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World's First photochromic bi-focal sailing glasses by BZ Optics World's First photochromic bi-focal sailing glasses by BZ Optics BZ Optics, an Australian start-up company have just developed unique sunglass which is specifically designed for sailors BZ Optics- an Australian start-up company have just developed a unique sunglass which is specifically designed for sailors who require glasses to read their watch, computer, digital screens or charts while sailing in no or low light conditions. by BZ Optics Posted today at 2:00 pm Aussie Couple 'jags' Outremer catamaran for YouTube Videos Aussie Couple 'jags' Outremer catamaran for YouTube Videos YouTube sensation Riley and Elayna of Sailing La Vagabonde have landed wonderful deal with French catamaran manufacturer YouTube sensation Riley and Elayna of ‘Sailing La Vagabonde’ have just landed a wonderful deal with legendary French catamaran manufacturer, Outremer Yachting, to extend their cruising adventures onboard a new Outremer 45 involving a historic sponsorship deal confirming the power of social media. by Brent Vaughan Posted today at 11:28 am World Sailing's 2016 Annual Conference - 'Our Sustainable Future' World Sailing's 2016 Annual Conference - 'Our Sustainable Future' World Sailing's Annual Conference is meeting point where strategy of sailing is reviewed discussed and celebrated World Sailing's Annual Conference is the central meeting point where the strategy of sailing is reviewed, discussed and celebrated. by Daniel Smith - World Sailing Posted today at 3:47 am Collinson FX Market Commentary - Sept 28 - USD weakens as others gain Collinson FX Market Commentary - Sept 28 - USD weakens as others gain KIWI jumped back towards 0.7300, while the AUD broke above 0.7650 This did little for the Dollar, as the EUR jumped to 11220, while the GBP regained 1.3000! The reserve weakness enabled the KIWI, which jumped back towards 0.7300, while the AUD broke above 0.7650. Economic data confirms Central Bank speculations and realities. by Collinson FX Posted today at 12:14 am Plenty to see at Auckland On Water Boat Show 2016 - Opens Thursday Plenty to see at Auckland On Water Boat Show 2016 - Opens Thursday At 10am on September 29, 2016, the four-day Auckland On Water Boat Show opens its doors at Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour At 10am on this Thursday - September 29, 2016, the four-day Auckland On Water Boat Show opens its doors. With over 180 exhibitors, the show encompasses a huge range of yachts, launches, powerboats, dinghies, tenders, jet-skis, paddle boards, kayaks and other watercraft, as well as offering marine services, marina sales, marine engines and electronics, and diverse chandlery and fishing products. by John Eichelsheim Posted on 27 Sep 'Welcome' says 5 Gold Anchor globally accredited marina Abell Point 'Welcome' says 5 Gold Anchor globally accredited marina Abell Point 5 Gold Anchor Global Marina Accreditation earlier this month team at Abell Point Marina added another level of service Since attaining 5 Gold Anchor Global Marina Accreditation earlier this month the team at Abell Point Marina have added another level of service to their offer to further enhance the customer experience and reconfirm Abell Point as the destination marina of choice in the Whitsundays. by Joscelyn O'Keefe Posted on 27 Sep Race tracking for 2017... Race tracking for 2017... This year has been YB's busiest yet - we've tracked 300 races across the globe, including yacht races, adventure sports This year has been YB's busiest yet - we've tracked over 300 races across the globe, including yacht races, car rallies, adventure sports, kayak expeditions, snowmobile events, ski treks. by YB Tracking Posted on 26 Sep The J/112E, star of the Grand Pavois Boat Show in La Rochelle The J/112E, star of the Grand Pavois Boat Show in La Rochelle The latest creation from the J Composites yard, based in Olonne-sur-Mer, will be debuting at the Grand Pavois The latest creation from the J Composites yard, based in Olonne-sur-Mer on France’s Atlantic coast, will be debuting at the Grand Pavois on-the-water boat show in La Rochelle. The Vendée-based company, still as active as ever on the fast cruiser market, intends to win over the crowds with this resolutely modern craft. by Agence TB Press Posted on 26 Sep Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image exhibition at the World Sailing conference Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image exhibition at the World Sailing conference The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award keeps growing and improving its structures. World Sailing’s annual conference reassembles World Sailing member national authorities, Committees, Sub-committees, Commissions, Class Associations, sailors, event organizers, boat manufacturers and observers. Up to 700 delegates are expected in Barcelona this year. by Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Posted on 26 Sep Second round of Marine Industry Foundation grants closes tomorrow Second round of Marine Industry Foundation grants closes tomorrow The Marine Industry Foundation (MIF) was established to broaden community access to the benefits of