Powerboat-World News

27 Apr 2007

Another big week on the Powerboating scene, but the big news of the week has continued to be the ghost ship off the Queensland Coast.

Offshore racing last weekend and this weekend.

If you are in the marine industry please read our Boating Industry Stars wanted piece.

We will have more news from Earthrace, its just come in so look online in the new hour.

Bob Wonders

Wanted - Boating Industry Stars
By Bob Wonders,
We know the Boating industry has amongst its staff, young boaters who are making a name for themselves on the racing circuits, who had done some amazing trips, who broken records of all kinds. We want them on stage.... [more]

Royal Motor Yacht Club Pittwater membership open
By Bob Wonders,
Positioned on what must surely be one of the most prime pieces of real estate on Sydney’s northern peninsula, the Royal Motor Yacht Club, Broken Bay has a Cruiser Division, Game Fishing Division, Sailing Division, Multihull (Sail) Division, an Estuary Fishing Division, a Timber Boat Club and a Junior Sailing Club.... [more]

Qatar F1 Team prepares for new season
By Neil Perkins,
The Qatar F1 Team is making its final preparations for what promises to be one of the most exciting seasons of UIM F1 World Powerboat racing in the history of the sport. The Qatar Team is set to run a three-boat F1 team in 2007, with two young Qatari drivers set for exciting test programme. Sweden’s Pelle Larsson takes over as Qatar F1 Team Manager.... [more]

Offshore Powerboat's at Botany Bay this weekend
By Gary Nash,
The ACME Australian Offshore Powerboat Series will put the drama of round three at Newcastle behind them and head to Sydney to put on a show of speed and adrenaline at the Botany Bay Classic.... [more]

Sunseeker partnership takes P1 Team next step
By Sunseeker media,
The partnership with FPT will provide a significant advantage to the Sunseeker Sales Group powerboat team, Team Sunseeker, in their attempt to secure the SuperSport Class title in the 2007 UIM Powerboat P1 World Championship.... [more]

Revs Up for Malta Grand Prix
By Martin Allerton,
Over the weekend of 5th and 6th May the stunning Grand Harbour Valletta, Malta, will once again play host to one of the success stories of European motorsport as the Powerboat P1 World Championship starts its season in spectacular style.... [more]

Turned Turtle in the Las Perlas Islands
By Nancy Knudsen,
Gliding softly in the dinghy to shore, beach ahead smooth aqua water, painter in hand, ready to jump in to run the dinghy up the sand. But now the beach is lurching sideways, water rushing at me fast, flash of big black shadow rising behind me over me, slow motion world dissolving into white splashes crunch knees and hands hitting sand – outboard... shadow was outboard motor coming down, scramble away must get away from the motor coming down, clawing at the watery sand crawling away fast.... [more]

Piracy drops, no room for complacency, says IMB
By Powerboat-World,
The number of reported piracy attacks world-wide in the first three months of 2007 is recorded at 41 incidents compared with 61 incidents for the corresponding period in 2006, according to the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB).... [more]

Earthrace undergoing repairs
By Earthrace Media,
The bio-diesel fuelled trimaran Earthrace is currently undergoing repairs in Koror to its starboard engine.... [more]

Police give up the Ghost
By Powerboat-World.com,
It emerged yesterday that the men put out a routine radio call at 6.45pm on the Sunday night, notifying Volunteer Marine Rescue of their position at George Point, south of Bowen. The radio contact came hours after winds peaked during the early afternoon.... [more]

Australian Bubble Boat - world eco-tourism appeal
By Bob Wonders,
Call it what you will, the launching last week of Peter Arnold’s innovative ‘bubble boat’ boasts 'enormous global applications' according to the Federal Minister for Tourism and Small Business, Fran Bailey.... [more]

Endeavour marks anniversary of Botany Bay landing
By Shirani Aththas,
The replica of Cook’s famous vessel of discovery, the HM Bark Endeavour, will travel to Kurnell to mark the anniversary of Lt. James Cook’s historic landing at Botany Bay on Sunday, 29 April.... [more]

Anchoring systems standard open for comment
By Rosemary Pryor,
The new standard will form part of the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV). NSCV Part C, Subsection 7D – Anchoring Systems will replace the current USL Code Section 13 – Miscellaneous Equipment (appendix H & I only).... [more]

Turkey – Cultural Crossroads
By Charter World Yachting Holidays,
Turkey is really the meeting place of the East and West. Since the days when Istanbul was Constantinople, Turkey has been a country astride two cultures, European and Eastern. Turkey is the home of such unlikely historical and mythological companions as the city of Troy, Noah’s ark and Santa Claus. The country is a fortuitous blend of cultures, combined with a rich history that comes alive in the too-numerous-to-count archaeological sites.... [more]

Gold Coast port for global marina forum
By Tony Castles,
Jointly hosted by the Marina Industries Association of Australia (MIAA) and the New Zealand Marina Operators Association, Marinas 2007 is set to attract up to 250 worldwide delegates to the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort from May 28 to 30.... [more]

Images from Australian Offshore series - Newcastle
By Powerboat-World,
Here are early images from the third round of the Australian offshore Powerboat series in Newcastle yesterday... [more]

Serious buyers at Boat Asia 2007
By Suntec Integrated Media,
Boat Asia 2007 draws to a close on a high note with more than 10,000 visitors in total by the end of its final day – a recording breaking increase from 7,400 last year. The boat show was launched on Thursday with a big bang by Guest of Honour, Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports who made his grand entrance into the marina at Sentosa Cove on a speed boat. This year’s event also saw a record increase in new as well as returning exhibitors who came in on a much larger scale.... [more]

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