Imagine running a business knowing that a consequence of your profiting, is that you are killing and debilitating millions of people, including many of your customers!
Posts published by “Adrian Bright”
Adrian is a City & Guilds automotive technology graduate and served a 5 year Ford apprenticeship.
He worked his way up to a top auto racing team building F2 and F5000 cars - that company later became Roger Penske’s UK Indy-car factory.
Adrian formed Adrian Bright Powerboat Engineering which he succesfuly ran in the United Kingdom before relocating to the Gold Coast in Australia.
He has engineered, raced and scruitineered offshore boats over a 40 year period.
It’s one thing to come up with an initiative, It’s quite another to put it into action!
I guess I have previously spelt out much of the circumstance which, in my opinion, brought about the demise of true offshore powerboat racing internationally.
Airlie Race Week – and this time it’s bigger than ever - coincidentally, August also means Cowes Week in the UK – an equally significant sail-fest!
This discussion follows a series of articles examining the evolution and issues in offshore powerboat racing and questioning its future. It concluded that the conceptual notion of the sport as a true offshore challenge has eroded as the ‘speed’ element usurped every other quality.
The story so far, is the recognition that offshore powerboat racing, globally, has degenerated. This has occurred as individual nations, promotors, clubs and factions created alternatives to the original UIM Class structure template.
My thanks again to the editor for his comments and support – and publishing my posts here on Powerboat Racing World. There have been plenty of ‘Likes’, supportive comments and some great ‘Message’ communications and again, my thanks to all who have taken an interest, it’s very encouraging to know there are many in the offshore community who do ‘get it’!