Powerboat-World editor Bob Wonders is in Florida for the Miami Boat Show last week and is now on his way home. Bob will be providing detailed updates on the state of the North American by the end of this week.
Our Sail-World America's Cup Editor Richard Gladwell did his fair share of power boating last week.
It's mid-winter in the Med and during the America's Cup racing Richard was 20-40 miles offshore in a fast 30 foot rib, powering along with two 225 hp motors providing the grunt.
Heading for the Darcena after the Final race, 33rd America's Cup Richard Gladwell
On Friday the Sail-World photo boat ran some 100 nautical miles following BMW Oracle, the 90 foot trimaran with the towering 220 foot rigid wing and Alinghi, the 90 foot catamaran.
Flat seas, so not too much bumping, but following the two giant America's Cup multihulls which are blasting along at 25-33 knots in less than eight knots of breeze is not at all easy.
The wind chill factor is the problem, with air temperature at 6-7 degrees centigrade and 30 knots plus of breeze. Two wet weather jackets, thermals and more kept Richard warm for race one, but it was cold for race 2.
Sadly this week we have news of two boating deaths, one in the Southern 80 yesterday and a Queensland powerboat driver rolling last weekend.
Bob will come back with better news soon, but right now there is a lot here for you to read.
The Powerboat-world.com Team
Whitianga Festival of Speed: We're going boat racing – you're invited Sail-World, New Zealands biggest boat racing event is continuing to gather momentum.. The Whitianga Festival of Speed will take place again on April 10 & 11, 2010 at Whitianga on New Zealand's Coromandel Peninsula.... [more] Share this story
Enter the e-MarineWorld.com.au online competition now Media Services, Melbourne base online Chandlery e-MarineWorld.com.au is providing a wide range of marine industry products for online buyer.... [more] Share this story
Enter NOW to win a $1,000 PredictWind Professional subscription Richard Gladwell, Ten Sail-World readers will win a PredictWind Professional forecasting package for one year, valued at almost $1,000 per subscription. Enter NOW!! This Professional Package includes access to a unique set of tools allowing the user to predict weather conditions for use in club racing, major series or peace of mind while cruising... [more] Share this story
Southern 80 skier dies after collision www.powerboat-world.com, A 41- year old Melbourne water skier has died after he crashed during the Southern 80 water skiing competition on the Murray River on the New South Wales-Victorian border. An Ambulance Victoria spokesman said paramedics were called to the Southern 80 water ski race on the Murray River, between Torrumbarry and Echuca, about 4pm (AEDT) Saturday after two skiers had collided.... [more] Share this story
Bakewell-White Yacht Design back to winning ways in Powerboat Champs Sail-World Media, After three consecutive years winning the NZ Offshore Powerboat title the economic recession meant that there were no Bakewell-White boats running in the New Zealand championship of 2009. But 2010 has seen the return of the Bakewell-White designed Phantom running under a new team and new sponsors. Shedding the Sleephead colours and now running as ‘Doosan'... [more] Share this story
First Twin Yanmar ZT350 Drives Fitted To Aussie Boat Bob Carter, The first pair of Yanmar's new ZT350 diesel sterndrives have been installed to an Australian built boat, the luxury Sea Quest 3600 Sports Bridge. According to John Young of Sea Quest the new model Yanmar ZT350 and Sea Quest 3600 are an ideal match. 'At Sea Quest we strive to deliver the most modern and intelligent technology in the engine room for our Sea Quest customers,' John said.... [more] Share this story
2010 U.I.M. F1 H2O World Championship drivers gear up Steve Michael Reporting, The 2010 U.I.M. F1 H2O World Championship is heating up and is now less than 90 days away. Sami Selio of Finland has been spending his usual working schedule in Northern Italy at the race shops of master boat builder and friend Massimo Roggiero. Also busy during the winter season on the boat show circuit is German driver Fabian Kalsow. Norway's Marit Stromoy continues her busy off-season.... [more] Share this story
Navico in strong position heading into 2010 Sandman PR, Global marine electronics giant Navico is in a strong position heading into 2010, due in large part to considerable sales in key markets last year.... [more] Share this story
