Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Row Row Row Your Boat – to Sydney

Since 1968, the Sydney International Boat Show is one of the southern hemisphere’s most popular boating attractions, for visitors and locals alike. Remember to mark the 30 July through 3 August in your calendar when this event returns to NSW. 
Taking place around the Sydney Harbour, the show will focus on entertainment, education and new technology that is pioneering the industry.  From 10am to 8pm on all days, the Cockle Bay Marina (Darling Harbour) and Sydney Exhibition Centre (Glebe Island) are the prime destinations.  From here, you can learn about Marine Rescue, Boating Safety and Surf Life Saving from an educational view point. 

If entertainment is more up your alley, there is a Master Class Schedule that includes an 11am Better Boating with David Lockwood, followed by Tim Simpson’s Fishing For Beginners.  Musto Fashion at 1pm takes you through the history of outdoor sailing clothing followed by a well needed 1.30pm Cooking Master Class. This is hosted by Club Marine’s Bark Beek so make sure you’re ready for bites of his expertise in sea-related culinary know how.  An hour later, enjoy the Cruising Helmsman Hour hosted by Phil Ross and Roger McMillan. Their sailing expert tips will provide information on the best cruising destinations so if you’re up for ‘all aboard’ knowledge, this session will be entertaining.

(Oculus super yacht)

When you think you maybe can’t eat enough, at 3.30pm, Tim Simpson returns for his Fishing with Lures that Work. This is an ideal seminar for anyone who’s truly interested in Nemo and would like more insights as to proudly claiming their catch of the day.  With another Musto Fashion session, followed by Classic Catches, the seminar finale at 6pm demonstrates a one hour of Bark Beek returning to the stage, with his Master Class. 

There are over 200 businesses who are exhibiting in the arenas and with vessels on the Marina so keep an eye on the ‘What To See’ page of exhibitors, brands and vessels. 

Ticket prices range at $21 for over 18 year olds (Adults) to $13 for 6-17 year olds. A family pass of 2 adults and 3 kids runs at $49, with Adult 3 day passes at $40 or 2 day passes at $30. Concessions are provided for seniors.

Since Cremorne Point is only a short ferry ride away from the event, you can sail off into the sunset towards Cremorne Point Manor each evening. With the best views of the Harbour from our hotel, it’s no wonder we’ve just received our fifth consecutive Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor. And yes, we’re fishing for compliments so comment away!

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