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Running at speeds in excess of over 160 kilometres per hour, England’s ‘Vector Martini’ drew quite a crowd of excited spectators to the Cobh seafront
Powerboat Racing
Cork Harbour got a tast of the next June’s Venture Cup - the world’s longest, toughest and most prestigious powerboat race when two of the entries took a spin around the second largest natural harbour in the world. As Afloat.ie…
 The Aluminium ALLBLACK SL44 will be testing in Cork Harbour
Powerboat Racing
Irish entry into June's Venture Cup offshore powerboat race, 'Hibernia Racing', will be launched and tested in Cork Harbour tomorrow. The Aluminium ALLBLACK SL44 will be testing alongside Vector Martini in the harbour from 1200–1600. The crew for the 700–mile race…
Powerboat Racing
Dublin City’s Custom Quay was the host on Thursday for guests and celebrities as they gathered to launch the Venture World Cup powerboating event in Ireland.Having won the right to host the world’s most exciting festival of powerboat racing, which…
Powerboat Racing
The Dublin launch of powerboating's Venture Cup takes place this Thursday in Dublin. The Cup takes place in June this year around the Irish coast including Dublin Bay and Cork Harbour and organisers claim it will be seven days of 'high…
Powerboat Racing
#Powerboats - The Venture Cup for powerboat racers headlines a "bumper calendar of events" in Galway Harbour next June, as the Connacht Tribune reports. Galway will be the only in-port race stop on the 1,000 mile challenge, reportedly "the longest,…
Powerboat Racing
Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has welcomed the newest event on the Scottish racing calendar. For, in June 2016, the P1 Powerboat Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea will be hosted in Inverclyde. To celebrate, a specially designed Inverclyde branded boat…
Powerboat Racing
Ireland have finished third overall at the P750 World Championships been held in Malta at the weekend. The top 4 places were divided by only two points. Team Ireland finished second in the circuit and following on from their first in the…
Extreme Boat Crash At XCAT World Series
Powerboat Racing
#powerboatcrash – The crash occurred to Team Dubai during the Speed Cat Run, at the 4th stage of 2015 UIM XCAT World Series yesterday. The drivers Salem Al Adidi and Eisa Al Ali are ok, boat is damaged but can be…
Stylish German Speedboat Marque Features in TV Adverts
Powerboat Racing
#Cavalli – Frauscher, the German motor boat marque, is starring in TV advertisements of some well-known international companies. Companies from the fashion and high-tech sectors are seeking to use the stylish craft from the the Frauscher shipyard  in high profile TV–campaigns.…
North Shannon Team Wins Powerboat RIB Challenge
Powerboat Racing
#powerboatchallenge – The winning Team of the ISA Powerboat Challenge 2014 at Lough Ree Yacht Club went to North Shannon Powerboat School. The school entered two teams in to the challenge with nick names of "Leitrim" and "Roscommon" and the…
British Powerboat Legend Launches Round the World Record Bid in Revolutionary Torpedo Eco-Boat
Powerboat Racing
#powerboat – British ocean powerboat racing legend, Alan Priddy, will this week launch a £2.9 million round the world record bid in a new torpedo Eco-boat powered by a revolutionary fuel emulsion that slashes harmful emissions. Mr Priddy hopes to…
Solent Puts On A Show For Cowes Torquay Classic Powerboat Race
Powerboat Racing
#powerboat – The Cowes Torquay Powerboat Race is the toughest powerboat race in the world. The stretch of water between the Solent and Devon Coast has long been regarded as one mean piece of water. It's reputation however for punishing…
Irish Powerboat Racer to Tackle London to Monte Carlo Venture Cup
Powerboat Racing
#powerboat – Irish offshore powerboat racer John Ryan has been announced as driver and throttleman of powerboat entry HTS Apache Perkins in the Venture Offshore Cup London to Monte Carlo Powerboat Race 2014. This epic adventure last took place in 1972…
Powerboat Adventurer to Address Kerry Motorboat Weekend
Powerboat Racing
#motorboat – A fun filled weekend to enjoy boating in one of the most picturesque locations in Western Europe that's how Dromquinna Manor is billing its 2014 Motor Boat Weekend that takes place on the May Bank Holiday Weekend, May 2nd-5th. …
Galway Sea Scouts Repeat Success In ISA Powerboat Challenge
Powerboat Racing
#Powerboats - The 24th Galway Sea Scouts made it two in a row when they came out tops in the ISA Powerboat Challenge for the second year running last weekend. The winning team - consisting of Fionn Delahunty, Ciaran Jordan,…
Irish P750 Powerboat Race Team Take Bronze Medal in Cornwall
Powerboat Racing
#p750 – Ireland's P750 powerboat racing team Colin Gaffney (driver) Lee Casey (co-pilot) Sean Dillon (Mechanic) took bronze medals at yesterday's conclusion of the P750 World Championship at the Pentewan Sands, St Austell, Cornwall, an event that featured some horrific…

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