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Please stay at home this Easter

Please stay at home this Easter

April 8, 2020

The Easter four-day weekend is typically a wonderful time for boating across Australia but 2020 is far from a typical year. Fires, floods and now a pandemic have made this an extraordinary and challenging time. The Boating Industry Association (BIA) supports…

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Crest relaunched at Jervis Bay Maritime Museum

Crest relaunched at Jervis Bay Maritime Museum

April 1, 2020

Crest relaunched at Jervis Bay Maritime Museum – 10th March 2020 In 1987 Crest was pulled up on the hard, presumably for the duration of its slow rot to destruction. An initial plan for restoration had it still on the hard…

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Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide Boat Shows Cancelled for 2020

March 27, 2020

BIA President Darren Vaux A message from Darren Vaux, President of the Boating Industry Association: The Board and Executive of the BIA is constantly monitoring developments related to COVID-19 in the public domain, in communication with government and in discussion with members. Last…

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Heaven Can Wait Regatta Posts New Fundraising Record

Heaven Can Wait Regatta Posts New Fundraising Record

March 25, 2020

The Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta (HCW) – organised and run by the Royal Motor yacht Club Toronto, has posted a new fundraising record in support of the Hunter Branch of Cancer Council NSW and their Home Help Program and Lake Macquarie Marine…

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Port Cygnet Regatta draws the best

Port Cygnet Regatta draws the best

March 25, 2020

Regatta director Jeff Rowe summarises another outstanding weekend at the iconic Port Cygnet Regatta, an event first held in 1863. Late summer and autumn in southern Tasmania is traditionally regatta time, on the Derwent at Hobart and down the d’Entrecasteaux Channel…

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RMYC 2020 Classic Yacht Regatta

RMYC 2020 Classic Yacht Regatta

March 20, 2020

Sixteen beautiful classic yachts took to the magnificent waters of Pittwater over the weekend of 7th and 8th March. The fleet comprised 4 Division A (spinnaker), 6 Division B (non spinnaker) and 5 Couta boats plus a Ranger making up Division C. Pittwater put…

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Firefighter family day on the water

Firefighter family day on the water

March 17, 2020

Hundreds of volunteer firefighters and their families from brigades around Australia turned out for a fantastic day on the water with members of the boating community. Families arrived at event hubs for a BBQ in the morning before they stepped onboard a variety of…

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Sabre WA State Championships

Sabre WA State Championships

March 17, 2020

The 2019-20 Sabre Sailing Association of WA Boating Hardware WA State Championships  were hosted by Perth Dinghy Sailing Club over 2 days on the weekend of 14th & 15th March 2020. A record fleet of 30 Sabres entered the event from 5 clubs. Only…

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Celebrating 40 years of innovation in Composites

Celebrating 40 years of innovation in Composites

March 17, 2020

ATL Composites is celebrating 40 years of operations, supplying innovative composite products to the marine, automotive, industrial and construction industries in Australia and around the world. Paying tribute to the vision of founder, Arnie Duckworth, who established the business in New Zealand…