Offshore Yachting : Offshore Yachting Aug-Sep 2015
BOAT SHOW 058 T he team from Hood Sails will be exhibiting at the Halls on Glebe Island, a short ferry trip from Darling Harbour. On display, Ben De Coster and crew will have headsail furling units, Code Zero and top down furling units, as well as their whole range of sails. “We will be on hand to give advice and take enquiries,” says De Coster. “Sydney Boat Show is always good for business – we always get work out of it.” Doyle MacDiarmid Sails will also be present, showing its range of sail options, and among them, the Stratis high-performance product, Doyles’ propriety membrane technology. Located in the Halls, Doyle MacDiarmid will have an AV display and samples of the latest materials and fibres. Shane Guanaria who recently acquired the rights to Sydney Doyle loft, is exhibiting for the first time under the new Doyle Sails Australia banner. “We are there to support the yacht brands who are exhibiting, as well as getting more interest back in sailing at the boat show. We are all about keeping the brand out there and showing why Doyle is a world leader.” W ith a stand on the marina and another in the Halls at Glebe Island, Raymarine will be presenting an array of high- tech equipment. The Lighthouse II Release 14, the latest free update to Raymarine’s acclaimed operating system, is sure to excite both serious and recreational sailors. Featuring Raymarine’s new Advanced Sailing Tools, it can show the position of the start line, feature a start time countdown, show which direction to round a mark and even advise when to tack. Suitable for aSeries, cSeries, eSeries, gS Series, and the new eS Series, the update turns virtually any Raymarine MFD (Multi-Function Display) into an onboard sailing coach. Also on show will be the new Raymarine eS Series line of HybridTouchTM multifunction displays. Powered by Raymarine’s advanced LightHouse II user interface, the eS Series includes three high-performance navigation displays that offer unprecedented control and ease-of-use in a sleek, ergonomic design. The eS Series with HybridTouchTM gives captains the choice of simple touch screen interaction or full control using the sculpted keypad and multifunction rotary controller. The keypad provides enhanced tactile feel, while the multifunction controller offers precise menu and cursor control, especially when navigating through rough conditions. Captains can also access eS Series displays from their smartphone or tablet anywhere on board using eS Series’ integrated WiFi and Raymarine mobile apps. C oursemaster will have its range of Autopilots on show in Hall 3. Launching this year is the Si-Tex range of chart plotters and small radar. Paul Garske, general manager at Coursemaster, says this year’s event will be the company’s 42nd consecutive Sydney boat show. “Sydney is an excellent show for us – we wouldn’t miss it!” From sails to safety, autopilots to tenders, the Sydney International Boat Show has sailors covered. Gear & Gadgets SAILING ON DISPLAY Top and bottom: Raymarine’s eS Series line of HybridTouch multifunction displays. Right Si- Tex 10-inch plotter and fish finder with internal GPS.
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