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Ryan’s Rip-Roaring Round Ireland Record

John Ryan with his crew of Philip Fitzgibbon, Sean McNamara and Denis Dillon have shattered the Round Ireland powerboat record with a time of 12 hours 54 minutes and 24 seconds. This beats the existing 2009 record set by one of Team Hibernia’s crew members, Philip Fitzgibbon by over 5 and a half hours. The Wayne Kruse designed mono hull used for the record breaking run was powered by twin FPT N67 engines. The motors were developed by Fabio Buzzi and Fiat Powertrain Technologies and adds another impressive endurance run to sit along side Buzzi’s 2012 New York to Bermuda record. Next up on Team Hibernia’s ‘to do’ list is the Cowes Torquay Cowes race on September 4th, which should give the team plenty of time to recover from their celebrations!

ThunderCat Racing at the International Mersey River Festival

Thousands of people are expected to descend on the Liverpool waterfront next weekend (3rd, 4th and 5th June) for the International Mersey River Festival. The Event promises a programme of waterborne activities, live music and will play host to the Northern Boat Show. For racing fans, Rounds 5 and 6 of the 2016 Microlink ThunderCat Racing Championship will be competed for on the River Mersey. The racers will be competing in 4 ‘Enduro races’ of 45 km each, 2 races each to be held on both Saturday and Sunday from midday. Between the races, there will be ThunderCat ‘Drag Racing’, 3 to 4 boats will sprint 500 m from a standing start, the fastest 3 boats over the weekend will in line for prize money, ‘bragging rights’ and will be presented their trophies by 2016 Miss Liverpool, Molly McEntee-Morris. There will also…

Follow Team Hibernia’s Round Ireland powerboat record attempt – Updated link

John Ryan with his crew of Philip Fitzgibbon, Sean McNamara and Denis Dillon, will attempt to break the Round Ireland powerboat record tomorrow (29th May). Setting off at 05.00 from Kinsale, Team Hibernia have a time of 18 hours 38 minutes and 50 seconds to beat. The existing record was set by crew member Philip Fitzgibbon back in 2009. To follow the team’s progress, here is the tracking link;   Headline Photo: Jon Mathers

Ryan attempts Round Ireland powerboat record

John Ryan will attempt to break the Round Ireland powerboat record this Sunday (29th May). Setting off at 05.00 in Hibernia Racing, with a 4 man crew that will include the existing record holder Philip Fitzgibbon, Sean McNamara and UIM Delegate for Ireland Denis Dillon. Ryan told me tonight, The boat is good, the weather is looking in our favour, the problem could be me! I cracked a rib during testing a week or so back and it’s agony! I hope a 65 mph average speed should be enough. The Wayne Kruse designed mono hull that will be used for the record attempt is powered by twin FPT N67 engines. The motors were developed by Fabio Buzzi and Fiat Powertrain Technologies and have an outstanding record in racing and record attempts. The time to beat is 18 hours 38 minutes and 50…

Adam Younger Design plans AquaVITE 22 for 2017

Adam Younger started racing before many of the current licence holders were born and he has been designing racing and commercial craft for many years. With the recent upswing in popularity with the UIM 3A Class, Younger has decided to offer an option to competitors for the 2017 season. Loosely based on his UIM 3C European Championship winning mono hull and featuring updates and a race deck, Younger has lightly ‘pencilled in’ the AquaVITE 22. Younger told me, The concept is for a narrow beam, very efficient, no nonsense race boat. Very minimal – but stylish and very competitive – especially for UK waters. This is a non-stepped design – but does have some unique spray rail and hull features that all add to the overall speed and handling. Build will be in two lay-up specs, light and lighter! The…

DRYU® Waterproof Bags announce Powerboat Racing Partnership deals

DRYU®, a new company based in Bournemouth, are now supplying high performance waterproof, sand, snow and dirt proof protection dry bags in a range of sizes and stand-out colours. The man behind the company, Jamie Street, had originally planned to target the festival, beach, surfing and sailing markets, but in the last month has signed partnership deals with ThunderCat Racing, the P1 Superstock team – Coleman Racing and Street told me, I am very excited with my new partnerships in the sport of powerboat racing, ThunderCat Racing is the perfect environment to show how my products perform in an aggressive environment, Sam and Daisy Coleman will personify our brand in Powerboat P1 while is a perfect online platform to promote our products to racers across the World. I’ve seen the DRYU® products at the recent Bournemouth ThunderCat Race…

Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship returns for 15th year

On Saturday 7 May, the Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship (HYR) regional finals will begin in Northern Ireland, with 12 further finals set to be held before the winners face off at the national final at Southampton Boat Show on Sunday 18 September 2016. Comprising of 8-12 and 13-16 age categories, the HYR is Britain’s leading programme introducing kids to powerboats and training them to be safe, proficient drivers and excellent boat handlers. Now celebrating its 15th year, and having seen over 5,000 young powerboaters compete in 2015, the event, sponsored by Honda and Highfield, allows Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) drivers to demonstrate their skills with the goal of winning a Highfield 460 or a Honwave T40 for their club. In 2015, Max Mawer of Girton Sailing Club, claimed the national title in the 13-16 age group, whilst in the…

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