Weather Ends Final Day Of OPA Englewood Beach Worlds

<!– Racing: Weather Ends Final Day Of OPA Englewood Beach Worlds –> Never let it be said that Mother Nature lacks a dark side. After serving up a chamber of commerce forecast for the Saturday rounds of competition at the Offshore Powerboat Association’s world championships in Englewood Beach, Fla., she had other plans yesterday. Though […]

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OPA Worlds Day 1—Jumpstarting the Recovery

<!– Racing: OPA Worlds Day 1—Jumpstarting the Recovery –> When Hurricane Ian hit the southwest coast of Florida on September 28, one of the areas struck hard was Englewood Beach. Since then, the town of about 19,300 residents has been busy repairing their homes, cleaning up their yards and getting closer to back to normal. […]

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OPA Englewood Beach World Championship Essentials

<!– Racing: OPA Englewood Beach World Championship Essentials –> The final offshore races of the 2022 season, the Offshore Powerboat Association Englewood Beach/Waterfest World Championships are tap this weekend. An estimated 40 to 45 teams already are in town and more will be arriving throughout the day in the Southwest Florida waterfront community. OPA president […]

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Key West Worlds Finale: Twice as Nice

<!– Racing: Key West Worlds Finale: Twice as Nice –> After finishing second in day one of Class 1 racing at the offshore racing world championships in Key West., Fla., last Friday, throttleman John Tomlinson and driver Carlos de Quesada in the 49-foot Victory catamaran, Huski/Alegra Motorsports, took advantage of some early chaos to leap […]

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Media Blitz Lights Up Greene Street

<!– Event Coverage: Media Blitz Lights Up Greene Street –> Even before the Sandbar Sports Grill on Greene Street reopened yesterday at 7 p.m. for the Speed On The Water “Racing To Rebuild” Key West Bash presented by CMR Construction and Roofing, the street itself was nuts. The street closed at 3:30 p.m.—Powerboat P1/P1 Offshore […]

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450R Factory Stock Class Coming To Key West With Five Teams

<!– Racing: 450R Factory Stock Class Coming To Key West With Five Teams –> The largest fleet in the relatively short, two-year history of the 450R Factory Stock catamaran class, which was spearheaded by MTI principal Randy Scism, is gearing up for the Race World Offshore-produced American Power Boat Association/Union Internationale Motonautique Offshore World Championships […]

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1,000 Islands Charity Poker Run Raises Record-Setting $102,000 For Make-A-Wish Of Central New York

With 100-plus registered boats and overwhelmingly rave reviews, any notions that a two-year hiatus would slow the momentum of the fourth annual 1,000 Islands Charity Poker Run in Clayton, N.Y., were immediately dispelled on that late-July weekend. As organizing committee member Renee Lalonde said, the happening returned “with a vengeance.” That was further evidenced yesterday […]

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Scisms Set New Dam Challenge Record

<!– In the News: Scisms Set New Dam Challenge Record –> And just like that, there is a new Dam Challenge record-holding team at the Lake of the Ozarks. Driving her 450R Factory Stock-class MTI 390X raceboat, Driver Taylor Scism and her father, Randy, who throttled the Mercury Racing 450R outboard engine-powered 39-footer, completed the […]

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