Vendee Globe 2024

Not many 2024 Vendee Globe skippers will have made the step up from captain of a cutting edge IMOCA racing machine which competed on the last race to competing in their own right on their own boat with their own programme but Switzerland’s Oliver ‘Ollie’ Heer is on course to do just that. From 2018 […]

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Yamaha Rightwaters announces new T-BART relationship

Yamaha announced it has become an official outboard sponsor of Tellico Boaters Assistance Response Team (T-BART) as the response team forms a new relationship with Yamaha Rightwaters. Pursuant to the three-year agreement, Yamaha will assist T-BART by providing a Yamaha F115 outboard and other financial backing. Yamaha Rightwaters supports T-BART’s mission to assist stranded boaters […]

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Predator Apache Team Expanding With Smith Brothers Raceboat Acquisition

<!– Racing: Predator Apache Team Expanding With Smith Brothers Raceboat Acquisition –> Multi-time world and national Bracket 400-class champions in the Offshore Powerboat Association ranks, the Predator team is expanding its racing presence thanks to is recent purchased of a Bracket 600-class raceboat. Formerly dubbed Smith Brothers, the 24-foot Joker V-bottom will be part the […]

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Uzzolina Selling Stock V-Class Nobody’s Business Raceboat

<!– Racing: Uzzolina Selling Stock V-Class Nobody’s Business Raceboat –> A staple of Stock V-class offshore racing competition, the canopied 30-foot Phantom dubbed Nobody’s Business is for sale. Team owner/driver Chris Uzzolina of North Carolina and throttleman Rob Hartmann—who hails from Connecticut—last ran the 1998 model-year Kevlar-built 30-footer powered by Mercury Racing 525 EFI engines […]

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Toys Tour Goes Star-Studded With 110-Boat Fleet

<!– Event Coverage: Toys Tour Goes Star-Studded With 110-Boat Fleet –> From a timing perspective, the annual Toys Tour event on the St. Johns Rivers seems ripe for failure. It happens in Palatka, Fla., on the first weekend in December, which isn’t inherently “bad,” but the happening does follow the Offshore Powerboat Association Englewood Beach […]

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Boyne Thunder Poker Run Opens Sponsor Registration

<!– In the News: Boyne Thunder Poker Run Opens Sponsor Registration –> Celebrating its 20th anniversary next year, the Boyne Thunder Poker Run opened sponsor registration this morning for the July 7-8 event. The Boyne City, Mich.-based happening supports a pair of local charities for children—Camp Quality USA Michigan and Challenge Mountain—and sponsorships represents a […]

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Image Of The Week: Cigarette Victory At Sea

<!– Image of the Week: Image Of The Week: Cigarette Victory At Sea –> With the Old School team officially retired, Cigarette Racing Team didn’t have much representation——with the exception of Justice League—on the racecourse at the Race World Offshore World Championships in Key West, Fla., last month. But the Opa-Locka, Fla.-headquartered V-bottom and center […]

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Sequence Of The Week: Sheriff Lobo Takes A Quick Spin

<!– Image of the Week: Sequence Of The Week: Sheriff Lobo Takes A Quick Spin –> When it came to spectacular spin-outs during last week’s offshore powerboat racing world championships in Key West, Fla., the V-bottom classes delivered immediately, starting Friday when the Mod V-class Sheriff Lobo raceboat piloted by Shameel Mohammed and Pete Riviero […]

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Cigarette Racing Team Backing Toys Tour Fun Run

<!– In the News: Cigarette Racing Team Backing Toys Tour Fun Run –> One of the last—if not the last—significant organized go-fast boating events of the season, the annual Toys Tour in Palatka, Fla.,  is set for December 2-4. The gift-gathering event for children in need has grown during the years since it was founded […]

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