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DIvISION AND BRANCH NEWS
New South Wales Section
SMIX
The tenth SMIX (Sydney Marine Industry
Christmas) Bash was held on Thursday
3 December aboard the beautifully-
restored James Craig alongside Wharf
7, Darling Harbour, from 1730 to 2130.
The Bash was organised jointly by the
IMarEST (Sydney Branch) and RINA
(NSW Section).
Pacific 2010
The Pacific 2010 International Maritime
Conference was held at the Sydney
Exhibition and Convention Centre, Some familiar faces enjoying drinks on board James Craig at SMIX Bash 2010 (Photo
Darling Harbour, from 27 to 29 January, courtesy Adrian Broadbent).
in conjunction with the RAN’s Sea
Power Conference and the International
Maritime Exhibition. RINA had a stand
at the exhibition, crewed by the Chief
Executive of RINA, Trevor Blakeley,
members visiting Sydney for the event,
and members of the NSW Section
Committee.
Technical Meeting
Tony Armstrong, Manager Research and
Development of Austal Ships, gave a
presentation on Engineering Excellence
on the Move: Design of High-speed Ships
to a meeting in Engineers Australia’s
Eminent Speaker Series attended by 61 Craig Boulton, Trevor Blakeley, Rob Gehling (back to camera), Jennifer Knox, and Prof.
on 2 February in the theatre of the Zenith Mike Davis at the RINA stand (Photo courtesy Phil Helmore).
Centre, Chatswood.

Phil Helmore of the University of New
South Wales gave a presentation on
Resistance Prediction for Round-bilge
and Hard-chine Catamarans to a joint
meeting with the IMarEST attended by 21
on 3 February in the Harricks Auditorium
at Engineers Australia, Chatswood.
Phil Helmore
Tony Armstrong explaining seakeeping
performance of craft types
(Photo courtesy Mori Flapan).
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