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Six fishing things knot to worry about

Six fishing things knot to worry about

August 24, 2020

Look up the term “fishing knots” on Google and you’ll be confronted with more than 50 million results. But Australia’s best credentialled fishing coach, Ryan Moody, believes you don’t need to wade through all those references – you probably only need…

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Murray River houseboat salvage a success

Murray River houseboat salvage a success

August 20, 2020

An 11.2 metre recreational houseboat was successfully salvaged yesterday after it sank on its mooring earlier this month on the Murray River at Moama. NSW Maritime Acting Executive Director, Alex Barrell said the incident is the third of this kind in…

Product & Industry
Call to Boating Industry – Support your BIA

Call to Boating Industry – Support your BIA

August 19, 2020

BIAV President David Meehan has heaped praise on the boating industry for its coming together in these tough and challenging times. “Despite all of the current challenges, and what the industry has been through in 2020, BIAV membership is strong. We’ve…

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Butchart Marina Services Steps Up Marina Sponsorship

Butchart Marina Services Steps Up Marina Sponsorship

August 18, 2020

The Marina Industries Association (MIA) is very pleased to announce that Butchart Marine Services has increased its support for the MIA by moving from bronze level to silver sponsorship.  Butchart Marine Services distribute Roodberg boat handling machinery, Brownell Boat Stands, Capria Dry Stacking machinery,…

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Stranded Yachts Becoming Desperate For Safe Haven

Stranded Yachts Becoming Desperate For Safe Haven

August 18, 2020

Currently there are well over 300 vessels carrying over 600 crewmembers in the South Pacific region that are displaced and facing very uncertain futures. While they may be “stuck in paradise” travel restrictions related to Covid19 mean these vessels and as…

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Sailing Season starting at Concord Ryde Sailing Club

Sailing Season starting at Concord Ryde Sailing Club

August 17, 2020

Whether you are an experienced sailor or have just been dreaming of becoming one, it is time to come on down to Concord Ryde Sailing Club (CRSC). The 2020/2021 sailing season starts on Saturday 5 September 2020 and anyone interested in sailing is always…

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Postponement for the Australian Wooden Boat Festival

Postponement for the Australian Wooden Boat Festival

August 14, 2020

The biennial Australian Wooden Boat Festival set down for Hobart in February next year has been cancelled because of “uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 Virus.” The festival, which usually attracts the best of Australia’s wooden boats and over 200,000 visitors from interstate and around the…

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Airlie Beach Race Week – Final race decides winners

Airlie Beach Race Week – Final race decides winners

August 14, 2020

Sixty four boats took part in the 2020 Airlie Beach Race Week Whitsundays Festival of Sailing, hosted by Whitsunday Sailing Club (WSC), which had a difficult job on their hands between the light and fluky conditions and imposing restrictions caused by the CoronaVirus, but…

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Book Review: When the Ship Hits the Fan

Book Review: When the Ship Hits the Fan

August 13, 2020

When the Ship Hits the Fan Rip Roaring Tales from a Life at Sea By Captain Rob Anderson Paperback: 288 pages RRP: $29.99 ISBN: 9781925972993 Visceral, charming and definitely not for the faint of heart, When the Ship Hits the Fan is a…

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Top Tech for Optimum Safety on Sydney Harbour

Top Tech for Optimum Safety on Sydney Harbour

August 12, 2020

Safety on Australia’s most iconic waterway is in for a boost, with the delivery of a new state-of-the art patrol boat. NSW Maritime Acting Executive Director Alex Barrell said the new eight-metre NSW Maritime patrol boat would be operated on Sydney…

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Airlie Beach Race Week debut for Black Diamond

Airlie Beach Race Week debut for Black Diamond

August 12, 2020

It’s Day 5, the penultimate day of racing at the Whitsunday Sailing Club’s (WSC) 2020 Airlie Beach Race Week Whitsundays Festival of Sailing, and among the entries is a newcomer, Glenn Burrell’s Black Diamond (pictured above). Yesterday Black Diamond finished second to Team Hollywood,…