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Vaikobi 2019 - Leaderboard 2 Newsletter: Sydney International Boat Show already in planning stages

by Peter Rendle 1 Feb 12:00 PST
Sydney International Boat Show © John Curnow

With record temperatures happening around Australia some will be wishing it was winter again and a reminder of that time of the year presented itself this week with the notification by the Boating Industry of Australia that the 2019 Sydney International Boat Show "Invitation to Exhibit" is now available.

Boat Shows are an integral part of the industry's annual marketing activities with business occurring not only with visitors to the Show but also amongst exhibitors. The Invitation to Exhibit and other reference documents you will need to complete your application are available at

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We'll have the latest possible information for you, just about as soon as we get it. We also pride ourselves on getting into things, and finding out why they are the way they are. As a member of the marine business, then all of that could well be as distinct and invigorating as the sound that only large displacement, two-stroke diesels can make. You can view the first e-newsletter here and it is free to subscribe.

This month SailGP takes place in Sydney and you can purchase tickets to view the action at Teaming up with SailGP is B&G, the global leader in design and manufacturing of sailing electronics. B&G has been announced as a technical supplier of SailGP, a global championship setting out to redefine sailing. B&G has a 60-year long tradition of providing racing technology for global sailing competitions such as the Volvo Ocean Race and America's Cup. SailGP is an annual, global sports championship featuring six national teams going head-to-head in the fastest racing boats in the world.

Racing takes place in five iconic harbors around the world, culminating with a $1 million winner-takes-all match race. The one-design competition sees teams competing with identical equipment and boats: the supercharged F50 catamarans, engineered for intense short-format racing at electrifying speeds exceeding 50 knots.

In this e-newsletter we include practical advice that may assist specialist dealers across the country. With a huge range of sailing deck hardware out there, the Harken Tech Team advises on how to help untangle the different options available. This month, they look at their core block range: the Carbo block. To ensure Harken blocks last as long as they should, it is important to maintain them properly.

Make sure to rinse them through with fresh water after sailing on salty water, and wash them with warm soapy water when possible. To reduce friction and to repel dirt inside the block, you can use McLube's OneDrop Ball-Bearing Conditioner: simply put just one drop of the conditioner into the ball-bearing race and spin the block until all of the surfaces are coated. It is really important not to use a dry lubricant on any ball-bearing blocks as these cause ball-bearings to skid, rather than roll, which can create flat spots.

Peter Rendle,

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