hacking Race  16-Nov-2014
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race hopeful, St George Midnight Rambler, had a quick downwind ride to the finish in the Port Hacking Race this afternoon, to claim first place in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Ocean Point Score’s (OPS) Race 4 by four minutes over Balance.

Drawn out Cabbage Tree Island victory goes to Balance  10-Nov-2014
Paul Clitheroe has sailed his TP52 Balance to its first major win in the drawn out Cabbage Tree Island Yacht Race this weekend, beating St George Midnight Rambler to the punch by close to five minutes, the two cleaning on the rest of the fleet.

Marine Industry invited to jump on board 2015 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show  07-Nov-2014
After a successful 2014, Mulpha Sanctuary Cove is gearing up for its 27th annual Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, with exhibitor opportunities opening November 6.

Statewide operation to focus on random breath testing of boaters  07-Nov-2014
Boat operators will be reminded the prescribed concentration of alcohol (PCA) is the same on the water as on our roads in a joint statewide Roads and Maritime Services and NSW Police campaign from tomorrow.

Three Peaks – Prepare now for the Challenge  07-Nov-2014
Australia's iconic Three Peaks Race, a unique three day sailing and running endurance event conducted around Tasmania's scenic east coast, will start in Devonport on Friday, March 6th 2015. Potential competitors are being advised by the Mersey Yacht Club Inc. organising committee to take seriously the amount of preparation required.

Southport Yacht Club wins prestigious Goodwill Cup  06-Nov-2014
Celebrations are well underway at Southport Yacht Club after the club’s powerboat division regained the prestigious Goodwill Cup from Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron following an absence of four years.

James Spithill named 2014 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year  06-Nov-2014
Australian James Spithill has taken out the prestigious 2014 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Spithill becomes just the third Australian to take out the title, alongside fellow 2014 nominee and winner of the Award in 2013, Mathew Belcher and Tom Slingsby in 2010.

Fremantle to Bali Yacht Race and Rally fits bill for superb sailing and exotic location  06-Nov-2014
The Wonderful Indonesia Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally which sets off in May 2015 has already seen twenty three boats register for the event with many more anticipated. Created thirty years ago by Fremantle Sailing Club and held every two years the event is one of the longest international blue water classics on the Australian yachting calendar, more than twice the distance of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

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