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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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A 'Class' Act!

May 15, 2018

Offshore Powerboat Racing - A Class Structure Template

The story so far: This discussion follows a series of articles examining the evolution and issues in offshore powerboat racing and questioning its future. It concluded that the conceptual notion of the sport as a true offshore challenge has eroded as the ‘speed’ element ...
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A Commerciel Value Structure:

A clear picture: The story so far, is the recognition that offshore powerboat racing, globally, has degenerated. This has occurred as individual nations, promotors, clubs and factions created alternatives to the original UIM Class structure template. The disparate consequenc...
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