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Ship Model Expo
An Exhibition of Ship Models will be
hosted by Sydney Model Shipbuilders Club
at the Georges River 16ft Sailing Club on
Saturday 18th August from 10:00am to
5:00pm and Sunday 19th August from
10:00am to 4:00pm.
Partnering with other clubs to present
over 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
time, paddle steamers, hydroplanes and
The Sydney Model Shipbuilders
Club is an active group of enthusiasts
passionate about model ship building.
The Club supports all forms of marine
modelling from period to modern vessels.
It encourages members and visitors to
discover and learn the various model ship
For information contact Michael Bennett
Mob: 0411 545 770. <www.smsc.org.au>
The annual Downtown Toyota Moreton
Bay Fishing Classic Competition will be
held over the week of 12-19th August.
Last year we had over 200 entrants
and anticipate over 300 this year. Our
prize pool this year should be in excess of
$50,000 with a few smaller events. We will
have a mid-week ‘Dash for Cash’, on water
displays with jetskis and boats as well as
entertainment all week long.
This 7-day fishing event has a real focus
on family involvement and this year we will
have a juniors competition that will run in
conjunction with the main competition.
Adult registration fee $65 plus entry
pack for all who register. Junior registration
fee $55 (16yrs and under) (rod & Reel
This month, young Sydney artist Gemma
Rasdall will hold the second solo show of her
signature paintings on recycled sailcloth.
The exhibition entitled ‘Illusion’ strives
to capture an alternative perspective on the
traditional Sydney seascape we all know so
well. Use of mixed media on Dacron sailcloth
adorned with eyelets, lines of stitching and
even occasionally some rope portrays watery
After moving back into the sailing scene
in Sydney, Rasdall soaks up the salt air of
her home port in her paintings one last time
before setting sail to explore other harbours
on her 35ft Martzcraft in 2019.
You can view the exhibition at Frances
Keevil Gallery, Bay Village, 28-34 Cross Street,
Double Bay, Sydney from 28th June – 4th July.
View Gemma’s work online:
Enquires: 02 9327 2475
30th Anniversary Airlie
Beach Race Week
Matt Allen’s 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart
winner, Ichi Ban, is headed to the Whitsunday
Sailing Club’s 30th anniversary Airlie Beach
Launched in October, Allen’s T52 also
won all eight races at the Australian Yachting
Championship before winning the Brisbane
Hosted by Whitsunday Sailing Club, the
event has attracted other high-profile IRC
entries. Darryl Hodgkinson and Ray Roberts
will arrive with their latest purchases.
Combined with classy entries received in
the multiple classes on offer, suggests to
organisers it will be a bumper year.
Racing at Airlie Beach Festival of Sailing
will take place around the breathtaking
Onshore, the focus is on providing a fun
and memorable 30th anniversary. A variety
of bands will feature at the Club each night,
along with food stalls and more. Other
attractions will be aimed at entertainment
for the families and friends who accompany
competitors each year.
For entry, Notice of Race and all
information go to:
The Sydney International Boat Show
(SIBS) is where boaties go to get the latest
information about recreational boating.
This year the largest recreational marine
event in the southern hemisphere returns to
the International Convention Centre (ICC)
Sydney and Cockle Bay from 2nd – 6th of
SIBS first ran in 1968 and since then has
played host to over three million visitors
who arrive to be entertained, educated and
inspired by this wonderful pastime enjoyed
by millions each year.
Renowned for being the largest public
exhibition to be staged at ICC Sydney, there
will be more than 800 watercraft housed
within the exhibition space, and another
200 on-water vessels berthed at the purpose
built marina on Cockle Bay.
The event always showcases the
recreational boating lifestyle plus all the
gear needed for a great experience on the
water. With almost 5 million people enjoying
our waterways each year in Australia, this
show is again expecting thousands to visit
for their annual pilgrimage.
The oversized demonstration pools
return to the show this year, giving a first
hand and close-up view of some of the latest
(and craziest) boating innovations available
today. The event deck is an open-air display
area on Level 2 where the kids can even have
a bit of fun on pint-sized bumper boats.
Also returning to the event deck this year
for the grown-ups, the very popular outdoor
champagne and oyster bar where you can
enjoy food and drinks, catch-up with friends
and enjoy the best of Sydney sunshine while
visiting the show. Demonstrations take place
throughout the day, while the bar is open
from 11am until close.
For more information:
Sydney International Boat Show
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