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Abraham in Command of Galway Speedboats
Heights of Abraham has one hand on the overall Galway Grand Prix of the Sea trophy after another ruthless performance on Sunday tightened the Matlock team’s grip on the Powerboat P1 SuperStock Championship 300 Class prize in Ireland. The imperious…
Whapples Stirves for Greater at Galway Powerboat
HeightsofAbraham were the toast of Galway on Saturday evening after the 300 Class speedsters conquered Salthill to score a fourth successive SuperStock Championship win of the season. Matlock’s finest, Rupert Pugh, and Warsash wizard, Dan Whapples, bolstered their chances of…
Galway Powerboat Timetable Here
A full schedule of events is below: Saturday 05 June Day 1 P1 Superstock Grand Prix of Galway The P1 Superstock Championship will see some of the UK's biggest thrill seekers tackling the challenging elements of the Atlantic Ocean. Consisting…
Dublin Powerboat Driver Hopes to be on Top of Superstock Galway
One man hoping to be at the forefront of the Irish bank holiday celebrations is the country's sole SuperStock Championship pilot, Alan Power, who takes part in the Powerboat P1 Galway Grand Prix of the Sea this weekend.The Dublin-based catamaran…
Raymarine Sponsors Team Pulsar 2010 in Around Ireland Powerboat Race
Raymarine is continuing its support of Team Pulsar Racing for the Around Ireland Offshore Powerboat Race 2010, providing the team with its latest navigation equipment. Team Pulsar Racing’s Quinquari-Humber RIB Milwaukee Seawolf will be fitted with two new Raymarine E…
Superstock Speedboats Power into Galway Bay
A demanding 2 ½ mile Atlantic Ocean racecourse separates 12 of the UK’s finest powerboat racing teams and the inaugural title of Galway Grand Prix of the Sea champion this weekend. Powering off Ireland’s west coast for a bank holiday…
Local Hero Hoping to Conquer Powerboat P1 SuperStock Championship
Thirteen thrill-seeking powerboat racing teams will charge into Galway on Ireland’s west coast this week for round two of the Powerboat P1 SuperStock Championship. The Galway Grand Prix of the Sea will kick-start the Irish bank holiday weekend celebrations and begin…
Volunteers Sought for Galway Festival
Let's Do It Galway are making a final push for volunteers for the Round Ireland Powerboat race. The race begins and ends in Galway, starting on June 7 and ending June 12. The organisers have issued an appeal for 200…
Galway Plays Host to Around Ireland Powerboat Race
Galway will play host yet again to a major water sport event this June with 3 events in one starting with the PI Powerboat Grand Prix of Galway on the bay 05-07 June, the start of the Around Ireland Powerboat…
Fenit plans major marine festival
Fenit Harbour in Tralee Bay will be the site of a major marine festival to welcome a stopover of the 2010 Round Ireland Powerboat Race. The Fenit Seabreeze festival will run on JUne 11 and 12, and will include a…
Bear Grylls to open Cowes RIB show
Ribex 2010, sponsored by Suzuki and running from May 7-9 at Cowes Yacht Haven is on course to yet again be Europe’s largest boat show devoted entirely to RIBs. Adventurer Bear Grylls, who will tackle the Northwest passage in a…
Win a FREE RIB for your cub
You could win a brand new RIB for your club or sailing school courtesy of Yachtsman Euromarine this summer. The ISA Yachtsman euromarine Rib Challenge. The RIB skills competition takes place with heats around the country at the end of…
Powerboat Race Update at Port Solent
Teams, competitors, officials and media will gather next Saturday at the Marriot Hotel, Port Solent to hear a short presentation on the 'Around Ireland Offshore Powerboat Race 2010'. A comprehensive question and answer session will be included. The organiser Justin…
Around Ireland  Power Boat Race - Frequently Asked Questions
After last weekend's skippers meeting, up to 25 boats are aiming for the Round Ireland powerboat race. There will also be a P1 SuperStock race and Thundercat racing. The Around Ireland Powerboat Race Organisers have published a list of Questions…
Afloat.ie: Round Ireland Powerboat update
Justin Mc Inerney of the Round Ireland Offshore Powerboat Race 2010 updates on progress for the inaugural race, a race he says that is not for the faint-hearted. The event will take place from the 5th to the 12th of…
An hour after sunset Philip Fitzgibbon and Mike Shanahan reclaimed their Round Ireland Powerboat Record powering over the Kinsale finish line to become the first team to set a sub 19–hour time for the circumavigation of Ireland. They finished in…

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