AFLOAT Daily News

Festival of Sails Secret to success  29-Jan-2019
Three days of fine-weather sailing and equally busy evenings came to a close on the Monday of the Australia Day long weekend and sailors from eight to eighty are heading home for a rest following another successful staging of the Festival of Sails at Geelong.

Fusion® Releases ARX Wireless Remote for Uncompromised Versatility and Control  24-Jan-2019
Auckland, New Zealand – FUSION®, a worldwide leader in marine audio entertainment, announced today the release of the ARX70 ANT Wireless Stereo Remote. The new, easy-to-install remote gives users the freedom to control their FUSION ANT-enabled marine entertainment system from anywhere on the boat.

Riviera appoints Sun Country Marine in southern California  24-Jan-2019
Australia's premium luxury motor yacht builder, Riviera, continues to grow in the Americas with the appointment of Sun Country Marine as representative in southern California.

Rob Legg Day a Huge Success “The Leggacy”  24-Jan-2019
On the 6th January the RL24 Owners Association of Australia Inc. conducted a special ‘Rob Legg Day’ celebration to honour Rob Legg’s 90th birthday. Rob’s yacht designs were revolutionary and he’s had huge input into sailing and trailable yachts in Australia.

Introducing Assisted Docking Technology  22-Jan-2019
FLIR Introduces Assisted Docking Technology and First Boat Manufacturer Partner. Prestige Yachts to Become First to Demonstrate Raymarine DockSense System that Automates and Simplifies the Boat Docking Experience.

ATL Composites sponsors WEST SYSTEM products to build a Haven 12.5  15-Jan-2019
In February of 2019, the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building (NWSWB) will showcase a Haven 12.5 at The MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart, Tasmania. ATL Composites is proud to support this project, by sponsoring WEST SYSTEM products for the build.

Lagoon 380 Model Run Out Offer  15-Jan-2019
The most affordable and popular European catamaran ever to be produced, the Lagoon 380 is set to bow out and end her production in 2019. Lagoon have just announced the last six hulls are to go into production in early 2019, with availability in May/June and July.

Ambition wins 2018 Cock of the Bay  26-Dec-2018
Chris Dare’s Tp52, Ambition lived up to expectation today when it took Line Honours in the traditional Cock of the Bay race held on Port Phillip Bay. The boat is new to The Bay and is crewed by a mix of enthusiastic high performance youth and more experienced keel boaters.

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: Early retirements  26-Dec-2018
Despite fairly benign running conditions in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race today, two yachts have already retired from the 628 nautical mile race.

Magic start to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race  26-Dec-2018
A perfect sunny summer day, and lovely 10-12 knot north easterly breeze made for one of the most exciting starts to the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race with all five super maxis vying for the lead at one stage before leaving Sydney Heads.

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