|news release: bia nsw syd boat show at a glance by fishnet
Dated: 26 July, 2012
|BIA NSW Syd Boat Show Aug 2nd-6th 2012|
BOAT SHOW AT A GLANCE - Starts Aug 2nd 2012
Here’s a snap shot of the education and entertainment features of the show.
MyBoatingLife Entertainment Precinct
Hall 3, Stand 309
In the middle of hall 3 this will undoubtedly be the hub of the show. Fishing experts, fashion extravaganza, live Olympic updates and inspiring stories, this precinct has it all.
We welcome back Cas & Jonesy to headline the show. They connected with visitors in 2009 when they told their story of their record breaking journey crossing the Tasman in a Kayak. This year they will inspire and no doubt entertain the audience with stories of their epic walk to the South Pole. They will appear on stage at 2pm daily.
A familiar line up of fishos will be back including Bruce Schumacher, Peter Pakula, Phil Atkinson and Peter Atkinson. Learn a tip or two on how to catch your dream fish or see demonstrations live at the Supertank.
Other guest speakers, not to be missed include Bruce Arms talking about his record-breaking sail around Australia in a multi-hull and recent feat of winning the Three Peaks Race with Jessica Watson as crew. Learn how easy it is to see the world by water when Nick Martin takes us around the world in 20 minutes. Or if staying local is more your style, David Lockwood will share ideas on family boating in and around Sydney.
The Entertainment Precinct will host the Musto Fashion Extravaganza three times daily as well as an information booth for Yachting NSW and the Department of Fisheries. Learn about the exciting new boating resource and go into the draw to win a HOBIE® Kayak for two.
New to the boat show is the Deckhouse Theatrette! Hear short presentations from boat show exhibitors. See the latest products and services from companies such as Volvo Penta, Deckhardware and Bold Trailers. Hear the latest in boating safety from NSW Roads and Maritime Boating Safety Officers and be introduced to inflatable PFDs by Stormy. If it’s a change of scenery you’re after then let Pacific Sailing School talk you through how to obtain an International Certificate of Competence, or explore options for a career on the international Superyacht circuit.
For the daily schedule of presentations, visit The Deckhouse Theatrette in Hall 6.
Hall 5, Stand 500
Your one-stop shop for education and information on boating matters. The precinct will include the BIA Show Information Desk, NSW Roads and Maritime Services and the Marine Education Centre. Visitors can meet with a range of experts from the Boating Industry Association; TAFE Marine Education; Marine Teachers Association; Australian Hydrographic Service; Surf Lifesaving; Bureau of Meteorology; Marine Rescue; Australian Maritime Safety Authority; Paddle NSW; Yachting Australia and the Australian Communications and Media Authority.
Take some time to look through the vast array of information available at the Online Information portal located next to NSW Roads and Maritime Services.
Visit the Marine Precinct to have all your boating questions answered.
Boat Building Competition
Harbourside Amphitheatre and Cockle Bay
Build at 10am Saturday; Race at 2.30pm
The annual boat building competition is on again. Teams of shipwrights from Australia and New Zealand with will be tasked with building a boat in just 2 hours with only limited tools and materials supplied. Watch them construct their boats from 10am. The finale takes place at 2.30pm when each team takes to the water and attempts to sail around Cockle Bay. Come down and cheer for your favourite team. Who will make it and who will go for a swim!
Musto Fashion Extravaganza
MyBoatingLife Entertainment Precinct
Daily at 1.00pm, 3.30pm and 6.30pm
See the latest in boating apparel and accessories at the Musto Fashion Extravaganza. Gone are the old fashioned fashion parades. Be prepared to see the gear in a lively new format. The performances will highlight the best gear from offshore racing to casual lifestyle apparel and even corporate wear.
With three live performances per day these shows are guaranteed to entertain and get you wanting more.
Walk of Fame
Marina Take a step back in time and visit the Walk of Fame on the marina. View the spectacular 1920s classic ketch, Hurrica V, which appears in Baz Luhrmann’s new flick, The Great Gatsby. The team from the Sydney Heritage Fleet is proud to show off two of their prestigious vessels. See Gentleman's schooner ‘Boomerang’ built in 1903 with hardwood frames, kauri decks and deck beams and copper fastened throughout. A show favourite ‘Lady Hopetoun’, returns also. See this Classic Edwardian steam vessel up close.
Live Cooking Demonstrations
Hall 5, Stand 502
Club Marine’s resident chef, Bart Beek is back to heat things up in the halls. Bart writes a series of articles that appear in the ‘Gourmet’ section of every issue of Club Marine Magazine. Each of Bart’s articles provide a fantastic array of recipes along with Bart’s tips and techniques that helps the magazine’s readers create the dishes themselves. Bart’s wealth of culinary knowledge, energy, humour and enthusiasm have made his live cooking demonstrations at the Club Marine stand a ‘must-see’ event for visitors to boat shows across Australia and New Zealand.
Watch him live on stage and be prepared to be dazzled with his culinary delights and inspired to try new flavours.
Berkley Evinrude Team Series, Fishing Competition Grand Final Harbourside Amphitheatre and Cockle Bay
Saturday: 3.30 - 5.30pm
Sunday: 2.30 - 5.00pm
The Grand Final of one of Australia’s premier angling events, the Berkley Evinrude Team Series will take place at the boat show. It started with 150 teams and after 6 rounds of competition the top 20 will fight it out over the weekend of the Boat Show. Teams of two will fish exclusively for bream on Sydney Harbour and bring their catch back daily for weighing in front of the boat show crowd in Darling Harbour.
Whose bream will reign supreme and take away the $20,000 BETS Grand Final First Prize?
Join the crowd on Sunday at 2.30pm to find out.