Race World Offshore Secures Ohio Venue

Firming up its offshore powerboat-racing schedule for its inaugural season, Race World Offshore has announced that it has inked an event set for July 20-22 dubbed the Mentor Offshore Grand Prix presented by Cleveland Construction on Lake Erie in Ohio. The news was announced today in a press release from the Key West, Fla.-based organization.

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The Mentor Offshore Grand Prix is now a Race World Offshore event (click image to enlarge).

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SBI Announces Air Dates For Key West Worlds TV Program

Super Boat International has released the air dates for its third and final STIHL-backed television program—produced again by JM Associates—covering its annual Offshore World Championships in Key West, Fla. Air dates for the three-part NBC Sports program chronicling the 37th annual SBI event, which ran Nov. 6-12, 2017 are as follows:

Race Day No. 1—Saturday, Mar. 31 at 1 p.m.*
Race Day No. 2—Sunday, April 1 and 1:30 p.m.
Race Day No. 3—Saturday, April 14 at 1:30 p.m.

*All airings are Eastern Standard Time.

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The three-part NBC Sports television program will include action from all three days of racing in Key West. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

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Bruggemann To Throttle Cleveland Construction Raceboat

Veteran offshore throttleman and renowned race- and high-performance-pleasure-boat rigger Grant Bruggemann is joining the Superboat-class Cleveland Construction team for the 2018 season. Returning driver Ed Smith and Bruggemann will share the cockpit of the team’s Skater 388 catamaran, which is powered by Sterling Performance engines.

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With Grant Bruggemann on the throttles, the Cleveland Construction team is planning to be in the thick of Superboat-class competition during the 2018 offshore racing season (click image to enlarge). Photos courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

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Carella Cruises to Fourth F1 H2O World Championship

In the final race of the season, Team Abu Dhabi’s Alex Carella cruised to victory on Friday to take home the Union Internationale Motonautique F1 H2O Grand Prix of Sharjah and become the world champion for the fourth time in eight years.

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Alex Carella earned his fourth F1 H2O world championship following a flawless race in Sharjah. Photo courtesy F1 H2O

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