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Telstra Sydney Hobart Race forecast and new marine weather guide to keep fleet on track for big race

by Peter Campbell on 22 Dec 2000
Sailors in this year's Telstra Sydney Hobart Race will have access to the first official weather forecast for the event and a new safety initiative, to be launched today at a function at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.

Dr Sharman Stone, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Environment and Heritage, will officially launch the Mini Guide to Marine Weather Services - a new national initiative in weather education for sailors and mariners, while the forecast for the start of next Tuesday's race and the trend for the following few days will be explained by Bureau of Meteorology forecasters.

Date: Friday December 22nd, 2000

Time: 12.30pm

Place: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
New Beach Road
Darling Point

'This is the first guide for New South Wales waters and is being made available for contestants of this year's race', Sharman Stone said.

'Unlike other existing educational material, the Mini Guide to Marine Weather Services is pocket sized and waterproof to make it readily useable for sailors at sea to check the availability of weather information and help understanding of the weather terms used'.

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