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Editorial, September 16, 2008

Well, hope you have plenty of time on your hands, for this week's Powerboat-World is packed with what could only be described as the powerboat news of the world.

Offshore racing in Europe, Redcliffe ready to rumble, and radical offshore rule changes put forward by Bill Barry-Cotter accepted unanimously.

Helicopters provide great Superboat views ©
We preview some of the crews lining up for the Redcliffe 100 next weekend which, in case you were not aware, is the opening round of the ‘08/'09 Australian Offshore Championship season.

We'll be at Redcliffe, I'll be helicopter-borne and camera armed and if the weather is kind look for some (hopefully) great action shots from the big race.

Earthrace is coming to Australia, the 78 foot New Zealand built round the world record breaking trimaran will be in Queensland by December and she will be stopping at major locations on the east coast, certainly worth a look.

You can buy her at the end of the promotional tour, after the Auckland International Boat Show in March 2009 for $1.5 million.

If you're in the market for a new boat, take a look at ‘Second Chance', she's yours for a trifling USD$15,500,000 or, closer to home (and a little more economical, Maritimo's very stylish Aegean 60.

We have all kind of news on Powerboat-World, Australian might have lost the Bledisloe Cup, but the Riviera guys report they have won the Bloodislow Cup, providing 434 litres of blood to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service in the last 12 months.

Powerboat-world is not just about racing, though we know this week there is lots of that.

We are lining up lots of interesting new content. In upcoming weeks you will find new boats, jetskis, motor yachts, outboards and engine specifications and you will be able to compare brands and models online.

Bob Wonders

Not another helicopter ride?
Bob Wonders,
The big race on Sunday (September 21) is called the Redcliffe 100 for the simple reasons that it has the full support of the City of Redcliffe and most of the competing boats will race over distances in the region of 100 and exceeding kilometres.... [more]

Riviera retains 'Bloodislow Cup'
Denby Browning,
Staff at Coomera-based luxury boat builder Riviera struck a rich vein of form to retain the Australian Red Cross Blood Service's ‘Bloodislow Cup' – the Bledisloe for blood donors. Staff made 434 donations over 12 months, adding up to 217 litres to the much needed blood bank supplies.... [more]

44 Conam Yachts secure SuperSport Title
Powerboat P1 media,
44 Conam Yachts team boss and throttleman Angelo Tedeschi and pilot Aaron Ciantar have expressed their delight at securing this year's SuperSport championship with a double win in the Vigo Grand Prix of the Sea.... [more]

Powerboat P1 form guide thrown out the window
Angharad Gibbs,
In the Powerboat P1 Vigo Grand Prix of the Sea in northern Spain, the British-based 69 team finally put an end to their almost season-long run of misfortune in the afternoon Evolution Sprint race.... [more]

So, you're in the market for a new boat?
Bob Wonders,
This remarkable Palmer Johnson motor yacht can be yours for a trifling USD$15,500,000. Let's face it, ‘normal' people could not afford her astonishing array of marine electronics, let alone her collection of ‘toys' comprising a 19' Nautica RIB powered by a 150hp Yamaha outboard, an 11' inflatable with a 5hp Mercury outboard, two Yamaha personal watercraft and a dive compressor.... [more]

Two boat line-up for Cirilli and Carrasco media,
Duemme Offshore team boss, Domenico Cirilli, has announced that the team will run two boats for the remainder of this season and for 2009. The two-boat line-up will see the experienced Cirilli and Class 1 ‘rookie' Sergio Mora Carrasco switch out of their Victory-hull and into the Tencara with Class 1 Mercury V8 power-plants.... [more]

Budding Champions win Powerpole media,
The 99 Fountain Worldwide and 44 Conam Yachts teams dominated today's Vigo Grand Prix of the Sea PowerPole session for the Evolution and SuperSport races.... [more]

Recycling EPIRBs is the way to go
Media Services,
Emergency service resources are being wasted and tax payers money spent to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to follow up false alarms from incorrectly disposed Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs... [more]

Definitely worth waiting for
Bob Wonders,
The reason for its non-appearance is easy to discover – its creator, Bill Barry-Cotter is, as most people, particularly Maritimo owners, are well aware, is an absolute perfectionist.... [more]

Blessing of the fleet at Southport Yacht Club
Bob Wonders,
Proceedings begin with entertainment by the Hinterland Community Band at 1400hrs. At 1455hrs, Father Harold Reuss conducts the Blessing of the Waters as the fleet arrives for the spectacular Sailpast... [more]

BoatU.S. and U.S. Fish and Wildlife sign Agreement
BoatU. S. News,
Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatU.S.) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service joined forces today to reinforce the values of sport fishing through a public information campaign called The Ethical Angler. The campaign is built around a simple code of responsible fishing practices developed by BoatU.S. that both organizations will promote... [more]

Acme Racing out to recover ‘06 form
Bob Wonders,
They lost the crown last year to Maritimo, with Tom Barry-Cotter and Pal Virik Neilsen returning an almost flawless season to take top spot. Now, with the Redcliffe 100 looming (September 21), the brothers are looking to turn the tables on the Maritimo entry.... [more]

Victory appeal against Committee ruling
Class-One media,
The Victory Team has appealed the decision not to uphold their protest against the time penalty imposed on Victory 1 for destroying a turn-buoy during the BMW Norwegian Grand Prix in July... [more]

Bill Barry-Cotter's radical rule changes accepted
Bob Wonders,
Bill Barry-Cotter formulated the rule changes in an effort to make offshore racing more affordable and attract additional teams to the sport.... [more]

White Marlin Open has Aussie flavour
Bob Wonders,
More than 300 vessels and 1500 anglers entered for the event, with competitors fishing out of Ocean City, Maryland and the area from Norfolk, Virginia, down to the Wilmington canyons.... [more]

Racing for Redcliffe
Bob Wonders,
With the current Australian champions in all five classes competing, the Redcliffe 100 is looming as an exciting day for offshore racing.... [more]

Award-winning Evolution Boats continues to evolve
Sandman PR,
Award-winning fibreglass boat manufacturer Evolution Boats has launched two impressive new models – just in time for summer. The Evolution 500 Sportsfisher and Evolution 500 Santa Fe ensure low-fuss, low-cost boating that can be enjoyed by anglers and families alike... [more]

Class 1 World Powerboat Championship 2008
The Class 1 World Powerboat Championship is an exhilarating spectacle....
For more details and news for this event, go to:


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