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NSW Maritime – COVID-19 Boating Update

NSW Maritime – COVID-19 Boating Update

May 18, 2020

Many boaters and community members have questions about the public health directions and how they relate to water-based activities. From 14 May 2020, NSW Government Public Health Orders have been updated which eases some of the previous restrictions across NSW. View the latest information…

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New Red Cedar River Launch Goes electric

New Red Cedar River Launch Goes electric

May 14, 2020

Remember the days of timber putt putts for hire, all the coastal towns up and down the east coast of Australia, had little fleets of them. Powered by Blaxland, Simplex or Hall petrol engines, they would cut through the water beautifully, having their DNA…

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Charter Vessels in North Queensland

Charter Vessels in North Queensland

May 14, 2020

The boating industry is closely related to tourism and many members of the Boating Industry Association have felt the brunt of COVID-19 which has restricted movement and discretionary spending. The boating industry is hurting with significant staff layoffs and business closures. The BIA is…

Event
Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2021 EOI Open

Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2021 EOI Open

May 13, 2020

Wooden Boat Connoisseurs, we have news! Expressions of Interest for our Boats Afloat program and Registrations for our Boats Ashore program will open on FRIDAY 15 MAY 2020 at 9am AEST. That means it’s time to slap on one last coat of…

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The 2020 Vendée Globe will start on 8th November

The 2020 Vendée Globe will start on 8th November

May 13, 2020

Preparations for the start of the next Vendée Globe are going ahead in an uncertain context in terms of public health and the economy. The Vendée Council and the SAEM Vendée are doing their utmost in conjunction with all the partners, skippers from the…

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YM Efficiency container retrieval success

YM Efficiency container retrieval success

May 12, 2020

Environmental win worthy of celebration Transport for NSW has congratulated the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) on today’s successful completion of the operation to remove 63 containers which fell from the YM Efficiency onto the ocean floor off the Central Coast in June…

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Watch the Finn

Watch the Finn

May 12, 2020

Some day soon we’ll be back on the water, but for Finn sailors this is a particularly poignant time as this is when the 2020 Finn Gold Cup was scheduled to happen in Palma, Mallorca. To remember what Finn sailing looks like the Finn…

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24 tonnes of marine debris cleared from Great Barrier Reef

24 tonnes of marine debris cleared from Great Barrier Reef

May 12, 2020

Joint Media Release: The Hon Sussan Ley MP, Minister for the Environment and The Hon Warren Entsch MP, Special Envoy for The Great Barrier Reef Over 24 tonnes of debris including plastics, discarded fishing gear, old cigarette lighters and toothbrushes have been removed from…

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Victoria eases boating restrictions

Victoria eases boating restrictions

May 12, 2020

The Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has advised that outdoor activities involving groups under 10 people can take place from midnight Tuesday 12 May. This means that with social distancing in place, boating can return to Victorian Waters. The Premier specifically said…