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'Marine Art Today' -- The
ASMA 2018 National
Marine Art Exhibition
The Australian Society of Marine Artists
Inc. (ASMA) is pleased to announce its 2018
National Exhibition, to be staged at Gallery
Lane Cove from 4-29 September. The
Exhibition will showcase the best examples
of the ASMA Members' diverse artistic styles
that masterfully illustrate the rich maritime
heritage, beautiful coastlines and water ways
of our nation.
While emphasising the continuation of
and dedication to the Marine Art tradition,
the Exhibition theme 'Marine Art Today' also
highlights the relevance of this specialised
artistic genre in the contemporary context.
The ASMA proudly supports the Mission
to Seafarers, Sydney.
The ASMA artists' work rivals the
best marine art overseas. From its first
President, official war artist Dennis Adams
OAM AICH, the ASMA has attracted highly
proficient marine artists whose work is found
in Australian corporate and government
agencies, NSW Government House, the
Royal Australian Navy and a host of private
collections in Australia and overseas.
Gallery Lane Cove 164 Longueville Road,
Lane Cove NSW. ASMA website: www.
2018 Northshore Yachts
The annual regatta for one of the
Australia's most popular locally built yachts
returns to Lake Macquarie from 17-19
August. Hosted by the Royal Motor Yacht
Club Toronto, the event is expected to attract
more than 20 boats to contest spinnaker and
non-spinnaker divisions. The event is open to
Northshore Yachts of all sizes, plus Cole and
The race program mixes competition with
socializing, commencing with an invitational
race on Friday afternoon. Saturday gives
visiting boats a chance to see the sights and
sandbanks with a Long Race to the southern
end of the lake and back, followed by a regatta
dinner. On Sunday up to three windward/
leeward races will complete the race program.
Notice of Race and entry forms are
available at www.rmyctoronto.com.au/
UPCOMING EVENTS All aboard for the 2019
Wooden Boat Festival
With boat registrations now open and
the production team in place, the tempo is
building towards the 2019 MyState Australian
Wooden Boat Festival being a 'must see' on
the calendar of boat lovers everywhere.
But it is not just boat lovers who flock
to this festival from 8-11 February 2019.
Anyone who appreciates the natural beauty
of timber and fine craftsmanship will be in
awe of the hundreds of boats on display. It is a
photographer's and artist's dream and a wealth
of information and inspiration for people
interested in Australia's maritime heritage.
For those who are serious about wooden
boat design, sail-making, rigging or maybe
planning on sailing around the world, the
International Wooden Boat Symposium
hosted by the Australian National Maritime
Museum has a line-up of world-renowned
experts on these and many other topics.
The Tasmanian Government has
supported this festival from its inception
and this ongoing funding ensures that it
remains a free event for the public while
securing a significant return on investment
for the Government.
Over 220,000 people visited the AWBF
in 2017 and reliable post code data from a
comprehensive survey taken during the last
festival indicated 48 percent of attendees
came from interstate and two percent from
Tasmania in February is generally at its
best and with the added attraction of the
MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival it
is simply irresistible. So for those planning
on making the journey south for the festival,
the message is to secure your travel and
accommodation as soon as possible.
Brisbane Boat Show
The world-renownedBrisbane Convention
& Exhibition Centre in South Bank will host
the Brisbane Boat Show from 24-26 August
With public transport at its doorstep and
4,500 parking spots on site and stations only
minutes away from the venue it couldn't be
easier for you to bring your family and friends.
On the doorstep of Australia's
manufacturing epicentre, the event promises
to deliver a combination of something for
everyone from canoes, kayaks and inflatables,
through to tinnies and offshore fishing boats.
The 20m pool inside the halls will host
on-water demonstrations of marine products.
See and actually hop aboard kayaks, stand-
up paddle boards, pedal boards and other
unique vessels on the water. Kids can even
practise their water skills with the bumper
boats (included in ticket price).
Adults $15, Children $5 (Under 5's free),
Family $35, Seniors & Pensioners $12. All
tickets $5 after 5pm
A strong 55-yacht fleet is preparing for the
CYCA's Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race,
an annual winter dash north and principal
feeder to the Queensland regatta trilogy in
Starting on Saturday July 28 from Sydney
Harbour at 1pm, a record four 100-foot
supermaxis will lead the various boat makes
and models north along the New South Wales
and Queensland south-east coast to the finish
Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race fleet braces for
Wild Oats XI and Comanche will duel again in the Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race,
the frst time since last year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
Photo: Rolex-Studio Borlenghi
line off Southport's Main Beach.
Finish partner Southport Yacht Club will
host visiting crews before lining up for the
next stage, the Brisbane to Keppel Tropical
Yacht Race or deliver straight to Airlie Beach,
Hamilton Island and Magnetic Island race
Smallest boat in the fleet is the Army Sailing
Club's 9.3m Jarkan design Gun Runner. The
race marks the start of a 55-day Army training
exercise with four novice crew arriving every
five or six days through to the end of Airlie
Beach Race Week.
The start of the Noakes Sydney Gold Coast
Yacht Race will be live streamed on the Noakes
Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race website and
the Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race
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