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Lifestyle : 2010 Sydney International Boatshow
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With 7 models to choose from, our autopilots are ideal for all types of powerboats and sailing yachts -- from 5m to 100m in length. Because of our recognised standards of service excellence, Coursemaster has been selected as the Australian distributor of many of the world's leading marine brands. From autopilots, satellite TV antennas, thermal imaging cameras and combination plotters, our comprehensive range of on-board electronics are on display at the Sydney International Boat Show. 2/66 Lower Gibbes St, Chatswood NSW 2067 Ph: 02 9417 7097 firstname.lastname@example.org www.coursemaster.com So take advantage of our 35 years experience, and visit the Coursemaster Autopilots stand between Hall 3 and 4 - right next to the Fishing Clinic. 35 YEARS AND STILL ON COURSE Chartplotters Forward Scanning Sonars Wireless Solar Instruments Satellite Communications Marine Electronics The Sydney Morning Herald July 24-25, 2010 7 SPECIAL REPORT by Captain William Bligh more than 200 years ago, from Tonga to Kupang in West Timor. In the infamous mutiny on the Bounty incident, crew member Fletcher Christian cast Bligh and 18 others out in a 23-foot open boat in 1789. The group then sailed more than 3700 nautical miles with meagre food and water and no charts, managing to survive to tell the tale. McIntyre, who has previously spent a year in Antarctica with his wife, Margie, wanted to see what Bligh went through. So earlier this year he rallied two other experienced sailors and British teenager Chris Wilde -- with lots of enthusiasm and no experience -- to join his voyage. The group made it to Timor in mid-June. McIntryre was very ill, having lost 18 kilograms, and had kidney stones and debilitating gout due to the lack of water. Nonetheless, he was chuffed they had lived on the same rations and endured the same severe hardships over seven weeks as Bligh. ''We really felt close to Bligh,'' McIntyre says. ''We understood first- hand the size and scope of the challenges he and his men had gone through. This was the most exciting adventure I've ever been involved in.'' On four occasions their open boat filled with water but it never actually capsized. While they didn't have a back-up safety boat following them, they did have lifejackets, survival gear and satellite tracking. ''After the voyage, I feel even more strongly that adventure is a really important thing if it is done responsibly,'' McIntyre says. ''Australia as we know it today wouldn't exist without adventurers. We can't wrap our children in cotton wool and stop them from experiencing the world. We need to encourage them.'' The Norris family, from Sydney's northern beaches, certainly don't mollycoddle their children. They returned late last year from a four-year odyssey, around the world. They will talk at the Better Boating Lounge about how they raised Amy (now five years old) and Jack (now seven) on the open oceans and survived. (See page 4) THE SAFETY MESSAGE With an increasing number of children and teenagers becoming involved in boating, it's essential to get the safety message across. The Youth Boating Information Centre at the Marine Precinct takes this goal to heart, with instruction for young people. The centre will be manned by James Castrission and Justin Jones, who gained fame with their first-ever kayak crossing of the Tasman in 2008. They are NSW Maritime's ''Boat for Life'' safety ambassadors. ''One thing we've learned from all our adventures is it's so much fun once you're out there but really its 90 per cent preparation and 10 per cent execution,'' Castrission says. He and Jones are now preparing for their next expedition -- this time to the Antarctic. ''It's been 18 months of preparation,'' Castrission says. ''Even when you are just going for a day's paddle out in the harbour, you still need the right safety gear and to know the rules of the water.'' One rule that is often disregarded is wearing a lifejacket, he says. ''Lifejackets save lives. When people are in trouble even if they are in an enclosed waterway they can get cold and lose control quickly.'' Jones and Castrission will hand out colouring books, magnets and stickers and answer questions about safety and about their adventures. EXPLORE SYDNEY HARBOUR The price of a boat show ticket entitles visitors to a 50-minute Discovery Sydney Harbour Tour on Matilda Cruises' rocket catamarans. These seat up to 148 passengers each. The tours will take visitors on a harbour excursion, introducing them to the best boating options on offer. ''The tour guide will give some history on the harbour and then point out some of the sailing clubs and the boat launch ramps and fishing spots,'' Genua says. DEALS Not surprisingly, the main attraction of the boat show is the boats. The show has 250 exhibitors located in the Sydney Exhibition Centre's main halls as well as more than 200 luxury motor cruisers and sailing yachts moored in a purpose-built marina in Cockle Bay. You can slip off your shoes and walk into the opulent interiors of some of the world's most exclusive vessels; many have gourmet kitchens, pop-up flat-screen televisions and the most decadent furnishings imaginable -- and they are all for sale. More than 40 per cent of visitors come to the show intending to buy something, Genua says. As a consequence, more than $300 million worth of transactions are made at the show and a further $200 million follow on as a direct result. This is about a quarter of the annual spend in the entire Australian boating industry. ''Visitors come to the show to be entertained and educated but many end up haggling on a price, feel they get a good deal and it's convenient for them to buy,'' he says. Also, visitors can get a glimpse of state-of-the art boating technology using renewable energy.
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