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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 Zafeen and (...)
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The teams participating the 2007 Class 1World Powerboat Championship are ready for the second race of the season, the Norwegian race in Arendal. Everyone is preparing their powerboats for this weekend’s Norwegian Grand Prix. Nicola Giorgi and Tomaso Polli declared: “We have upgraded the engine which gives us more power and top speed, maybe 10-15 mph. The boat is good in terms of acceleration, at the start and in the corners, but more top-end speed is what we needed. Of course, rough (...)
Source: www.class-1.com
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Earthrace crew finished the repairs and prepares for a new attempt to break the world record in 2008. Like before the previous attempt to break the record they will begin whit a world tour that promotes the biodiesel fuel. The logistics coordinator Allison Thompson said last month: “We intend to get underway and head north as soon as Earthrace is launched, look for us initially in the Baltic starting 19 July at the Halmstad, Maritime Festival”. The mission of Earthrace in each port of the (...)
Source: earthrace.net
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Only ten days have left until the second race of the Class One World Powerboat Championship. From 20 to 22 July eleven boats will compete in Arendal, Norway, for the precious points. The Victory and Qatar Teams can expect to feel the full force of a major ‘backlash’ from the European teams at the Norwegian Grand Prix in Arendal, round 2 of the WPPA Class 1 World Powerboat Championship, after grabbing the top four spots in the opening race of the season in Athens, with only two European (...)
Source: www.class-1.com
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The Fountain Mercury 42 Executioner is the one of the fastest, smoothest, safest and best-handling boats built by Fountain Powerboats. Engine The recommended power for the 42 Executioner is a 525 hp Twin Mercury EFI w/Bravo 1-XR/SSM engine, but Fountain puts at the buyer disposal another four power option all Twin Mercury: a 425 hp 496 HO w/Bravo 1-XR/SSM engine, a 525 hp #6 w/Herring Props engine, a 600 hp SCI w/Bravo 1-XR/SSM engine and a 700 hp SCI NXT #6 engine. The top speed that (...)
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The Saturday race of the first round of the German Grand Prix was canceled because the colision of two boats. The rescue services were called to the scene and one pilot, Sergio Carpentieri, was admitted to hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. After consulting with the teams the Powerboat P1 officials decided to go ahead as planned whit the Sunday’s race and to dedicate it to Sergio Carpentieri. Roscioli Hotels Roma posted a dominant performance to claim the Powerboat (...)
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The Fountain Mercury 38 Lightning is the end result of decades of supremacy on the world’s race courses. Definitely the first think that will attract your attention is not going to be the 2007 new design or the new features but the performance. Engine The Fountain recommends for its 38 Lightning model a Twin Staggered Mercury 525 EFI w/Bravo 1-XR/SSM/ITS engine, but like usual they provided three optional power options. So if you want more power you can choose one of the following (...)
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Fountain Mercury’s 35 Lightning takes performance to a new level. The twin 525 EFIs engine can accelerate to speeds in excess of 100 mph, guaranteeing you’ll get to your destination in a real hurry. If anybody ever packaged a speeding bullet and called it a boat, this is it. It’s a slightly scaled down version of the Lightning hulls that have conquered the world of offshore racing. Reggie Fountain said, “This boat is a sneak attack. It’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing”. Engine The 35 Lighting is (...)
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“We gave it our best shot” declare the Earthrace skipper. While crossing the Mediterranean Sea Earthrace encountered several storms that stalled Earthrace’s speed from 22 knots to 10 knots (25.31 mph to 11.50 mph) as they battled head seas of 15 feet and 50 knot (57.53 mph) wind gusts. The powerboat suffered structural damage to its main hull and the crew decided on 31 May to abandon the world record attempt to circumnavigate the globe. The Mediterranean Sea storms where not the first storms (...)
Source: www.earthrace.net
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Earthrace continues its quest to break the world record for circumnavigation of the globe by a powerboat. Earthrace entered the Red Sea May 22 2007, with a Northern path towards the Suez Canal. Traveling north up the Red Sea is generally regarded as being one of the more difficult sea-going passages because of traditionally large head seas, however, Pete Bethune, the skipper of Earthrace, said this morning that “we are experiencing reasonably flat and calm conditions in the Red Sea which is (...)
Source: www.earthrace.net

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