Non-Stop Entertainment & Experiences

Beyond the plethora of boats, marine gear and gadgets, there’s an array of entertainment, educational masterclasses and experience on offer at this year’s Sydney International Boat Show. Use our What’s On Guide to make sure you don’t miss a beat at the 2023 show!

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Discover Sailing and Paddling Hub Stage Schedule

Schedule

Thursday August 3Friday August 4Saturday August 5Sunday August 6
1030 - 1100ADDY NEWLAN
How to Get Into Sailing
LIVE CROSS: BRISBANE TO HAMILTON ISLAND RACEADDY NEWLAND & XAVIER DOERR & LILY PEEL
How to Get Into Sailing
ADDY NEWLAN
How to Get Into Sailing
1100 - 1145EXTREME SAILING FOR SCIENCE
Lisa Blair
EXTREME SAILING FOR SCIENCE
Lisa Blair
EXTREME SAILING FOR SCIENCE
Lisa Blair
EXTREME SAILING FOR SCIENCE
Lisa Blair
1145 - 1200SAILING FOR ALL ABILITIES Sailability NSWSAILING FOR ALL ABILITIES Sailability NSWSAILING FOR ALL ABILITIES Sailability NSWSAILING FOR ALL ABILITIES Sailability NSW
1200 - 1230SAILING PATHWAYS
CYCA
SAILING PATHWAYS
CYCA
YOUTH SAILING PATHWAYS
CYCA YSA
YOUTH SAILING PATHWAYS
CYCA YSA
1230 - 1300SAILING DEMONSTRATION
O'pen Skiff
SAILING DEMONSTRATION
O'pen Skiff
SAILING DEMONSTRATION
O'pen Skiff
SAILING DEMONSTRATION
O'pen Skiff
1300 - 1330ROWING THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC
Michelle Lee
ROWING THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC
Michelle Lee
ROWING THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC
Michelle Lee
ROWING THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC
Michelle Lee
1330 - 1340ROPES AND RIGGING
BIC Rigging Demonstration with Addy & Nic
ROPES AND RIGGING
BIC Rigging Demonstration with Addy & Nic
ROPES AND RIGGING
BIC Rigging Demonstration with Addy & Nic
ROPES AND RIGGING
BIC Rigging Demonstration with Addy & Nic
1340 - 1400SOLO SAILING AROUND AUSTRALIA
& SAFETY AND SURVIVAL
Xavier Doerr & AMSA
SOLO SAILING AROUND AUSTRALIA
& SAFETY AND SURVIVAL
Xavier Doerr & AMSA
WOMEN IN THE MARINE INDUSTRY
Nicky Vaux
SAFE SAILING PRACTICES
Esther Stewart - Marine Rescue NSW
1400 - 1430WINGFOIL DEMONSTRATION
Hydrofoil Academy
WINGFOIL DEMONSTRATION
Hydrofoil Academy
WINGFOIL DEMONSTRATION
Hydrofoil Academy
WINGFOIL DEMONSTRATION
Hydrofoil Academy
1430 - 1500PADDLING THE NILE
Sarah Davis
PADDLING THE NILE
Sarah Davis
PADDLING THE NILE
Sarah Davis
PADDLING THE NILE
Sarah Davis
1500 - 1530HOW TO GET INTO SAILING
Mathew Belcher - Dual Gold & Silver Medalist
HOW TO GET INTO SAILING
Kathy Veel
HOW TO GET INTO SAILING
Jason Waterhouse
HOW TO GET INTO SAILING
Lily Peel
1530 - 1545SPINNAKER PACKING COMPETITION
North Sails
SPINNAKER PACKING COMPETITION
North Sails
SPINNAKER PACKING COMPETITION
North Sails
SPINNAKER PACKING COMPETITION
North Sails
1545 - 1600HOW TO GET INTO SAILING
John Sanderson
WHALES & WILDLIFE -
HOW CLOSE IS TOO CLOSE
Susan Crocetti
Environment and Heritage
SAFE SAILING PRACTICES
Esther Stewart - Marine Rescue NSW
MAKING MARINE MEMORIES
Nic Douglass and Guests
1600 - 1640EXTREME SAILING FOR SCIENCE
Lisa Blair
EXTREME SAILING FOR SCIENCE
Lisa Blair
WOMEN ON WATER PANEL
Lisa Blair, Nina Curtis, Sarah Davis and Michelle Lee hosted by Nic Douglass
EXTREME SAILING FOR SCIENCE
Lisa Blair
1640 - 1700WRAP OF THE DAY
Nic Douglass
WRAP OF THE DAY
Nic Douglass
WRAP OF SADDLING AND PADDLING AT THE SHOW 2023
Nic Douglass
1700 - 1900LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
SOUNDING OF THE HORNS

