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Enter the Australian Offshore Challenge NOW!!

'Australian Offshore Challenge'   

The 2008 Australian Offshore Challenge is shaping up to be a real contest, not just for the adventure of taking part, but as a true competition amongst boat manufacturers, as well as boating enthusiasts.

The level of interest shown by boat manufacturers at the recent Sanctuary Cove Boat Show indicates that as many as 20 different manufacturers will be represented, either as direct factory entries or in association with dealers.

At this stage the organisers are expecting entries from factories, dealers or owners in the following diverse range of craft: Koya Marine, Scimitar, Cruise Craft, Lamberti, Ocean Pro, Riviera, Gold Rush, Kaizen, Steber, Stacer, Mustang, Sunrunner, Sunsation, Sealegs, Leisure Cat, Kevlacat, Power Cat, Beneteau, Caribbean, Whittley and Haines. Plus a variety of dealer entries with a mix of imported and locally made boats.

2007 Australian Offshore Challenge -  Simon Milder  



The importance of the Australian Offshore Challenge as a performance test of the modern sports cruiser is best seen in the example of Queensland’s Koya Marine. A new entrant into Australian boat manufacturing, but with an impressive engineering heritage, Koya will be entering their brand new 6.8 metre aluminium cat.

Koya’s managing director, Carlo Marchese, says: 'All Koya Boats are built to survey specifications to ensure our customers that their Koya boat can stand up to any demands they place on it, no matter what the application. At Koya, we are keen to show off the company’s new design for the 6.8 Cat in the varying conditions that we can expect on the Challenge. Our entry in the Australian Offshore Challenge will showcase our new design and, when teamed up with twin Honda 150’s, we expect a reliable and economical run over the entire course.'

With only a month to go to close of entries, all teams planning to enter should finalise their boat and crew plans and get their entry in now.

Call David Tootell on 0419 987 998 to confirm your entry and secure your place in this showcase event. For dealers and manufacturers in particular, the timing of the Challenge, following the winter boat shows and before the summer season is the perfect way to cap off your year’s efforts – and have some fun and excitement doing what your boats are designed to do.

Sponsorship and Prizes

The event organisers are currently arranging with a number of marine industry suppliers to provide products and services as crew equipment or as prizes. These have yet to be finalised, but we can advise that the following will be available.

Quick Lights Pty Ltd will be providing a set of Nite Owl lighting units for each crew kit. These ingenious Nite Owl caplights provide totally hands-free illumination for any boating chore undertaken in poor light. Weighing just 35 grams, the unit comes complete with 2 lithium coin cell batteries which provide 48 hours of continuous light.

     


Chemring Australia Pty Ltd will be providing as prizes the following array of Pains Wessex products:
1 x Pains Wessex RB6 406 Mhz EPIRB
4 x Pains Wessex Para Rockets (when combined with the inshore kits make up an offshore kit)
4 x Pains Wessex Emergency Grab Bags.

The organisers thank these companies for their generous support of the Australian Offshore Challenge and are pleased that such quality products are being made available to crews in this unique event.

Marinas and Overnight Stopovers



Following the land survey of the event course conducted in May, along the towns and ports of the Queensland coast, the course designers have selected the following ports and marinas as overnight stopovers.


Saturday 6th Sept. START: Southport Yacht Club

Sunday 7th Sept. Mooloolaba Marina

Monday 8th Sept. Hervey Bay Boat Club

Tuesday 9th Sept. Gladstone Marina

Wednesday 10th Sept. Keppel Bay Marina

Thursday 11th Sept. Offshore island (to be finalised)

Friday 12th Sept. Mackay Marina Village

Saturday 13th Sept. Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach: FINISH


Refuelling Refuelling from wharf or marina facilities for both diesel and ULP will be available at all the above marinas.

Keppel Bay Marina -     Click Here to view large photo



The one stopover, not at a marina, will be the island location around the Percy Isles Group. The exact anchorage arrangement has yet to be finalised.

Refuelling on this leg will be arranged to suit the needs of each entrant. So please advise the event office, when you send in your entry form, of your exact fuel requirements, your on-board fuel capacity and your vessel’s range.

We will then get back to you with specific refuelling arrangements to cover this leg. The sooner you get your entry in the easier it will be to finalise the necessary arrangements for you.

Accommodation Crews wanting accommodation ashore at the overnight stopovers are urged to make their own arrangements sooner rather than later, using the above stopover schedule.

There is a huge variety of accommodation types at all places, but remember that September is a high season along this part of the Queensland coast and so an early booking is advisable.

Your best guide for accommodation will be your local tourist booking agency or use the accommodation guides on the internet.


Support Crews -A number of support crew positions are still available for interested people who would like to be volunteer officials for 1 or 2 days or for the whole event. Most positions are land based and training and expenses are provided by the Event Organisers. Email the event office for more information at jenny@offshorechallenge.com.au

Enter Now To enter the Australian Offshore Challenge, call David Tootell on 0419 987 998 or email to register@offshorechallenge.com.au
Clouds on the water and in the air - Australian Offshore Challenge 2007 -  Simon Milder   Click Here to view large photo




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