Affordable Sailing docks at Kettering
media release (2010-12-02 16:45:00)
SailTime Australia announced today the opening of their fourth base in Australia, complimenting successful launches in Newport and Middle Harbour, and newcomer Lake Macquarie. In just over a year, SailTime has been bringing Australian sailors dreams of sailing luxury yachts to reality at a fraction of the cost and minimal upkeep.
SailTime Australia CEO Graham Raspass said â€œThe opening of our fourth base in 12 months proves our decision to bring the SailTime concept to Australia. Weâ€™ve been overwhelmed with the interest in fractional sailing, and believe that Hobart is the perfect location for a SailTime base.â€
SailTime Hobart Base owners are passionate sailors David Pring & Jeff Ayton who sailed their new vessel SailTime Reflection, a 37 foot Beneteaux Oceanis Cruising yacht in the 2009 Rolex Sydney to Hobart. They have discovered and enjoyed the beautiful sheltered cruising grounds of the Derwent and Dâ€™Entrecasteaux Channel with their families since.
Hobart is the ideal place to sail, with never ending places to explore, eat and enjoy. There are currently limited memberships available, and you can have the opportunity to meet the SailTime Hobart crew and book a trial sail at the official Base Opening will be held Saturday 4th December between 10 â€“ 2pm at Oyster Cove Marina, Kettering or call 0428 254 663.
Toxic Algal Bloom Update:
There are public health warnings in place for the eating of wild shellfish and rock lobster in the Huon and Lower Dâ€™Entrecasteaux areas and on the East Coast.
Team Australia aims to shatter long-standing Sydney Hobart record :
The fastest yacht in the southern hemisphere, Sean Langman's imposing 60-foot trimaran Team Australia will attempt to beat the Hobart to Sydney record.
The Bruny Island Race:
The Fork in the Road has also made a clean sweep of handicap honours in the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania's oldest race, the Bruny Island Race.
Wooden Boat Festival program now available:
The 10th biennial MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival runs from Friday 8th â€“ Monday 11th February 2013. Hobart's historic waterfront will come alive with the colour and excitement of our rich maritime culture and history.
Minister Burke protects Tasmanian Kelp Marine Forests, while the PM condemns them to death:
Tony Burke, Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities yesterday announced that he was giving national protection to the Giant Kelp Marine Forests as an endangered ecological community under the Environment Protection and
Super Trawler concerns:
Recreational fishers of Tasmania have serious concerns surrounding the imminent introduction of a Super trawler into the Small Pelagic Fishery and potential negative effect a vessel of this kind may have on the marine environment in Tasmania.
SHELLFISH HEALTH ALERT EXTENDED AGAIN:
A public health alert against eating wild shellfish from southern waters now extends across the D'Entrecasteaux Channel to South Bruny Island.
Tune in to understand VHF marine radio:
The ACMA has produced two new videos that provide recreational boaters with up to date information about using VHF marine radios.
Massive trawler concerns raised:
The Tasmanian Greens today raised concerns about plans to base a mackerel fishing super-trawler at Devonport on Tasmania's north-west coast.