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May 25–28, 2017. Sanctuary Cove
International Boat Show. Gold Coast,
Jun 16–19, 2017. Melbourne Boat
Show. Melbourne Vic.
Jun 30 – 2 July 2017. Adelaide Boat
Show. Adelaide, SA.
Jul 30 – Aug 1 2017. Marine17 Boating
for the Future. Sydney, NSW.
Aug 3–7, 2017. 50th Anniversary
Sydney International Boat Show.
Aug 25–27, 2017. Brisbane
International Boat Show. Brisbane,
Sep 22–25, 2017. Club Marine Perth
International Boat Show. Perth, WA.
Last chance to win prizes
in Marine Rescue NSW
The major annual fundraiser for 45
Marine Rescue NSW units closes at
12:00pm 30th May 2017.
$229,600 worth of prizes are up for
grabs in the Marine Rescue NSW Art Union,
including a Toyota four wheel drive and
Haines fishing boat, six See-Doo personal
water craft, a Flight Centre travel package
and VIP tickets to see the Wallabies take
on Scotland at Allianz Stadium in June.
“All the proceeds go to our units along
the NSW coast and inland on the Alpine
Lakes and Murray River at Moama,” MR NSW
Commissioner Stacey Tannos said.
Tannos said while MRNSW received
generous financial support from the NSW
Government and boating community
through a levy on recreational boat
licences and registrations, it still counted
on volunteers’ fundraising to help pay for
their life saving operations on the water,
training and day to day expenses.
Tickets can be bought online at
An exhibition of Ship Models hosted
by Sydney Model Shipbuilders Club will be
held at the Georges River 16ft Sailing Club
on 26-27 August from10:00amto 4:00pm.
Partnering with other clubs to present
more than 100 model ships ranging from
miniatures 4 centimetres long to 3-metre-
long radio controlled vessels.
There will be models of clipper ships,
contemporary warships and 18th century
ships of the line, paddle steamers,
hydroplanes and racing yachts.
The Club is an active group of
enthusiasts passionate about model ship
building and supports all forms of marine
modelling from period to modern vessels.
It encourages members and visitors to
discover and learn the various model ship
All ages welcome, free entry. See video
at <https://youtu.be /gVjeEbTBzCc>
Contact Michael Bennett 0411 545 770;
Keepit Kool Regatta at
Lake Keepit Sailing club will host the
49th Keepit Kool Regatta on 10-12 June.
This family friendly regatta includes all
classes of OTB dinghies and cats plus sports
boats and trailerable yachts. Lake Keepit has
heaps of space for rigging and camping, plus
cabins and powered sites in the adjacent
Lake Keepit Holiday Park.
Lake Keepit Sailing Club is famous for
its food and hospitality. Log fires, evening
entertainment for all ages. Club boats are
available for visitors (book early). Early
Regatta nominations go in draw for two
introductory glider flights sponsored by Lake
Keepit Soaring Club.
Contact Commodore Ian Pine on 0428 657
775; email <lakekeepitsailing@gmail>;
2017 Land Rover Sydney
Gold Coast Yacht Race
Online entry is open and Notice of Race
is available for the Land Rover Sydney Gold
Coast Yacht Race, which starts at 1300hrs
on Saturday 29 July.
Despite his own problems at Hamilton
Island, caused by Cyclone Debbie, Sandy
Oatley has confirmed Wild Oats XI will return
for the 32nd running of the 384nm race.
Others committed to starting include
2015 overall winner Komatsu A zzurro, Shane
Kearns’ 35 year-old S&S 34; race regular,
Ted Tooher (Chancellor); Andy Kearnan/Peter
Wrigley (Koa); Paul Clitheroe (Balance) and
Sam Haynes (Celestial).
The Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race
is the first race of the CYCA’s Blue Water
Pointscore and signals the commencement
of the northern circuit of races and regattas.
It starts off Nielsen Park, Vaucluse and passes
Newcastle, Port Stephens, Port Macquarie,
Coffs Harbour and Cape Byron before
finishing off Main Beach, Southport.
Entries close at 1700 hours on 7 July.
Online entry at http://goldcoast.cyca.com.
Airlie Beach Race Week
entries open –
Top Gun first in
Online entry is open for Whitsunday
Sailing Club’s 2017 Airlie Beach Race Week
Festival of Sailing to be held from 10 -17
Darren Drew has entered his Crowther
50 catamaran, Top Gun.
“ First to enter, first to start and first to
finish – I ’m setting the bar high,” Drew said.
“ I like dealing with stuff straight away, I’m not
a last minute person,” he said, adding that
Top Gun would celebrate her 30th birthday on
April 27, “ the same day as my wife’s birthday.”
Last year, a record 131 boats from as
far-afield as Asia and New Zealand raced,
with some competitors flying in from Europe.
Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of
Sailing is supported by Tourism and Events
Queensland and promoted as part of the It ’s
Live! Events calendar, following on from being
awarded ‘Significant Event’ status in 2016.
For entry and Notice of Race, go to: <www.
Start of last year’s Land Rover Sydney Gold
Coast Yacht Race on Sydney Harbour.
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