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Safer Boating Week - Grants for over 10,000 children and boaties Safer Boating Week - Grants for over 10,000 children and boaties As part of Safer Boating Week (October 13-20) Maritime NZ has announced $493,000 dollars in grants This year, up to 10,000 more children will be taught boating safety, and how to sail; thousands of boaties will receive face-to-face training; hundreds of old lifejackets will be replaced as Coastguard’s “Old 4 New” upgrades continue; the popular MarineMate app will be upgraded; and there will be much more! by Maritime NZ Posted on 15 Oct Safer Boating Week - Starts Friday Safer Boating Week - Starts Friday New Zealand’s national Safer Boating Week (October 13-20) starts Friday New Zealand’s national Safer Boating Week (October 13-20) starts Friday with an important new message for boaties: If you can’t call for help, we can’t rescue you. “Have waterproof communications with you, and a marine VHF radio is usually best,” Safer Boating Forum Chair, Lindsay Sturt, said. by Maritime NZ Posted on 10 Oct Auckland On the Water Boat Show - Images from a wet final day Auckland On the Water Boat Show - Images from a wet final day Here's a gallery of images from on the water and inside the tents shot on Sunday. The Auckland On the Water Boat Show was plagued by the usual Auckland Spring weather - brilliantly fine for a few hours, then wind and horizontal rain for the next few hours and then another transition. Here's a gallery of images from on the water and inside the tents shot on Sunday. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 3 Oct Auckland on the Water Boat Show - Images from day 3 Auckland on the Water Boat Show - Images from day 3 A crowd of boating fans descended on the Auckland On the Water Boat Show on Saturday A crowd of boating fans descended on the Auckland On the Water Boat Show on Saturday to check out the latest boats and technology - ashore and afloat. With a mostly sunny day the on the water exhibits were especially popular as prospective buyers were able to board and check out the models and variety of boats of all sizes on show. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World NZ Posted on 30 Sep Auckland on the Water Boat Show gets underway in summer warmth Auckland on the Water Boat Show gets underway in summer warmth The Auckland On the Water Boat Show opened to more summery climes. After being lashed by a succession of gales and horizontal rain for the past few months, the Auckland On the Water Boat Show opened to more summery climes. The gates opened at 10.00am with the usual queue waiting to see three floors of exhibits in the Viaduct Events Centre before moving through the pavilion area by Richard Gladwell Posted on 28 Sep Southern Spars seeks Designers and Fabricators Southern Spars seeks Designers and Fabricators Southern Spars is looking for designers and fabricators who want careers in the exciting composites industry. Southern Spars is looking for designers and fabricators who want careers in the exciting composites industry. We built the winning America’s Cup boat, but we do so much more than create amazing boats and masts, we’re also leaders in the aeronautics, sporting and automotive industries.. by Southern Spars Posted on 18 Sep Cruisers and Racers under 15m - See the difference with Delta by Doyle Cruisers and Racers under 15m - See the difference with Delta by Doyle Doyle Sails have announced a new sail construction for the club racer and performance coastal cruiser under 15 metres. Doyle Sails have announced Delta, a new sail construction for the club racer and performance coastal cruiser under 15 metres. Delta's high-quality fibre options and layouts offer a modern alternative to the traditional panelled sail construction. Utilizing the same plant and technology as their premier product Stratis, Delta customers will reap all the benefits of proven manufacturing processes by Doyle Sails NZ Posted on 14 Sep North Sails News - Norths for refitted supermaxi, One design successes North Sails News - Norths for refitted supermaxi, One design successes Latest news and updates from North Sails New Zealand Latest news and updates from North Sails New Zealand including the new sail wardrobe from Norths and a new rig from Southern Spars, for the relaunched superman, Black Jack 100 which had a very good first race in the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race. by North Sails NZ Posted on 14 Sep Cruising Rally offers good old fashioned sailing fun Cruising Rally offers good old fashioned sailing fun NZ Multihull Yacht Club offers an alternative Coastal Classic for those wanting a more relaxed kind of journey north The New Zealand Multihull Yacht Club has teamed up with 36° Brokers and PIC Insurance Brokers to offer an alternative Coastal Classic for those wanting a more relaxed kind of journey north The all new Cruising Rally is aimed at production boats and cruisers that would like to take part in the race but avoid the hectic start line and necessity of a handicap. by Zoe Hawkins Posted on 12 Sep Rolex Sydney Hobart and Volvo Ocean Race winner offered for sale Rolex Sydney Hobart and Volvo Ocean Race winner offered for sale 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart winner, Giacomo is offered for sale. 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart winner, Giacomo is offered for sale. She is the only racing yacht to have been a round the world race winner and then extended her racing career into a win in one of the worlds three classic offshore races. In between, Giacomo has won line honours and set records in most of the SW Pacific racing circuits. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 10 Sep Nacra 17 Worlds - Brits set to take two medals going into Final Day Nacra 17 Worlds - Brits set to take two medals going into Final Day British Sailing Team’s Ben Saxton and Nacra newcomer Katie Dabson lead by just four points Title contenders at the Nacra 17 World Championships in La Grande Motte in the South of France may be relishing what is expected to be a big winds Sunday finale, a chance to show the newly foiling, flying Nacra 17 at its best and most exciting, but they had to deal with a penultimate day of light, fickle and patchy winds as a precursor. by Nacra 17 Worlds Media Posted on 10 Sep Auckland On Water Boat Show starts September 28 Auckland On Water Boat Show starts September 28 New Zealand’s biggest on-water boat show is on this month, Sept 28 to Oct 1, at Auckland’s ANZ Viaduct Events Centre New Zealand’s biggest on-water boat show is on this month, September 28 to October 1, at Auckland’s ANZ Viaduct Events Centre, showcasing almost 200 domestic and international marine businesses. Show visitors can experience a wide range of vessels, both on and off the water, plus marine equipment and services, marine electronics, fishing tackle, travel services and much more. by Stacey Cook Posted on 7 Sep Yamaha announce 2018 line-up for the Waverunner Yamaha announce 2018 line-up for the Waverunner Yamaha Motor New Zealand Ltd will reset the benchmark with the introduction of their 2018 WaveRunner Yamaha Motor New Zealand Ltd will reset the benchmark with the introduction of their 2018 WaveRunner line-up, featuring a new flagship model, alongside a fresh offering of striking graphic and colour changes. The 2018 WaveRunner range will be headlined with the new ‘Luxury Performance’ FX Limited SVHO. by Kim Fox Posted on 2 Sep Wrecked boaties lucky to be alive after being unable to call for help Wrecked boaties lucky to be alive after being unable to call for help Two very lucky boaties have been rescued from Cape Jackson in the Marlborough Sounds Two very lucky boaties have been rescued from Cape Jackson in the Marlborough Sounds where they were stranded after their 10 metre launch was wrecked on rocks. The wet and cold pair had been stranded on the rocks for eleven hours with no way to call for help. Their lifejackets were found on the beach. by Maritime NZ Posted on 2 Sep Composite Technicians - make your next career move with C-Tech Composite Technicians - make your next career move with C-Tech Leading composite engineers, C-Tech is keen to hear from composite technicians and laminators Leading composite engineers, C-Tech is keen to hear from composite technicians and laminators who are interested in joining an expanding company offering good career and project opportunities. C-Tech was one of the suppliers to America's Cup champions, Emirates Team New Zealand and has had a long relationship with the team. by C-Tech Posted on 31 Aug Brits rescued after catamaran hits Pacific Island reef in heavy seas Brits rescued after catamaran hits Pacific Island reef in heavy seas British family have been saved off a reef south-east of Niue when their 15 metre catamaran ran aground in heavy seas A British family were saved off a reef south-east of Niue overnight when their 15 metre catamaran ran aground in heavy seas. The Rescue Coordination Centre of New Zealand received their distress call and coordinated with a nearby yacht anchored inside the reef to retrieve the couple and their two children. by Maritime NZ Posted on 28 Aug Typhoon Hato - a cautionary reminder to ALL boat owners Typhoon Hato - a cautionary reminder to ALL boat owners ‘Fully Comprehensive’ does not mean a payout for all and any eventuality Harder still was explaining to distraught owners why their claim for damages would not be paid by the insurance companies – ‘Fully Comprehensive’ does not mean a payout for all and any eventuality. If that was the case, then your policy would simply be a one pager: effectively, a guarantee from the insurance company. by Colin Ip Posted on 24 Aug MOB+ Wireless engine cut off makes boating safe to be free MOB+ Wireless engine cut off makes boating safe to be free The new MOB+ by FELL Marine is the world’s smallest Man-Over-Board device, and is now available in NZ. The new MOB+ by FELL Marine is the world’s smallest Man-Over-Board device, and is now available in NZ. The revolutionary MOB+ Wireless Cut-Off gives outboard operators the freedom to move around their boat knowing that the engine will cut out if they are to be thrown overboard. by Tristan Campbell Posted on 21 Aug Trade-in your old “Leakers” for a new Lewmar hatch plus 20% discount Trade-in your old “Leakers” for a new Lewmar hatch plus 20% discount Sick of your hatches leaking? Can’t see through crazed acrylic? Trade them in for a Lewmar quality hatch - 20% off Sick of your hatches leaking? Can’t see through crazed acrylic? Trade them in for Lewmar quality for savings and the opportunity to win a new tender. Lewmar have been manufacturing marine hardware in the UK since 1946, and their hatches are renowned for durability and protection against the elements by Tristan Campbell Posted on 21 Aug WASZP International Games – Reed Balridge takes an early lead on Day 1 WASZP International Games – Reed Balridge takes an early lead on Day 1 The afternoon Ora was very patchy for the first race and most of the fleet struggled to get up on the foils at the start Some eager WASZP sailors left the shore about 1600hrs but setting a course in the busy area of the lake off Campione was not easy with flocks of kites, other dinghies, pleasure boats and all the motor vessels that go out on the water in the middle of summer. by Jonny Fullerton Posted on 3 Aug
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