AFLOAT Daily News

‘Hands Across the Blue’ for Prostate Cancer  26-Aug-2016
This weekend the Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club will host their annual rendezvous in Gloucester Passage, Whitsundays, Queensland. A significant activity at the 2016 SICYC Rendezvous is “HANDS ACROSS THE BLUE” for Prostate Cancer.

SCYC Nominates Heinz Seeberg for Outstanding Service to Sailing in Queensland Award  26-Aug-2016
The Sunshine Coast Yacht Club (SCYC) has announced that Heinz Seeberg has been chosen as one of three finalists for the prestigious state yachting award- the Solo Trophy- Outstanding Service to Sailing. The winners will be announced in Brisbane at the Queensland office of Australian Sailing on September 16th.

2016 Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race  26-Aug-2016
This year was the 32nd Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race, it was hosted by Dinah Beach Cruising Yacht Club. A fleet of 16 yachts with more than 100 crew from 9 countries set sail from North Australia bound for Indonesia on 13th August 2016.

Good roll-up for Northshore Championship 2016  25-Aug-2016
A record–equalling 16 boats contested the annual Australian Championship for Northshore Yachts at Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto on the weekend of 20-21st August. Several boats made the journey from home ports at Port Stephens, Newcastle and Broken Bay as well as other Yacht Clubs on Lake Macquarie to compete in the regatta.

Boat Lift Italy brings their expertise to Australia  23-Aug-2016
Boat Lift S.R.L. (Italy) is pleased to announce Richard Williams of Meridian Projects as their Australasian representative. Richard is well known to many in the local marine sector having worked for many years at Oceanfast and Austal Ships selling many notable large luxury yachts to international customers before becoming involved in the large US Navy defence contracts now underway at Austal’s Mobile, Alabama yard.

Winners declared at Airlie Beach Race Week  18-Aug-2016
Airlie Beach Race Week started with three unbeatable days of sailing under the sun and then conditions became testing for the remainder of the regatta, with even more dismastings, a boat aground and two crew were taken to hospital after being injured by booms in gusty south-easterly winds.

Yanmar Marine Diesel V8 Makes Revamped Matilda Bay 32 Sing  17-Aug-2016
A single Yanmar 8LV370 has been specifically selected to power the redesigned Matilda Bay 32. Following a comprehensive stem to stern makeover, this hull has been transformed into a stylish weekender, with the Yanmar marine diesel engine installed delivering a spirited performance.

Northern Beaches sailors win Silver at the Rio Olympics  17-Aug-2016
Newport local and Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club member, Jason Waterhouse, sailing with his cousin and team mate, Lisa Darmanin made history this morning winning a silver medal in the newly added Nacra 17 class sailing in their first ever Olympic Games.

Innovative New Hanse 588 - First Model in New 8 Series  15-Aug-2016
German yacht builders, the Hanse Group have released the first model in their new 8 series – the Hanse 588. This 17 metre (58 foot) model is an innovation in yacht building and design. It offers all the space and luxury buyers expect in a large yacht, yet it is easy to handle.

Yanmar Selected for Two World-Best-Practice Pilot Vessels  15-Aug-2016
Following an exhaustive nationwide review of pilot boats, Flinders Ports has purchased and commissioned two new vessels. Both boats are powered by dual Yanmar 6HYM- WET marine diesel engines.

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