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  • Unfortunate clash of prestigious UIM dates
  • 7 venues lined up for the XCAT calendar
  • Daisy is gunning for 2016 Powerboat P1 honours
  • Dubai to host F1h20 season opener
  • AFJSA releases 2016 Australian V8 Superboats calendar

Unfortunate clash of prestigious UIM dates

Sponsored Message Powerboat racing almost goes into sleep mode from mid-December until March in the Northern Hemisphere, when it finaly kicks off this year, 2 events are scheduled to take place within hours of each other. The opening round of the 2016 UIM World F1h2o championship will be held in Dubai on the 4th of March, while the prestigious UIM Awards Giving Ceremony and Gala dinner is staged in Monaco…

2015 UIM  
World Powerboat Championship
UAE - 25th to 27th February 2015
© Raffaello Bastiani / WPPA

7 venues lined up for the XCAT calendar

Fresh, new venues and exciting locations are on the cards for this year’s UIM XCAT World Powerboat Series with the 2016 calendar announced today. The stunning glacial Lake Lugano will play host to one of the seven rounds in the season ahead while XCAT action will also visit two Asian venues in the coming year. The XCAT World Series truly is a spectacle of speed, with teams of two taking…


Daisy is gunning for 2016 Powerboat P1 honours

Daisy Coleman, formerly Lance Bombardier Coleman, Royal Artillery – British Army, was discharged after being diagnosed with suspected Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). With this diagnosis, Daisy had to give up her life long passion of horse riding, although after extensive rehabilitation, exercise and support, she has recovered well enough to tackle a new sporting challenge.Sponsored Message Daisy was introduced to water sports and powerboat racing in 2012 by Mission Motorsport and…


Dubai to host F1h20 season opener

The long overdue calendar for the 2016 UIM F1h2o World Powerboat Championship has been released today, surprisingly, Dubai is slated as the first hosting venue, March 2nd to 4th. I say surprisingly, because I believe it’s the first time the city has hosted a circuit race, (Let me me know, comments on Facebook or email me). Where the race will be staged exactly, is not clear at the moment, unlike Abu…


AFJSA releases 2016 Australian V8 Superboats calendar

The Australian Formula Jet Sprint Association [AFJSA] have just unveiled their competition calendar for the 2016 season, a season that has stretched to eight events, and whilst both Temora and Cabarita will feature strongly, so too will an old favourite. “The AFJSA has always strived to improve over the years, and 2016 is no different,” Ted Sygidus, the recently re-elected President of the AFJSA explained. “We’ve looked at the calendar,…


Australia’s best head to NZ for Jetsprint World Titles

Some of Australia’s best V8 Superboat drivers will ‘travel across the ditch’ to New Zealand for the 2016 UIM World Jetsprint Championships this weekend for the first of two rounds back-to-back at the popular Meremere and Bay Park venues. Forty-five drivers from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA have entered the two UIM-sanctioned classes – Unlimited Superboat and International Group A (400 Class). Three-time Australian champion and recently crowned…


Anger mounts as RYA continue to charge high prices for Powerboat Racing Licences

The RYA published their ‘Review of UK Powerboat Racing’ <Here> late last year, with its ‘in-depth review of its governance of Powerboat Racing in the UK’. When the document was published, it was apparent that the RYA were happy to continue in their role of, ‘governance of Powerboat Racing in the UK’, but hand over the onerous duties of  insuring competitors, officials and events to their affiliated clubs (race event organisers)…

Launch of the GEICO sponsorship of P1 in the USA

P1 All Set To Go With GEICO

GEICO will make a bigger splash in race waters this year when the 2016 season series begins in April. Along with its World Champion Miss GEICO racing team, GEICO will also sponsor both a P1 SuperStock race boat and an AquaX racer in 2016. The GEICO-branded P1 Panther race boat, driven by World P1 Champion racer, Craig Wilson, will make its first appearance in Tavares, Fla., in April. Seasoned rider…


Curtis and Carr to team up in Offshore Racing

When we reported <here> last November, that Richard Carr had been cleared of all criminal charges against him, we ended our post with the thought, ‘betting it will not be long before we see Richard Carr back in action, racing on the water again’. It hasn’t taken the successful businessman long to fulfil our prophecy. Carr will be teaming up with 7 time UIM Class 1 World Champion Steve Curtis…


Mystery RIB spotted on the Solent

A mysterious RIB has been spotted on the Solent variously over the last few weeks. The boat doesn’t have any identification decals on it, but we do have a ‘spy shot’ of the the ‘Test Driver’ Neil Holmes sans orange helmet relieving himself during a ‘call of nature stop’ in a choppy Solent sea. We can only assume, that multi Offshore World Champion Holmes, has been putting the new P1…


ABP Southampton VTS impose 40 knot speed limit on Southampton Water

Harbour Master, Captain M Phipps has issued an ABP Southampton VTS Notice to Mariners, informing that a 40 knot speed limit has been imposed ‘in the area of Southampton Water that lies to the north west of an imaginary line between Calshot Castle and Solent Breezes Holiday Park and to the south of an imaginary line between Hythe Pier through the Western Shelf buoy to the Weston shore’. We believe…


ThunderCat Trans Agulhas Challenge 2015 – Final Day

The 28th year running of the world’s most extreme powerboat race, being the Trans Agulhas in South Africa, once again delivered on plenty of surprises today with the final of 5 consecutive days of hard core offshore racing finishing on the stunning Strand Beach in False Bay. The final 114km long haul was delayed due to mist but all remaining boats in the fleet got away at 0945 with two…