AFLOAT Daily News

Coursemaster Autopilots appoints French distributor  01-Dec-2009
Australian autopilot manufacturer Coursemaster Autopilots is pleased to announce the appointment of Globe Electronics SAS to distribute their range of leisure and commercial marine autopilots throughout France with immediate effect.

Clipper 09-10 Race 4: Spirit of Australia goes into Stealth Mode  01-Dec-2009
* Spirit of Australia in stealth mode
* Skippers ponder whether north or south will work out as the best option for scoring gate
* Hull & Humber's crew count down to departure

Tow sports ‘slingshot’ warning for NSW waterways  01-Dec-2009
Ports and Waterways Minister Paul McLeay has called on skippers of boats towing skis, wakeboards and inflatable tubes to take extra care following a serious incident at Nowra on 29 November.

Sturrocks Helps Support Junior Sailing at MHYC  01-Dec-2009
Marine retail brand Sturrocks is showing its commitment to the future of the Australian sailing community by teaming up with the Middle Harbour Yacht Club (MHYC) for a unique initiative.

Clipper 09-10 Race 4: Cape Town to Geraldton, Western Australia Day 8  30-Nov-2009
* Yachts line up for sprint to the scoring gate
* "Six teams in with a chance" of taking gate points, says Uniquely Singapore skipper
* Hull & Humber crew to begin preparing boat for departure

Change of skipper for Team Finland in Clipper Race  30-Nov-2009
Clipper has reluctantly accepted the resignation of Eero Lehtinen, skipper of Team Finland in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race. The Finnish skipper will depart the boat in Western Australia at the end of Leg 3 and will be replaced by Southampton based skipper Rob McInally.

Port Hacking Dragon Boat Club Celebration Paddle  30-Nov-2009
The Port Hacking Dragon Boat Club enjoyed a ‘Celebration Paddle’ departing with two boats from Yowie Bay wharf which is only 100 metres from their club house. A number of newcomers enjoyed the experience of paddling with the Club on the day, arriving at Swallow Rock (Grays Point), detouring via Audley Weir.

Sam Davies and Sidney Gavignet complete the Transat Jacques Vabre  30-Nov-2009
British sailor Sam Davies and her co-skipper Sidney Gavignet crossed the finish line of the Transat Jacques Vabres race at 05:50 GMT on Saturday November 28th after 19 days racing. Onboard Artemis Ocean Racing the pair were a little battered and bruised, and not as high up the leader board as they would have liked, but delighted to have made it to Costa Rica.

All New Zealand Podium Finish in the Musto International Youth Match Racing Championship  30-Nov-2009
Josh Junior and his crew of Matthew Steven and Chris Jones, representing Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club, have won the Musto International Youth Match Racing Championship in convincing style.

18ft Skiffs Race 4 NSW Championship  30-Nov-2009
Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Trent Barnabas recorded their fourth successive win in the NSW 18 Footer Championship to hold an unbeatable lead in the series with just one more race still to be sailed.


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