Call for Tender – UIM Class1 & V1 World Championship 2016 – 2020

Last month we reported that the UIM Class 1 World Powerboat Championship was looking for a new promoter to take over the series after H2O Racing headed up by Nicolò di San Germano had officially informed the UIM that this year’s series will be their last season of promoting the leading Offshore Class. The UIM put out a “Call for Tender” looking for a promoter to take over the series…


Fistral Beach – Newquay King of the Surf

Rounds 5 & 6 – 2015 RYA P750 ThunderCat British Championship In what has been an incredibly rough and tough start of season for the competitors at Boscombe and Westgate Bay this year, the punishing surf of Fistral Beach is set to test resolve again this weekend for the fifth and sixth rounds of the RYA ThunderCat British Championship. Returning to the title challenge is Bligh Julius, the 2014 RYA…


Hoult takes first National win in F2 – Lowestoft GP

Three times F2 World Champion Colin Jelf secured pole position at the Powerboat GP Lowestoft GP last weekend and then narrowly missed out on a podium position after 3 heats of racing. In Heat 1, Jelf got a poor start and dropped down to the middle of the fleet after the first turn mark. Alan Marshall led from start to finish with Steve Hoult and Matt Palfreyman trailing in his…

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USF1 ready to start the 31st season of racing

The engines are about the roar for the 31st straight season of F1 powerboat racing when LaPorte, Indiana hosts the opening round of the 2015 USF1 Powerboat Racing Tour on the 27th thru the 29th of May at the Third Annual Maple City Grand Prix. The USF1 series, a battle for North America’s most talented drivers on water, will host 21 drivers from ten different states and two different Canadian…


O.R.D.A. Torbay Classic

  Some congratulations must go to O.R.D.A (Offshore Racing Drivers Association) for even managing to host the opening round of the RYA National V24 & Class 3 Championship after having to deal with a multitude of off water issues on the run up to the event. Five boats representing three classes just about sums up the state of offshore racing in the UK and surely, some major changes have to…


Mullan claims back-to-back wins in testing Cabarita double-header – 2015 Australian V8 Superboat Championships

Article: AFJSA Media Manager; Sean Henshelwood Photos: Russell Puckeridge – Pureart Creative Images Billed as one of the strongest fields outside of a World Championship, the second event on the 2015 Australian V8 Superboats calendar more than delivered across the two days of competition with a mix of impressive speed and dramatic off course excursions keeping the strong local crowd entertained. Ultimately the unofficial ‘Australia vs New Zealand’ event was…


Another Qatar announcement – H1 Unlimited

Hot on the heels of the announcement yesterday from Nauticpromo, who promoted the Qatar J Hydro series, H1 Unlimited’s Chairman Steve David has now gone on record to explain the situation with his hydroplane series and Qatar. The US based H1 Unlimited series had enjoyed an an annual event in Doha competing for the Oryx-Cup and are now looking for a replacement venue and no doubt funding to plug the…


The continuing Qatar saga

Ever since the QMSF was disbanded earlier this year and at the same time, the huge supporter of powerboat racing Sheikh Hassan stepped down as president, questions have been asked if Qatar will continue to play a role in powerboat racing. We have heard from many sources that there are still individuals and companies with unpaid invoices for work undertaken for QMSF and that the new regime seems to be…


UK Offshore Racing – You Couldn’t Make it Up

Let us look at the positives in the UK offshore scene. For those that love loud, impressive “big boats”, the traditional Cowes – Torquay – Cowes, now in its 55th year will be taking place in September and already has 6 paid-up entrants. For those that like a “one design class”, Asif Rangoonwala’s Powerboat P1 Superstock series has an impressive set of venues, enthusiastic competitors with corporate brands attached to…


2015 Australian V8 Superboat Championships – Rounds 2 & 3

Article: Australian V8 Superboat Championships Photographs: Russell Puckeridge / Pureart Creative Images The Australian V8 Superboat Championships heads to its ‘northern home’ this weekend for a double-header event that will score for both rounds two and three of the seven round series, but whilst that is motivation enough to bring competitor’s boats out of the garage, no-one quite expected the battle this weekend is shaping up to provide. Entries have come from…


Prosperity joins Team Britannia

Article and photograph by Chris Davies Earlier today in the historic surroundings of the Royal Naval Club and Royal Albert Yacht Club in Portsmouth, Team Britannia announced that Prosperity Independent Financial Advisors & Stockbrokers Ltd had become a core sponsor of their £2.9 million round-the-world powerboat record attempt that will be made in a new Eco-boat powered by a revolutionary fuel emulsion that slashes harmful emissions. Jasper de Zoeten, the…