recreational boating The Marine Industry Foundation (MIF) was established to broaden community access to the benefits of recreational boating, and to provide opportunity for employment, education and training within the marine industry. by Marine Industry Foundation Posted on 26 Sep Chinese Marinas embrace Global Gold Anchors Chinese Marinas embrace Global Gold Anchors Two marinas in China have been accredited under the new Global Gold Anchor Scheme as 5 Gold Anchor marinas. Two marinas in China have been accredited under the new Global Gold Anchor Scheme as 5 Gold Anchor marinas. They are Yalong Bay Yacht Club in Sanya and the Shanshui Taihu Club and Marina in Wuxi. by Colin Bransgrove Posted on 26 Sep Quad Mercury fourstroke Verado 300 fit out - Couldn’t have gone better Quad Mercury fourstroke Verado 300 fit out - Couldn’t have gone better Yes, it’s all smiles in Cairns with 300hp Mercury FourStroke Verado quad-repower lifting a well-known tourist attraction Yes, it’s all smiles in Cairns with a 300hp Mercury FourStroke Verado quad-repower lifting a well-known tourist attraction to a new level of excitement. by Mercury Marine Posted on 26 Sep It’s Chuck’s fault! It’s Chuck’s fault! The blame rests squarely with the much venerated, and truly celebrated US sports photographer, Chuck Lantz The blame rests squarely with the much venerated, and truly celebrated US sports photographer, Chuck Lantz. Had he not shown me this image he took during the recent Rolex Big Boat Series on San Francisco Bay, then this editorial would not have come to pass. by John Curnow Posted on 26 Sep Knowing Harken takes years and years (Pt.II) Knowing Harken takes years and years (Pt.II) We looked at how Grant Pellew became the MD here in Australia, and how they rigorously go about testing their gear In Part One of getting to know Harken, we looked at how Grant Pellew became the MD here in Australia, and how they rigorously go about testing their gear. We also looked at some of the other brands Harken distributes in Australia and so we move on to the last category. by John Curnow Posted on 25 Sep Olympic Gold medalist and Volvo Ocean Race champ nominated for WS post Olympic Gold medalist and Volvo Ocean Race champ nominated for WS post HM King Constantine and the Election Committee are pleased to announce full details of candidates eligible for election World Sailing's President of Honour, HM King Constantine and the Election Committee have announced details of the candidates eligible for election as President and Vice-President to its Board of Directors. The President and seven Vice-Presidents, two of which must be from each gender, will be elected at World Sailing's General Assembly in Barcelona, Spain on Sunday 13 November 2016. by Sail-World.com Posted on 25 Sep America’s Cup tales in Flotsam and Jetsam published by Boatswain Books America’s Cup tales in Flotsam and Jetsam published by Boatswain Books Throughout pages of new book “Flotsam and Jetsam – The Cranse Chronicles”, several characters appear over and over again Throughout the pages of Bob Ross’s new book “Flotsam and Jetsam – The Cranse Chronicles”, several characters appear over and over again. One of them is Ben Lexcen the designer of Australia II that took the America’s Cup from the USA for the first time. by Robert Deaves Posted on 24 Sep World Sailing President welcomes nominations for re-election World Sailing President welcomes nominations for re-election World Sailing President Carlo Croce has today welcomed nominations from 45 Member National Associations (MNAs) World Sailing President Carlo Croce has today welcomed nominations from 45 Member National Associations (MNAs) for his re-election as the President of Sailing’s International Federation. by Amelia Fisher-Starzynski Posted on 24 Sep 14m offshore fishing cat to be presented 14m offshore fishing cat to be presented A 14 metre, offshore-capable, game fishing catamaran design will be presented at this year’s Auckland on Water Boat Show A 14 metre, offshore-capable, game fishing catamaran design will be presented at this year’s Auckland on Water Boat Show. The boundary-pushing design is a collaboration between Kit Carlier Design and Stimson Yacht Design, who will exhibit together for the first time at the show, which runs from 29 September to 2 October, 2016. by Isla McKechnie Posted on 23 Sep Early interest sparks good signs for Marine17 Early interest sparks good signs for Marine17 Marine17, the Southern Hemispheres No. 1 Marine Business and Safety Conference is set to take place at the ICC Sydney Marine17, the Southern Hemispheres No. 1 Marine Business and Safety Conference is set to take place at the ICC Sydney on 30 July – 1 August 2017. by Philip McDermott Posted on 23 Sep Dream Yacht Charter sponsors Antigua Sailing Week Dream Yacht Charter sponsors Antigua Sailing Week Antigua Sailing Week is delighted to announce a new three-year agreement with Dream Yacht Charter Antigua Sailing Week is delighted to announce a new three-year agreement with Dream Yacht Charter to become the Official Exclusive Bareboat and by the Cabin Charter Sponsor of Antigua Sailing Week through May, 2019. by Antigua Sailing Week Posted on 23 Sep
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