Photo Essay: Oneida Lake Fall Chicken Wing Run

Without question, the Oneida Lake Fall Chicken Wing Run in Central New York has one of the most unusual names of any high-performance boating event in the country. The run takes its odd handle, of course, from the favorite fare at the annual event's lunch stop, where this year an estimated 2,500 wings were inhaled by the owners of 150 go-fast boats and their guests last weekend.

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Organizer Ron Forbus ran his Fountain sportboat in the event. Photos courtesy/copyright Rodney Olson/Full Speed Photography.

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Sequence Of The Week: Knot Guilty’s Hard Left Hook

During last weekend’s Offshore Powerboat Association Lake Hopatcong Grand Prix/National Championships in New Jersey, the Knot Guilty Class 6 team of Ray and Rob Murk found the edge of control—a strayed a bit over it—in a left-hand on the course. Still, they managed to regroup in their 25-foot Warlock V-bottom and continue. They finished third overall in the race behind You Gun Learn and Liquid Addition, as well as in third place for National Championship points.

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A nasty hook wasn't enough to knock Knot Guilty out of the OPA National points chase. Photos courtesy/copyright Tim Sharkey/Sharkey Images.

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Gallery of the Week: Fall Color at Lake Hopatcong

As reported on speedonthewater.com earlier today, 10 teams from Miss GEICO to Saris Racing Engines claimed Offshore Powerboat Association National Championship titles on Lake Hopatcong in New Jersey yesterday. And veteran high-performance powerboating photographer Tim Sharkey was on hand to chronicle the penultimate event—the organization’s World Championships are still scheduled for Englewood Beach, Fla., in November—of the 2017 OPA season.

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Between the subjects and their background, OPA’s Lake Hopatcong Grand Prix led to some beautiful images from photographer Tim Sharkey. Photos courtesy/copyright Tim Sharkey/Sharkey Images.

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Image of the Week: New DCB M44, Spooled Up II, Hits the Water

Just in time for the DCB Performance Boats 2017 Regatta, which is being held at the Nautical Beachfront Resort in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., today and tomorrow, the team at DCB wrapped up the new M44 Widebody catamaran, Spooled Up II. The proof is in the photo captured by Todd Taylor this morning—this week’s Image of the Week.

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Spooled Up II, the new DCB M44, hit the water earlier today in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. Photo by Todd Taylor/Todd Taylor Images

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Image of the Week: Inside TNT’s Full Barn

With Hurricane Irma approaching South Florida this weekend, powerboat owners have been scrambling to find shelter for their vessels. Boating is a way of life in the Sunshine State, and it consistently ranks in the top three states for new-boat registrations according to the most recent data available from the United States Coast Guard and the National Marine Manufacturers Association. The unfortunate fact is the number of boats in Florida greatly outstrips the volume of indoor storage space for them.

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