Dutch clipper ship Stad Amsterdam exclusion zone for Sydney harbour Neil Patchett, “I'd remind boaters they must keep more than 200 metres ahead of the ship and more than 30 metres from the side and the stern, and keep a proper lookout for other traffic,” Mr McLeay said... [more] Share this story
Southern 80 Water Ski Race spectators urged to stay out of the water Natalie Laharnar, As 50,000 people converge on Moama on the Murray River for Australia's biggest water-ski race, NSW Maritime today issued a safety warning for spectators and boaters.... [more] Share this story
Websters Twinfisher offer new hull choices Kelly Schofield, The highly acclaimed range of Websters Twinfisher aluminium catamarans has become even more appealing. All Websters Twinfisher models from 4.3m to 5.2m can be now supplied in either the traditional pressed clinker configuration, or the more contemporary flat sided hull.... [more] Share this story
How many carp is a tinny worth? Sarah McGregor - NSW DPI, Catch a carp at the third annual Namoi Carp Muster and go into the draw to win over $4,000 in prizes including a 10ft tinny and motor, kayak, fishing gear, fuel vouchers and much, much more! The weekend is also a fun way for the community to learn more about the impact of carp on native fish and how planting trees, removing willows and re-snagging the water could benefit native fish.... [more] Share this story
Sheikh Hassan bin Jabor Al-Thani sets Trans-Gulf record H1 Unlimited, His Excellency Sheikh Hassan bin Jabor Al-Thani , the man responsible for bringing Unlimited Hydroplane racing to the Middle East and Qatari racing colleague Abdullah Al-Sulaiti entered the record books by completing the Trans-Gulf passage between Abu Dhabi and Qatar in a time of 1hr 55min 14 sec on Wednesday.... [more] Share this story
Should we Inject Carbon Dioxide into the Deep Ocean? Kate Madin, Should we Inject Carbon Dioxide into the Deep Ocean? Study finds that some seafloor life may be harmed by high CO2 levels.... [more] Share this story
Massive boost for P1 Evolution Class World Championship favourite Powerboat P1, One of the favourites for this year's Evolution Class World Championship title, 2B1 Furnibo, has secured a massive boost ahead of the season-opener in Croatia on April 16-18, after renewing its sponsorship agreement with Belgian construction company, Furnibo.... [more] Share this story
Al McGlashan collects his Evolution Strikezone 600 AAP Medianet, Aussie fishing personality Al McGlashan has jumped on board with Evolution Boats, taking ownership of his very own Evolution Strikezone 600.... [more] Share this story
Polar View in the Antarctic British Antarctic Survey, The Polar View sea ice service, coordinated by the British Antarctic Survey, has greatly improved the service for the 2009/2010 Antarctic season. A combination of easier access through the new website and a significant increase in the number of images available means more real time sea ice information.... [more] Share this story
Romance your Valentine at Docklands, Melbourne AAP/Greg Shoemark, Not only can boaties luxuriate aboard their own boat, but there are still berths available for the Valentine's Day weekend for just $35 a night... [more] Share this story
Undersea exploration with Branson's the Necker Nymph Virgin Limited Edition, Virgin Limited Edition enters the underwater world, welcoming Necker Nymph, a DeepFlight three-person aero submarine. Likened to an underwater aircraft, this open cockpit winged sub is the first of its kind to hit the market - would Sir Richard Branson want it any other way?... [more] Share this story
Powerboat P1 SuperStock Championship provisional calendar announced Powerboat P1, Powerboat P1 Management Ltd, the rights holders to the Powerboat P1 SuperStock Championship, has today announced its provisional calendar for the 2010 season. The SuperStock Championship will showcase the UK's most accessible marine motorsport to a wider audience, adding a new tier of racing to the existing Powerboat P1 World Championship structure.... [more] Share this story
Marina Industry Assoc of Australia looks ahead for 2010 Jeni Bone, The Marina Industries Association of Australia (MIAA) is preparing for its first Board Meeting of 2010, to be hosted by the BIA NSW offices in Crows Nest Sydney, 25 February. Executive Officer, Colin Bransgrove is looking forward to a raft of initiatives and programs that will be implemented over the year, benefiting members and the boating community... [more] Share this story
