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2015 UIM Photographic competition winners announced

The 2015 UIM Photographic competition winners have been announced. The eighteenth year of the competition, comprised of the following categories; Circuit, Offshore, Aquabike, Atmosphere, Retouched and Open. In a statement published with the results, Judging Panel Chairman James Wright commented, With a total of 229 entries, the 2015 UIM Photographic competition was arguably the strongest to date, making the task of the judging panel both arduous and enjoyable. With a great variety of entries showing the excitement and drama from all levels of powerboat racing it is obvious that there are a large number of photographers following our sport who really enjoy capturing the highs and the lows, the preparation and planning and the people so passionate in making the races happen – drivers, mechanics, organisers and officials and the crowds. The introduction of the new ‘Open’ category encouraged strong submissions from Australia,…

Alan Priddy re-launches round the world record bid

• Attempt to beat current record by more than a week • Team Britannia will showcase best of UK’s marine industry • Boat will be powered by fuel emulsion that will significantly cut pollution British ocean racing legend Alan Priddy will this week re-launch a multi-million pound round the world record bid in a revolutionary semi-wave slicing powerboat run on a fuel emulsion that slashes harmful emissions. Mr Priddy hopes to shave up to seven days off the current record of 60 days 23 hours 49 minutes, held by New Zealander Pete Bethune. The boat has been designed by Professor Bob Cripps, former Technical Director of VT Halmatic. It will slice through the waves, rather than surfing them, with its super-efficient design, a variant of the “fast displacement hull”. This reduces fuel consumption by up to 30 per cent and…

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