Austria’s Rupp Temper terminates Erik Edin in Tønsberg F2 Match Race Final

Match Racing heralded the start of the on water action at Tønsberg this evening after a 15 minute opening ceremony. Erik Edin from Sweden was “lovin’ it” during the heats in his McDonald’s sponsored boat until he met his match – Austria’s Rupp Temper, who took the evening glory under a late Norwegian sun. Britain’s Owen Jelf took an impressive third place overall, although fellow Brit, Matt Palfreyman had mechanical…


Team Saracen Australia are relishing the prospect of racing on home waters – XCAT Racing

With just a matter of weeks until the fourth round of the UIM XCAT World Series, Team Saracen Australia are relishing the prospect of racing on home waters. One of two Australian teams in the Series, the Melbourne-based team have given themselves a motto for the Gold Coast GP from 21-23 August. “Of course we are looking forward to showcasing our sport to the home crowd and giving it a…


Turning Dreams into Reality – Tønsberg Båtrace

Article and Photo – Chris Davies It’s fair to say that when you walk around the UIM F2 race paddock you soon start rubbing shoulders with some of powerboat racing most single minded, determined racers, after all without that competitive nature is hard to see how you would ever succeed. So how do you take it a step further? Well one driver who thinks he’s found the answer is Frode…


UIM F1H2o and F2 – Armchair fan’s will have a treat with live streaming

Just when you thought it had gone quiet on the UIM International circuit racing front, F1h2o and F2 will be back in action on the same weekend, although at different venues. The F1H2o circus moves to southern Europe for the Grand Prix of Portugal in Porto, whilst Round Two of the UIM F2 World Championship will be held in Tønsberg, Norway. Both of the races will be streamed live on…


Drivers will miss the Cowes Poole Cowes race

Two UK teams took part in a race in France after obtaining a 72 hour event licence. There were no UK races to participate in, instead of sitting at home looking at the £20,000 investments, they decided to go where the action was and race against twenty plus rivals. When they returned to the UK they applied for RYA licences but were told that as they held French licences, they…

Thani Al Qamzi

Thani Al Qamzi returns to Team Abu Dhabi

Thani Al Qamzi was fairly upset when new Team Manager Guido Cappellini took over the running of the F1 Team Abu Dhabi and broke up his long and successful driver pairing with Ahmed Al Hameli. The Abu Dhabi line-up became all Italian – Qatar’s redundant pilot and three time world champion Alex Carella, took over Al Hameli’s seat and David Del Pin replaced Al Qamzi. Al Hameli was quickly snapped…


Prime Suspect Master-class – Guernsey

Guernsey Powerboat Association – Stanley Gibbons Investment 2015 Race Series – Race 7 and 8 Article: Colin Clarke Photography: Martin Gray / Race 7 The penultimate race weekend of the Stanley Gibbons Investment 2015 Race Series got underway on Saturday 18th July in beautiful sunshine with sea conditions not unlike those one would expect in Scandinavia’s sheltered waters. The only swell experienced around the course was that from numerous pleasure…


Pinelli and Bubacco win UIM European Class 3D Championship

Crotone in Italy was the host for the UIM European Class 3D Championships. Francois Pinelli from France and Saul Bubacco from Italy, driving their Mercury powered catamaran Bimba – CRB Offshore, dominated both of the races held on Saturday and Sunday of this weekend. The runners up overall, father and son team Avril and Guillaume Laurent, from France, had to settle for two second places in MissCat – Team Silver…