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Let’s get ready to rrrrumble

'Offshore racers Maritimo and Global Racing'    Andrew Gricks
The Queensland Gold Coast will be epicentre of world powerboat activity this coming weekend with every class, from the powerful offshore racers to the exciting Formula I tunnels among those ‘strutting their stuff’.

It’s not only racers on show – the Gold Coast is also playing host to more than 100 delegates representing 62 nations from the sport’s governing body, the Union Internationale Motonautique.


Delegates have been meeting on the Gold Coast daily since last Monday, discussing a broad range of relevant powerboat matters.

For competitors (and spectators) the action begins on Friday (October 31) when the Class I, Supercat Outboard, Supercat Outboard Lite and Production classes line up off Surfers Paradise for the second round of the Australian Offshore Superboat championships.

Scrutineering for the offshore classes is scheduled for 10am to 2pm at the car park and launching area just north of Sea World.

From 2pm the big racers will head out through the Gold Coast Seaway to the course proper just off the famous Surfers Paradise Beach, affording excellent spectator viewing as the boats tackle the course.

With the Class I racers hitting speeds in excess of 200km/hr it should make for some spectacular scenery.

On the following Saturday morning, scrutineering of all remaining classes will begin at 8.30am with the race course within the Broadwater’s Marine Stadium open for practice from 9am.


Offshore Superboats in action -  John Wheatley for AOPC?nid=50264  


The first race, for 6.0-litre Blown Displacement boats, is set down for 10.45am followed by events for Blown Displacement, 6.0-litre Displacement, Juniors, Mono hulls and Jet Skis.

Formula I and II practice begins at 12 noon.

Additional practice sessions and further races are scheduled for the remainder of the afternoon.

Sunday has been designated ‘Grand Finale’ Race Day, the action underway at 9am for Jet Ski racing, followed by Mono hulls and Juniors.

There’ll be warm-up runs for the displacement classes with the Formula I and II racers starting their races at 11am.

The finals in all classes will be staged through the afternoon culminating in the presentations to winners in the Corporate Marquee.

Needless to say, when the powerboat racing fraternity ‘kicks up its heels’, all the action does not centre solely on racing; there’s the crowning of Miss F1 Supergirl at the Sin City Nightclub (which includes the swim wear judging!), cocktail parties, official dinners, it really is all happening.


Round five in the Australian Offshore Superboat Championships. -  Australian Offshore Powerboat?nid=50264 Club  


For this one weekend, the Queensland Gold Coast is the world capital of powerboat racing.

All the results, all the news will be revealed right here on the Powerboat-World.com site.

Why would you go anywhere else (except straight to the Gold Coast?).




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