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Rockall Well Astern as Safehaven’s Thunder Child Heads for Mayo Re-Fuel
Frank Kowalski’s team from County Cork’s Safehaven Marine with their futurstic record-maker Thunder Child now have Rockall well astern in their counter-clockwise Round Ireland and Rockall Record bid writes W M Nixon. After their first re-fuel on Ireland’s north coast…
Thunder Child is attempting to set a new Round Ireland & Rockall powerboat speed record
Safehaven Marine began a speed record attempt around Ireland and Rockall this morning, starting from the Old Head of Kinsale writes Tom MacSweeney. The Cork company designs and builds naval and military craft, pilot and patrol boats and has been…
All Black Powerboat Record Run Cork–Fastnet–Cork Aborted in Choppy Seas
Unfortunately due to weather, force 4–5 winds increasing with short sharp frequency the All Black Powerboat team aborted its attempt at the inaugural Cork–Fastnet–Cork record attempt 25 miles out. Skipper John Ryan told Afloat.ie: 'It's just not worth the risk…
Safehaven Marine’s World Record Attempt vessel Thunder Child off the Skelligs yesterday
Safehaven Marine’s World Record Attempt vessel Thunder Child and her crew of six departed Galway Docks after a trial run up the West Coast of Ireland. After months of testing, this 350 kilometer run from Cork to Galway along the…
Formerly Hibernia Racing, John Ryan and his Allblack team plan to collect the full list of 11 records in 36 months
#Powerboats - An Irish-based powerboat racing team is aiming for a full 11 offshore endurance and speed records over the next three years. “It’s ambitious, but it’s do-able,” as Red Bull hears from John Ryan, team driver and throttle man…
The Hibernia team includes Phillip Fitzgibbon navigating, Denis Dillon dealing with logistics and on-board hydraulic monitoring. Jonathan Napier is co–driver, Jonathan was famously the last Concorde flight pilot.
Hibernia Racing, The International Irish Marathon Offshore Powerboat Racing Team headed by driver and throttle man John Ryan are set to take on their toughest challenge to date; the Cowes Classic 2016 Offshore Powerboat Race. The race takes place this…
Team Powerboat Ireland celebrate at the UIM World Championships
Last weekend in Navia, Asturias, Spain, Hr850 and T850 Powerboat racing teams competed and represented their countries at the highest international level, the UIM World Championships. Within this group was Team Powerboat Ireland, a group of Irish Powerboat enthusiasts made…
Cian O'Driscoll, James Landers and Giles Kelliher set out from Fenit on the 700–mile circumnavigation
Three Tralee Bay Sailing Club members set out from Fenit in county Kerry yesterday to retrace a TBSC voyage first made 25 years ago. Ribbers Cian O'Donnell, James Landers and Giles Kelliher set out from the most westerly port in…
The Venture Cup due to start in 25 days time has been cancelled
With 25 days to go to the start in Cork Harbour, the much–hyped 2016 Venture Cup Round Ireland Poweboat Race has been cancelled. The announcement was made by email to supporters and confirmed to Afloat.ie by race organiser Aidan Foley this…
Hibernia Racing's 100 mph ALLBLACK SL44 on Dublin Bay yesterday. See slideshow below.
Hibernia Racing's 100 mph ALLBLACK SL44 entry into the Round Ireland Venture Cup that begins in 25 days time was in training on Dublin Bay yesterday. The sleek aluminium built craft that was testing in Cork Harbour a month ago was…
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
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
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…
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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…
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…
#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,…
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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…

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