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Offshore Superboats racing in Newcastle - images
'Good Guys with the throttles open. - Offshore Powerboat Championship' John Curnow ©
Offshore Powerboating. Heavy swell offshore, but smooth waters in Newcastle Harbour today. Powerboat-World.com's John Curnow was on the seawall to bring you these images.
Saracen ran and ran and ran... - Offshore Powerboat Championship - John Curnow ©
FGI coming back into Newcastle Harbour. - Offshore Powerboat Championship - John Curnow ©
Mazlin with part of the Stockton Bridge in the background. - Offshore Powerboat Championship - John Curnow ©
A busy rounding is watched by the chopper and the passengers aboard the Stockton Ferry. - Offshore Powerboat Championship - John Curnow ©
Maritimo roars back in with one of her motoryacht cousins looking on. - Offshore Powerboat Championship - John Curnow ©
The all-conquering Maritimo goes for air in the channel. - Offshore Powerboat Championship - John Curnow ©
Inside the harbour Mustang rounds the mark with the chopper and a seagull looking on. - Offshore Powerboat Championship - John Curnow ©
Mustang gave it plenty, but could not finish the race out. - Offshore Powerboat Championship - John Curnow ©
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2016 Nautique Wake Open - Harley Clifford and Meagan Ethell in action
, , 2:42 AM Mon GMT
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, , 12:45 AM Sun GMT
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, Florida , 3:12 PM Mon GMT
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, , 4:04 PM Sun GMT
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, Florida , 11:56 PM Wed GMT
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