Thursday 30 July is the opening day of the 2009 Sydney International Boat Show and we’re going along to renew contacts and check out what’s new.
The show’s sponsor, NSW Maritime, has adopted four safety themes this year – life jackets, speed/wash, alcohol and night safety. Obviously this is in response to two collisions with multiple fatalities that occurred at night on Sydney harbour in the last couple of years. In both cases several of the themes were ignored.
It will be interesting to see how the themes are handled, particularly as they apply to yachts and sailing. We’ll let you know what we find out.