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To celebrate the first anniversary of powerboatracingworld.com, I have teamed up with the highly experienced M4 Publishing and Events team of Colin Heath and Jamie Street to create a digital monthly magazine to compliment this web site. Powerboat Racing World Magazine will be available via free subscription and will be hosted on the Issuu platform. The monthly magazine will be a better medium for providing in depth content with behind the scenes stories and extended interviews with the people in the sport. I am looking forward to working with M4PE, their experience in this field and design skills will give the fledgling Powerboat Racing World Magazine a head start in its new market place. Please head over to subscribe for free and enjoy our monthly magazine, we have got some great stuff in Issue #1 – Due out on the 14th of…

Gordon Cook announces 2SeaterF1 venues

Gordon Cook and 2SeaterF1 announced that they have reached agreement with 2 new venues to run their 2 Seater Powerboat Experience days. The first, at Wyboston Lakes Bedford (left) is a perfect fit for the activities carried out there already aimed at the corporate market. Run by Ride Leisure the lakes provide activities such as jet skiing, hovercraft, 4 wheel drive courses and wake boarding.   Cook commented; The 2 Seater F1 Rides are a fantastic addition to the activities already carried out on the 2 x 600M lakes there, this will be a fantastic venue for our Experience Day Sales Partners to market. The second venue is Billing Aquadrome in Northampton, where the crew will carry out a noise test on Good Friday which if successful will see the team staying on for the remainder of the Easter Weekend.…

Jukes does it again, whilst Hathaway dominates 400s

Tremayne Jukes sat on top of the Unlimited Superboat championship points table heading into the first ever event at Keith in South Australia, the Victorian acknowledging that he may not be able to repeat his giant-killing effort from the opening round of the season where he defeated four-time national champion Phonsy Mullan in Temora, but in front of more than 10,000 screaming fans ‘Maniac’ once again claimed the top spot. The event saw Mullan typically dominating the qualifiers before Jukes was able to ‘open-up’ his 1300-horsepower machine in the finals, stopping the clocks in the last rotation a full six tenths faster than Mullan in a time few felt was possible. Jukes’ win was almost overshadowed though by 400-Class rookie Ben Hathaway in ‘Weapon’. The Victorian had set a stunning pace in the opening round at Temora, but lost out…

Solid debut for Outlaw Team Spitwater in front of 10,000 fans

Outlaw Team Spitwater made their public debut in the Australian V8 Superboats over the weekend, in front of more than 10,000 screaming fans as part of the Keith Diesel & Dirt Derby in regional South Australia. The mastermind of local farmer Glen Simpson, the event was developed to provide some growth for the struggling Keith agricultural show and from slow beginnings, the event grew to attract more than 7000 people in 2016, the 2017 event – thanks in part to the Spitwater V8 Superboats – attracting a staggering 10,000 plus people! For Justin Roylance and his team, the event became their first real opportunity to debut their all-new Outlaw Team Spitwater package, which had been developed by two young V8 Superboat talents from JRE Race Engines, and from opening practice the new team showed just how competitive they’d be. “We…

Nigel Hook Announces World Record Attempt

Nigel Hook has announced that this June, his 77 Lucas Oil SilverHook offshore powerboat team and driver, Jay Johnson, will challenge the current endurance world record from Key West to Cuba and that they will also attempt a new, round trip world record. This record, the Lucas Oil Ocean Cup – Key West to Cuba, will be the second Ocean Cup presented by Lucas Oil, the first was established in 2013 as the Lucas Oil Ocean Cup – Golden Gate to Queen Mary. The Lucas Oil Ocean Cup – Key West to Cuba record attempt is scheduled for the week of June 19-23. It will be an internationally approved record sanctioned by the American Power Boat Association (APBA), governed by the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) with race management by Powerboat P1. Another element of this event will be to support…

OCRDA look to the future

From a press release issued by the UK Offshore Circuit Racing Drivers Association (OCRDA) this afternoon. At the recent OCRDA AGM members voted overwhelmingly, for the third time, to race independently. Left with no other viable alternative, having total support of host venues and absolute assurance of cover from Everard Insurance, the committee has taken the decision to action members’ wishes. OCRDA Chairman Bob McCarthy said; After 35 years of RYA affiliation, this decision was taken with a heavy heart and not taken lightly. The OCR season kicks off at the end of April at Torquay with over 40 teams registered as part of The 2017 Aqua Adrenaline Tour alongside Offshore Water Ski Racing and other on water activities, followed by further events at Newhaven, West Bay, Howth and Plymouth. Further Information available at www.ocrda.info or email ocrda@btconnect.com Photo: Tim Tapping

Norwegian International Boat Show 2017 – Spirit of Pakistan is launched

History was made here in Lillestrøm at the Norwegian International Boat Show this evening when the first ever Powerboat Racing Team from Pakistan was officially launched. ‘Spirit of Pakistan’ will enter the sport racing a F4 Molgaard hull and it will be driven by newcomer Muhammad Ali from the UAE. Former UIM F2 World Championship promoter, Abdul Salam Fairooz, Managing Director of Spirit of Pakistan told me; We are very excited about this new venture and Pakistan’s first foray into powerboat racing. The country has a population of 182 million and many of those people are mad on sport. We see this as an amazing opportunity to introduce those sports fans to our racing. Driver Muhammad Ali whose parents are both from Pakistan, knows he has a steep learning curve; I will start testing the F4 in the UAE. The plan is then to…

A new Asian Team – Norwegian International Boat Show 2017

The 2017 Norwegian International Boat Show will host a press conference tomorrow night at 19:00 CET. There will be some exciting racing announcements for 2017, perhaps the highlight of those, will be news of a brand new team from Asia, which plans to compete in the UIM F4 World Championship this season. As yet, I have only been ‘teased’ with scant information about this exciting new prospect in powerboat racing. I look forward to reporting from the press conference tomorrow evening, where I am assured, everything will be revealed! The Norwegian International Boat Show 2017 Norges Varemesse Messeveien 8 2004 Lillestrøm Norway

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