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Perth Boat Show
The Perth International Boat Show
from 22-25 September is presented by
the BIAWA and event managed by Premiere
Events will be the major boating event for
The vision for the Perth International
Boat Show is to create one major boat
show for Western Australia that is of
an international standard and reflects
Western Australia’s prosperous and
diverse marine industry.
The Perth International Boat Show
will profile the Western Australian
marine industry both nationally and
internationally; and will attract a level of
attention never before seen at a boat show
in WA. The Show will be utilising the Perth
Convention and Exhibition Centre and on-
water displays within the Elizabeth Quay.
Brisbane Boat Show
On the door step of Australia’s
manufacturing epicentre, the Brisbane
International Boat Show from 25–
27 August is promising to deliver a
combination of excellent locally made
rigs together with brilliant products from
overseas. This is complemented with all
the gear you need for them, including
electronics, safety equipment, fishing
gear, plus more.
This year the event returns to the
fabulous Brisbane Convention & Exhibition
Centre in Southbank, with public transport
at its doorstep and 4,500 parking spots on
site and at nearby stations only minutes
away from the venue.
Unwind, de-stress and
relax on the James Craig
The Sydney Heritage Fleet is offering
an extended weekend cruise in October
2017. Spend Friday sailing to Broken Bay
on board Sydney’s premier tall ship, the
1874 barque James Craig.
Enjoy Saturday ashore at the Broken
Bay Sport and Recreation Centre, which
is only accessible by water. There you
can get away from it all, visit the isolated
headland, beach and river, and revel in the
bush setting, nature walks, local wildlife
and breathtaking views.
On Sunday, re -join James Craig for your
voyage back to Sydney.
Departs 9am on Friday 27 October
Wharf 7, Darling Harbour. Returns
5pm on Sunday 29 October. Price:
$550pp includes transport, shared
accommodation, meals (Friday lunch to
Call Sydney Heritage Fleet on 02 9298
3888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Sydney
Heritage Fleet Wharf 7, 58 Pirrama Road,
Pyrmont, NSW 2009 shf.org.au
Airlie Beach Race Week
Whitsunday Sailing Club is in serious
gear-up mode for its signature event, Airlie
Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing, ahead
of the August 10 start date. The Festival is
offering a new experience for spectators
who can now board a luxury 48ft Leopard
catamaran and view the racing afloat rather
than from ashore. Go to www.abrw.com.
A Long Lunch on the Lawn at WSC is
on again, but this time due to demand, on
a larger scale. On Saturday 12 August from
noon, diners will partake of an exquisite
French inspired six course menu. Book now
at <www.abrw.com.au/onshore> as it is sure
to sell out quickly.
Organisers have planned seven nights of
free live entertainment to follow the nightly
presentations. Singer/songwriter Matt
Angell will kick Race Week of with his blend
of hybrid Blues and Roots music.
The Cadillacs, a ’50s Rock ’n Roll band,
will have music from Elvis Presley, Buddy
Holly, Chuck Berry and more on Sunday
13th. The Hillbilly Goats will again close the
show on Thursday 17th, straight after the
RMYC Broken Bay in association with
Coffs Harbour Yacht Club has announced
a new partnership, and can confirm that
the Pantaenius Newport to Coffs Coast
Yacht Race will start in Pittwater on 27th
December 2017. This much-loved annual
coastal event is now secure and event
planning is well under way.
This will mark the 37th running of the
Coffs Harbour Race.
The race will be sailed under Category
3 + (Plus) Safety which will make it more
affordable and easier for yacht owners
to compete without the requirement to
have a High Frequency radio installed.
only need to have
a VHF radio and a
Satellite phone for
This should appeal
to a wider cross
section of the yacht
racing community that would not normally
consider contesting a 230nm race.
The new timing brings the start back to
its original date of 27th December. This will
allow boat crews to race over the Christmas
to New Year period, and then able to return
to work for an early start in January.
Details at www.royalmotor.com.au
Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race
Palm Beach Sailing Club
PBSC is gearing up for the start of the
next sailing season with its own ‘boat show’
on Saturday 12th August, the weekend
after the Sydney International Boats Show.
Predominantly a family orientated
sailing club PBSC offers great opportunities
for young and older sailors to get the feel
of fast multihulls.
PBSC will be showcasing the off-the-
beach multihulls that sail the waters of
Pittwater including the Weta Trimaran, A
Class, F18 and F16 and Hobie 18,16 and 14’s.
PBSC sailors have been successful at
State, National, World and Olympic events
over its long history. With a few of its sailors
looking at turning over their multihulls in
time for the new season, this is a great
opportunity to see the boats that some
Olympic and America’s Cup sailors cut
their teeth on and experience the thrill of
off-the-beach multihull sailing.
The multis will be on Sandy Beach
at the corner of Iluka and Woorak Roads,
Palm Beach and available for a sail from
noon. Bring your sailing gear.
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