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Cook’s 1770 voyage – 250 years on

Cook’s 1770 voyage – 250 years on

April 29, 2020

The 250th anniversary of Cook’s landing in Kamay/Botany Bay on April 29 will be marked by the Australian National Maritime Museum with the launch of three new digital products from the Encounters 2020 program.  Additional elements of the program will be made available to the…

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Organisers officially cancel The Transat CIC 2020

Organisers officially cancel The Transat CIC 2020

April 29, 2020

OC Sport Pen Duick, the French subsidiary of international event organiser OC Sport, have announced the cancellation of the 2020 edition of The Transat CIC, due to the unprecedented impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.   The transatlantic race, which was scheduled to start from Brest…

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States Support Return to Boating

States Support Return to Boating

April 27, 2020

The Boating Industry Association (BIA) today welcomed moves by Queensland and Western Australia to loosen the COVID-19 restrictions on recreational boating following encouraging signs of containment. Darren Vaux, BIA President, said yesterday’s announcements by the two States were good news for the boating public,…

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Tall Ships Races 2020 postponed

Tall Ships Races 2020 postponed

April 27, 2020

Sail Training International has announced that due to the COVID-19 outbreak the Tall Ships Races 2020 has been postponed until next year – the first time this has happened since the event was first held in 1956. The Tall Ships Race is a huge…

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The Reef in brief

The Reef in brief

April 24, 2020

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) has come together with the Australian Institute of Marine Science and CSIRO to release an eight page ‘snapshot’ about the conditions on the Reef this summer and what this means for coral.

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Recent spike in Great Barrier Reef zoning offences

Recent spike in Great Barrier Reef zoning offences

April 17, 2020

Despite issuing a pre-Easter warning, Great Barrier Reef authorities were disappointed to encounter a high volume and array of illegal activity threatening the health of the Reef, and the communities dependent on it, over the long weekend. While data is still coming in from…

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Boating Industry Association COVID-19 UPDATE: NSW

April 16, 2020

BIA has received confirmation from Transport for NSW Maritime that under current COVID-19 restrictions in NSW the following applies: A person can pick up a boat from a dealer, broker or person that they have purchased it from and tow it home as it…

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Ramps and jetties closed across Victoria

Ramps and jetties closed across Victoria

April 9, 2020

Boat ramps and jetties across Victoria will be closed to keep everyone safe and help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Advice from Victorian State Government Department of Transport: From today, boat ramps, piers, jetties, and other marine infrastructure will be…

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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…