Discover Sailing & Paddling Hub

Have you ever been curious about the world of sailing and how you could get involved? Then the Discover Sailing and Paddling Hub is the place for you. Learn everything there is to know about how life on the water could work for you with a range of sailing and paddling options for every level of interest. If you aren’t involved in the sailing and paddling world already, it can be intimidating to consider trying something new, but these sports are more accessible than you might think. The Discover Sailing and Paddle Hub is the perfect place to find a course, club or friend that could help you get started in sailing or begin your boating journey through paddling.

Find the Discover Sailing & Paddling Hub on the Cockle Bay Marina Foreshore.

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Discover Sailing & Paddling Hub Stage

Join three time open World Champion and world-renowned sailing commentator, ‘Sailor Girl’ Nic Douglass on the Discover Sailing & Paddle Hub Stage, exploring all things sailing and paddling with expert guest speakers and sailing personalities.

Discover how some of Australia’s greatest sailors, adventurers, and paddlers reached new heights in their career, how to get out on the water without relying on an engine, how to tie expert knots for sailing, or try your hand at Spinnaker packing. There are loads of ways to get involved at this interactive stage, located on the Marina Foreshore with activities happening every half hour, each day of the show. Make sure you head down and get involved!

Nic

Suzuki Suzumar Main Stage Schedule

Schedule

Thursday August 3Friday August 4Saturday August 5Sunday August 6
1030 - 1100DAVE 'Mossy' MOSS
Shimano Stage Tank Casting and Fishing
STEP OUTSIDE WITH PAUL BURT
Deep Dropping the Continental Shelf
DAVE 'Mossy' MOSS
Shimano Stage Tank Casting and Fishing
DAVE 'Mossy' MOSS
Shimano Stage Tank Casting and Fishing
1100 - 1130RHYS CREED
Catching Murray Cod
TIM SIMPSON
Targeting Gamefish
JUSTIN DUGGAN
Fishing Sydney Harbour
TIM SIMPSON
Targeting Gamefish
1130 - 1200GREG REID
Surface Fishing For Flatties
GARMIN
Using your electronics on Murray Cod, Bream and Marlin
PETER 'PJ' JOHNSON
Snapper Secrets
GREG REID
Surface Fishing For Flatties
1200 - 1230STEP OUTSIDE WITH PAUL BURT
Deep Dropping the Continental Shelf
PETER 'PJ' JOHNSON
Snapper Secrets
RHYS CREED
Catching Murray Cod
RHYS CREED
Catching Murray Cod
1230 - 1300GARMIN
Using your electronics on Murray Cod, Bream and Marlin
DAVE 'Mossy' MOSS
Shimano Stage Tank Casting and Fishing
LEROY HORTON
Catching Australian Bass
STEP OUTSIDE WITH PAUL BURT
Deep Dropping the Continental Shelf
1300 - 1330JUSTIN DUGGAN
Fishing Sydney Harbour
JUSTIN DUGGAN
Fishing Sydney Harbour
DAVE 'Mossy' MOSS
Shimano Stage Tank Casting and Fishing
JUSTIN DUGGAN
Fishing Sydney Harbour
1330 - 1400DAVE 'Mossy' MOSS
Shimano Stage Tank Casting and Fishing
