fbpx Press "Enter" to skip to content

Posts published in “Latest News”

Lanka Powerboat Association – Job Vacancy

The Lanka Powerboat Association was founded in October 2011 and was the 57th nation to join the UIM. As a result, Sri Lanka is eligible to host UIM events to showcase the sport and the country to national and worldwide audiences. The Association held a launch event at the Cinnamon Lakeside hotel on Beira Lake in October 2012. Job Title: Secretary (based in Sri Lanka) This role would suit a person with two or three year’s corporate experience as a secretary or administrator within a professional organisation and someone who has good knowledge and Interest in Powerboat Industry. You will be an individual with a positive nature, high energy and a strong team spirit. The ability to multitask with exemplary time management skills is paramount as is strong interpersonal skills. Requirements & Duties •​Prepare the agenda for association meetings in…

Investigation into fatal accident at OPA Point Pleasant Beach Race

patch.com  are reporting that the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office hope to interview the driver of the Repeat Offender about the accident that took the life of his crew mate during the Point Pleasant Beach Grand Prix on Sunday. David Raabe, 38, who was on throttles, died when Smith Brothers collided with his boat, James Byrnes, the driver of Repeat Offender, was unable to be interviewed yesterday due to his injuries. Al Della Fave, a spokesman for the Prosecutor’s Office said; He is now stable and recovering. There are witness interviews still to be completed and boat mechanicals will be examined The Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement Sunday night that; Repeat Offender was ‘at fault’ after a preliminary investigation, however it’s unclear why Repeat Offender turned directly in front of Smith Brothers. Della Fave explained; Smith Brothers was crewed by Peter…

Slakteris’s Satisfactory Season Starter

The eleven drivers that had arrived at the usually tranquil setting of Brodenbach, Germany for the 46th International Motorbootrennen had a very busy Sunday schedule after the ADAC, who organise the race, had decided to hold all three heats in one day following the previous day’s delay. This slight hold up certainly didn’t affect the man on pole position who blitz the opposition as soon as the red lights had gone out. Latvian driver, Uvis Slakteris knew he had to make a perfect start if he was to get the full benefit of the number one grid spot and that was precisely what he did not just in the first heat but the second one to. I was really worried about the fast starters like Temper and Hagin. It’s very rare that they make a bad start but where was…

Stanley Gibbons Investment to sponsor Guernsey Powerboat Series for third year

In a press release received today from the GPA title sponsor, ‘Stanley Gibbons Investment is delighted to sponsor the Guernsey Powerboat Series for the third year’. The Stanley Gibbons Investment Powerboat Series is a series of six monthly powerboat races, taking place in Guernsey from May to October. Keith Heddle, Managing Director of Investments at Stanley Gibbons, said; Powerboating is an increasingly popular sport and Guernsey is the perfect setting for competitors, and spectators alike. This sponsorship is part of Stanley Gibbons Investment’s commitment to the Island, and we hope Islanders will enjoy the events. The series is a great opportunity for Islanders and visitors to see Guernsey’s spectacular coastline, and the World and European Powerboat Championships later this year are a great coup for the Island. Powerboating is growing in popularity in the Channel Islands and the Guernsey Powerboat…

Bruising Boscombe

The ageing James Tapp finally got the better of Magor Racing in Round 4 of the 2017 RYA ThunderCat Racing Championship held at Boscombe, Dorset yesterday. With co-driver Ed Redman, he steered Nationwide Assistance Group to it’s first Pro-Stock win of the season, pipping close rivals Rob Davies and Darren Phillips by just one point after 4 heats and the final. Last year’s rookie driver Lewis Huddy, with new team mate Steve Putt excelled in the strong southerly wind, Putt said after; We got our first ever podium and Lewis got driver of the day, our brand new Gemini Marine FF15 hull is absolutely insane! Modified It was decided to run Modified Class in preparation for those competitors that want to race that want to race this class internationally next year. Tom Williams-Hawkes and Malachy Browne took their first ever win…

Coleman Racing 2017 launch

Powerboat P1 World Champions, Sam and Daisy Coleman unveiled their 2017 livery to media and sponsors at a launch supported by Crossways Garage, Neyland and at the same time, the team were able to get some crucial testing in ahead of their first event in Denmark in June. The boat certainly drew some attention in the Sunday morning sun at Milford Waterfront’s open day with some high winds making the sea conditions a little bit lively as the Coleman Racing Team zipped around a laid race course just outside the marina offering experience rides to guests, sponsors and television presenter Ruth Wignall. Wignall who hosts ITV Wales’ Coast & Country programme, also announced that the Coleman Racing Team are set to appear in series 6 of the popular show.

Any bets on Davie Finlayson?

Celtic F.C. who went unbeaten and won the the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership title this season had their trophy chauffeured by P1 and ThunderCat racer Davie Finlayson. The trophy was onboard a P1 Panther hull which is also sponsored by Ladbrokes. It made the short trip up the River Clyde and delivered it to Celtic Park, before it made the final leg of the trip by land. Among those on board were Celtic FC ambassador Tom Boyd, the last player to captain the club to a domestic treble, and Jim Craig, who was part of the Celtic team that defeated Inter Milan to become the first British team to win the European Cup. The P1 Panther powerboat driven by Finlayson, who will be flying the flag for Scotland in the ‘Spirit of Inverclyde’ boat at next month’s P1 Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea in Greenock.…