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 (...) > Full story
There is no boat with the history of the 42 Lighting. This is the hull that blitzed the race courses of the world, winning more world and national champions than any other V-bottom in history.
The Chevrolet Cup at Seafair held this weekend in Seattle was an amazing hydroplane race won by Steve David of the Oh Boy! Oberto team with an average speed over 136 mph. David declared after the race: “This was an emotional weekend for the entire team. This team worked so hard and they gave me a little pep talk before I went out there and I think it all worked.”
David Bryant of the Hoss Mortgage Investors team won the second place with an average speed over 133 mph followed closely by J. (...) > Full story
Sheikh Hassan bin Jabor Al-Thani is relishing the prospect of a return to racing in Oslo at the Scandinavian Grand Prix - round 3 of the WPPA Class 1 World Powerboat Championship (Sunday, 12 August) - the scene of his maiden Grand Prix win with Matteo Nicolini in 2004, and the last time the city staged a round of the World Championship. Sheikh Hassan declared “I have great memories of that first Class 1 win in Oslo in 2004. Those happy memories will never go away. The result came after a big (...) > Full story
Sail gives way to power on the Isle of Wight over the August Bank Holiday weekend when the Powerboat P1 British Grand Prix of the Sea roars into life. Building upon the 47 year heritage of the Cowes Powerboat Festival, this entertainment-packed event has been extended to four days, a reflection of its growing popularity. More than 120 craft are expected to assemble in Cowes, including many of the world’s top racing craft and crew, and organizers predict spectator numbers will exceed last (...) > Full story
Lowestoft’s golden beaches offered an ideal viewing point for 40,000 spectators to watch the world’s largest offshore powerboat series.
Featuring a long, fast straight which runs along the beachfront, the inaugural Honda Formula 4-Stroke race course thrilled both crowds and racers alike with close action racing across both series.
In an action packed 150hp race, Jerry McArthur and Jonny Twelvetrees put in another stunning performance in ‘Salcombe Racing’ to (...) > Full story
Raymarine fitted their latest top-of-the-range GPS navigation system in Sun Lik Beer, prior to the Powerboat P1 German Grand Prix of the Sea, and both boat and sponsor benefited from a strong team performance with Ocean Dragon Racing finishing in second place in the SuperSport class.
The system, which was specially set-up for Powerboat P1 circuit racing and rules, downloads data with tracking information which can then be loaded onto a computer for post-race analysis. The team is then (...) > Full story
There’s fast and then there’s fast. The new 35 Outlaw marries wild speed and hot looks in one head-turning boat. Like its Outlaw brethren, the 35 Outlaw boasts design that makes drag a thing of the past, thanks to innovative hydro testing, wind tunnel technology and carbon fiber construction. Sharp lines and all the right angles mean this Outlaw’s looks match the fierce rumble of its engines. Amenities abound, and ample room invites the whole neck-craning crowd aboard. But the faint of heart may want to stay on the shore. "Slow" isn’t part of its vocabulary.
Lowestoft is set to host the fifth and sixth rounds of the Honda Formula 4-Stroke Powerboat Championship, the UK’s largest and most competitive offshore powerboat championship. It is the first time in the series’ nine year history that the Honda-powered fleet has raced on the Sunrise Coast and spectators can expect some high-speed, action packed racing off Lowestoft Beach this weekend – 28/29 July.
In the wake of some spectacular competition in the Isle of Man last month, the (...) > Full story
Victory 77’s Arif Saif Al Zafeen and Jean-Marc Sanchez took their second consecutive win of the season in last weekend Norwegian Grand Prix to move 11 points clear in the overall world championship standings. Sheikh Hassan Al-Thani and Matteo Nicolini grabbed their second podium of the year, bringing Qatar 96 home in second spot ahead of Victory 7’s, Ahmed Al Suwaidi and Nadir Bin Hendi, also making it two podiums in two races.
Starting from second spot on the front row, Al (...) > Full story