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New Year 2020

January 28, 2020
                1988, Sweet Revenge. Six races, six class wins, six third cruiser overall. Fickle sport! ...
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Signs of Greater Things to Come:

To the casual observer – spectator, potential contender, marketing executive or half interested media – it’s still hard to comprehend what’s happening. But credit where credit is due, the numbers are swelling and there are encouraging signs of interest from people of...
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                        The 1980’s – cats, diesels and sooty water-lines, evolution in action!...
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A view from 'Down Under'!

March 31, 2019

It gets worse!

Again, draw your own conclusions! In reference to the previous post and the deep suspicion I have felt, I am now truly sad to say, that information received subsequent to that post, has unfortunately reinforced that view. I really cannot comprehend the degree to which this i...
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                                The Australian 'Supercar' Championship runs on E85...
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Instigating Evolution!

November 29, 2018
Imagine offshore powerboat racing having a public profile strong enough to make the back cover of the UK’s most prestigious national newspaper. AB with Mike Ring under Tower Bridge at the start of the London-Brighton race (1989/90?). Photo: Times Newspapers Ltd...
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I guess I have previously spelt out much of the circumstance which, in my opinion, brought about the demise of true offshore powerboat racing internationally. I have analysed the issues and ultimately concluded that – relative to professional motorsports - offshore powerbo...
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Combating Elitism!

August 13, 2018
Milling area: It’s ‘Airlie Race Week’, and over two hundred sailing boats of all sizes and classes are gathered for a week of racing and socialising. Airlie is just the warm-up for the following week when they are joined by almost as many again to contest the nearby ...
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The Poole Bay 100

I couldn’t let this week pass without commenting on the first offshore powerboat race – other than the C-T-C – in the UK for several years. Facebook, for all its faults, enabled me to follow the action quite well 12,000 miles away! The ‘Fortitudo Property Poole Bay ...
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                           Something is about to happen!   (Photo: Reg Blunt)...
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