Super Boat International Key West Worlds Moving Forward

Super Boat International’s 37th Annual Key West World Championship are still on for Nov. 5-12 in Key West, Fla., as originally scheduled. The effects of Hurricane Irma on the Lower Keys had put the event in question, but SBI announced the event will continue this year in a press release this morning.

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The SBI World Championships are coming back to Key West in early November. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

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SBI Nationals Still On For Clearwater

Although portions of Clearwater, Fla., currently are still without power and substantial cleanup remains in progress in the wake of Hurricane Irma, Super Boat International has announced that its 2017 National Championships will happened as scheduled Sept. 29-Oct. 1 in the Florida Gulf Coast City. The organization released a brief statement on the upcoming event today.

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Despite extensive damage done to the Clearwater, Fla., area by Hurricane Irma last weekend, the SBI National Championships will return to Clearwater at the end of the month, according to the organization. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

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Australian Jet Sprint Season Resumes With Reversals Of Fortune

After a three month sabbatical, the Australian V8 Superboats returned to action at the Tweed Coast Jet Sprint Club at Cabarita Beach in New South Wales for the fifth round of competition Aug. 26-27 and delivered some of the most unpredictable racing of the year.

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A tough weekend on the Tweed Coast sees title leaders falter and leaves championship wide open heading into the final two rounds of the season. Photos courtesy/copyright Russell Puckeridge/Pureart Creative Images.

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Offshore Powerboat Association Cancels Ocean City Race

With potentially dangerous conditions in the marine forecast for its Ocean City Grand Prix in Maryland, the Offshore Powerboat Association has cancelled the upcoming Sept. 8-10 event race. The event was to be the seventh contest of the OPA season.

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OPA teams such as Strictly Business (shown here at the 2017 Lake Race) will have to wait for the Lake Hopatcong Grand Prix in New Jersey later this month compete before the organization’s world championship in November. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

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Muller and Tomlinson Team Up for First Time in Fall River Race

Sharing the cockpit for the first time in their long and successful careers, veteran offshore powerboat racers John Tomlinson and Jay Muller ran the Miss GEICO replacement raceboat—a 41-foot Victory-built catamaran leased from Offshore Racing Services and formerly owned by the Spirit of Qatar team—to victory against Alex And Ani during yesterday’s Offshore Powerboat Association third annual Fall River Classic in Massachusetts. Tomlinson, who throttled the boat, and Muller, who handled the driving duties, stepped into the cat for Miss GEICO’s Scott Begovich and Marc Granet, who are taking time off after a tragic accident at the OPA event in St. Clair, Mich., that claimed the life of offshore racer Keith Holmes.

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Two of the biggest names in offshore powerboat racing shared the cockpit of the Miss GEICO catamaran at the OPA Fall River Classic last weekend. Photo courtesy/copyright Johnny Saris/Speedonthewater.com.

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