Powerboat-World.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Newsletters FishingBoating Features Photo Gallery Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising
Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising MarineBusiness-World

 

Sail-World.com : Australian F1 Superboat Series headed for Toukley

Australian F1 Superboat Series headed for Toukley

'Beachcomber Hotel Toukley will be home to crews and officials'    Australian F1 Superboat Series - f1boat.com.au

Round 2 May 24 and 25,that is, for the XLR8 Home Loans Australian F1 Superboat Series. After braving the Antarctic conditions over the Anzac weekend at Geelong, fingers are crossed for better conditions for the Superboats’ second hit-out in 2008.

Returning to the Central Coast location of Toukley, on the southern side of Lake Budgewoi, round two will see Rhys Coles face off against Shane Vella. These two (there’s that number again) stood toe to toe at Corio Bay, with Coles emerging the victor by a two to one margin. With some serious driving skills required on a course that varied second by second, thanks to the conditions, the ’06 champ delivered some pretty powerful knockout blows to the yellow machine of Vella after being nudged into second on race 1. Race 2 and 3 saw the Byron Bay Premium Ale entry take the win and the round, shading a courageous Vella by a mere 5 points.

Damien McKenzie showed why consistency is a much prized commodity, running third in the three races and stands poised to challenge for a second placing. XLR8 Home Loans in the form of Craig Truslove overcame last minute mechanical dramas to place a creditable fourth, tieing for points alongside Anthony McEnnally.

Local contender Dean Trickey, Jon Tsaccounis and Todd Boaer gave their all whilst a disappointed Gavin Bricker had a weekend he’d no doubt like to forget, failing to get a start.

Support classes in the form of the F2000’s, the maniacal Mono’s (and didn’t they come close to some danger at Geelong!) and the pocket rocket jetskis will round out a weekends racing and entertainment.

As before, the Beachcomber Hotel will be home to crews and officials and will offer a great place to watch the racing over the weekend of May 24 and 25. With a range of facilities covering all ages, the Beachcomber provides a welcome haven and a great working base every time they host the F1 Superboats.

Support from the Central Coast Advocate, NBN and Erina Fair, the Brian Hilton Motor Group, the Wyong Shire Council and the Greater Toukley Vision, makes putting on 'the fastest show on water' much easier and enjoyable and a big thanks, once again, goes to Star FM 104.5 as a media partner over the weekend. Take an up close look at an F1 Superboat at Erina Fair shopping Center and a chance to win $10,000.00 of your home loan.

Although the boats don’t weigh that much, having Central Coast Cranes back again to help out with lifting duties, certainly eases the load off the minds of the crews plus seeing a boat in the air provides a unique perspective for the public.




by Kathy Briese

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.powerboat-world.com/index.cfm?nid=44521

4:42 AM Mon 19 May 2008 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Power Boat News













Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do by Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,






























Yamaha inspires students to succeed by Yamaha Motor Australia,








Swan celebrates sales success *Feature by Jeni Bone,




Polar research: Six priorities for Antarctic science by Mahlon C. Kennicutt II and colleagues,


Stealth i14 out of China by Neil Patchett,










National 4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo - 4WD heaven
Yanmar selected for big torque at low revs
Sydney Boat Show display winners recognised *Feature
China Yachting Conference lines up the speakers
2014 National 4x4 Outdoors Show: Popularity of caravanning and camping
2015 Sydney Inte'l Boat Show - Boating Industry commences planning
Last chance to join 2014 Multihull Solutions Whitsunday Rendezvous
Dangerous conditions for boaters from this evening
Pacific Boating membership offers hassle-free boating *Feature
Marine15 expands trade, networking and B2B opportunities *Feature
2014 Auckland on the Water Boatshow - Huge prize packs up for grabs
4X4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo wows water lovers
John Wilson has sights set on second P1 SuperStock title
Torquay Grand Prix - Pertemps tops table on penultimate day
Plain sailing for yachts with river cargo ship ban in Shanghai
Dangerous conditions for boaters from this afternoon
Sydney Int'l Boat Show - Stellar results for Multihull Solutions
NSW Environment Minister awards 'Fish Friendly' Marina Accreditations
Refurbished Protector project 'better than buying new'
Gold Coast International Marine Expo - High-Diver Steve Black is back
4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing and Boating Expo - Campfire cooking corner   
See the heat with FLIR ONE *Feature   
John Temple to retire, Will Sangster appointed General Manager   
Multihull Central launches Aquila range at SIBS *Feature   
If all else fails read the instructions!!   
If all else fails read the instructions!!   
Sun shines on recreational boating at Sydney International Boat Show   
Phuket Yacht Show: new kid on the block taking on PIMEX? *Feature   
2014 Offshore Superboat Championships - The boats are back!   
Sydney International Boat Show - Days 3 & 4 *Feature   
Kirby Marine launch 13metre Naiad Tender   
Shellfish reefs in Port Phillip Bay to be rejuvenated   
2014 Brisbane Boat Show - What's your trailer boat worth?   
Custom exhaust system solves buoyancy problem   
Sydney International Boat Show - Day 2 *Feature   
Marine Rescue volunteers celebrate new unit and $120,000 vessel   
Sydney International Boat Show - images from Day 1 *Feature   
Pantaenius Insurance - being seen in yellow, green and orange *Feature   
Sydney International Boat Show begins!   
Sydney International Boat Show - Changed conditions on Sydney Harbour   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png   http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW PBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT