We’re out a few days early with this edition of Shipmate News, but with so much going on leading up to the Sydney International Boat Show, we thought we better get this edition out today (Wednesday 27 July)
This is the last of the split shows in Sydney with the on-land component at Glebe Island and the in-water section at Darling Harbour, next year it’s back to being a combined show at the all new facilities at Darling Harbour.
Now while we’ve got a fair bit of content about the show, there’s a lot more happening in Sydney this week other than the boat show, including the arrival of Tenacious, a very special tall ship that’s sails into Sydney Harbour today at 10am after an epic nine month, 18,000 mile voyage from the UK. Check out the details below.
And in other news, reports of a record number of entries for Hamilton Island Race Week and news of a strong fleet of 77 boats that’s set to head off on Saturday (30 July) in the 384nm Sydney to Gold Coast Yacht Race, more on that below also.
Elsewhere around the country, details of one Mark Ratchford, who set off from Melbourne last month to circumnavigate Australia in a trailer boat to raise funds for the Cancer Council; news of a Victorian man fined $4,000 for taking more than the permissible amount of abalone from Phillip Island; new dates for the Festival of Sails next January and reports of a meeting of Marine Industry representatives who converged for a day long seminar on small engine emission standards.
There’s a lot more news of course in this edition, including a reminder that we’re currently in the process of preparing the Victorian print edition of Shipmate Marine Directory - The recreational boaters essential guide and the conduit between the marine industry and the recreational boating community. If you’re interested in finding out more about that, find more details below or download a media Kit at www.shipmate.com.au/ckfinder/userfiles/files/SMDMediaKit.pdf
That’s it from me for this edition, I'm heading up to Sydney to check out what's new, so, sit back, browse through and enjoy the read
Cheers, see you out on the water