Exhibitors cautiously optimistic for Miami Media Services, Boat dealers at a scaled-down boat show in Miami said there were signs business could pick up in 2010 after a serious sales slump in 2009.... [more] Share this story
Round Britain '08 powerboat race book now available Derek Wynans, In June 2008 an armada of hardcore raceboats, RIBs, cabin cruisers and ageing classics converged on Portsmouth, England to compete in one of the most gruelling and demanding offshore races anywhere in the world- The 2008 Round Britain Powerboat Race. Funny, gritty, and always painfully honest, Chasing The Horizon is one man's true account of the hardships and horrors faced as he took part in on... [more] Share this story
Marine Rescue chief calls on skippers for greater boating safety care Ken McManus, A tragic run of drownings in recent boating accidents has prompted Glenn Finniss, Acting Commissioner of Marine Rescue NSW, to call on skippers to take greater care when boating.... [more] Share this story
Riviera expands its United States, West Coast dealer network Stephen Milne, Riviera and Emerald Pacific Yachts have joined forces to service the entire US West Coast from Alaska in the north to more than 2,500 nautical miles south to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico.... [more] Share this story
Powerboat racing champions honoured at RYA gala awards ceremony Emma Slater, Powerboating champions from across the UK came together over the weekend (Saturday 6 February) for the annual RYA National Powerboat Racing Awards Ceremony.... [more] Share this story
GME Bonus Offer - Catch yourself a great Shimano deal Matthew Heap, GME and Shimano have joined together to offer a great bonus. Purchase a GME GP450X marine GPS plotter during the months of February and March 2010, and via redemption you will receive a Shimano fishing pack that includes a Shimano Gold Series Graphite fishing rod, a Shimano Sienna Reel and an Enviro Man Bag Valued at $129.00.... [more] Share this story
The 2010 Club Marine Southern 80 ready to roar Southern 80, In under a week, the 2010 Club Marine Southern 80 will be have run, and won. With no outright winner last year, the superclass boats are all vying for the title of Overall 2010 Club Marine Southern80 winner. Will it be Burnin, or Hellrazor or Blazen or The Mistress or Fast Cash – we will know on Sunday 14th February.... [more] Share this story
Rayglass NZ OffShore Powerboat action in Gisborne Kate Gordon/NZ Racer, Rayglass NZ OffShore Powerboat Series: The first offshore powerboat championship race in Gisborne for nearly ten years was action-packed after the Wellington superboat lite class entry ‘Rayglass' of daughter and father team Kelly and Grant Smith caught a rogue wave and flipped. Fairview Windows & Doors wins... [more] Share this story
Theory meets reality in Australia's Northern Prawn Fishery CSIRO, According to a case study of Australia's Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF) there is a large gap between theory and practice when it comes to achieving the major goal of many of the world's leading commercial fisheries – maximum economic yield (MEY).... [more] Share this story
Evolution Class champion OSG recruits Fendi for 2010 season Powerboatp1.com, Evolution Class champions Giancarlo Cangiano and Giovanni Carpitella have scored a massive coup ahead of the 2010 season with the addition of Luca Formilli Fendi to their OSG crew... [more] Share this story
80 Mile Beach shark dumping prosecution warning to commercial fishers Dept Fisheries WA, The dumping of shark carcasses on 80 Mile Beach, almost two years ago, has resulted in another commercial fisher being fined, over breaches of the fishing exemption he formerly operated under.... [more] Share this story
Powerboat P1 SuperStock Championship - Round three to Galway Powerboat P1, Powerboat P1 Management Ltd, the rights holders of the Powerboat P1 SuperStock Championship, has today announced plans for round three of its 2010 series to take place in Galway, on Ireland's west coast... [more] Share this story
Powerboat champ killed near Brisbane Media Services, Neil Coddington was killed yesterday when his boat, Blue Max, rolled and tossed him out at 140kmh on a dam near Ipswich, west of Brisbane.... [more] Share this story
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