AFLOAT Daily News

Race record safe for another year in the 67th Bunbury and Return Ocean Race  21-Jan-2015
The Farrawa Cup Series concluded with the 67th Bunbury and Return Ocean Race over the weekend of 17-18 January. Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club is proud to host the annual event, WA’s oldest blue water event. The 169 nautical mile race is rewarding and challenging and a highlight of the WA offshore season.

Thousands will Flock to Goolwa for the 2015 SA Wooden Boat Festival  21-Jan-2015
Enthusiasts, families, food and wine lovers take note, Goolwa will come alive for the 2015 South Australian Wooden Boat Festival this February! The Festival will bring thousands of people to the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula, and festival-goers certainly have plenty to look forward to in 2015. To be held at the Historic Goolwa Wharf Precinct from the 21st – 22nd February 2015.

National 4x4 Outdoors Show announces WAECO as Outback Stage Sponsor  21-Jan-2015
WAECO, Australia’s premier provider of portable fridges and freezers will once again be the major sponsor of the Outback Stage at this year’s National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo to be held at the Brisbane Showgrounds, March 20-22.

Sydney Harbour Regatta Celebrates Its 10th Year!  19-Jan-2015
In the beginning, Middle Harbour Yacht Club and luxury car maker Audi came together to plan a major sailing event for Sydney – a harbour spectacular which would include all Sydney’s major yacht clubs, and all types of yachts.

$5000 Cash to Splash with Club Marine  16-Jan-2015
Club Marine’s Cash to Splash campaign is well underway, with scores of Club Marine members around Australia joining the growing number of those already in the draw to win one of two $5000 cash prizes. So far, seven lucky Club Marine members are already winners, with each taking home a $500 Westfield gift card.

Yanmar Gives This Cat An Extra Life  16-Jan-2015
A fresh pair of Yanmar 6BY2-260 engines has given a new lease of life to a KevlaCat 3000 Sportfisher in Fremantle. “Event Horizon” has been transformed with the extra Yanmar power delivering unsurpassed reliability for game fishing trips off the coast of Western Australia.

Impressive Speakers Line Up for the International Wooden Boat Symposium  16-Jan-2015
This year’s MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival features the International Wooden Boat Symposium, to be opened by Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, AM, Governor of Tasmania, on Saturday 7 February at 10.00am. The International Wooden Boat Symposium is an opportunity to hear experts from around the world pass on their knowledge of wooden boat matters.

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Another Year Another Record for Tony Cable  26-Dec-2014
Tony Cable just keeps going on. Last year he finished his 48th Sydney Hobart, setting a record for the number of races by an individual - this year it is number 49 - 49 not out, just one off the half ton!

Governor-General farewells STS Young Endeavour on World Voyage  23-Dec-2014
The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) today farewelled the captain and crew of the Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour as they set sail from Sydney for a twelve month circumnavigation of the world.

VOR: Team Vestas Wind set free at last  23-Dec-2014
Team Vestas Wind’s stranded Volvo Ocean 65 boat has been retrieved from a remote reef in the Indian Ocean and on Monday was heading on a round-trip via Mauritius and Malaysia back to Europe. After three days’ planning, the Volvo Ocean Race boat was gingerly floated clear of the reef in St Brandon on Sunday evening, where it had laid since November 29, and on to a nearby lagoon.

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