> Powerboat-World.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Newsletters FishingBoating Features Photo Gallery Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising
MarineBusiness-World

 

Sail-World.com : Sydney Superboat Grand Prix - Practice Images

Sydney Superboat Grand Prix - Practice Images

'Preparing for time trials'    Powerboat-World.com ©    Click Here to view large photo

Big crowds are expected to flock to the Harbour tomorrow for the inaugural Sydney Superboat Grand Prix.

Yesterday (Friday) some of the competitors took an early peek at the course.








Here is the full event schedule and courses and spectator information.


Sydney Grand Prix Sunday course for Sunday 9th March 2008 -     Click Here to view large photo



Sydney Race Schedule -    



Sydney Grand Prix Time trials Saturday 08-03-08 -     Click Here to view large photo


Spectator points on Sydney’s harbour foreshore: Mrs Macquarie Point (now free again, after Premier Iemma forced Botanic Garden Trust to back away from $5 charge) , Bradleys Head, Point Piper, Robertsons Point, Kurraba Point and Bennelong Point. (Please note: Garden Island is not accessible to the public on Sunday.)

Public Transport: It’s recommended to leave the car at home and use public transport. For transport information visit www.131500.info or phone 13 15 00. There will be some extra public transport services operating on Saturday and Sunday to cater for the large crowds.

Travelling by train: The closest stations to vantage points include Milsons Point, St James, Kings Cross and Bondi Junction. Between 10am and 5pm on Saturday and Sunday services on the Eastern Suburbs Line will be operating every 10 minutes between Central and Bondi Junction. All other CityRail services are operating to a normal weekend timetable.

Travelling by bus: Sydney Buses is operating to a normal weekend timetable.

Travelling by ferry: Some ferry services will be cancelled on Sunday during the exclusion zone operating times.

Roads: There will be some road closures and special event clearways in place.

Those choosing to drive can expect traffic delays and parking difficulties.

Motorists should check the RTA website www.rta.nsw.gov.au for details. When parking cars, motorists should check the signs as illegally parked vehicles will be towed and fines can apply.

On the water: The event area covers the waters encompassing Fort Dennison to Shark Island. Special navigation restrictions will be in place:

Saturday 8 March – Exclusion Zone from 1pm-3.15pm: Poll positioning from 2pm-3pm. Harbour traffic will be able to navigate in an anti-clockwise direction around the event.

Sunday 9 March – Exclusion Zone from 2.30pm-4.45pm: Racing from 3.30pm-4.30pm. Harbour traffic will NOT be able to navigate through or past the exclusion zone during this time.

The exclusion zones will be marked with buoys and patrolled by NSW Maritime vessels. Skippers of spectator vessels must remain outside of exclusion zones during the times of operation. Visit www.maritime.nsw.gov.au or call 13 12 56 for navigation information.

Special spectator tickets: Be trackside on Sydney Superboat Grand Prix weekend with exclusive access within the exclusion zones for the closest view of the race!

Official spectator tickets can be booked at
www.sydneysuperboatgrandprixtickets.com.au or 1300 13 55 95.

Safety: To ensure everyone enjoys this spectacular offshore superboat race on Sydney Harbour, all spectators are encouraged to have adequate supplies of sun protection and drinking water. Please behave responsibly and safely at all times, on and off the water.

Further information: Offshore Superboat Championships – www.aopc.com.au




by Powerboat-World

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.powerboat-world.com/index.cfm?nid=42465

9:44 PM Fri 7 Mar 2008 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

11 Mar 2008  2008 Sydney Superboat Grand Prix Results
09 Mar 2008  Sydney's Harbour set for World Powerboat event
09 Mar 2008  Maritimo team wins 'Kings of the Harbour' title
09 Mar 2008  Superboats storm into Sydney
08 Mar 2008  Superboats slow on Sydney Harbour
07 Mar 2008  Maritimo the team to beat – Sydney Superboats
07 Mar 2008  Sydney Superboat Grand Prix – Schedule & Courses
07 Mar 2008  No fees for watching Superboats from Park
06 Mar 2008  Sydney Superboat Grand Prix – how to watch racing
05 Mar 2008  Sydney Superboat Grand Prix Race
MORE STORIES ...

Power Boat News

Predictwind helps you pick the best time to depart by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,




























Understanding the Ocean's role in Greenland Glacier melt by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI),


Dangerous conditions for boating on entire NSW Coast by Transport Roads and Maritme Services,


Revealing report on Search for American yacht Nina released *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,












AYSS PacificNet/Tahiti voted a success! by Asia Pacific Superyachts,














Dangerous conditions forecast for NSW boaters by Roads and Maritime Services,


APSNZ appoints Duthie Lidgard as new MD by Asia Pacific Superyachts,


Whale freed from rope at Byron Bay by Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry,




Dangerous conditions for NSW coastal boaters from Thursday
World premieres and national debuts for Sydney International Boat Show
Marine Auctions experiencing rising tide of interest *Feature
Tags reveal Chilean devil rays are among ocean's deepest divers
Auckland On Water Boat Show to hold world record attempt
Zodiac at Sydney International Boat Show 2014 – Australian
Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Exhibitor space filling fast
Ceramic coated exhaust manifolds reduce engine bay temps on superboat
Reminder of safe distance requirements for whales
Changes to Australian bass closed season
Fusion achieves industry-wide acceptance of FUSION-Link
BSE Brisbane Slipways open for business as normal
Honda’s everywhere at Sydney International Boat Show!
Fifth round of XCAT World Powerboat Series moves to China
Sly 43 - Making her Australian premier
Maritimo full of confidence following recent wins
Australia event cements its position as hosting 'the' marina party
Up close and personal with whales on the Gold Coast
SA Marina Day encourages South Australians to enjoy their marinas
Southport Yacht Club raffle: Dusit Thani, BRIG Falcon, Marriott stay
Enjoy the whale spectacle, just keep your distance   
The Dinghy Nav Light Solution- a brilliantly dumb idea   
Extension granted for salvage of a paddle steamer on the Murray River   
Sydney International Boat Show set to embrace new location   
Thermal imaging helping bulk carriers avoid collisions in port and in   
Third CYCA Solas Trusts grant to Australian Volunteer Coast Guard   
CruiseCraft adds Explorer 595 Hard Top   
Severe weather warnings prompt reminder to boat owners   
Be won over by the new Azimut 50   
Predictwind unlocks more features on free accounts   
Tammy Wolf and Mercury's Formula 2 Powerboat on to Divisional Champion   
Monaco Yacht Show 2014 - the biggest superyacht show ever   
Biggest Display ever and 18 launches at SIBS   
Gold Coast International Marine Expo helps Sailability grant FREEDOM   
Exhibitors heat up for Cannes Yachting Festival   
Benetti 108 tri-deck Tradition Supreme will launch in Cannes   
St Kitts open for superyacht business   
Marine World Sales: The latest in buying and selling marine online   
UIM XCAT - Massive fight from Fazza secures fourth consecutive title   
Peters & May launch Mediterranean and USA to East Coast Australia   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png   http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL VIR PBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT