|Martin Brady in 25 knots|
The NSW/ACT Laser Masters was last weekend at the Great Lakes Sailing Club. The club is located in the Booti Booti National Park where many of us camped.
It was a great event and a really good roll up with 124 entries, 57 standard, 59 radial and 8 4.7's.
MHASC was very well represented at the regatta and on the podium.
Congratulations to Sean Atherton-Feeney, Venessa Dudley, Rob Lowndes and Martin Brady.
Hunting in our National Parks is due to start in March.
Our state Premier Barry O'Farrell has broken his pre-election promise that there will never be hunting in National Parks and made a deal with the Shooters Party.
The National Parks Association of NSW, the Public Service Association of NSW, WIRES and Wild Walks have been campaigning over the last two years to stop shooting in NSW National Parks.
Getup has now joined the cause and is raising funds to run an ad in the Sun Herald.
This is the ad and if you would like to know more or help click here.
New Zealand knows all too well how hunting and recreation is a recipe for disaster. In late 2010, a 25-year-old New Zealand school teacher, Rosemary Ives, was shot dead while brushing her teeth at a camp site in a conservation park on the North Island. The amateur hunter responsible mistook her for a deer. Then in 2011, another bushwalker -- 23 year old Dougal Fyfe -- was shot and killed by his best friend.
SMH 18 Feb 2013 Plan to let minors shoot in parks
ABC News 20 Feb 2013 - Former Shooters party Exec opposes shooting in parks
SMH 26 Feb 2013 Hunters to use silencers to hunt in national parks
SMH 1 March 2013 Investigation found evidence of alleged illegal activity by a senior executive of the Game Council NSW
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