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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…
RIBs
#ribs – At 20:48 last night Baltimore's RNLI all weather lifeboat was alerted to a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) adrift four miles south of Glandore in West Cork. The lifeboat proceeded to rendezvous with the two young men who had…
RIBs
#ribs – Dublin boat firm Western Marine has added a Sportis 4.9m RIB for sale to Afloat Boats for Sale. This 2007 boat has only been used on freshwater and comes complete with a Yamaha F60 Outboard and Coaster Swing…
Water-Powered Hoverboard Will Help You 'McFly' Over The Waves
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#Hoverboard - Marty McFly's hoverboard in Back to the Future Part 2 may still be a few years off yet - but a new aquatic take on the concept is right around the corner, as Mail Online reports. Designed by…
Jet Ski Driver - Are You in Control?
Jetski
Jetski – The UK Coastguard and North Wales Police are reminding people of the dangers of jet skis and personal watercraft (PWC) ahead of what is hoped will be a busy summer in North Wales. Last summer Holyhead Coastguard dealt…
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…
RIBs
Over the course of 12 days this July, a flotilla of powerboats will set off from MDL's Queen Anne's Battery Marina in Plymouth on a 1500 mile voyage around the British/UK coastline that includes a stop-over on Belfast lough writes Hugo…
Top British Sailors In Dock Over Collision Resulting In Brain Injuries
RIBs
#RIBs - Two top young British sailors are currently in the dock over an incident in Cardiff Bay four years ago in which a young girl suffered severe brain injuries. As the Daily Mail reports, the girl - who was…
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. …
High-Speed Turn Led To Cornwall RIB Tragedy Says Official Report
RIBs
#KillCord - An "exceptionally unusual" tight turn at high speed led to the death of a father and daughter and the serious injury of other family members in a tragic speedboat accident off Cornwall last year. The Guardian reports on…
Registration For Personal Watercraft Coming In New Year
Jetski
#Jetskiing - Registration for Jetskis, or personal watercraft, is on the cards in an effort to cut down on antisocial behaviour by 'boy racer' elements that marred some water users' enjoyment of this summer's exceptional warm and sunny days. According…
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…
RIB Victory for Mazda UK in Round Ireland Challenge
RIBs
#RIB – Mazda UK and partner Linley Swan GP have scored a class victory in the arduous Powerboat and RIB Round Ireland Challenge 2013. Winning skipper, Tom Montgomery-Swan led the 13 remaining boats into Kilmore Quay at 2pm on August…
Thundercats Are Go for Charity Challenge from Cork to Dublin
Powerboat Racing
#thundercat – Building on last year's race across the Irish Sea to Holyhead, four Irish powerboat racers are taking on a Cork to Dublin challenge that puts them and their boats to the test, all in an effort to raise funds…
Delayed Round Ireland RIB Challenge Heads for Royal Cork
RIBs
#ribchallenge – 10000hrs Sunday – Afloat.ie just received news from ribber Derek Shaw on Nyzod, a Zodia Pro Open 650, on the RIB Challenge that the fleet is en route to Royal Cork Yacht Club and has just passed the…

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