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On Saturday 1600 hours, RORC race management announced a 24 hour delay for the start of the Rolex Fastnet Race (initially planned for Sunday 12th August) with the possibility of an ensuing postponement. For the ORMA class, in agreement with all the enrolled skippers, the race has been cancelled. This cancellation was motivated by 3 main reasons: Weather conditions – A violent depression is deepening off the English coast with 35 to 40 knots of wind and very big seas (4 to 5m). In these (...)
Source: Groupama
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The damage to Jotun, sustained after dramatically crashing out of last Sunday’s Scandinavian Grand Prix, has left the team facing a race against time to be ready for the Romanian Grand Prix in Mamaia at the beginning of September (August 31 – September 2). “The damage is not really too serious but there is a lot of work involved to get the boat repaired and ready,” said team manager and co-owner, Per Carsten Michelsen. “We have to replace hatches and of course change both engines. But we (...)
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Former Formula 1 star Johnny Herbert swapped horsepower of the four-wheeled variety for a rather different type, as he tried out P1’s Wettpunkt.com on Lake Como in Italy, describing the experience as totally alien to anything he had ever done before. The 43-year-old took to the driver’s seat of the 11.3-litre, Evolution Class front-runner Wettpunkt.com, alongside throttleman Hannes Bohinc and navigator Ed Williams-Hawkes and in place of regular driver Miles Jennings. It was, the three-time (...)
Source: Powerboat P1
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On August 25/26 Honda Formula 4-Stroke Powerboat Series will organize at Cowes the seventh and eighth rounds of the 2007 championship.

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The 3rd round of the WPPA World Powerboat Championship – the Scandinavian Grand Prix – was won by Bjorn Gjelsten and Steve Curtis with Spirit of Norway putting their world title defense back on track. The second place was won by Victory 77’s Arif Al Zafeen and Jean-Marc Sanchez followed by Sheikh Hassan and Matteo Nicolini in Qatar 96. The first corner of the start lap produced a spectacular incident when the crew of Jotun, Jorn Tandberg and Christian Zaborowski crashed after taking evasive (...)
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Gitana 11 is preparing to start the Rolex Fastnet Race on Sunday 12 August. The skipper Lionel Lemonchois and his team of five sailors hope that the name Gitana appears again on the trophy this year. The Fastnet is one of the most prestigious ocean races in the world, and has been organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club since 1925. The minimum length of boats competing in the Fastnet is 9.10m (21 feet), and they can reach maximum lengths of 25m (70 feet). The race is renowned for its (...)
Source: Gitana Team
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The Sea Orbiter is a new scientific vessel that will allow the study of marine life. This vessel design by the French architect Jaques Rougerie contains various laboratories for studying marine life, will be 167 ft. (51 m) high, two-thirds of which will be submerged underwater. The gigantic laboratory is powered only by the sea currents and by the wind and it will take approximately two years for it to circumnavigate the earth. The Sea Orbiter has already attract the interest of (...)
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The Sydney International Boat Show ended under sunny skies after 6 days of information and entertainment for boating enthusiasts and novices alike. The show in its 40th year turned out one of the greatest displays of recreational boating covering all market segments. Visitors to the show were treated to non-stop entertainment and one of the finest displays seen at a boat show in this country. The 28,000 square meters of undercover displays, complimented with the specially built marina (...)
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Looker a new type of boat developed by the Russian company Paritetboat will make your trips on the water unforgettable. This unique glass-bottomed boat comes in various sizes and includes a huge spheroid window made of 15mm-thick modified acrylic. The Looker range has now four models: Looker 17, Looker 25, Looker 30 and Looker 35. The inference between these models and the conventional glass-bottomed boats is the speed. The Looker range has a top speed between 35 knots (40 mph) and 40 (...)
Source: Paritetboat
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The 2007 Genoa International Boat Show organizers are preparing to welcome their guests on 6 October. This year show held from 6 through 14 October at Genoa Fairgrounds, Piazzale J.F. Kennedy 1 will be open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The entrance tickets will costs 13 Euros, discount admission 10 Euros. Children up to 5 years will receive free entrance. Groups of at least 30 people can buy reduced tickets at the counters. This year, visiting the Show will be even easier and (...)

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