RHYS CREED
Catching Murray Cod
ANDREW 'ET' ETTINGSHAUSEN
with Paul Burt from Step Outside
ANDREW 'ET' ETTINGSHAUSEN
with Paul Burt from Step Outside
1400 - 1430LEROY HORTON
Catching Australian Bass
DAVE 'Mossy' MOSS
Shimano Stage Tank Casting and Fishing
GREG REID
Surface Fishing For Flatties
TRANSPORT FOR NSW
Boating Safety
1430 - 1500TRANSPORT FOR NSW
Boating Safety
TRANSPORT FOR NSW
Boating Safety
TRANSPORT FOR NSW
Boating Safety
PETER 'PJ' JOHNSON
Snapper Secrets
1500 - 1530TIM SIMPSON
Targeting Gamefish
GREG REID
Surface Fishing For Flatties
STEP OUTSIDE WITH PAUL BURT
Deep Dropping the Continental Shelf
LEROY HORTON
Catching Australian Bass
1530 - 1600PETER 'PJ' JOHNSON
Snapper Secrets
DAVE 'Mossy' MOSS
Shimano Stage Tank Casting and Fishing
TIM SIMPSON
Targeting Gamefish
DAVE 'Mossy' MOSS
Shimano Stage Tank Casting and Fishing
1600 - 1630DAVE 'Mossy' MOSS
Shimano Stage Tank Casting and Fishing
LEROY HORTON
Catching Australian Bass
SUZUKI MARINE
Clean Ocean Project
GARMIN
Using your electronics on Murray Cod, Bream and Marlin
1630 - 1700SUZUKI MARINE
Clean Ocean Project
SUZUKI MARINE
Clean Ocean Project
DAVE 'Mossy' MOSS
Shimano Stage Tank Casting and Fishing
DAVE 'Mossy' MOSS
Shimano Stage Tank Casting and Fishing
1700 - 1730GARMIN
Using your electronics on Murray Cod, Bream and Marlin
NSW TAFE AWARDSGARMIN
Using your electronics on Murray Cod, Bream and Marlin
1730 - 1800UNDERWATER AUSTRALASIA
Underwater Drone Demo
NSW TAFE AWARDSUNDERWATER AUSTRALASIA
Underwater Drone Demo
1800 - 1830DAVE 'Mossy' MOSS
Shimano Stage Tank Casting and Fishing
NSW TAFE AWARDSDAVE 'Mossy' MOSS
Shimano Stage Tank Casting and Fishing

Suzuki Suzumar Main Stage

If you love fishing, you’ll love the fishing demonstrations and masterclasses on the Main Stage. Feature fishing demonstrations with Brett Thomson at the Yamaha Supertank, cooking tips with Channel 7’s Boating, Fishing & Weather Expert Paul Burt, and loads of boating, fishing and marine education sessions with some of the country’s leading experts including, Andrew ‘ET’ Ettingshausen, Tim Simpson, Justin Duggan, Greg Reid, Peter ‘PJ’ Johnson, and Rhys Creed.

Find the Main Stage on level 1 in the Lower Halls.

Teaching

Andrew 'ET' Ettingshausen

Renowned as one of rugby league’s greatest players, Sydney local, ET now spends most of his time with a rod in the water for his TV show Escape Fishing with ET, which airs on Channel 10 and 10BOLD. One of the longest running and most popular Australian fishing shows, each week viewers are transported to some of the most exciting and exotic locations in Australia as ET chases down spectacular catches on his action-packed fishing adventures.

ET will be bringing the action and excitement of his 24 seasons of Escape Fishing with ET to the Sydney International Boat Show where he will get stuck into all things fishing and boating on the Suzuki Suzumar Main Stage.

Find the Suzuki Suzumar Main Stage on level 1 of the ICC Halls or meet ET and grab an autograph at his stand on the Cockle Bay Marina Foreshore.

ET

Shimano Fishing Tank Show Schedule

Schedule

thursday August 3friday August 4saturday August 5sunday August 6
1030 - 1100DAVE 'Mossy' MOSS
Shimano Stage Tank Casting and Fishing
DAVE 'Mossy' MOSS
Shimano Stage Tank Casting and Fishing
DAVE 'Mossy' MOSS
Shimano Stage Tank Casting and Fishing
1230 - 1300DAVE 'Mossy' MOSS
Shimano Stage Tank Casting and Fishing
1300 - 1330DAVE 'Mossy' MOSS
Shimano Stage Tank Casting and Fishing
1330 - 1400DAVE 'Mossy' MOSS
Shimano Stage Tank Casting and Fishing


1400 - 1430DAVE 'Mossy' MOSS
Shimano Stage Tank Casting and Fishing
1530 - 1600DAVE 'Mossy' MOSS
Shimano Stage Tank Casting and Fishing
DAVE 'Mossy' MOSS
Shimano Stage Tank Casting and Fishing
1600 - 1630DAVE 'Mossy' MOSS
Shimano Stage Tank Casting and Fishing
1630 - 1700DAVE 'Mossy' MOSS
Shimano Stage Tank Casting and Fishing
1800 - 1830DAVE 'Mossy' MOSS
Shimano Stage Tank Casting and Fishing
DAVE 'Mossy' MOSS
Shimano Stage Tank Casting and Fishing

Shimano Fishing Tank Show

Whether you’re a fishing enthusiast or just mildly curious, you’ll enjoy the all-new Shimano Fishing Tank Show presented by Australia’s favourite fishing expert, Dave “Mossy” Moss. With his vast knowledge and enthusiasm for fishing, Mossy will have you enthralled with his highly entertaining show featuring his best tips and tricks for catching your next prize fish. It’s sure to be a crowd pleaser for both kids and adults alike. Plus, you’ll love the giveaways, with over $1,000 in great prizes being given away after every show from Shimano, Lowrance and Gamakatsu.

Mossy

On Water Demonstrations Schedule

Schedule

Thursday August 3Friday August 4Saturday August 5Sunday August 6
1000 - 1200HOBIE
Cockle Bay Marina
HOBIE
Cockle Bay Marina
HOBIE
Cockle Bay Marina
HOBIE
Cockle Bay Marina
1330 - 1430RED SHARK BIKES
Cockle Bay Marina
RED SHARK BIKES
Cockle Bay Marina
RED SHARK BIKES
Cockle Bay Marina
RED SHARK BIKES
Cockle Bay Marina
14:30 - 1600HOBIE
Cockle Bay Marina
HOBIE
Cockle Bay Marina
HOBIE
Cockle Bay Marina
HOBIE
Cockle Bay Marina

On Water Demonstrations

Enjoy our daily On Water Demonstrations on Cockle Bay Marina.

Featuring demonstrations from Hobie and Red Shark Bikes, see how these innovative paddle craft really work on the water.

Red

Boating Safety Zone

Transport for NSW and their safety partners will be on hand at the Boating Safety Zone to answer all of your questions, guide you through interactive elements and provide you with the latest information for a safe and enjoyable time on the water. Safety partners include:

  • Transport for NSW
  • NSW Maritime
  • Australian Maritime College (AMC)
  • Marine Teachers Association NSW (MTA)
  • TAFE NSW
  • Sydney Heritage Fleet
  • NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI)
  • Department of Planning & Environment – Crown Lands
  • Marine Rescue NSW
  • NSW Police Force – Police Command
  • Australian Boating College (AMT)
  • DECKEE
  • NSW National Parks & Wildlife Services

Find the Boating Safety Zone on level 1 of the ICC Halls.

Boating

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